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Why Homes Without Walls Are Still the ‘In’ Thing

July 23, 2020
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Cases for open plan spaces.

We’re sure you’re well-acquainted with open-plan homes – after all, the trend doesn’t seem to be dying out any time soon, and why would it when an open space offers better layout flexibility, even for those living in smaller flats?

Alkaff Crescent by Zenith Arc

Interior Firm: Zenith Arc

If you’re looking to do away with the walls in your new home, here are 8 great examples that’ll teach you how to nail the look!


1. For first attempts, we recommend going back to basics, think of how to extend one room to another so that there is a flow throughout. This homeowner went with the same square floor tiles and carpentry in a similar wood grain that, when affixed in the corners of the space, further “elongates” the home – simple but effective.

Chai Chee Road by Archive Design

Interior Firm: Archive Design

Chai Chee Road by Archive Design
Chai Chee Road by Archive Design
Chai Chee Road by Archive Design

2. You can even style around the home’s features, after you hack down the walls. These low ceiling partitions help section up spaces that are individually styled to look different and unique. Add on the homeowner’s eclectic keepsakes, antique pieces and potted plants and what you have is a home that’s stylish yet cosy. Natural light helps create a hospitable warmth.

Bishan Street 22 by D5 Studio Image

Interior Firm: D5 Studio Image

Bishan Street 22 by D5 Studio Image
Bishan Street 22 by D5 Studio Image
Bishan Street 22 by D5 Studio Image

3. If you like the feeling of living in a bright and wide open space, stick to a simple colour palette like this white and warm wood, and take cues from its dual-functional spaces. The key is making sure that your interior ideas flow into one another for a coherent feel.

Bedok Reservoir View by The Safe Haven Interiors
Bedok Reservoir View by The Safe Haven Interiors
Bedok Reservoir View by The Safe Haven Interiors
Bedok Reservoir View by The Safe Haven Interiors

4. But who said that the open plan concept is only feasible for communal areas in the home? Case in point: The homeowners also applied the idea within the more private spaces of their home – only this time, it comes with a sliding door which can be shut!

Tampines North Drive 1 by Aart Boxx Interior

Interior Firm: Aart Boxx Interior

Tampines North Drive 1 by Aart Boxx Interior
Tampines North Drive 1 by Aart Boxx Interior
Tampines North Drive 1 by Aart Boxx Interior

5. White seems to be the colour of choice in homes without walls. After all, it does make the space look even bigger and more welcoming. Add in glass doors and windows to extend this approach and demarcate sections for work and play.

Alkaff Crescent by Zenith Arc

Interior Firm: Zenith Arc

Alkaff Crescent by Zenith Arc
Alkaff Crescent by Zenith Arc
Alkaff Crescent by Zenith Arc

6. When nailing down your wall-less home, keep in mind that less is always more. In fact, to really emphasise the wide, open space, keep your décor simple or display none at all. Use white throughout to play up the minimalist, spacious and airy look.

Punggol Walk by Swiss Interior Design

Interior Firm: Swiss Interior Design

Punggol Walk by Swiss Interior Design
Punggol Walk by Swiss Interior Design
Punggol Walk by Swiss Interior Design

7. We like the contemporary concept this homeowner went with – it gives this wall-less home an art gallery concept that feels unique and refreshing. The same floor tiles are used in almost all the spaces of this interior, giving this home a flow from one room to another.

Yong Siak Court by Colourbox Interior

Interior Firm: Colourbox Interior

Yong Siak Court by Colourbox Interior
Yong Siak Court by Colourbox Interior
Yong Siak Court by Colourbox Interior

8. For those who prefer a “rugged” look, contrast the white walls and ceilings with black features for a stark effect. The homeowners of this apartment use track lights and black frames throughout for a more cohesive yet industrial approach.

Pasir Ris Drive 4 by E+e Design & Build

Interior Firm: E+e Design & Build

Pasir Ris Drive 4 by E+e Design & Build
Pasir Ris Drive 4 by E+e Design & Build
Pasir Ris Drive 4 by E+e Design & Build

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