Dark interiors are rarely considered by many homeowners, with the presumption that it will make a space feel dark, claustrophobic and dungeon-like. Having been under the shadow of their brighter cousins for so long, many people do not realise the incredible allure of dark interiors, especially when complemented with the right furniture or the environment.
Read on to find out how this underdog is slowly making a renaissance amongst the interior design scene here and how you can pull off this look for your new home!
1. Complement With Moody Blocks Of Colour
Lend a stylish twist to the black, dark blue and brown color palette of this house with some luxuriant gold furniture. The chandelier and flower vase act as accents to the overall color scheme, standing out against the moody accompaniment.
Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Bendemeer Road
Cost of Renovation: $70,000
2. Use Reflective Surfaces
Opting for a glossy floor and shimmering white furniture are techniques that can be used to brighten up any home; they are great reflectors and allow ambient light to bounce back to the surrounding, intensifying the brightness of the place and ensuring naturally dark corners are still adequately lit.
Interior Designer: Posh Home
Location: Sumang Walk
Cost of Renovation: $60,000
3. ...And Lots Of Texture
Just like shiny surfaces, textured surfaces catch light and help brighten up your space. Another plus point about incorporating texture via the laminates, tiles, or furnishings you've chosen, is that you'll create lots of visual interest for a dynamic look.
Interior Designer: Mr Shopper Studio
Location: Waterway Brooks
Cost of Renovation: $60,000
4. Maximise Natural Light At Home
No gloom here with light flooding in from the windows and open balcony. The abundance of natural lighting helps to bring out the natural tones and veins in the tiles while lightening up the whole interior.
Interior Designer: Habit
Location: Thomson Three
Cost of Renovation: $62,000
5. Break It Up With An Accent
Sophisticated and cozy without being too overbearing, the subtle use of golds trimmings helps to break the dark monotony of this luxuriant space, while elevating its style.
Interior Designer: The Interior Lab
Location: Lorong Lew Lian
Cost of Renovation: $45,000
6. Balance With Light Coloured Walls
Doses of light grey on the walls creates a juxtaposition with the dark furniture and carpentry, balancing out the overall colour scheme. The result? An incredibly posh yet homely feel!
Interior Designer: Zenith Arc
Cost of Renovation: $30,000
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