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.
See more brilliant space-saving hacks, here.
Design: Distinct Identity
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.
Also check out these cool neon signs to light up your wedding in the most stylish ways.
Design: Space Sense
Brass inlays, marble-look tiles and a decadent textured carpet give this BTO home in Punggol a luxurious look. The brass inlays also give the otherwise monochrome room a pop of elegant colour.
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.
These other retro-esque homes prove that old is gold.
Design: The Scientist
Other than ceiling cornices and an elegant cream, almond and brown palette, the designers created a faux fireplace to imbue the classical European look in this five-room Punggol home.
Design: Black N White House
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.
Design: Free Space Intent
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.
Design: Fuse Concept
This weathered wood-look wallpaper gives concrete screed a run for its money.
Design: Space Sense