Who doesn’t want to have a resort like relaxing vibe in their own homes? While you cannot transplant a whole tropical Havana right inside of your homes, there are certain ways that you can transform your interior designs to resemble that of a cabana suite – relaxing, tranquil and soothing to an effect. Below, let’s take a look at how you can bring such an aura in your very own HDB flat.
1. The healing power of blue
The color blue is well known for its soothing properties, so the very first thing you have to do in order to bring in a truly relaxing aura in your homes is to use this color in your over-all design palate. It can be a small intervention or a large feature wall – no matter what the ratio, the overall impact remains the same; soothing and relaxed.
2. Views and natural light
Hotel suites always offer a breathtaking view of the surroundings. While the urban cityscape of Singapore is not that inspiring, it does look quite stunning sometimes. Moreover, if you’re one of the lucky residents whose home is located near that rare pocket of nature, then you should definitely use that view to make your interior designs seem more attuned to the outdoors.
3. A spacious layout
Tiny, cramped spaces are no way to live. If you want to truly bring in a resort like vibe in your HDB interior designs, then you have to make sure that your layout is spacious enough. You can make way for a lot of circulation space and use light colored finishes to enforce this feeling in your layout.
4. A tiny bit of glamour
Dining areas and nooks are the perfect spaces to bring in a lot of glamour in your home interiors and make them resemble an artsy hotel suite at the same time, if you have a nice balcony or a terrace view of the outside, then the setting should be zoned there. But if not, then any asymmetric cutout would be just fine.
5. Your very own kitchenette
The one mutually common aspect in both suites and HDB’s is that the kitchens are always more of ‘kitchenettes’ – small and functional with a side breakfast bar or island to complete the look. so you can definitely incorporate this feature in your HDB interior design to evoke a suite-like ambience.