9 Qanvast Homes That Went Viral In Singapore
What do Singaporeans like?
People may have different tastes when it comes to creating their personal space, but we can all agree that these 9 homes on Qanvast that went viral on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are gorgeous! Wonder what it takes to clinch the title of 'Most Popular Home' and how these trending abodes look like? Scroll down to take a peek (and secretly take notes on creating your very own hit-making space).
What's popular on Facebook:
No surprise here; judging from our top 3 Facebook albums, Singaporeans have a thing for Scandinavian styles. Think cool pastel colours, a soothing atmosphere and accent wood tones. Maybe that's because we all secretly need an escape from Singapore’s tiny, humid, frazzling pace of life.
Cost of renovation: $153,000
This cosy abode has got all the makings of a picture perfect family home; a spacious maisonette set in clean, muted woods (admit it - we all want a maisonette), and nifty features straight out of all our renovation fantasies. That’s right, we’ll want to have our own fur-clad swing chair, platform bed and Pinterest-worthy bedroom for our kids from now on.
Cost of renovation: $50,000
Proof that white-washed spaces can still look cosy and homely, this cheery-looking space has captured the hearts of Singaporeans everywhere with its cute pops of pastel colour! Keeping to a scheme of light mustard yellow, mint green and baby blues against the pale base of ivory white, creams and bleached woods, every pretty piece of decor looks so well matched and put together, it’s almost too dreamy.
Cost of renovation: $30,000
Tiny but mighty, this 76 sqm condo is jam packed with everything a Scandi-fanatic could want. Smooth, mid-century modern furniture, trending subway tiles and chevron flooring? Sign us up please! It even comes with the ever-popular glass encased kitchen, which looks out to the rest of the home’s cool, graphic accents in refreshing shades of blue and green.
What's popular on Instagram:
One thing is for sure - our followers on Instagram definitely ‘heart’ quirky, offbeat spaces that stand out from their feeds. More razzle-dazzle, shimmer and shine, prints and patterns! We are also feeling some retro, eclectic vibes - basically, the more details, the better.
Cost of renovation: $46,000
Oh where do we even start? This iconic home is so full of statement making features, we bet the homeowners will never run out of stuff to say! Part Scandi, industrial, vintage and country all at once, these distinct styles deftly blend together to form an ingenious, one-of-a-kind space. From Peranakan framed art, emerald green tiles to the colonial style monochromatic beams and curtains, we’re only hitting the tip of the iceberg with this endlessly fascinating abode.
Cost of renovation: $60,000
With a bar counter that could launch a thousand magazine covers (it actually did get featured in a couple!), the rest of this exceptional space is surprisingly polished and sleek. A far cry from the stylish tile motifs and retro pieces, matte flooring and an amazing floor to ceiling mirrored feature wall grabs your attention from the get-go, instantly lengthening the size of this otherwise small flat.
Cost of renovation: $65,000
Its popularity isn’t hard to see why - we are all blown away by this home’s distinct lack of clutter. Is it even possible to not have stuff at home these days? Looking more like a piece of architecture than a resale HDB flat, its secret lies in utilising various hidden storage points in the built-in carpentry. A recessed shelf by the conjoined bar counter; pull-out drawers beneath the platform bed. Finished in a similar coat of pale wood with the floors, these features look seamlessly incorporated to the rest of the interiors.
What's popular on Pinterest:
The ultimate resource for global, home-related inspiration, the impeccably styled interior shots we see on Pinterest can spoil one’s house expectations for life. Understandably, our most popular pins feature more decorated spaces with an emphasis on accessories and visual details.
Another maisonette to top the charts, it’s only natural that Friska’s decor filled, wonderfully arranged Pin-worthy place is actually (well) popular on Pinterest! Featuring many accessories and trappings that are probably inspired by other pins or blogs, her ‘hygge’ like, Nordic space is definitely inspiration for us all. Besides, it takes real dedication to transform a typical HDB into a picture-ready apartment that looks right at home in Stockholm than Singapore!
Cost of renovation: $85,000
Pinterest is all about saving practical ideas as well. And the number one must-have for any Singaporean homeowner? Ample storage. Well, this ultra-functional home delivers it by the truckloads, which probably explains the insane number of pins. Almost every corner is built-up with continuous carpentry, revealing extensive pull-out drawers and compartments for any item imaginable. Total organisation goals? Definitely.
Cost of renovation: $120,000
Step aside, overblown Scandi/Minimalist styles, Industrials are still as popular with Singapore’s crowd. However, more homeowners are looking towards cleaner, sleeker renditions of this gritty theme, just like this hip, New-York style habitat. Blending Manhattan chic (posh skylights and greyscale furnishings) with edgy elements (red brick walls and cement screed surfaces) this showroom worthy space is a cosmopolitan feast for the eyes.
Your home could be the next 'viral' space!
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