Space-enhancing designs are a must in any Singapore home. And if you have the benefit of aesthetics with it, it’s a win-win! Our designers have crafted numerous HDBs and condos around the city and we collated the best living rooms out of them. These living room ideas will surely inspire you for your next renovation. So borrow away!

#1: Centred furniture layout for a wheelchair-accessible living room

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Who livs here: Amy Law with her husband Marcus Tan, their two daughters and Amy’s parents
Location: The Riversails
Size of home: 127 sqm
Design team: Interior Designer Herry Tan, Project Manager Kent Loke and Business Manager Andrea Rodriguez
Living room style: Minimal

If you love minimal and sophisticated living room ideas, then you must take a cue from this. This living room is filled with natural light, neutral colours and plenty of wooden elements. The oak wood wall panel and display shelves are ideal for showing off your favourite collectables. A mirror panel next to the batten wall makes this space appear larger than it actually is. A centred furniture layout makes this living room elder-friendly too.

#2: Grunge is the name of the game here

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Who livs here: Nigel Ng and Madaline Chin and their toddler daughter
Location: 612B Tampines Greenweave, Singapore
Size of home: 5-room HDB spanning 100 sqm
Design team: Interior Designer Jake Tong and Project Manager Ricky Lee
Living room style: Industrial

If you are someone who cannot have enough of the edgy, industrial theme, then take notes! Our designer opted for a semi-finished look for the walls and floor as a part of the industrial theme for this living room. Bold lighting effects, insightful design choices, and intriguingly dark finishes make this one of our favourite living room ideas. Greys, dark wood shades and accents of black dominate the design theme here.

#3: Making the most of an open layout

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Who livs here: Kader S. with Malikka Begum and their toddler son
Size of home: 5-room HDB BTO spanning 112 sqm
Design team: Interior Designer Kader S.
Living room style: Modern Mediterranean

Memoirs of a bygone era are brought to life with skilful design in this living room. Colours and lights can be used to recreate a Mediterranean feel—just like our designer has done here for this open layout living room. The designer also put in ample space to display accessories in the TV unit. There’s so much inspiration to draw from this living room. Especially, how to design a room in a specific theme, yet keep it functional.

#4: A living room designed to look seamless and functional

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Who livs here: See Zhibin and Tong Shuyi
Type of home: 5-room HDB BTO spanning 92 sqm
Design team: Interior Designer Jake Tong and Project Manager Ricky Lee
Living room style: Minimal

This is one of those living room ideas that will teach you how to design on a budget, yet not compromise on style. The soon-to-be-married couple residing here wanted a space where they could entertain friends and family regularly. Therefore, we gave them an L-shaped sofa that accommodates plenty of people at a time. And for extra seating, you have a cushioned option by the window! Each wooden panel here has intricate detailing as opposed to having plain textures.

#5: An all-white theme for a home-bound couple

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Who livs here: Ivan and HuiMin
Location: 58 Havelock Road, Singapore
Size of home: 3 Room HDB spanning 69 sqm
Design team: William Chong for interior design
Living room style: Scandinavian

Ivan and HuiMin, the couple residing here, insisted on using plenty of white finishes for their HDB. Given the square footage of their HDB, our designer was in complete agreement with them. White is famous for opening up compact spaces and this is a great example of that. Also, notice the feature wall behind the TV unit? This is created using ash white ply that is rather basic, keeping the design clean and uncluttered. This living room gives us cosy feels!

We hope you draw some great inspiration from these selected living room ideas. If you want to save some bucks, you should check out these 9 Simple Ways to Give Your Home a Professional Touch.

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