These Distressed Finishes Are The New Singaporean ‘IT’

If you’ve been wondering what’s the next big thing in the Singaporean design industry, then you’re definitely at the right place. Lately, distressed finishes have been taking over the whole cityscape, and you can find them in many trendy home interior designs. Today, we’ll be featuring several of these trendy distressed finishes and how you can emulate them in your home interior designs.



1. Concrete floors

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Concrete textured floors make for some of the most interesting and prominent distressed textures you’ll ever find in Singapore. They’re trendy, have an edgy and raw industrial style appeal and you’ll never get bored of looking at them. In fact, they can add a great contrast to your other smooth finishes.




2. Metal accents

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While not exactly fully distressed, metal accents of various flavors can definitely make your spaces seem extra stylish. You can introduce them in the form of furniture, lighting fixtures and even home appliances. Since they’re usually incorporated in small amounts, you can use a number of trendy accessories to get the kind of aesthetic that you want.




3. Wooden elements

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Distressed wooden textures are some of the most stylish and universally beloved ones you’ll ever find. There’s a wide range of selection that you can choose from, and if you want to get eco-friendly, then there are tons of options in reclaimed wood that you can opt for. They usually look absolutely stunning when paired up with the other distressed finishes like concrete.




4. Barn doors

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There are distressed finishes, and then there are distressed ‘design elements.’ Barn door is one of the latter and it looks especially gorgeous when featuring a distressed finish. It’s country chic aesthetic is what makes it an absolute stand out in this genre, and when you’re designing an interior featuring distressed finishes, going for barn doors is a total must!




5. The reclaimed look

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Before, we talked a little about reclaimed wood, but did you know that the ‘reclaimed aesthetic’ goes way beyond that? It doesn’t just have to be wood that is salvaged. These days, you can curate many objects that have been redesigned from salvaged iron, sheet metal and more. They’re very industrial chic in visuals, and have the ability to completely redefine your home interiors.

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