While Singapore is brimming with homegrown talent that has morphed into large companies, it’s best to assume that there’s nothing really indie about it. ‘Indie’ interior design is a very specific niche, which comprises of designers and products that are not part of a large business. So what exactly can be indie in your own homes? The things you come up on your own! Let’s take a look at how you can go about this easy, affordable and often DIY set-up!
1. Craft boards and pillows
Got a home office or a study that needs some sprucing up? Well it’s time to go indie on it. You can embellish the sitting area by arranging a mismatched, yet same-colored cluster of throw pillows for an attractive effect. Then you can make your own artsy centerpiece like the craft board in this image as the pièce de résistance! It’s simple but totally effective!
2. Floor coverings make a difference
While floor finishes may be important, the floor coverings are even more so. There are so many types of rugs out there that you can choose from. From contemporary designs in polypropylene to intricate runners in hand-tufted designs, and even natural fiber rugs like jute, sisal and hemp, you can pick and choose one to personalize your home interiors!
3. Accessorizing your personal touches
There is nothing that says ‘indie’ more than personal accessorizing! You can make some, and you can pick some – but at the end of the day these things reflect your choice! These accessories can be anything from a DIY planter pot to a gorgeous artwork and even a cluster of magnets that define your personal taste on the fridge!
4. Your closet space
What’s more indie than your closet choices? Your clothes are what define your entire personality, so putting them on display to be the focal point of your entire room is definitely a great way to go indie. A transparent closet can also be a good incentive to keep your stuff organized. It’s a multipurpose décor element that can totally redefine your entire aesthetic.
5. Indie kitchens
Indie-ing up your kitchen may require a little bit of thinking out of the box! However, you can easily do so by going for customized appliance arrangements, decorating with personalized products, utensils and hardware!