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Try These 8 Unique Aussie Styles & Upgrade Your Humble HDB

July 30, 2019
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Love those apartments from down under? Take cues from their decor style and incorporate it in your HDB or condominium – yes, it’s possible!

Whether you love minimalist styles or designs that push the creative boundaries to the max, Aussie apartments are a fantastic source of ideas and inspiration, especially if you appreciate the more laid-back and hip vibes.

But Australian homes aren’t exactly similar to local HDBs or condominiums layout-wise… which is why we’ve taken the time to source for homes with unique utilitarian styles that could work well within your space!

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1. Updated coastal look for the modernist

We can’t talk about Australian homes without bringing up the cosy coastal vibes! You too can emulate the look by picking up a few pointers from this knockout. First, go all white to refresh your space then follow with colour-blocking or pattern mixing to break up the monotony.

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Tip: Always pick wood or lookalikes for your flooring and complement with rustic furniture to a more organic, lived-in feel!

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2. A family home with loads of stories to tell

While most family homes in Singapore have the functionality aspect down pat, they don’t always result in the most creative of spaces.

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While this Aussie family apartment starts off with a clean slate, the homeowners accessorise bravely to turn it into an ultra-cool artsy space. Just like this home, fill up your space with things that describe your personality (think unique one-off pieces like artwork, furniture, and knick-knacks that you picked up from local creatives or on your travels)!

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3. Compact living made easy

Need fresh ideas for your micro apartment? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s a similar Sydney apartment you can copy from. Using sliding partitions and moveable furniture, this 24 sqm apartment makes the most of whatever limited space there is and still looks absolutely fab.

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The home itself draws inspiration from a Japanese method of organisation known as 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardise and sustain) for more efficient use of small spaces. Everything’s neatly tucked away in their proper storage and out of sight, so the home doesn’t feel cramped at all, which is a huge must for tiny homes!

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4. Fusing a design that’s well-loved with the Aussie aesthetic

Australia’s really huge on fusion and it’s even reflected in their apartment ideas as well. Breathe new life into your Scandinavian home by blending it with Australian elements.

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Think designer furniture, fixtures, and cool artwork juxtaposed against a Scandinavian style that’s all about simplicity and functionality.

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5. Because all need a bit of colour in our lives

What we love about this Aussie apartment? Its gorgeous hues and how easy it is to replicate for local spaces! All you have to do is choose colours that complement each other and get creative.

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Here, everything from the furniture to the details are made to complement the overall pastel theme. The result? A home that feels superbly whimsical. Don’t hold back on texture play either – just take a look at the fun kitchen floor here for inspiration!

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6. Adding warmth back into the cool minimalist home

The minimalist style is something you can attempt just about anywhere in the world. But if you need some ideas, try this Aussie apartment which is outfitted with streamlined and sleek pieces.

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Blessed with huge windows, the home is flooded with loads of natural light. This, paired with warm neutrals and organic soft furnishings make the home feel less stark and more lived-in. Plus, this home space planned well – with plenty of built-ins to keep the clutter at bay (very important for a minimalist home)!

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7. The rustic charm of a farmhouse, modernised for you

You may not have the sprawling spaces of a farmhouse but you can still emulate the look and feel of one.

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Take cues from this modernised counterpart – think organic but updated elements like timber, statement accent walls and woven accessories. Then bring in some living greens and you’re pretty much set!

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8. Brutalism – where industrial meets minimalist

Brutalism is making waves in the industry! And it’s no surprise why – with its blocky silhouettes and geometric lines, it’s very similar to the ever-popular industrial and minimalist style.

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How to achieve the look? Copy from this Aussie residence and keep things pared-down with its bare essentials. Add in a more masculine touch that’s present in industrial homes, the homeowners used concrete throughout the space for a standout look!

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