Just because you have an HDB apartment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate it in whatever style you love. Here we have some stunning examples of renovated HDB apartments that are stylish, clever and definitely not ordinary.
1. Eclectic mix of Industrial, Rustic and Glamorous style
This stunning, four room apartment at 641 Choa Chu Kang St 64, is an eclectic mix of Industrial and modern rustic style with added touches of glamour. The mix works because the statement pieces like the rough timber feature wall with backlighting, and the chunky furniture are balanced by the huge double-height set of windows.
The strong mix of textures continue into the kitchen space, with the feature timber echoed in details and flooring; the rustic touch of cool bar stools upholstered with old jeans combines with a glossy benchtop and refrigerator, adding a glimpse of glam. Industrial style touches via the exposed pipes and bare bulbs continues the theme from the living space.
A touch of Peranakan style of patterned tiles combines with more exposed pipes and faux timber tiles to continue the whole Industrial, Rustic, Glamorous theme in this statement HDB renovation.
2. Tropical Vintage garden vibes
If you have a soft spot for resorts, then the Tropical Vintage style of this Eunos Crescent
HDB apartment should be the perfect interior design inspiration. Mixing strong tropical colours like bright pink and orange, with more neutral tones and featuring cool vintage finds like the cane furniture, creates a fun and warm home.
By adding lots of greenery and bright white walls, the small living room space has a more spacious feel. Sheer white curtains allow in lots of light while cutting down on the glare.
The central hallway corridor has been brightened up by using glass walls with a retro touch of timber framing. The glass wall hides away the study and bedroom spaces without losing the light. This area is perfect for handy round dining table, more plants and a display of collectibles.
Designer: Fuse Concept
3. Japanese Muji-inspired Minimalism
If you love spending time - and money - in Muji, then you are definitely a minimalist. This renovated HDB apartment at Ang Mo Kio
looks just like a fabulous Muji showroom with its low pale timber furniture, built-ins and a very Japanese style platform for tea or dinner. The clever platform is the perfect spot for relaxing with tea or a meal, and the platform is also full of clever storage as well. The inset table can be folded down to fit into the floor to create more space when needed, and the sheer white curtains create a serene space for contemplation.
More clever storage options and built-in furniture continues into the bedroom space, with wardrobes being used as a room divider. By removing the door space has been carved off for a dressing room, while still enabling light to flood the room.
4. Eclectic Industrial Style mixed with Mid-Century Modern
This three room HDB renovation at Punggol Bayview
has created a statement space full of texture. From panelled metal to concrete floors and rough timber benches, to the exposed pipes and lighting, this is home designed to entertain. There is a touch of Singapore to the design scheme from the metal bar stools, lots of plants and some Mid-Century Modern retro furniture. Colours are relatively dark and neutral with pops of red to balance out the theme.
More colour turns up in the half-walled study space, it is combined with more industrial style metal, glass, dark timber and retro furniture too.
5. Streamlined Masculine Luxury
There’s a lot of glamour and luxury in this five room HDB renovation at 296A Bukit Batok
, with a masculine edge. More glamour in the form Mercedes Benz decorative touches, mirrors, glass and luxurious leather, make this a very unique interior style. Warm shades of gold and cream are used to balance out all the dark black and grey tones; and the use of smooth leather and soft velvet create an indulgent feel.
The glamour and luxury continue into the bathroom with mirrored walls, large marble tiles and even a gold wash basin! This is a totally decadent bathroom space.
6. Retro Victorian Glamour and Glitz
Who says you can’t have an extravagant, glamorous Victorian inspired home interior in a HDB apartment? The design of this Woodlands Ring Road
Executive Maisonette HDB apartment is totally over the top and so much fun.
Using the existing interior features like the central stairs, the design team added the glossy Victorian theme via the use of wallpaper, marble stairs and antique furniture. The chandeliers are a highlight.
Even the kitchen space in this Victorian inspired HDB apartment has touches of the period in the chandelier lighting, combined with padded wall panels and mirrored cabinets.