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5 BTO Flats You'd Wished Were Your Own

26 Aug 2016

Design Trends

BTO flats are a dime in a dozen, but thankfully, homeowners today are slowly learning that jazzing up their humble abode does not necessarily mean spending a bomb on new furniture or a total makeover. Sometimes all it takes are a few simple pieces, perhaps doable DIY projects, and a little creativity. But above all that, a truckload of inspiration. Here are some of the chicest and prettiest designs for BTO flats that’ll trigger that imagination bug in you.

1. Scandinavian Serenity

Warm, muted, and earthy tones with an intricate balance of light and dark — are what Scandinavian-themed homes are all about. There’s something very calming about returning home to a gentle blend of soft colours after a long day at work. And this palette of beige-brown nudes and soft yellow lighting makes for the peace and tranquillity that you desire.

Fernvale Street by Fuse Concept Pte Ltd

Fernvale Street by Fuse Concept Pte Ltd

2. Futuristic

Sci-fi fans and clean freaks will love futuristic designs with its clean, futuristic vibe. Bring the future to your home with the use of neon and cove lighting, and stick to black, white and grey to pull off that look. Hidden storage also help to contribute to the clean layout while adding some dimension to the room. Gadgets like iPhone docks, speakers, and TV screens are also right at home here, so fly your tech geek flag high by displaying them.


3 Room HDB by Ciseern by Designer Furnishings


3. Vintage Touch

If you’re the type to chill out to some jazz after work, then a vintage feel might be just your jam. Adorning the apartment with blasts from the past like old posters, or re-furbished trinkets — could add an additional warmth and a homely touch to your abode. You can be flexible with the furniture too. Stick to warm earth tones for the classic look, or in this case, inject a bit of liveliness with bright colours! For a good spot in Singapore to get some vintage gear, Kurt Boh from 9 Creation suggests Junkie’s Corner which is located On Turf Club road, the store sells plenty of quirky knick knacks and refurbished furniture for the sentimentalists out there.

Vintage Touch

HDB 4 Room by 9 Creation Pte Ltd

5. Relax, Rejuvenate, Resort

There is something so very attractive about resorts. We feel so relaxed and at ease whenever we have a holiday at one, and that’s probably because of the way resorts are decorated. Soft, gentle colours in cream and brown, with accompanying wooden accents allow us to feel closer to nature. Don’t forget the small sashays of the curtains that allow just that bit of sunlight in. You’ll feel like you’re on holiday every time you come home, and it’s a great design choice for yoga fanatics too! However, Joseph Yew from New Interior Design warns against this common mistake: “When it comes to vintage and relaxing home themes, warm, yellow lights work best. However, many people sacrifice it for a brighter white light so they can work at home. While that may be practical to an extent, the look of the room may feel off because of it. If you have kids or work at home, you may want to stick with brighter futuristic themes or minimalist themes.”

Relax, Rejuvenate, Resort

Edgefield Plains by Meter Square Pte Ltd

5. Minimalist-Monochrome

There’s really nothing to dislike about minimalism and monochrome. Both themes pair extremely well together, and are well known to create sleek, sharp and modern vibes. Adorn your place with black, white and grey features for a clean finish worth of #housegoals. Should you feel that you want a softer atmosphere, add in wooden accents to break up the harshness of the overall minimalist-monochrome look. If you’re not a fan of the typical black and white, Eric Lim from Eight Design suggests other options: “Light colours usually work better, beige and light blue can make your home look fresh as well. The key for minimalism is to keep things simple. Not only does it make your home look good, it’s also one of the most cost effective design options you can have.”


HDB @ Punggol by Posh Living Interior Design Pte Ltd

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