Once in a while you come across a home where you just cannot understand how the walls and spaces are configured. It feels as if the walls are too oblique or the space is too constrained or asymmetrical. Well, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Further, we’ll be taking a look at some unusual room layouts and how you can handle them:
1. Narrow, one-sided living rooms
This is probably one of the most common living room layouts in Singapore. It’s narrow, constrained, and makes you wonder just how you can make it work. But the solution is simple. You simply have to use all the space-enhancing tricks in your pocket and those include an all-white reflective backdrop, lots of mirrors, sleek window treatments, and highly modern and adequately proportioned furniture with clean lines.
2. Unexpected chamfers
The 45 degree angle that is sometimes used in many homes is there to stylize the whole layout. It’s classic and always works. But how can you utilize it in an interior design? You can simply put some furniture against it – just like the dining nook in this image. Alternately, you can go for a bookcase or an accent console with mirror or even a sideboard buffet to get the right look.
3. Double angular walls
Sometimes, you get a home layout where there are two angular walls that are joining at a certain point. This is quite an unusual find, but if you happen across it, or want to emulate it in your own homes, you can make the most of it by designing wall-mount seating all along its periphery. This can give the asymmetric shape some purpose.
4. The level-up layout
The level-up layout is for small rooms – especially bedrooms where the actual beds are hard to fit in. So, it takes a bit of clever carpentry and storage solutions to create a platform where the mattress is placed. This theme has been excellently articulated in the bedroom that is featured in this image.
5. Sharp, abrupt corners
These are the most typical dilemma that homeowners come across and are usually attributed to the exterior or form of the whole building. The best way to utilize such corners is carpentry, but if you’re lucky enough to have one in the bathroom, you can make a shower stall out of it.