Revamp Your 5-Room HDB Apartment By Introducing Texture And Luxury Into Traditional Design Elements

October 15, 2021

There are so many design ideas and styles available when it comes to interior design and renovation in Singapore, it is bound to leave one baffled with all the choices. On the one hand, homeowners may be looking for new and trendy design ideas for their homes while on the other hand, some of them may be looking for traditional and conservative styles with a touch of modernism. It can be a difficult task to stick to some basic design themes and add some new design elements to it so it does not look outdated. However, it is definitely not impossible!

Here, we will describe some portfolios where Space Factor has revamped and renovated spaces which not only look traditional and chic but in no way look outdated or shabby. With a mixture of tradition, textures, elegance, and luxury, they have transformed various HDB apartments into completely breath-taking and luxurious spaces. These portfolios can serve as great inspiration for your 5-room HDB interior designs and give you ideas on how to create beautiful yet functional living abodes.

Combining Old And New Elements In A Wood Dominated Theme

In this beautiful 5-room HDB apartment at Tampines, the owners wanted to combine old and new elements in such a way that it provides enough space for living, entertainment, and relaxation. Space Factor lived up to the expectations and delivered just that. By combining wooden textures and elements with related art and furniture, they were able to create a comfortable, happy, and modern place with a touch of traditional design.

The lounge is kept completely traditional with lots of wooden elements and textures. The floors are of light-coloured wood whereas the centre table and TV console are of relatively darker wooden shades with evident wooden grains and texture. These wooden elements are balanced with a soft and plush grey sofa and contrasting off white and maroon cushions. Traditional lamps add to the elegance and beauty of this design. Indoor plants add a touch of freshness and liveliness in order to lift up the mood which might have become dull with so many wooden elements. The stairs that lead upstairs are lined with picture frames that add vibrance to the interior. Black-framed track lights and a black metallic ceiling fan add a touch of industrial design while also creating a unique ambience for the room.

Traditional Living Room @ Tampines

The bedroom is a mix of industrial and modern interior design that is highly functional and incorporates so much stuff in a small space. The bed’s headboard is a wooden textured hidden storage area that allows one to keep the room decluttered while still adding a touch of modernism to the room. Behind the full-length headboard is a walk-in closet with many shelves and storage areas. All these design and functional elements have so beautifully been added in such a small room that it makes one feel amazed at how so much can be done in such a small space. The floors are traditional brown, hardwood floors whereas track lights and spotlights create a beautiful ambience in the room.

Industrial Design Bedroom @ Tampines

The kitchen and dining area are also beautifully designed in a smaller space in such a way that it does not look cramped or crowded. The kitchen’s main fixtures are designed in a longitudinal area with wooden cabinets and shelves. The open space adjacent to the living room is utilized to add a counter or island that can serve as a dining space as well as a place to hang out. The counter also has hidden storage compartments that aid to declutter the home whereas the wooden texture of the counters creates a beautiful contrast with the tiled floor of the kitchen area. Hidden compartments are great ways to save spaces for homeowners and is used for small condo interior designs. This open-concept kitchen and island make the space appear bigger and spacious. Again, traditional light bulbs in a modern track light sort of design add a unique character to the area.

Beautiful Kitchen Design @ Tampines

The bathroom is kept simple yet elegant by using slate-looking tiles that are contrasted by using a dark wooden textured vanity area. A separate shower area has been created which adds a little space to the bathroom and does not make it look cramped. The shelves have been incorporated inside the wall of the shower area which provides ample space for storing toiletries and related stuff. The result is a simple, clean, and spacious bathroom which is a great interior design for HDB houses with small areas.

Clean, Spacious Bathroom @ Tampines

Traditional And Rustic Interior Design At Compassvale

This interior design project by Space Factor is a beautiful amalgamation of traditional, modern, and rustic design elements that use deep colours and ambient lighting to create a beautiful and comfortable haven. This home can serve as a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to revamp or create a 5-room HDB apartment in a relatively smaller space. Many interior designs for landed property tend to go for a traditional and rustic look as well.

The living room is just an example of how beautifully different elements of different design themes have been combined. One of the sofas is a modern jute one whereas the other one is made of traditional cane. Both of these sofas are balanced by placing a modern-design coffee table. One complete wall features a modern skyline of a city whereas a traditional wooden chest of drawers contrasts it. The floors are marbled tiles which again contrast perfectly well with the traditional and rustic elements of the room. To add more functionality in this space, a small study area has been created that features rustic furniture. However, the carved wooden separator and window blinds create harmony by mixing the rustic and modern elements. The addition of small indoor plants brings a touch of nature to the room. Track lighting and recessed lighting along with a black metallic fan help to uplift the room’s appearance and adds a unique character to the space.


Traditional And Rustic Living Room @ Compassvale

The bedroom is also a beautiful combination of rustic and modern elements. The bed is a traditional wooden one with full length frames. Behind the bed is a wall that has wooden-textured panels, the design of which is similar to the closets besides the bed. The traditional lamps are in line with the bed and closet designs. Then come the modern design elements of the room. The floors are marble-tiled whereas one complete wall of the room features the window which has wooden blinds on it. Recessed lighting creates a unique ambience in the room.

Traditional Yet Modern Bedroom Interior Design @ Compassvale

The kitchen’s main theme is rustic with grey rustic cabinets and slate countertops. One kitchen wall is rust-colored whereas one has brown brick-designed textures. A traditional black chandelier completes the rustic theme of the kitchen. Spotlights under the cabinets add a touch of modernism to this design theme.

Rustic Kitchen @ Compassvale

The main rustic theme is carried out in the bathroom as well with rustic wall and floor tiles. The bathroom vanity is also of rustic wood with slate countertop. The vanity is of a hanging style which helps to create the illusion of a larger space so the bathroom does not look cramped. Modern toilet fixtures complete the modern element of the design. A glass-separated shower area keeps things uncrowded in an otherwise small bathroom. Recessed ceiling lighting creates an ambience of its kind in the overall space. Various shelves are incorporated in different areas to store toiletries.

Rustic But Modern Bathroom @ Compassvale

These above-mentioned portfolios are one of their kinds in offering inspiration to homeowners for 5-room HDB apartments who want to create a modern space while still sticking to traditional and rustic elements. The right choice of furniture, flooring, fixtures, and lighting can help in creating such a space according to one’s requirements and preferences. Space Factor excels in creating such unique design ideas and themes to completely transform a space and change its appearance for the better. Space Factor provides services for HDB, condominium and interior design for landed properties in Singapore. Start building your dream house with them today!

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