Turns out, customising your sofa is the smartest move to make for your space.
You know, they often say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but we're here to make a case for the living room – especially if you're living in a cozy apartment in Singapore where space is a precious commodity. Your living room is where all the magic happens: you hang out with friends, have epic Netflix marathons with your roomie, and proudly showcase your impressive book collection for all to admire. It's a space that needs to wear many hats – it has to be versatile, cozy, and, most importantly, reflect your personal style.
But let's be real, decorating it can sometimes feel like a daunting task. From deciding on a focal point to figuring out a layout that actually works, all while keeping a watchful eye on your budget – there's a lot to take into account.
Whether you're dreaming of making your space feel more expansive (in which case, a minimalist approach might be your jam) or you're after that timeless charm (think mid-century modern vibes), we've got your back. Here are 15 living room ideas to kickstart your creative journey. Let's make your living room the heart of your home in style!
1- Eclectic outdoor hideaway
If you've been following our creative journey closely, you'll undoubtedly spot this enchanting green oasis of a living room in an instant! It's nestled within the stunning black and white residence of none other than the founder of Make Room, Barbara Fritschy, right here in the heart of Singapore.
With lush greenery enveloping the surroundings, it was only natural for Barbara to design a living room that seamlessly connects with the great outdoors. And let us tell you, it's a match made in design heaven! The use of natural materials, the inclusion of textured accessories, and a whole lot more come together to transform this living room into the ultimate retreat. It's a cozy escape that effortlessly blends the beauty of nature with the comfort of home.
Feast your eyes on more angles of this design paradise here.
2- A fresh take on modern colonial style
Continuing the pops of blacks on white in Barbara's living room, let's step into another one of our exciting projects. This time, we faced the thrilling challenge of transforming a spacious residence, and let's just say we aced every nook and cranny.
Venturing into the heart of the home – the living room – you'll notice our dedication to maintaining an overall neutral colour scheme. However, we've injected a generous dose of black accents in the furniture and accessories to infuse that much-needed dash of vibrancy into the space. And, of course, we've sprinkled a touch of greenery here and there to keep things fresh and naturally inviting.
See the many corners of this family home here.
3- Oozing with that Japandi warmth
Craving a perfect mix of Scandinavian and Japanese vibes in your living room? Well, check out this awesome space!
The carpentry work in this living room is seriously on point – it's like a chef's kiss to the whole vibe. We're totally into built-ins when they're needed, and this time, they were a game-changer. We loaded up on storage to keep this family of four happy and made some smart design moves, like picking out the perfect laminate colour and adding that slick tongue-and-groove finish. It's like taking this space up a notch and giving it that effortlessly cool style.
Check out their coziest Japandi master bedroom here.
4- A designer's home in the heart of Singapore
How could we wrap up this inspirational journey without showcasing our creative director, Niamh Mcfadden's iconic HDB revamp? As you step into this home, you're greeted by a spacious living room that effortlessly flows between the kitchen, entryway, dining area, and right into the bedrooms. And let us tell you, because this space underwent quite the transformation with many walls coming down, Niamh made a beeline to our pals at Blafink, tapping into their upholstery magic to craft her dream sofa.
From size and fabric selection to those intricate details, Blafink once again conjured up a masterpiece. We've had a longstanding partnership with Blafink, and we can wholeheartedly vouch for their top-notch quality and service. Be sure to check them out here.
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Feeling inspired? We sure hope you are! And what's even better than having your dream home brought to life by the very people who ignited your inspiration? The Make Room team is all hands on deck and ready to guide you through the wonderful journey of creating your dream home
Our design team is on hand to advise you, all you need to do is 'start your project' to tell us how we can help and schedule in a free, no obligation call with us.
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