10 ultra-chic living rooms you won't believe are in HDB and BTO flats!
What a clever way to combine storage and seating space in the living room! This built-in stairway and cupbaord doesn’t just create a cosy space (throw in bean bags and cushions for extra cosiness) for your guests to hang out, it gives your living an airier feel since there’s no need for a clunky sofa or couch. For the older folk (or when you’re feeling lazy) who aren’t inclined to climb, two lounging chairs below are ideal.
An eclectic mix of textures, including a brick wall, panelled wooden floor, and dark contrasting beams, come together to create a visually interesting look. Throw in neon lights and a sloping false ceiling and you’ve got an edgy loft-style space.
Patterned tiles are great for giving your home a dose of colour and character – and the floor and walls are some of your biggest canvasses. Paired with a cement floor, bare white walls and simple furnishings, the mood is modern yet nostalgic.
This three-room HDB maisonette features a hook-filled ceiling as well as lots of black accents and cement screed surfaces for an edgy industrial feel. An abundance of greenery soften the look, plus enliven the otherwise muted tones of the room.
The homeowners of this dark-hued BTO flat centred their design around a long wooden dining table they found at Crate & Barrel. “We have friends over quite frequently, so it made sense to have a large dining table as the heart of the home where everyone can gather,” homeowner Dave explains.
The designer also dressed the space in darker and warmer shades to help mitigate the glare from the large windows.
Design: Tld Design
Here’s one way to incorporate a concrete wall at home without going too cold or bare, as seen in this HDB flat in Sengkang. We love how the pattern of the floor was mirrored on the concrete wall, too.