10 Scandinavian-Minimalist Homes That Are Ultra Cosy
We have heard you. So we decided to bring you one of the most popular home decor style of today: Scandinavian-Minimalist. These two styles are somewhat similar and are centred around simplicity, utility and beauty. A Scandinavian home has that understated elegance of clean lines and pastel colours, while a minimalist home is all about, well, looking like a MUJI store. These 10 homes combined the two themes and turned out both spacious and cosy.
1. Watch That Tone
The first rule of the theme is to create form in your home. In this example, the homeowner went with just the bare essentials for his living room, keeping it uncluttered and spacious. This creates an airy feel that is comforting and easy on the eyes. Pair that with muted tones like beige and white, and you have a winner.
Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design
Location: Punggol Ripples
Cost of renovation: $34,000
2. Dark Forces
You know how pinstripe pants can make your legs look longer? The same can be said about long, black lines in your white space. This BTO puts that theory into effect with long black track lights, and roped blinds so the room appears 20 sqm larger.
Interior Designer: OMUS Living
Location: Sunshine Gardens
Cost of renovation: $27,000
3. Wood Have, Should Have
Prefer something a little more warm? Then go with wood on wood for a Scandinavian appeal. Long, tall, textured wooden furniture enhances the cosiness. And remember to keep clutter at bay for the minimalist look and feel.
Interior: Corazon Interior
Location: Compassvale Crescent
Cost of renovation: $31,000
4. No Walls Between
The wooden floor gives the space a welcoming and chic vibe. If you can afford less privacy, do away with concrete and replace it with a glass divider instead. It's a great way to trick the eye into thinking that's more space.
Interior Designer: DistinctIDentity
Location: Sumang Link
Cost of renovation: $50,000
5. White Lovely
White rooms always look big. White is an ideal backdrop because it's so versatile and goes with everything and clashes with nothing. It also stands out to darker, dramatic furniture. If you don't fancy an entirely white room, consider a white bricked wall, or a textured white wallpaper.
Interior Designer: The Design Practice
Cost of renovation: $75,000
6. Grey Is The New Black
Shades of grey on a white background in your home can provide a sophisticated, urban appearance. Complement them with Nordic wooden furniture and you've got a great combo of Scandinavian-Minimalist.
Interior Designer: Lux Design
Cost of renovation: $30,000
7. Bare Necessity
Keeping the space free of bulky furniture makes this home comfortable and spacious, and gives it a sense of calm. The apple green wall refreshes the space, and keep things from looking dull.
Interior Designer: Space Define Interior
Location: Upper Serangoon Crescent
Cost of renovation: $33,000
8. Small Ville
The pared-back design with white walls, light wood and pale blue and yellow accents make for a pretty standard minimalist interior design. The idea here is to pick furniture with slim profiles.
Interior Designer: Creative Touch Design
Cost of renovation: $67,000
9. Original Touch
The basic rule of Scandinavian style is to "keep it natural". Take advantage of large windows to bring in lots of daylight. And pick furniture and accessories that are inspired by nature, such as this "grass" rug, and brick wall.
Interior Designer: Voila
Location: Choa Chu Kang
Cost of renovation: $34,000
10. Colour Proof
Minimalist home need not be void of colour. Just see how this HDB flat oozes character through bright pops of colour, select retro furniture, and displays of meaningful collections. The white backdrop and lack of clutter shout minimalism with warm ambience.
Interior Designer: Linear Space Concepts
Cost of renovation: $56,000
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