Beginner's Guide To Interior Design

Interior Design

Getting To Terms With Interior Design In Singapore

Singapore is one of the most fascinating places to both work and visit - but if you're going to be on the island for any length of time then you'll want to make sure that your home, which will usually be an apartment features interior design that will make it a refuge from the normally frenetic pace of the city.

Interior design in Singapore can be influenced by the regional preferences which in turn have been influenced by the various cultures that can be found in countries which surround the 'Little Red Dot' as it is called by locals.

Design influences from Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian and island cultures all play a part in making Singapore one of the most exciting places in the world to furnish a home. The will be beginner's guide to interior design.

There are numerous interior design companies that can make the job of furnishing and decorating a home a completely painless process. These companies have many years of experience in catering to the large and ever changing ex pat population of the island and can make sound recommendations as to which furnishings will suit individual lifestyles.

However for those who want to take on the task themselves or simply want to explore what the region has to offer as gar as interior design is concerned prior to asking professionals to take over there are many approaches that will quickly bring even the least experienced o f budding interior designers up to speed with what is on offer.

If you have a sense of adventure and are looking for some eclectic design pieces then wandering through the ground floor areas of some of the HDB units on the island might pay huge dividends. Many of the public housing apartment blocks have second hand shops that have some magnificent pieces which will provide talking points for any home. Take along a Singaporean who might be bale to help out with any language barriers that arise - although most owners of these shops speak excellent English.

For those on the lookout for newer interior design highlights and art there are some fabulous shops, as well as art galleries on Dempsey Hill in Singapore. Here you will find local and international pieces that are both extremely attractive and excellent investments.

Dempsey Hill and the Bukit Timah suburbs also have excellent shops where Asian inspired interior design pieces can be sourced. These are well worth investigating for those who want to get under the skin of some of the fabulous interior design opportunities presented by living in Southeast Asia.

For those who want to keep things light and minimalist there are also numerous furniture and decor retailers on Singapore's main shopping district around Orchard Road. These retailers specialize in interior design in Singapore and also stock well recognized Western decor brands - as well as Asian influenced pieces.

For those wishing to save money and still enjoy comfortable minimalist decor then the fallback of IKEA is where they should head for - Singapore's IKEA outlet is a bustling hive of activity and it is possible to decorate the entirety of a home's interior with their offerings.