Top 4 Living Room Designs By Swiss Interior

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Some design inspo for the centrepiece of the home

In every home, its heart and soul are undoubtedly centred around its living room. This is where people spend their time unwinding after a long day, where people congregate and conversations and fellowship take place, where the life and vibrancy of parties occur, and where a multitude of other activities can happen. If your home were a body, think of the living room as the central nervous system, which controls and informs how the rest of the rooms would operate and function.

And so, when you are deciding on what type of design theme your home would want to adopt, one of the best ways of starting your interior design journey would be from the living room. Because it will be the largest living space in terms of floor area, you’ll find that once you’ve ironed out the aesthetics of the living room, designing the rest of the rooms would be a breeze.

Join us as we bring you through our list of four unique living room designs by local design firm Swiss Interior, where we’ll talk about some of the plus points and drawbacks of the design, and also tips on how you can achieve a similar look for your own living room.

1. Compact and Cosy 

The first living room design belongs to a quaint xx-room condominium apartment. If you have sharp eyes, you might just notice that the unit has a very impressive view from the living room overlooking the shipping port area, which gives off where this unit is located at.

Utilising a mix of contrasting neutral colours as well as uncomplicated and functional fittings, the home’s relatively small living room is a simple and cosy space that invites you to relax and soak in the beautiful sights of the port as well as the Southern horizon of Singapore. Featuring a TV, sofa, carpet, coffee table and some hidden cupboards and cabinets, the space is really as no-frills as they come, and is just like how any other living room would look like.

That being said, we like the choice of colours used for the design; a mix of light, earthy tones contrasted with a dark, bolder colour to create a sense of welcomeness to the space, and of course, to seamlessly break up the monotony of the majority light hues that envelop the rest of the home.

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If your home is a relatively small one and you’re starved for space, one of the main challenges that you’ll face is how to effectively utilise the space available, so that your living room will look welcoming and spacious enough to host people, rather than appear squeezy and cramped.

One of the easiest ways to navigate this is to be smart about your furniture choices. Unless you like to live life on the edge, most living rooms would have a sofa, which will usually be the item that takes up the most space in the living room. Choose a sofa that will complement the room and not occupy too much space, and sometimes this may mean not going for your first choice of sofas. After all, you want the living room to be inviting and spacious enough for people to walk around and move in and out. The same principle can apply to other bulky living room features, such as a coffee table or a TV console.

2. Warm and Welcoming

Another living room design from Swiss Interior that we love belongs to a xx-room HDB flat in xx. 

Adopting a minimalist Scandinavian design, the living room is awash with the iconic neutral hues of white and light brown, with some pockets of light contrast coming from the slightly darker light grey tones of the sofa set and nearby dining table chairs.

If you’re going for a majority white palette for your interior, look for opportunities to introduce contrast, so that the space won’t look too white and overwhelming. This can be in the form of darker colours for furniture, or choose a flooring surface that contrasts the white but doesn’t come across as too jarring, like a simple wood laminate surface.

For lighting options, consider using warm light instead of white light, so that you can create a welcoming mood in the space. In this case, the light brown of the floor seamlessly complements the yellowish lighting of the nearby dining area, accentuating the warmth and welcoming vibe of the living room.

3. Modern and Sleek

If a warm and homely vibe isn’t really your thing, you can always go in the opposite direction for a more modern and sleek design, that conveys coolness and a depth of complexity and opulence.

Instead of pairing white with warm earthy tones like brown, go for a more monochromatic palette, using various shades of grey and black. To inject a bit of fun and variety, you can also introduce patterns and textures to areas like the walls, floor or counter/table tops, rather than having to settle for just plain surfaces.

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For this home (a xx-bedder located at xx), we like how having the luxury of space has really allowed the homeowners to play around with the various surfaces while retaining the monochromatic and clean aspects of the design. For instance, having the TV feature wall decked out in black creates a nice bold statement, which stands out from the rest of the wall space that it sits on. You might also notice the various hidden storage spaces, which are all seamlessly integrated with the decor and away from sight, to ensure the uncluttered principle of the theme.

4. Busy and Bustling

Of course, you don’t really have to go for a Minimalist style just because it’s popular. Ultimately, go for the style that best suits not only your budget but also your personality. It’s your home after all!

One of our favourite designs from Swiss Interior belongs to an executive resale HDB flat that’s been decorated in the photo below to usher in the Christmas season. Going for a more rustic theme, this home marries wood tones with warm yellow lighting to create a welcoming mood in the living room. Complete with cute Christmas ornaments to usher in the Christmas spirit, the overall living room comes across as a very vibrant and lively space for people to gather and enjoy each other’s company.

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According to Swiss Interior, doses of gold accent and orange lighting were also incorporated throughout the home so as to further accentuate the luxurious and elegant vibes of the room, which contributes to forging a wonderfully sophisticated and warm aesthetic!

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