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What To Consider When Designing Your Luxury Apartment

What To Consider When Designing Your Luxury Apartment
By Philippine Tatler
June 26, 2018
Designing an apartment isn’t just about deciding which colours go well together or shopping for matching pieces. You have to consider various factors that will make or break the look and the feel of your apartment. To get you started on this long and often complicated process, here are some tips on how to design your living area, bedroom, and bathroom.
Courtesy of Singapore Tatler | Styling: Sarah Beaumont | Photography: Stephan Julliard
Courtesy of Singapore Tatler | Styling: Sarah Beaumont | Photography: Stephan Julliard

Before anything else, decide first on the design style. This is the perfect time to explore how your flat will embody your personality or even personal style. Whether you’re going for modern, minimalist, industrial, Scandinavian, Bohemian, or eco-friendly, settle on a theme to maintain design harmony and also make it easier for you to pick the pieces that will populate your rooms.

The mirror is strategically placed near a transparent glass door and panel, flooding the room with light and creating the illusion of space
The mirror is strategically placed near a transparent glass door and panel, flooding the room with light and creating the illusion of space

Living Area 

Since the living room is usually the first area that welcomes guests into a home, you may want to take particular care in designing it. A common issue with flats is the limited space, but you can work around this by decorating with mirrors. Look for a central location to place your mirror, put it near a light source, or position it across a window to make it seem like another one.  

Neutral colours make the space look neat and wide
Neutral colours make the space look neat and wide

Living Area (continued)

Neutral and soft colours can also help with this issue. When light hits the walls, it creates an illuminated look that gives off the illusion of space.

Tall bookshelves also highlight the room's vertical dimension
Tall bookshelves also highlight the room's vertical dimension

Living Area (continued)

If horizontal space is a bit tight, try inspecting the vertical dimension. You can put up small artworks vertically along the walls or hang floor to ceiling drapes to make the most of the height.

This bedroom prioritises comfort by keeping it simple and neat
This bedroom prioritises comfort by keeping it simple and neat

Bedroom 

Once you enter the bedroom, you leave all your worries behind. Therefore, the focus of your design should be bringing in as much comfort as possible. One sure-fire way to achieve this is by keeping the layout simple. Avoid cluttering your bedroom with things that do not have anything to do with sleeping or relaxing.

 

Those storage spaces underneath the wall-mounted bench eliminate the need for bulky wardrobes
Those storage spaces underneath the wall-mounted bench eliminate the need for bulky wardrobes

Bedroom (continued)

If space is also an issue, consider using modular furniture. You can go for a bed that has drawers underneath or a simple worktable that doubles as a dressing table instead of the usual items.

The bathroom should be a place you can completely unwind in | Furnishings by Kaldewei
The bathroom should be a place you can completely unwind in | Furnishings by Kaldewei

Bathroom

Most people neglect the bathroom because it’s not exactly a livable space like other parts of the house. But if the bedroom is a place to relax, the bathroom should be your private sanctuary. You will want to populate it with elements that will energise you as you start your day and help you calm down as you turn in for the night.

These small potted plants give life to a small and practical space
These small potted plants give life to a small and practical space

Bathroom (continued)

Bring nature into your bathroom by decorating with plants. If you have space on the countertops, you can place small potted plants. The corners of the room can also be accentuated with plants that grow vertically, like bamboo. If you have a tub and want to make it as cosy as you can, a vase of orchid should do the trick. If you want to be bold, you can hang some plants from curtain hooks or rods.

Related: Your luxury apartment is not complete without these elements

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