Singapore is all about making the most of small-space real-estate, but if you’re one of the few lucky ones to own a large home and are struggling with interior design ideas, then you’re at the right place. Today we’ll be sharing some tips on how you can handle spacious homes and make them feel stylish and cozy at the same time. Let’s take a look:
1. Adjusting for a larger layout
The first thing you need to do is ‘think big.’ While it is okay to be accustomed to think in terms of small spaces, larger homes require you to boot away all the standards and adjust your layout according to the size of your space. So, don’t be afraid to pick oversized furniture. Don’t be scared to leave a lot of circulation spaces. And don’t be afraid to pick furnishings with a big personality.
2. Using transparent boundaries
It’s quite important to create some physical boundaries between all the spaces in a larger home, because an open floor layout is simply not going to cut it. You’ll also need to respect the structural boundaries of the design. However, you can get creative with these boundaries, and go for laser cut screens, transparent glass partitions, wooden mullions, etc. to add a decorative appeal to these partitions.
3. Utilizing external views
The best part about living in a large home is that you can carefully design the outdoor views to be as appealing as the indoor ones. Then you can utilize them both to complement each other. So, you can make the most of your terraces, verandahs, small front lawns, and even balconies to maximize the effect of all the external views that have access to the indoors.
4. Filling out large feature walls
It’s common sense that larger homes have larger accent walls, so once again you’ll need to think big when it comes to filling these out. Small-style ideas like using vibrant paint or hanging a single statement art are not going to cut it. Instead, you can go for feature gallery walls, large credenza like a buffet or a sideboard, or even an artful combination of open shelving.
5. Playing with floor transitions
Another unique element that you can experiment with in larger homes are statement floors. Since you are no longer limited to the same floor choices in all the zones of the house, you can mix and match various floor patterns to individualize all the spaces without making them seem cluttered and disengaging.