Moving into a new apartment is an exciting adventure. It’s a chance to start fresh, to redefine your living space, and to create an environment that truly feels like home.
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or transitioning to a new one, the process of designing and decorating your space can be both thrilling and challenging. To help you navigate this journey, we’ve compiled a set of expert design tips that will empower you to make the most of your new apartment, referenced from this condo unit at Bukit 828.
1. Create defined zones
While open layouts are popular, it’s essential to create defined zones within your apartment to maximise functionality and organisation. Use furniture placement, area rugs, or screens to visually separate different areas such as living, dining, and workspace. This creates a sense of purpose and order while maintaining the overall open concept.
We take it a step further by creating a loft in this apartment, allowing for a study room while maintaining the open concept interior. As the study room is situated away from other areas in the house, it can provide tons of privacy for the homeowners, as well as additional storage.
As for the bathroom, we managed to replace the former walk-in shower with a bathtub.
2. Embrace a neutral colour palette
Opt for a neutral colour palette as a foundation, such as whites, creams, greys, or soft pastels. These hues create a calm and serene backdrop and shine a spotlight on other elements, thus providing flexibility for multiple design ideas. This can be extremely useful when it comes to raising the value of your home, as the neutral colour palette allows for a blank canvas for creativity.
Creativity can be conjured up by adding pops of colour through furnishings, artwork, or accessories to inject personality and vibrancy into your home. As you can see from this home, the homeowner adds a pop of colour and texture by using a wallpaper for the accent wall.
3. Upgrade flooring and finishes
The flooring and finishes play a crucial role in the overall look and feel of your house. For this home, we went with wood tiles which are not only durable and budget-friendly but also stylish.
In addition, update fixtures and hardware like light fixtures, door or cabinet handles, and cabinets. If you’re looking to modernise your home, opt for sleeker designs to enhance the overall aesthetic.
In this home, the kitchen is fitted with marble countertops and wooden furnishings. Ambient lighting is also incorporated to highlight the focal points of the kitchen and add an extra dimension to the space. We further added a suspended kitchen cabinet in front of the glass and incorporated a pantry.
On top of that, custom built-in shelves and wall-mounted cabinets provide much-needed storage that maximises every inch of the home. You’ll notice that these smart storage solutions are found throughout the house, from the TV wall in the living room to the platform beds with underneath storage in all 3 bedrooms.
Designing your new apartment is a creative journey, and it’s important to enjoy the process. Don’t rush to complete everything at once. Take your time, savour the moments of decorating and personalising, and let your apartment evolve organically over time.
Allow Editor Interior to be the leading interior design consultants you’re looking for to transform your apartment. With our years of experience in landed house renovation in Singapore and BTO interior design, we can help you create your dream home. Reach out to us here to get started.