I used to think that the interiors of Singapore HDBs will never be able to match up to that of condominiums and landed properties. With limited space and restrictions set in place, changing the worn outlook to a modern aesthetic seems like a far-fetched dream. Thankfully, interior designers these days have evolved tremendously and drastically transformed the landscape of housing designs with fresh takes.
Here is a list of 10 HDB units with stylish designs that looks so astounding you might find it hard to believe they are from Singapore. I’ve also included the interior designer company below each style that came up with the concept.
Why travel to an island for chill vibes when you can get it in your own home? This unit brings the lush tropical setting to life with tribal patterned fabrics and wooden platforms reminiscent of resorts in Bali. For nature lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this. This flat certainly makes one feel relaxed, especially after a long day with this tranquil view.
One look and you know that the owners of this unit are fans of Star Wars. The movie inspired the entire outlook of the housing unit with the sleek curves and white finish, giving the living room an uncanny resemblance to the spaceship.
For club-goers and those who love the nightlife scene, you will love the outlook of this HDB unit. With striking shades of red and black walls, it emulates the look of a nightclub coming to life.
This is probably the most eye-catching HDB unit that you will ever come across. The concrete outlook complements the brick walls on the side and gives unmatched edge to the place.
An iconic character that most of us grew up with, Mickey Mouse is probably the most recognised Disney character. The owners of this unit are probably fans of Mickey Mouse with dolls and ornaments lining up the entire living room. The walls are also dashed with red and it certainly feels like you are stepping into wonderland infused with a contemporary flavour.
For those who are unfamiliar with Japandi, it is a mixture of Japanese & Scandinavian style where minimalism and simplicity meet the tranquil decorating touch that is commonly associated with Japan. The wood accent furniture is used to create a cohesive flow of the Scandinavian theme and makes the entire outlook simple, yet appealing.
Designs these days are so modern that we tend to overlook beauty from the past. Unexpectedly, the influences from yesteryear can create a stylish effect too. Objects such as trishaw and traffic signs lend an old school look in this unit. The stone wall blends in well with the retro pieces and the contemporary elements give a fresh take on vintage style.
I grow envious of the open gallery concept in houses that we so often see in American shows. The owners of this 4-room HDB unit transformed the design of the unit and made it very much like a New York loft. The epoxy-coated concrete flooring complements the rusty effect wall paint and this visually rich space certainly fits the impression that one is living in New York.
A dark colour scheme for the walls and furniture of this unit sums up the image of a bachelor’s pad. Sleek and refined, this matte black interior conveys the image of a cosmopolitan vibe and a contemporary twist on the masculine style.
I was surprised to find such an extravagant look in an HDB unit, especially one that looks just like an opulent palace. With furs and velvet furniture adorning the entire living room to form such a bold look, it is hard to believe that this is an HDB unit.
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