We look back at the year’s most popular design projects and articles.
It’s the final day of the decade! We’ve collated your favourite interior projects and articles into one handy list — from our most-read articles to most-liked photos on Instagram, here’s the trendiest design inspo to get ready for your 2020 renovation. Let the countdown begin!
Top 3 Most-Saved Photos on Qanvast
Did you know that you can pin your favourite interior photos onto a Qanvast mood board? All you need to do is create an account here and you can get started. However, that can wait till later because here are the most popular photos for 2019! Out of a total of 228,284 board pins in 2019, these three projects topped the charts with the most saves.
Starting with third place...
#3: This functional Scandinavian HDB home by Meter Square (261 saves)
The timeless, Nordic aesthetic will never go out of style. Take a page out of this 3-room HDB’s book by using a soft, pastel colour palette and adding a pop of interest with a herringbone accent wall.
#2: A refined, natural-looking HDB flat with industrial touches by Voila (274 saves)
To balance out the natural, wood-effect look, this 92m² HDB adds a touch of industrial style with black track lights as well as steel frame folding doors. Finally, to enhance the functionality of the living space/study, open shelves were incorporated as storage solutions, including one that doubles as an armrest for the sofa!
#1: A condominium turned fashionable, resort-like retreat by Ethereall (450 saves)
This whimsical living room tops our list of most-pinned projects in 2019 by a landslide! Not only are its surroundings aesthetically pleasing, it isn’t hard to channel its restful vibes and rustic charm for your own home — just pile on the natural wood accents and complement them with furniture with raw finishes.
Top 3 Most-Liked Photos on Instagram
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And now, onto the Instagram photos with the most likes! Out of over 300 posts and 348,000 likes, these 3 photos came out top:
#3: A sleek feature wall with rose-gold accents (2,828 likes)
We have the owners of this gorgeous kitchen to thank for showing us that the perfect rose-gold to marble ratio exists! PLUS, that stunning feature wall is a great way to camouflage a household shelter entrance.
#2: We love a good, Cinderella-style makeover (2,917 likes)
Looking at this bright and airy living room, you’d seriously not believe how dark and enclosed this 5-room HDB was before. And, it’s not just us who fell in love with this minimalist Scandinavian home - more than 2,900 people did too!
#1: Unwind in this Zen bathroom (3,574 likes)
Since everyone is after the seamless look these days, it comes as no surprise that our most popular Instagram post for 2019 is this sleek bathroom. All you need to do is use the same wood-look tiles from wall to floor to create this soothing sanctuary at home!
Top 3 Most-Read Articles on Qanvast
Throughout 2019, we’ve worked hard to provide you with useful content that’ll make your renovation process a little easier. But to take things one step further, we sieved through the numbers to show you these must-read articles!
According to HDB’s latest statistics for 2019, out of 16,608 BTO homes that were issued to homeowners, 7,528 of them were 4-room units — so if you have one, read this guide on how to tackle your home’s new layout. Chances are, you’ll get some useful inspiration because the article also features 6 common floor plans for 4-room BTO flats!
If you are bored of the standard, cookie-cutter HDB designs, you have to check out these 7 homes that look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. From a dreamy, all-white 5-room HDB flat to a striking Middle-East inspired haven, you’ll be inspired to make yours stand out from the rest too!
Drumroll, please… This is our most popular article of 2019! With their spacious rooms, tall ceilings, and indoor staircases, these 8 homes show why maisonettes are everyone’s dream HDB flat.
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