The last year was a year of true excitement in the world of design. Designers had fun with new shapes, colours and textures. If you’re looking for inspiration, this year has it in spades. You’ll find bold colours that let you express who you are, wonderfully layered surfaces and warmly inviting textured materials just asking for your fingers. This is also the time to have fun with it all, place your items in Self Storage Alexandra and update those plain vanilla rooms.

oriental interior design

Bold Colours

Bold colours were seen in rooms all over Singapore last year. The use of bold colour add interest to rooms that might otherwise feel drab. Think about your favourites. You might like blue. Look to shades like cobalt that bring the intensity. A shade like tangerine or emerald offers that look that immediately says someone with lots of style lives here. It’s best to stick to one or two bold colors in any space. This allows the occupant to have asingle focus rather than multiple colours that might otherwise feel too bright. Bring in a few less intense shades for colour balance. If you can’t commit to one colour, another option is to install LED coloured lights in your home. This way you can mix it up and control which colour your room is.

coloured LED lights for home

Focus on the Ceiling

The ceiling is an essential part of the room. It doesn’t have to be a blank space. Now is the time to think about how to draw attention to it effectively. In 2019, designers showed off the possibilities inherent in this part of the home. For example, this is a great place to use understated lighting. Lighting can be placed along the edges of the ceiling to bring in additional drama at night. During the day, paint it a different colour than the rest of the room. It’s all about using all parts of the room effectively to create a coherent space.

yellow and grey interior design

Large Natural Plants

Plants are a great choice in any apartment. They offer an easy way to bring in lots of greenery and outside feeling even if your only personal outdoor space is a small terrace. 2019 was the year designers thought about plants as an integral part of any home design plan. Designers went large with their plant choices and you should do the very same. Large plants are a good option for those who like to make a statement. Consider plants with broad leaves and pretty flowers. They’ll end add endless colour while also requiring little care to look fabulous.

indoor plants

Multi-functional spaces

Spaces can be tight. Designers are increasingly recognizing this with rooms that do double duty. Renovate your home and place your items in Self Storage Alexandra as you bring in items that are going to make it so much easier to get things done. For example, if you have a home office, you can make it more functional with a coffee table that doubles as a second desk. The top of the coffee table can be pulled upwards from the base. This kind of desk makes it possible to have two people working in the same space at the same time.

white desk with storage

Textured surfaces

Texture is in and likely to be so in the new year. Now is the time to bring it home. Think about the kind of textures you like best and use them to create a welcome space. A thick, tufted rug, for example, can be placed against the floor for added interest, warmth and pleasing comfort. Take your favourite throw pillows and recover them with different fabrics. You can use all sorts of different textures including satin, silk and velvet for a luxurious look that’s just right for guests. Less fussy fabrics like cotton are idea for everyday use.

grey and textured interior design

Layered surfaces

Layering has many advantages. Now is the time to bring out your items from Self Storage Alexandra and show them off. Think about different colours, patterns and materials. Choose one main pattern to serve as the backdrop for the rest of your plans. Add in one pattern that’s a little more subtle. Then you can bring one or two others for elegant contrast. Each layer can be brought in and out as the seasons change. This makes it easy to keep things fresh and new. A few basic changes in your layering plans can create a whole new look.