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Calling all trendsetters! Want to be ahead of everyone else on the interior design trend in Singapore? We’ve talked to three great interior designers to give you a insider tips on the rising decor trends in Singapore.
If there’s one thing that we all love, it is traveling, right? It has now influenced the way we’d like our houses to be designed, as seen from the projects by paper + white. One common thing amongst the houses are the light and fresh interior. Getting inspired by travel evokes the emotion of being back on vacation each time you enter your home.
Here are some inspirations from these cool homes we’ve found:
Lighter colours like light pink and grey are used in this living room, creating a feeling of freshness and coziness. If you’re the kind who love to play it safe and prefer to keep it simple, opt for lighter colours. The best thing about using lighter colours is it’s easier to match, not making the space looking like a mess, as compared to using bolder colours like red and yellow, which can be quite tricky.
We absolutely love how the home owner has matched different pastel colours for her kitchen. To get the soft look, pair two pastel colours together. You’ll see they make a perfect match! They just complement each other well and it looks like you’ve put in a lot of effort putting everything together, when you have not.
Love the sun, sand and sea? Let this nautical theme home be your inspiration! Stick to white and different shades of blue to recreate the look.
For all those who love the modern look, pair modern furniture with different shades of pastel colours, just like this living space. What do you think? We think it looks absolutely gorgeous! There’s nothing not to like about this living space. Simple, fresh and modern.
2. Stronger Colours
We absolutely love the stronger colours incorporated in these homes, like the ones designed by Urban Habitat. It may not be for all, but with the right combination of colours and perhaps a bit of boldness, you can definitely pull it off!
We’ve also found these inspirational projects from all over the world:
You can see that a fair share of light and bold colours are used in this living space. A quick tip to avoid looking like you’re overdoing the space: find that perfect balance. Like this living room, stronger shades of purple is paired with lighter shades of purple to strike a balance.
Blue, known for its calming effect, is paired with a red colour. Total opposites but looks good together. Another tip is to keep the walls simple, with no wallpaper or any other decorative elements that can make the space look disordered.
Play around with colours and see what works for you. Who knew that tiffany blue can look good together with orange and red? You’ll never know until you’ve experimented!
Bold colours for your walls and selected few furniture? Of course you can but minimise the number of decorative elements, like this living room.
3. Eclectic Style
Taking inspiration from the eclectic style homes designed by eightytwo, eclectic style is the mixing and matching of different elements – themes, styles, designs etc. No longer are people sticking to that “one-theme-only” rule for their home. What’s great about it is it gives you the freedom to combine different elements to transform your home into the one that you’ve been dreaming of.
Check out these homes to get inspiration for your next renovation:
Apart from experimenting with colours, you can experiment with themes too! Fancy Scandinavian style and rustic home decor? Combine both to get the best of both worlds! You’ll see that they complement each other well, just like this kitchen and living room.
Loving this combination of vintage furniture with country style. It’s a good way of saving a few hundred bucks by recycling the old items you have kept in your storeroom for years. Give them a good wash or clean and use them as decor or furniture for your home.
Vintage furniture with Moroccan style. What’s different about this space is the mixing and matching of different prints and patterns. Definitely unique and personalized.
A few different themes are matched in this home. Scandinavian style kitchen, vintage side table and modern dining chars, just to name a few. There’s no need to stick to combining two different themes. However, we can’t deny that it can be tricky. It can turn out to look like a mess if you’re not extra careful. Be careful not to cross that line!
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