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Your Living Room, but Better: 10 Ways to Refresh the Space

July 23, 2019
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You’ll definitely leave a lasting first impression with these awesome designs!

As one of the most lived-in areas of the home, the living room has to be functional and comfortable. Yet, as one of the first areas to greet guests when they first enter, the living room also sets the tone of the abode.

Understandably, finding a balance between these elements may pose quite a challenge… so we’ve rounded up some impressive living room designs that will not only knock your socks off but also make your guests pause in wonder!

The Shelford by Third Avenue Studio
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Interior Firm: Third Avenue Studio

TV Console

1. Put a fresh spin on your floor-to-ceiling TV console

While not exactly new-fangled, full-height cabinetry gives you plenty of opportunities to hybridise it according to your needs. Take this home by Third Avenue Studio for instance – behind the eye-catching sliding door lies a bicycle rack. Stylish, practical and a streamlined storage solution, what’s not to love?

The Shelford by Third Avenue Studio
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The Shelford by Third Avenue Studio
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The Shelford by Third Avenue Studio
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Interior Firm: Third Avenue Studio

2. Swivel for 360° viewing experience

Is it near impossible to pry yourself away from whatever you’re streaming on Netflix now? Just have your TV mounted onto a console that allows you to swivel it 360° and enjoy an undisrupted, immersive experience.

Henderson Road by DSOD Interior
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Henderson Road by DSOD Interior
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Henderson Road by DSOD Interior
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Interior Firm: DSOD Interior

3. Frame your TV up

Suspended TV consoles make it easy for clean up, but it can look slightly awkward at times since… well, it’s hanging in mid-air. Anchor it with with mouldings and trimmings. Because it’s streamlined, you can even work them into narrow spaces without much issue.

Telok Blangah by D Initial Concept
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Telok Blangah by D Initial Concept
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Interior Firm: D Initial Concept

Living Room

4. Turn carpentry into seating options

If your spaces are narrow, have your carpentry double up as seating options and flush them all to the sides of the room. You can even hide a small dining area within the compartments like so!

Fernvale Link by DISTINCTidENTITY
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Fernvale Link by DISTINCTidENTITY
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Fernvale Link by DISTINCTidENTITY
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Interior Firm: DISTINCTidENTITY

5. Demarcate your lounge area with a dash of colour

Extra space in the living room that you’re considering turning into a mini lounge area? Instead of leaving it looking conjoined, you can demarcate the spaces just by changing up your palette. Besides segregating the spaces, the pop of colour adds additional visual interest, breaking up the monotony too!

Pasir Ris Street 71 by The Interior Lab
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Pasir Ris Street 71 by The Interior Lab
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Pasir Ris Street 71 by The Interior Lab
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Interior Firm: The Interior Lab

6. Change out your venetian blinds

Don’t get us wrong, we love venetian blinds as much as the next person, but they are commonplace and don’t add much character to your living room. We recommend considering your abode’s style and playing off it like this home – using a combination of roller blinds and a sliding partition fashioned out of wooden slats, it draws back to its minimalist and contemporary roots while adding a new centrepiece.

The Quartz by DS 2000 Interior & Design
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The Quartz by DS 2000 Interior & Design
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Dining Area

7. Goodbye conventional dining sets, hello benches

No luxury of space? Don’t worry, build in benches and top it off with a transparent dining table. This works even better when there are awkward corners in your home as the seats are set to follow the angles of your wall, which will create the “wow” moment that you’re looking for.

Sunshine Plaza by Design 4 Space
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Sunshine Plaza by Design 4 Space
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Interior Firm: Design 4 Space

8. Juxtapose with a variety of furniture shapes

Contrast is always important. Pair round-edged accessories with clean-cut furniture. Then, fill your cabinetry nooks with reflective surfaces for that extra pizzazz and to create the illusion of depth.

Sol Acres by Boewe Design
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Sol Acres by Boewe Design
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Sol Acres by Boewe Design
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Interior Firm: Boewe Design

Study

9. Enjoy the open concept look without compromising on privacy

With studies being positioned so closely to the entertainment centre, it’s hard to concentrate on tasks at hand. These glass bi-fold doors will offer you the privacy you need while allowing you to keep that open concept look that’s oh-so-trendy nowadays.

Anchorvale Parkview by Versaform
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Anchorvale Parkview by Versaform
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Interior Firm: Versaform

10. Forget doors, get “hanging” desks

Why not build a desk in place of a room? “Suspending” your desk with black powder coated steel frames will help you delineate the communal zones while offering a standout industrial look. Complement with black track lights and accessories for greater visual impact.

Sumang Lane by Ethereall
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Sumang Lane by Ethereall
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Sumang Lane by Ethereall
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Interior Firm: Ethereall


As the first place your guests see, your living room says a lot about you.

Walking into the living room of any home gives guests a snapshot of your lifestyle. Create a lasting impression with bolder ideas from Qanvast IDs.

Sol Acres by Boewe Design
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Interior Firm: Boewe Design

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