Space tends to be limited for urban city dwellers. In Singapore, the median size of new condos has shrunk significantly over the last decade. The average size of condo units has fallen from 116 sqm in 2007 to 71 sqm in 2020.
Everyone wants to make the most out of the space they have. Your living room is the most important room in your home. It is the place where you unwind and relax after a long day at work or enjoying a slow breakfast before heading off to work. It’s also the first glimpse of your home where most people will notice when they enter the space, so it helps to have a design that speaks of your character and style you are going for.
Whether it’s an HDB apartment or a private home, here are some ideas and tips when designing the living room. Your living room should invite people to want to hang out in your apartment, so you’ll want to make it both cozy and inviting at the same time.
Living Room Interior Design Tips For Small Singapore Homes
Before you start planning your living room interior design, there are a few key elements you should keep in mind. Use this checklist to make sure you create the perfect living room interior design space:
1. Choose a soothing color palette
This is the starting point and key when it comes to pulling together a theme you want. If you’re going for a specific design style such as coastal then you’ll want to stick to that specific color palette when designing your living room. Choose white and soothing color tones, it helps to make the space look bigger by reflecting light off of every surface and gives more depth to the room.
2. Let as much natural light in as possible
Natural light will help even the smallest of spaces feel bright and airy. Opt for sheer white, floor-to-ceiling curtains and big glass windows to bring a light, airy feel to the bedroom. If your space dont have much natural light, try using mirrors or light colored curtains / blinds to enhance its effect.
3. It's all about the furniture
When buying furniture, note the scale. You'd want it to be proportionate to the size of the space, try not to hide all of the floor. Invest furniture that are more "leggy" instead of chunky looking ones so that there's more breathing room, it helps create a sense of openness and movement
4. Create a focal point
A feature wall adds a depth to the living room, and draws the eye to a focal point. It is important to ensure that your wallpaper flows well with your furniture, flooring and other decor to achieve a look you want. Plus, wallpapers can make a small space look bigger. For example, using a striped wallpaper has a lengthening effect for the room, making the room seem bigger than it is.
5. Plan for Hidden Storage and wallpaper our cupboard
Another tip for optimizing your living room space usage is to create hidden storage. This allows you to keep your items, keep the living room’s look as neat as possible without clashing with the overall look. You can create a feature-hidden storage wall by wallpaper the wardrobe doors.
Wallpapers ideas to create a focal point for living rooms
With a little creativity and some careful planning, you can achieve a focal point in your living room without breaking the bank. Wallpapers are definitely a great way to incorporate texture and patterns at an affordable price. Here are some wallpaper designs which we think will suit living room:
Scenery Wallpaper for Living Room
Enjoy scenic views without ever going outside. From dusky morning views to majestic forests, find yourself surrounded by nature’s best with a feature wall to stylize the walls of your home with a perfect scenic ambiance.
Scenery Wallpaper: Boathouse Blues, Landscape
Anyone who loves the sea and shore would find this scene familiar. Boathouses lined up just by the water. Everything has a blue tone. A modern and relaxing scene for your space.
Featured: Boathouse Blues, Landscape Wallpaper
Scenery Wallpaper: Swaying Reed
Experience summer in its full beauty – a calm breeze from the ocean quietly sways the reed. Dress the room with that sense of coast and sea at its best. This wallpaper is repeatable sideways and works just as well on one or several walls in the room.
Featured: Swaying Reed, Wallpaper
Scenery Wallpaper: Dusk Breeze
Wildflowers set against an expansive sky – bring in the calming effects of nature into your own home with the Dusk Breeze wallpaper.
Featured: Dusk Breeze, Wallpaper
Nature Inspired wallpaper for Living Room
Relax and unwind with nature all around you. If you're a nature lover, why not bring a bit of the outside into your personal spaces and create a stunning feature wall.
Nature Inspired Wallpaper: Sea Foam
Reminiscent of waves and its varied textures, this wallpaper features a repeated design that reminds us of the swirling seas. Match it with either contemporary or retro furnishings for that statement wall. A modern and chic way to spruce up your living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or office spaces. Comes in 5 colourways.
Pictured: Sea Foam, Wallpaper
Nature Inspired Wallpaper: Kasumisou
A warm textured wallpaper design, with an organic arrangement of gypsophila twigs and flower buds instantly brings softness and serenity to a space. Create a soft and warm ambience with this wallpaper design that is also highly adaptable to your personal space. It can be oriented in portrait or landscape orientations, making it suitable for wide or tall walls in your space.
Go with lighter furniture to create a light atmosphere or with darker furnishings to create a look that is highly contrasted, we believe it’ll look great nonetheless
Pictured: Kasumisou Wallpaper
Nature Inspired Wallpaper: Palm Paradise
Get warm, breezy vibes with our updated Palm Paradise wallpaper, with luscious green palm trees. A great way to style this is to match it against wooden furnishing- it makes this mural stand out all the more. Perfect for any space in your home. This wallpaper design will work great as a feature wall in your living rooms, bedrooms, or offices too.
Pictured: Palm Paradise Wallpaper
Faux Materials and Texture for your Living Room
Looking to incorporate natural materials into your space without having to spend a huge cost? No matter whether it’s a sophisticated black marble wallpaper, realistic brick effect designs or rugged concrete for an industrial style apartment, you’ll always find something you love. Wallpaper is now being made to realistically resemble other materials and wall finishes, such as wood, bricks, marble and tiles.
Textural Wallpaper: Rustic White Panels
Add a natural, wabi-sabi touch to your space with this panelling design that resembles recycled (or offcut) planks with white paint patina that shows age and imperfections. Each panel is approximately 13cm wide with a 2–5mm groove between each panel. Instantly introduces a long-lasting, wabi-sabi look. Suitable for living rooms and dining areas.
Rustic White Panel Wallpaper
Textural Wallpaper: Hardwood Panels
Pictured: Hardwood Panels, Wallpaper
Textural Wallpaper: Opulent Marble
This wallpaper has a unique hand-drawn gold pattern on marble. The perfect partnership of classic and contemporary, this mural will open your space and give a feeling of grandeur and opulence to your living areas. This wallpaper design will go well in your living rooms, bedroom, dining room, or anywhere you choose to place it.
Pictured: Opulent Marble, Wallpaper
Textural Wallpaper: Emerald Tiles
Featuring a repeated tile pattern in a nice wash to give that well-worn look, this emerald tiles wallpaper is perfect to dress up any space in your home. Definitely a statement piece.Use this wallpaper design in your living rooms, bedrooms, offices, kitchens and bathrooms. A versatile design that will be able to fit into many different rooms.
Pictured: Emerald Tiles, Wallpaper
Art Deco for your living room
Invite the lush and opulence to your living room with an art deco wallpaper, featuring geometric, art deco and abstract wallpapers.
Art Deco Wallpaper: Stella Arch Geometric
Create a classic space with a modern touch. Our Stella mural is a arch design with a clean and contemporary style. The arch geometric shapes are paired with a bold and grey color palette – which feels nostalgic and fresh at the same time! Make the accent wall in your laid-back living room, calming bedroom, welcoming dining room, or colorful office space.
Pictured: Stella Arch Geometric Wallpaper
Art Deco Wallpaper: Gingham
Looking for a style that never grows old? Our Gingham wallpaper features a visual linen texture that is both fun and versatile for your space. An easy and breezy way to refresh your homes and walls.
Pictured: Gingham, Wallpaper
Art Deco Wallpaper: Dome Ombre Gradient
This floor to ceiling dome wallpaper features a dome ombre gradient on a white background, comes in a faded and gradient composition of varied tones. It creates stylish feature for your wall, suitable for decorative backdrops or pretty just on its own.
Pictured: Dome Ombre Gradient, Wallpaper
Art Deco Wallpaper: Geometric Panorama
Designed in collaboration with @houseofchais, this wallpaper draws your eye to the underlying intricate details of the pattern bringing dimension and a modern update to your space.
Art Deco Wallpaper: Confetti Party
Energise your space with a fun and vibrant confetti background! This Wallpaper is treated with stamp ink treatment, and plays around with texture to dress up the otherwise white walls. Suitable for all genders and ages and for commercial and residential places. Great on its own as an accent wall or with styling.
Pictured: Confetti Party, Wallpaper
Whether your style is traditional or modern, relaxed or formal, bold or minimalist, your living room should be a place where you can feel safe, comfortable and spend quality time with friends, family or just yourself. There’s an art to decorating a room that looks great and works well for you. Use these living room design ideas to make your living room a comfortable, inviting place to gather with family and friends. For more living room wallpaper ideas, head to living room wallpaper selection here.
Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?
We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.
Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!
Benefits of our wallpapers:
- High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
- Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
- Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects.
- Antimicrobial Protection
- Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
- Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
- Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.
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