With its often sparse interiors and decoration, minimalist homes are regarded as bare, cold and sterile – not exactly what we have in mind where cosy is concerned. However, if designed well with the right touches, a minimalist home can be just as warm and inviting. The main cue is to give it personality and create a look that brings joy and excitement to the homeowners without having to do much; like these seven cosy minimalist homes.
1. The key to a minimalist style that is also cosy is keeping it clutter free. The chic Scandinavian style furniture adds on the minimal feel while personal touches like simple potted plants create a cosy retreat. It’s all about making a home feel like home with the little things.
Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Ang Mo Kio
Cost of Renovation: $70,000
2. Cosy minimalism is essentially Hygge meets minimalism – where you create a space that is warm, pleasant and inviting without all that distraction. Like this home – using soothing colours and clean lines, the homeowner has created a cosy retreat while still maintaining a minimal feel to each space. Each room is kept pure and simple with rich tones to create a timeless feel.
Interior Designer: Authors Interior and Styling
Location: Compassvale Drive
Cost of Renovation: $30,000
3. Another Scandinavian meets minimalist style that we really like – it’s cosy and at the same time stylish. Minimalist homes tend to have that cold and sterile feel but if you add on different textures, it instantly makes the home more cosy and inviting. Think natural materials like wood to create a feeling of warmth. Playing with natural light helps up the cosy factor.
Architect: PROVOLK Architects
Location: Pasir Panjang
Cost of Renovation: $70,000
4. One way to go cosy minimalist is to pick a colour theme that is simple but at the same time inviting – like beige and white in this HDB. Clean lines throughout enhance a minimalist look and feel but at the same time give the home a cosy environment. With its huge pillows and natural lighting, the minimalist bedroom is the ideal place to relax in.
Interior Designer: Zenith Arc
Location: Edgedale Plains
5. Most people would think of grey as cold and boring. But if you play with different tones and textures, it can create a home that’s chic and welcoming at the same time. This HDB goes for the overall greyish theme but it still looks cosy with the different textures in the furniture and finishing.
Interior Designer: Habit
Location: Punggol Waterway Terraces
Cost of Renovation; $90,000
6. Again, texture comes into play to make this home minimalist and at the same time cosy. Different textures in the living room create warmth while cushions thrown on the sofa instantly makes it welcoming. Unique minimalist décor pieces enhance the style factor in a sleek and clean manner.
Interior Designer: Summerhaus D'zign
7. Another example of using clean and sleek lines to create a minimalist home that is at the same time so inviting that no one wants to leave. Carefully planned storage in this home helps create a clutter-free environment where the owner is free to enjoy all that space in his minimalist home. Lights in different areas add on a comforting warmth.
Interior Designer: Carpenters 匠
Location: Keppel Bay Drive
Cost of Renovation: $33,800
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