All first-time renovators are nervous – and for good reason. It’s a big investment to redo your homes entirely, so today we’ve compiled a list of some great interior design tips for beginners. Let’s take a look:
1. Lighter color schemes for smaller homes
The very first thing that all Singaporean homeowners need to know that you must pick lighter color schemes for smaller homes. Of course, you can add contrast and accents with bolder shades, but the dominant color palette has to be very understated and natural for your small homes to feel breathable.
2. Glossy surfaces for a sleeker effect
Glossy and sleek surfaces have a very unique reflective quality. So, what every renovation beginner needs to know is that this reflective quality can make your homes look modernized and charismatic. You can go for reflective mirrors, tinted mirrors, high-gloss laminates, and the like for the best results.
3. Don’t be afraid of contrast
First time renovators tend to shy away from using contrasting colors. The fear of creating a clashing color scheme seems to hold them back, but you need to brave through this fear. Don’t be afraid to mismatch different colors. You’ll only end up with a boring interior design if you do that. You can experiment with your mood-board and consult with your designer whenever you feel uncertain about this choice.
4. Mixed textures = dynamic visuals
A combination of different materials and textures is the only way to make your interior designs look interesting. Every beginner gets cold feet when presented with such an option. Homeowners think that the spaces may feel too cluttered with so much texture – and they’re not wrong. It’s important that you retain a visual balance and harmony within the spaces even when you’re using different textures. The keen eye of a professional designer can definitely help with that.
5. Fully optimize your layout
Every homeowner knows how very precious real estate is in Singapore, so you definitely need to make the most of your layout. Don’t be afraid of compact settings. In spaces like kitchens, utilize the height and get more storage space with your cabinets. Similarly, built-in appliances, shelves, and storage units are all a good way to make your layout more efficient because they give you the best of both aesthetics and functions.
6. Be diverse with décor
Here’s a pro tip for all first-time renovators: don’t go for matchy-matchy décor, furniture, and accessories. Try out a diverse palette of all these things to get a truly interesting space. So whether it’s a cluster of pendent lights, dining chairs, artwork, or even small trinkets, all you have to do is mismatch them to get an artistic touch in your spaces.
7. Utilize your home views
Cityscape might be the only view you can get in Singapore, but nobody can deny its twinkling beauty when night falls. Therefore, you need to optimize your layout to fully experience all these views. Arrange your living rom sofa so that it has a view of the great outdoors. Set up a small outdoor furniture setting on your terrace. Orient your bed to get the best views. Small things like these can go a long way in making your home ambiance better.