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5 Tips to Make Your HDB Home look like A Condominium

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

It is no surprise that many homeowners want their homes to look and feel visually appealing. That is why condominiums are so popular; their interior design has beautiful aesthetics, as well as a touch of style and luxury that many people seem to appreciate. Fortunately, these elements can be easily incorporated into the interior design of an HDB flat in Singapore to create a similarly yet amazing home. If you live in an HDB flat and want your home to have the aesthetics of a condominium, we have compiled a list of design elements that you can use to create your dream home!

1. Follow a colour scheme

One of the features that contribute to a condominium interior design its consistent color palette. As a result, it achieves its neat yet luxurious look. While there are popular colour schemes for modern interiors, such as Scandinavian, Muji or minimalistic interiors, it is still up to you to decide which colours you want to see the most in your home. Do sit down and consider this during your pre-renovation process.

2. Consider implementing Modern touches

To have a home that exudes luxury and elegance does not have to necessarily equate to purchasing expensive furniture, altering the floor plan, or completely repainting the house. Be creative! Spray-painting drawer handles and exposed pipes with a gold finish, purchasing bronze decoration pieces, and adding silver trimmings to seat cushions can all achieve the same effect! Furthermore, adding small touches here and there is a great way to experiment with the interior design of your HDB flat and see if it fits into the overall ambience.

3. Use a open-floor plan

Have you ever wondered why condominiums appear to be larger than HDB flats? This is because many of them have higher ceilings than HDB flats, creating the illusion of a spacious and open interior! Spaciousness often creates an inviting atmosphere where one can easily unwind after a long day at work. While this is not really achievable in a HDB flat, what we can learn and put into practice is with the rooms in HDB flats. Going for an open-floor plan will help you create the illusion of space, which

As a result, mirrors should be strategically placed in the HDB flat, such as the living room and dining room, where they can reflect the most light. It doesn’t even have to be a mirror; a highly reflective and shiny surface will work just as well.

4. Add a feature wall in each room

Break up the monotony of your walls and add contrast by adding a feature wall in each room of your HDB flat! By having a wall that is different, yet still in line with the overall interior design of your HDB flat, it creates a striking visual impact that is sure to catch the eye and make an impression. The feature wall can be something as simple as painting it a different colour from the rest of the walls or as complex as a mural.

5. Hide the bomb shelter

All HDB flats built after 1996 come equipped with a bomb shelter but the big white door and circular vent might often stick out like a sore thumb in your home. Luckily, there are a few design tricks that you can use to ensure that the bomb shelter blends in with the rest of your home decoration. Read here for more uses of your bomb shelter. In short, homeowners can add a feature wall in front of the bomb shelter to make it a part of your home’s interior design or using the space for another purpose e.g. a storeroom, pantry or a walk-in wardrobe.


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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