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4 Transformative Tips to Achieve Scandinavian Interior Design

Scandinavian design appeals to a wide range of people due to its effortless simplicity and modern feel. Choosing such an option for your new apartment or for a redecoration project is an excellent idea for making the most of the available space. HDB homes can benefit massively from the clean aesthetic. Many interior design service providers focus on such themes but there are dozens of variations as far as execution goes. Learn such tips on how to execute such a design from our designers below!

Go Monochromatic

Monochromatic execution is very common for Scandinavian designs. The colours chosen create the illusion of more space and they also allow for light to reflect on the surfaces. As a result, the apartment appears to be both bigger and brighter.

Crisp white, beige, light yellow and light blue are all excellent choices when it comes to picking the main colour for the apartment. Scandinavian design is also recognised for bright pops of colour here and there. These create accents and points of visual interest. While bright splotches need to be used sparingly, they will add freshness to the design and make the interior much more vivid.

Use Wood and Natural Materials

When thinking about Scandinavian design, many people imagine a small and cosy villa in the Alps. Such designs utilise a lot of natural elements. Hardwood floors, stone and wooden accents all bring the clean and sophisticated appearance of nature to the apartment.

When such accent pieces are being utilised, darker colours can come in stark contrast with the lighter background. This contrast creates visual interest and it allows accessories or decorations to be noticed immediately.

The picture can be completed through the addition of live plants. Whether the design team opts for flowering species or greenery, this could be the natural pop of colour required to brighten up the apartment and make it feel like a home.

Clean Lines in Design

Scandinavian interior design isn’t very rustic or ornate. The muted colours and natural materials already give you an idea that the functionality of the apartment and the cleanness of the space come first.

Solid pieces are used, whether it comes to furniture or accessories. The ergonomic nature of designs is also very easy to notice. The pieces have a flowing, functional appearance. There’s nothing unnecessary and if decorations are present, they’re a part of the functional appeal.

Accent pieces are still utilised but they’re small and scattered far in between. There may be one statement piece on a white wall. It has to be the right one since very little has to tell a lot to the residents and the visitors of the HDB apartment.

Maximising Light

Home interior design in Singapore should make the most of the available characteristics of the living space. On occasions, an HDB apartment will have a limited number of windows. This means that the amount of light entering the rooms will be insufficient to guarantee the brightness and crispness so typical of Scandinavian interior.

Smart designers know there are little tricks that can be used to maximise the light. Strategically-placed mirrors allow light to reflect from the surface and make the room appear brighter. An added benefit of using mirrored accessories is that they create the illusion of more space. The same applies to glass surfaces (for example, cabinet doors) and mirrored tiles that are used to create mosaics or other decorations.


Scandinavian interior design has a timeless, classic appeal. The use of light is one of the most important, defining characteristics. Scandinavian interiors are also clutter-free and they put emphasis on light colours like white and beige.

Don’t hesitate to seek experienced interior designers who can help you bring the idea to reality. Our team here at Dreamakers Interior is ready to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us below and let us know a bit more about the upcoming project.


At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know.

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