If you thing the small-style real estate of Singapore is to constrained to emulate a style as spacious as Scandinavian, then we urge you to think again. With enough wit and proper intervention, nothing is impossible. Yes, it can be challenging to execute the vastness of this aesthetic in smaller spaces in a smooth manner, which is why we’re here to guide you in the right direction. Let’s take a look at how you can do it:
1. Start with the ceiling
Not many homeowners know this, but the ceiling can have a very extreme effect on how the overall space turns out to be. This is why while designing a Scandinavian aesthetic in a Singaporean home, you need to go for a smooth and uninterrupted look instead of choppy and individualistic. This means that the ceiling design needs to present a plain look instead of zoning all the spaces underneath with complicated designs.
2. Smooth floors
Light-hued wooden floors are one of the main characteristics of a Scandinavian style interior design. But when you translate this look in a Singaporean home, you need to be expressive about it. This means that instead of mixing and merging the floor pattern, go for a large and smooth expanse of the same material for a more cohesive and wholesome look.
3. Large windows
Having large windows in a Singaporean home can be troublesome because we have long and intense summers as compared to the Nordic regions where this style first emerged. However, if you take precautions with the proper window treatments you can certainly go for it. Black out shades, layered honeycomb shades, and thick drapes are a good way to block the intense heat of the Singaporean sun.
4. Round edged furniture
Scandinavian style furniture these days has one very unique yet prominent feature: round edges. If you see a piece with deliberately round edges, you automatically link it to this particular style. You can even execute this element in customised in-built shelves to get the right impact in your spaces!
5. Bright and airy
A light colour scheme is another characteristic of the original Scandinavian style that you have to abide by. But can have a little more fun with it. Instead of choosing plain colours, why not go for complementing patterns a la wallpapers? Or how about tweaking the colour scheme of your window treatment to be more vibrant? It’s all in the details, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box!