Aesthetic 3-Room HDB Design Ideas in Singapore (Updated 2022)

February 15, 2022

The current era of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced a large majority of us to be confined to our homes for long periods of time. This makes one wonder and ponder over the home where we live and how we pass our time in it. We have realized the importance of a comfortable and cozy home that is not only beautiful but makes us feel comforted, safe, and productive.

When someone wants a change in their current home or wants to design a new one, they may come up with various interior design ideas and themes to give them a start. Some common home interior designs include modern mid-century design style, industrial interior design and warehouse design theme. Those feeling more adventurous can also try exotic styles such as Colonial-style interior design and Balinese design style, But there is always room for inspiration and innovation from where one can take bits and pieces of the designs that they like and want to incorporate into their own homes.

If you own a 3-room HDB flat and want to renovate it, you have come to the right place! Here, we will describe some of the most beautiful and dreamy 3-room HDB interior designs where the dark and earthly tones of nature produce eye-catching and most appealing interiors.


This 3-room HDB resale flat in Mei Ling Street is a perfect blank canvas in creating a seemingly endless number of ideas for the homeowner who is looking for something simple yet spacious and practical. Designed with a clean layout and minimal neutral tones, this interior portrays a simple backdrop that is spiced up with hints of eclectic decor like abstract art pieces and contemporary furnishings, which really refines the space with a subtle yet unique style.

Simple and Refined Living Room @ Mei Ling

Simple and Refined Living Room @ Mei Ling

The main colours that are dominant in this apartment are shades of blue, grey and white. They blend together perfectly and are enhanced by a variety of textures that were placed intentionally and strategically. A balanced and harmonious contrast in texture is like music to interior design. This colour scheme keeps the dramatic effect of the design while still making the room appear airy and fresh. The plain white walls may have appeared too plain and boring, so they have added a patterned wallpaper to one of the walls to further uplift the room’s appearance.

Sleek and seamless storage cabinets in the kitchen present a look that is simply neat and practical for kitchen essentials, while its unique charm is the steel blue colour that adds a pop of colour, painting the space with a chic and refreshing aesthetic. The blue palette contrasts with the cream cabinet tops and adds character to the space. The floors and walls are kept in lighter tones so that the kitchen does not look crowded or congested.

Homely Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Area @ Mei Ling

Homely Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Area @ Mei Ling

This dining area gives a soothing ambiance with its minimal setup and is added with a touch of botanic decor that further gives a relaxing atmosphere. Abstract home decor spices up the overall space with an elegant contemporary aesthetic.

For the bedroom and bathroom of this 3-room HDB, things are kept simple in line with the Scandinavian design by using just light wooden tones for the cupboards, doors, and bathroom cabinets. The wooden elements add a touch of wood grain and texture to the minimalist design. The sleek and seamless design of the wardrobe shapes a neat and clean look for this bedroom, giving a comfortably relaxing and cosy ambiance for this sleeping space. For more bedroom interior design ideas and tips, check out this article.

This bathroom is dominated by sleek wooden elements, where a touch of wood grain and texture creates a chic and modern aesthetic. They also blend with other varying textures that create further visual interest in the space and refine it with depth and sophistication. Uniquely designed with a rustic wood feature wall that contrasts and pairs well with white textured tiles, a chic and homely vibe are created within the visually appealing bathroom even though the area is quite small.

Wooden Textures And White Interior @ Mei Ling

Wooden Textures And White Interior @ Mei Ling


Décor schemes that embrace the light and brilliant minimalism provide a refreshing light and airy sense, but occasionally a home requires a little more bite.

This HDB apartment in Eunos looks like a secret-style hideaway, with a mix of dark colours, high-end contemporary furnishings, and some unique examples of statement lighting. Embellished with laid-back elements and rustic accents, this home features a pleasant fusion of bold and eclectic flavours, with an alluring dim ambience that exudes stylish comfort throughout the space. It is also packed with bespoke furnishing and decor that truly brings out its unique charm. When the drapes are drawn, each piece of lighting illuminates only the area for which it was designed, allowing shadows to fall in the gaps. The all-encompassing darkness of this dramatic apartment interior will appeal to night owls by nature.

This rustic interior design takes simple, clean, and crisp lines and mixes them with earthly tones in a space that is quite dark. However, even in the absence of a lot of light, the space does not appear gloomy or congested. This is because of the perfect selection of contemporary furniture, statement lighting, and other elements that help to enhance the earthly tones of the house. As a result, the home appears comfortable, cozy, and enchanting along with a dramatic effect. Beautiful feature walls including in the master’s bedroom and living room, gorgeous nouveau designs that would draw your eyes constantly to your feet, and large examples of eye-catching wall art abound.

You can easily create a statement of style in your living room by incorporating an outstanding feature wall like this interior. It gives the interior a focal point through texture, colour, and contrast, reinforcing the design style and potentially creating a stunning visual statement within the space. The living room interior design also features dark brown shades in the wooden fixtures, sofas, curtains, and table, where all these elements are enhanced by placing accent lighting at just the right spots. The walls, flooring and ceiling are of a lighter shade to contrast against the darker elements of the room.

Earthly Living Room @ Eunos

Earthly Living Room @ Eunos

Another important feature of this design is that every room opens freely and connects with the other spaces of the house. The living area opens to the dining area which connects freely with the kitchen. The living area flows freely into the bedroom with frosted glass partitions instead of traditional doors. Recessed lighting in the bedroom again gives it a modern effect and does not make it look congested even though the room is quite small.

Bedroom With Frosted Glass Partitions @ Eunos

Bedroom With Frosted Glass Partitions @ Eunos

The bathroom in this HDB flat is also unique which features a separate toilet area and a stand-alone washing area. The washing area is kept simple with a washbasin and a wooden cabinet underneath. However, the accent lighting behind the round mirror and around the washbasin makes it look so modern and chic.

Unique Bathroom @ Eunos

Unique Bathroom @ Eunos

These different forms of modern lighting and the use of dark, earthly tones make one wonder how much you can do and achieve in a small space. This combination makes the space modern yet comfortable. The earthly tones help one stay calm and focused whereas the modern lighting adds just the spark of liveliness and hope that one requires. A kitchen that exudes an alluring modern rustic aesthetic, with contrasting wooden tones in the cabinetry and white countertops that bring out each other’s charm. Wooden panelling adds further dynamics to the textures within the space. Again, accent lighting and spotlights help to enhance every element along with adding a dramatic effect to the space. The floors are also light-coloured in perfect balance with the other darker elements.

Beauty, Elegance, and Comfort @ Eunos

Beauty, Elegance, and Comfort @ Eunos

Contemporary Scandinavian vibes

A home that is designed with simple yet stylish furnishings that give a minimalist contemporary aesthetic, together with subtle wood tones that contribute to the light and airy feel of the home. Add a touch of a Scandinavian aesthetic to the interior, and you get an interior design that feels very fresh and modern, with an elegant feel to it.

A white and wooden theme boasts simplicity but does not appear dull or boring. White is used to giving an open and airy feel whereas wooden textures and colours give a very cosy and sophisticated vibe. And this is exactly what has been done in the following 3-room HDB flat at Gangsa Road. In the living room, a very light tone of the wood is used which is contrasted with darker furniture and white elements in the room. Spotlights are used to further enhance the appearance of the room and to make it look modern and chic. Frosted glass panels are used to separate the living room from the other area which adds a further touch of modernism to the design.

Living Room @ Gangsa Road

Living Room @ Gangsa Road

White and wood interiors have a wonderfully airy feel, with just the right amount of warmth and texture coming from the natural wood grain. Having plain white walls helps to make your space more spacious within its constraints, but you can add an accent of subway tiles on one of the walls, perhaps a kitchen wall to add some cheerful scheme to it. White and wood interior design gives clarity of space while achieving a bright atmosphere.

This minimalist bar counter setup makes a comforting and cosy space for a cup of coffee and relaxing leisure times, while the kitchen that situates beside it is designed with a clean white interior that complements the clean and homely ambience. The open-concept kitchen design is kept simple yet elegant by using white for the floors, walls, and cabinets. A little character is added to the design by keeping the countertops of oak-coloured wood. The kitchen flows freely into the outer area where a wall-mounted counter serves as a small table for dining. This design also features minimalism which adds character to space.

Modern Kitchen @ Gangsa Road

Modern Kitchen @ Gangsa Road

The bedroom is also kept simple with oak-coloured floors, a bed, and a walk-in closet. The walk-in closet helps to keep the clutter away and the bedroom looks organized and clutter-free all the time. The light oak-coloured elements are contrasted with a dark wrought iron table and chair which further uplifts the room’s design. A chandelier adds the final touch of elegance to the interior.


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Earthly Colors Create A Cozy Environment

In the next abode which is a HDB apartment at Senja Road, a beautiful blend of earthy elements creates an apartment that is filled with comfort and serenity. The highlight of this living room is certainly the brick TV feature wall, where the rugged textures make the space feel more homely than it already is. The combination of off-white and beige tones together with neutral-coloured curtains give off a homely and welcoming feel. Spotlights and indirect warm lighting add that element of modernity to this earthly theme. With a simple setup of subtle neutral tones and a pop of refreshing greenery, this home feels cosy and fresh to the eyes.

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The bathroom in this HDB flat utilizes light and neutral tones but they are all in hues of light wood colour. The floors bear the distinctive pattern and grain of a wooden floor which along with the wooden vanity adds that earthly touch. A touch of Bohemian is also added in the design but in tones of wood that enhance the bathroom’s appearance while still keeping in line with the earthly theme.


An Earthly Modern Interior at Sims Urban Oasis

Another beautiful depiction of how a simple design can be enhanced by adding some earthly elements to it can be seen in the following portfolio. In this design theme at Sims Urban Oasis, we can see a typical design that is specific to the Nordic countries with light neutral colours, clutter-free spaces, and well-lit airy interiors. But then some darker and warm tones in the form of a dark wooden door, grey accent wall, brown ceiling fan, and black window borders help to bring about depth and character in the design. The idea is to use the right colours and hues so as to bring the natural elements into a minimalist and clean area.

The dramatic contrast between grey and wood tone makes up for a perfect earthy modern interior design. It creates a striking style and mood in your place.⁠

Dramatic Contrast In the Living Room @ Sims Urban Oasis

In the bedroom, we can see a beautiful harmony of light earthly colours in the form of oakwood floors with grey walls and beds. The white light from the track lights as well as natural light coming through the huge window creates a fresh and bright space.

Simplistic Bedroom @ Sims Urban Oasis

A Minimalist Earthly Abode at Bukit Batok West

In the following design portfolio at Bukit Batok West, we can see a clean space with minimal furniture and light-neutral walls and floors in the living room. However, a few earthly elements are added in the form of wooden tables and shelves. When sunlight that flows through the large windows falls on these natural elements, it adds a unique touch of nature in a modern space which makes it look jaw-drop gorgeous. You can even add a few plants and creepers to add some natural colour to the space which can enhance its aesthetics manifold.


For the bedroom of this HDB apartment, we again see the light walls and floor with modern indirect lighting that creates a dramatic and modern appeal. However, for the bathroom door, a barn-style wood door has been used which adds that natural and rugged element to this otherwise chic design. This creates a beautiful blend of raw and modern interiors which is seldom seen in interior designs.


The bathroom also features a similar color palette of light neutral shades with a touch of nature in the form of a wooden vanity and small planters on it. Adding a few more green elements to the interior will make it shine even more.



The following interior is marked majorly by a natural earthy colour theme that portrays chic and modern relaxation. In this resort-style HDB apartment at Punggol Walk, the aesthetics of natural elements contrast beautifully with well-lit hallways and rooms along with great functionality and minimal furniture. The use of consistent monochrome colours embraces this living room with a seamless touch of comfort and sleekness, while the tiling pattern of the TV feature wall and the false wooden ceiling installation further add visual depth to the space. Wooden floors, wooden walls, as well as wooden ceiling beams create that natural and resort-looking space. The sheer white curtains, crisp furnishings and indirect lighting create an elegant and modern space that is bound to inspire anyone who views it.


The kitchen interior design also depicts the same aesthetics as that of the living room with the natural elements of wooden shelves and cabinets. The black countertops with modern lighting add an element of style and elegance to this space.


When we view the dining space, it shows class and sophistication in each of its elements. The wood-panelled partition adds the touch of nature along with the wooden dining table and chairs. The light-toned wooden floor also helps to create a natural space. A little unique touch of Scandinavian is added in the form of light beige walls that again depict a brick wall pattern which helps to combine the old with the new in this room. Modern hanging lamps in addition to the warm indirect lighting help to bring together the earthly and modern elements in a beautiful amalgamation that can leave anyone awestricken with its beauty.

With sleek polished wood furnishing, subtle warm pendant lights, and a soothing interior, this home would make you feel like you are enjoying a holiday at a premium resort



Space Factor excels in creating such unique design ideas and themes to completely transform a space and change its appearance for the better. The designs of these interiors and many other projects that are done by us can help inspire new ideas and designs for your own home interiors and renovations. We provide services for not only BTO or Resale HDB renovation, but also condominium interior design and landed property interior design for homeowners in Singapore as well. Browse through our blog articles to find interior design inspirations for HDB BTO interior design, 4-room HDB interior design, 5-room HDB design style, Condominium interior designs and landed property design styles. Start building your dream house with them today!


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