6 Gorgeous Housing Themes for the Ultimate HDB Goals
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Now that you’ve (finally) snagged your BTO or HDB flat, it’s time to think about the design details. While space might be limited in Singapore, creativity isn’t.
If you’ve already started looking out for housing themes, you may have felt overwhelmed, a serious case of home-envy or both. We feel you and we're here to help you create your dream home with these tips for these 6 housing themes.
A combination of functionality, style and minimalism, the industrial theme has been rising in popularity and is one of the top few trending home themes today. This theme is often represented by exposed cement and/or brick walls, bare bulbs and exposed pipes.
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Wood accents are also seen in this design to soften the "rawness" of the theme and create a cosier space. The colour scheme often used in this theme includes grey, slate and white. However, you may always consider including a personal spin to the theme by incorporating pops of colour through art or furniture.
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Bold and eye-catching, a pop up themed home is an eclectic combination of modern furniture, and statement colours. The theme is largely inspired by the artistic styles of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein which explains the popularity of Marilyn Monroe's four-coloured poster as seen above.
Apart from that, a pop art-themed home doesn’t have many demands, granting you the freedom to decorate the entire flat or just a single wall. Colours that are often seen in pop art-themed houses range from monochrome to vibrant splashes of orange or bright yellow. If you’re leaning towards a pop art-themed flat, don’t be afraid to play around and go bold with the details.
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The Scandinavian theme is one of the more common house themes and it’s apparent why. Favoured for its simplicity and functionality, the Scandinavian theme is the combination of modern furniture and minimalist colours.
Distinctive features of a Scandinavian themed house include white walls and furniture with wood accents that create a warm and welcoming space. The Scandinavian theme is ideal for couples looking for an aesthetically pleasing and welcoming home without the added demands of maintenance (with the exception of the white walls, which may require regular maintenance. In that case, we recommend a slightly off-white colour.)
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Loud and funky, the retro theme is perfect for couples looking to make a statement. The theme consists of bright splashes of colours, anything abstract, as well as textures and designs with the flair of the '50s to '70s such as tie-dyed fabrics.
The colours commonly used in retro-themed houses include red, avocado green and indigo. Additionally, purple and pink work just as well. Other common sights are woolly carpets, lava lamps and multi-coloured cushions scattered around the house. With this theme, you can go all out with the colours or indulge your love for the abstract.
A timeless classic, the monochrome theme creates a relaxing space through varying shades of more than just black and white. Instead, monochromatic colours refer to colours of the same hue with low contrast to each other that have different levels of white and black shading. Neutral colours are also considered monochromatic.
One way to decorate your space the monochromatic way is to use a colour with varying tones or shades. Textures and/or patterns of that colour set is recommended as well. However, using only monochromatic colours may cause the space to appear flat or bland. To counter this, include decorative items such as metals, wood and stone.
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The modern luxury theme is one that’ll have you feeling like royalty each time you’re home. Fortunately, you don’t have to be rolling in it to achieve a luxury-themed home. This theme doesn’t require gold-plated furniture or walls, instead, understated yet polished elements are all it needs.
The most common colours are white, grey or black. These colours are often accented with metals or wood to liven up the area. Luxurious materials like velvet are also a common sight for cushions and sofas. To create the illusion of an expansive and grand space place mirrors or glass strategically around your home.
Regardless of the theme you opt for, ensure that it suits your personality and style while being able to meet the demands of its maintenance!