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5 Different Scandinavian Looks, 10 Beautiful Singapore Homes

January 27, 2015

Scandinavian home design’s mantra is anchored in simplicity, minimalism and functionality. When you build on these fundamentals, there are endless possibilities to tweak and discover a Scandinavian home design to suit your personality best. Here are our 5 takes on Scandinavian home design, with secondary cues, that are sure to set your home apart.

1. Industrial Scandinavian

The secondary design cues, you will notice, are not alien elements to the primary. They are in most instances a tasteful exaggeration of one element that help the home heighten its primary character.

i. Our first example is a great way to start off. Notice how this home boasts solid white walls throughout, with contrasting dark electrical fixtures on the ceilings. The home’s character is boosted with the use of large central pieces of furniture in otherwise bare rooms. We especially adore that bold red couch in the living room set atop an unfinished floor.


Interior Designer: Space Matters
Location: Simei Street (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $75,000

ii. Start with white walls and even a white floor. Layer upon layer seems to have been added in this home by borrowing ideas from a variety of design concepts - with retro furnishings, an exposed brick wall for an industrial touch and eye catching splashes of color in the details all around.


Interior Designer: Prozfile
Location: Sengkang (condo)

2. Scandinavian Minimalist

The minimal home design isn’t necessarily the lack of, but rather doing more with less. Often a solitary element is repeated across rooms for a unifying effect.

iii. A home with simple white walls can be elevated with chic treatments with light wood-toned furniture. Being the only two major design elements used, they set the home in harmony as you move from room to room.


Interior Designer: Habit LLP
Location: Eunos (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $57,500

iv. This home draws our attention from the sheer walls that creates a sense of continuity and almost seem to add space to rooms.


Interior Designer: Dezzo
Location: Kim Tian (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $42,000

3. Scandinavian

The use of wood furniture is a great way to draw cues to the Scandinavian theme for your home. However the use of the same woods on floors and even wall surfaces can really transform a home.

v. Dark wood panels on the walls of the living room and kitchen are in stark contrast to the pale wood flooring used in the study room. Even with furniture of various styles used, the home really ties in together as a result of the wooden surfaces used across.


Interior Designer: Oakthree Studios
Location: Punggol (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $35,000

vi. While white walls are the classic choice for the Scandinavian themed home, dark walls mixed with gentle grey ones also draw from the colour palette available to us. Again, to bring the rooms together, mixtures of dark and pale woods are used here on the floors and furniture.


Interior Designer: Prozfile
Location: Havelock (condo)

4. Contemporary Scandinavian

Building on a foundation of classic Scandinavian design elements, a home can be given a modern touch with stylized furniture to update the space for the 21st century.

vii. Check out this classically Scandinavian space.The white walls coupled with wood on the floors. What really elevates the look of this home is the use of contemporary furniture and fittings. Especially the seats in the living room with their slender legs and the sharp dining table that is stylishly functional.


Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Project: Punggol Walk (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $50,000

viii. Alternating white walls with dark grey ones is a great way to contemporize a home’s look. Once again this home is also furnished in bold modern furniture, with those attention grabbing chairs around the dining table in loud primary colors.


Interior Designer: Prozfile
Location: Tanah Merah (condo)

5. Eclectic Scandinavian

The last of our approaches, is for the home owners who are most adventurous with their décor ideas. Take classic elements from the Scandinavian home design book and add pages from other design approaches to create a look that borderline on breaking rules. When this is thoughtfully done, the overall creates a home with great breadth of character.

viiii. Start with white walls and add layers to a home by borrowing ideas from a variety of design concepts - with retro furnishings, dark woody furniture, and eye catching splashes of color in the details all around.


Interior Designer: Project File
Location: Tanglin (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $75,000

x. This home really takes the use of wood to another level; it’s beautifully used on the floors, doors, cabinets and a striking floor to ceiling headboard in the master bedroom. Of course we can also see the use of contemporary furniture, with an attention grabbing green area rug in the living room, continuing onto glass paned rooms with dark frames on doorways for an industrial look.


Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Segar Road (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $50,000

There are plenty of angles to approach Scandinavian home design from. At the end of the day, your home remodeling project will be your unique reinvention of Scandinavian design. All you need is a little creativity.

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