Creating your Pinterest Home!


Creating your Pinterest Home!

On today’s BTO home design series, we will be introducing three unique and fun designs, namely the Eclectic, retro and monochrome design! These designs would make your home look like it’s straight out of Pinterest, so do read on to find out more!

First up, we have the Eclectic home design. When someone is referred to as eclectic, it would mean that they have a wide range of styles or sources. So in this case, an Eclectic design would simply mean different trends and patterns coming together to create a beautiful home! 

Image: https://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/uncategorized/charming-eclectic-homes-thatll-leave-you-inspired/

Eclectic interior design is all about showcasing your personality in a room - involving a mishmash of trends and styles that result in a collective whole. This might sound daunting, but it definitely works when the right styles are pulled together. It is up to the homeowners what patterns they wish to feature and what colours they want to use when going with an Eclectic design. There are no rules really, except to have fun with the freedom that it provides!

Image: https://blog.modsy.com/style-ideas/eclectic-design/eclectic-interior-design-style-living-rooms/

Some key tips for an Eclectic design to look put together would be 1) to pick a colour palette and stick to it, 2) create a balance in the home, for example having a neutral wall if your furniture is bold and 3) don’t overcrowd! Experiment and play around with the different textures and styles, and you will be sure to find the perfect mix that screams you! 

Next, we have the retro design. A common misconception about Retro design is that the home is designed to look old - but that’s not the case! Retro style is usually inspired by the 1950s to 1970s era, and is recreated to give off a vintage vibe, almost like going back in time. Retro interior style is a popular style among homeowners, as it offers them an escape from modern life, allowing them to experience nostalgia. 

Image: https://www.coroflot.com/dg_architect/Retro-house-interior-design

Retro home style has a lively and fun vibe to it, with the use of bright colours and bold designs to give the home that flair. Imagine all the loud and flamboyant prints that were popular in the 60s in your home, that is essentially what makes up a retro style home! 

Image: https://www.interiio.sg/article/definitive-guide-to-retro-interior-design-style

How to create the retro look for your home? That question might be at the top of your head. Colour plays a big part in creating the retro feel, so if you’re considering a retro home, some popular colour choices would be avocado green and mustard yellow. Of course, you’re not restricted to these colours - different eras have their own distinct retro colours that you could adapt to your homes, so it’s really up to your preferences and style! Besides colour, textures also help create the retro vibes in your home. Look for heavy and elaborate prints, and have these patterns on your cushions, rugs and sofas to give off that funky look! 

Let’s take a break from all the bold and funky styles and introduce our next design - monochrome design. In contrast to the previous two designs, the monochrome design is a lot more toned down, but definitely still a fun style to work with! It never goes out of style with these two basic colours: black and white, which is why monochrome is still a popular choice among homeowners up till today. 

Image: https://www.design4space.com.sg/2019/03/04/5-hdb-renovations-in-singapore-you-wont-believe-were-done-on-a-30000-budget/

Although colours help to create a lively environment in the home and provide us with a burst of energy, sticking to just one color scheme helps to create a soothing and relaxing environment. Furthermore, sticking to one colour palette means you don’t have to worry about coordinating colours, as all you have to really do is to apply colour theory and come up with a range of hues to apply in your home. Effortless yet still classy, this is why monochrome style is so highly sought after!

Image: https://iconinterior.com.sg/portfolio/items/circuit-road-block-18d/

One tip for homeowners who are seeking to create a monochrome look for your home would be to be aware of the dominant colour that you choose! For instance, if you intend to use more black than white in your home, then one worry might be that a lot of light enters the house since black absorbs heat. Thus, you should introduce metallic in your home to reflect light around the room, creating lesser heat. 

Therefore, to avoid the trickiness of matching colours or the dilemma of choosing colours for your future home, Monochrome design could be an easy or rather straightforward choice. Stay gold with this combination!

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