No More Plain Walls


Bored with plain white walls? Up your design cred and add some visual interest to your home with a fabulous wall colour, some stunning wallpaper or go nuts with patterned tiles.

In the Living Room

To make a fabulous impact in your home try a colourful wall mural or wallpaper. The fun tropical wallpaper of this Sun Natura apartment stands out and creates a focal point for your home.

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Instead of a plain wall, create separation with a fantastic custom-built timber divider. The version in this Sengkang East apartment has a Mid Century Modern design style that matches the homeowners furniture.


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The stunning three-dimensional effect of these layered walls creates depth, texture and style in this Pavilion Condo apartment. The bold curves are juxtaposed with straight lines and strong black furniture.


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Adding the texture of red brick to your walls gives off a New York loft style vibe in this Strathmore Avenue apartment. Red bricks give off a warm feeling, whereas a softer, white-washed type of brick will create more of a cool and Scandinavian vibe.

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In the Kitchen

The design of this Bukit Batok West apartment kitchen mixes up two popular trends; the subway tile backsplash that actually wraps around the entire kitchen, right to the casement opening, and the popular patterned tiles on the floor.

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Another option for adding colour to a wall is to use tinted glass, like the backsplash in this Tampines Street apartment kitchen. It’s easy to clean and looks great in streamlined, modern kitchens.

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If you love the look of timber, a unique way of adding it to a kitchen space is to be creative with wood-effect laminates. The backsplash of this Waterway Casadia apartment kitchen uses laminate to create a water-resistant, seamless surface.


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In the Bedroom

A fantastic way to add colour to your bedroom is to use wallpaper. Wallpaper is no longer uncool, it is now one of the hottest interior design trends. The wallpaper in this Sun Natura apartment bedroom matches well with other colours in the room.

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The fantastic painted timber fretwork used to on the wall of this Aroozoo apartment acts as a kind of wainscotting to create a more intimate space in a bedroom with a high ceiling. 


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A fun retro touch, the breeze block wall separates the sleeping area from a small study in this Bukit Batok apartment. Walls with perforations are a great choice as they allow light and air through which also offering privacy.


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Instead of using paint or a plain bedhead, create a luxurious vibe for your bedroom with a massive padded wall, graphic lighting, and some fabulous stone. The sumptuous gray and pink bedroom of this apartment in The Terrace is a stunning example of using mixed materials to really make a statement.


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In the Bathroom 

Skip the all-white look in the bathroom and choose a patterned tile like the ones in this Compassvale Lane apartment. Match the colour to doors or floors to create even more impact.


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If you prefer a more earthy or natural feel for your bathroom, try textured concrete on the walls matched with muted concrete flooring like the design of this Pasir Ris apartment.


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Yes, marble can be expensive, but it is sometimes absolutely worth it. Using marble in a small space like a bathroom makes it more cost effective, and certainly creates an impact. The bathroom of this Bukit Batok Street apartment is lined in glossy black marble veined with gold, the colour picked up in an amazing gold wash basin.


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If you really want to make a statement, why not create an entire wall out of rough and rugged stone? The resort-like bathroom of this Grove Drive home has a massive stone covered wall that adds a rustic texture, and balances against the smooth timber floors, and glittering glass mosaic tiles above the washbasin.


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Looking for more useful interior design tips? Read our story about the luckiest colours for our homes in 2020, learn how to make the most of every space in your home, or discover some of the most amazing home interiors in Singapore.

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