Interior Styles 6

What Interior Style Best Suits Your Personality?

June 30, 2017
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Your home is a reflection of you

But sometimes, it takes little more work to figure out what style direction you'd want to take for your space. Maybe you're not big on aesthetics, or you just don't know where to start - fret not! In this fun guide, we'll help you decode the best interior style you should go for - based on your habits and personality.

For The Fashionista/Instagram Influencer

Contemporary

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Interior Designer: Dot Works

You are known for always staying ahead of the curve - whether it's in your dressing or your well-curated Insta-feed, featuring the coolest joints and kicks.

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Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

Match your on-trend, youthful attitude with an equally trendy contemporary style pad. Embodying all things current, fresh and youthful, contemporary interiors infuse a hip flair that's equal parts snazzy and stylish.

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Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

A challenge with contemporary décor? It’s constantly evolving with what's popular with the times. However, some elements are still a mainstay; for instance, Scandi-inspired furniture and well-crafted metals that are sleek and functional are still in fashion.

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Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

However, overly trendy looks and colours (e.g. 90s shabby chic and neon hues) get real old, real fast. To finish, choose neutral colours and cool shades like grey, black and navy for soft furnishings - they will never go out of style.

For The Young Working Professional

Modern

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Interior Designer: Movent Signature Design

It's all about living up the city life for you. Your day usually consists of killing it on the 9-to-5, and snagging some after-work drinks at fancy rooftop bars.

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Interior Designer: 0932 Design Consultants

Just like the sleek, glass-encased office buildings you work in, a sophisticated, modern interior would fit your metropolitan lifestyle to a tee. Besides, this style - with it's refined accents and clean lines - work great for smaller spaces; like high-rise studios or lofts.

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Interior Designer: Movent Signature Design

A good way to get modern with your décor is to keep it simple – with everything! That means clean lines, non-textured furniture and smooth surfaces (countertops, etc.). In terms of colour, you can aim to build the look through monochromes using your furniture, drapes, rugs, walls and flooring as the elements.

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Interior Designer: 0932 Design Consultants

For instance, your living room setting could be coloured like this: dark-grey sofa, black area rug, light-grey drapes, mid-grey walls and white floors.

For The Hipster Barista/Photographer/Designer

Industrial

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Interior Designer: Archiplan Interior Design

Just like the hip, coffee joints you split your time in (between working at the studio and from home), the rugged look of industrial spaces will surely appeal to your mechanical side.

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Interior Designer: Dot Works

Think gears, an urban, grubby look that's both structured yet open. Basically, a low-maintenance, anything-goes aesthetic that lets your creativity run wild.

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Interior Designer: Yong Studio

Opt for masculine pieces like steel brackets, exposed bricks and Edison bulbs – the less ornamental, the better. Look also for reclaimed or repurposed wood for furniture and flooring as well as mix-and-match accent pieces.

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Interior Designer: Mil Design and Construction

Materials like cement and concrete for flooring and walls lend an instant ‘unfinished-chic’ look to the décor!

For The Creative Soul

Eclectic

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Interior Designer: Hatch Design

To you, life is a work of art - filled with unique stories, figures and a riot of colour! There are no rules in your book, and every encounter, memory is the perfect resource for stirring your creativity.

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Interior Designer: La Conception Hauz

As fluid and vivid as your outlook, an eclectic decor with its mish-mash of styles and colourful palette will be the perfect representation of your artistic soul. The wilder it is, the better - all the more to develop a laid-back space that's still uniquely you.

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Interior Designer: Yong Studio

Bright, bold colours are your best friends when it comes to eclectic decor. But don't go overboard - an easy way to keep the look balanced is by anchoring the style around a focal piece.

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Interior Designer: Hatch Design

For an eclectic style, an art piece would be best. For instance, if you choose a painting – you can use the imagery, colours and style of the art to reflect on the rest of your home. A nature painting would inspire hues of greens, browns and black; natural materials as well as cooler lighting in the home.

For The Easy Going Family Guy/Girl

Scandinavian

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Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management

Many of your friends call you a simple person - not that you mind! For your laid-back, easygoing soul, the best things in life are always within reach; like having a good time with friends and family, helping out with the housework or curling up with a book.

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Interior Designer: A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd

Which is why, the unfussy aesthetic of a Scandinavian theme best suits you. Clean, not clinical, decorated but not flashy; the woody, airy look of a Nordic theme brings about a sense of homeliness that you'll greatly appreciate.

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Interior Designer: Box Design Studio

White, woodsy décor pieces make for a forest-like Scandi look. Choose sheer drapes, apply little window treatment (or leave it bare), paint wooden floors white and opt for comfy furniture pieces.

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Interior Designer: X Two Concepts

Look also for smooth surfaces for your tops as well as angled furniture legs (e.g. tables and chairs). Remember to keep the colours in the home light and silvery, with white being a typically Scandinavian décor hue.


For the Clean Freaks

Minimalist

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Interior Designer: Pocket Square

Less mess, less stress - that's your mantra. You believe that an uncluttered mind (and space) leaves more room for you to focus on what matters. And besides, life isn't about the things you own. So, it’s a no-brainer - a minimalist look is right up your alley!

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Interior Designer: Core Design Workshop

Not only a good solution for smaller spaces, this décor style has also been in fashion for the past 15 years.

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Interior Designer: Core Design Workshop

Of course, the obvious way to start towards minimalist décor is to declutter your space. Send all non-essentials into storage and leave out only the practical stuff that you’ll use often. By leave out, we still mean shelve them neatly!

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Interior Designer: Ethnic ID

Install proper shelving, storage boxes and cubbies so that your belongings are out of sight when not in use.

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Interior Designer: Nevermore Design

Apart from staying organized, choose whites and pastel colours or natural hues for your furniture, rugs and drapes. Lastly, do arrange furniture in defined ‘L’ or square shapes to maintain structure in each space.


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