#10 Practical Lessons for Small HDB Bedrooms Design [Tips by Weiken]

While Singapore BTO & HDB flats have been getting smaller overtime, it doesn’t mean we can’t have our dreaming bedrooms come true. In contrast, do you know that a proper layout & design can totally create a miracle in turning a small bedroom into a functional & spacious haven without sacrificing the beauty & style?

Struggling with Small HDB Bedrooms Design? We Know Your Pains!

We all feel the pain living in a HDB / BTO flat today, especially when we struggle to incorporate our favourite stuffs to the tiny master bedrooms (there’s simply never enough space for our demand).

…Yes, I’m talking about your bedrooms, the 1st place you start a new day, the last place to end a day & also the place where you will spent 1/3 of your life!

While Singapore BTO & HDB flats have been getting smaller overtime, it doesn’t mean we can’t have our dreaming bedrooms come true. In contrast, do you know that a proper layout & design can totally create a miracle in turning a small bedroom into a functional & spacious haven without sacrificing the beauty & style?

Don’t believe me? Let’s read 10 practical Lessons below (by Weiken) and start transforming your bedroom into a wonderful place.

10 Practical Lessons for Small HDB Bedrooms Design

#Lesson 1: Use A Platform

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Project: 4-Room HDB at 104A CANBERRA ST

Consider incorporating a platform when designing your bedroom!

Having a platform under your beds not only helps bring a clean & tidy look for your bedroom, but also enhance the functionality by providing extra hidden storage (Either sliding-out OR top-opening style).

#Lesson 2: Place Your Bed At The Corner

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Project: 3-Room HDB at 353B Anchorvale Lane

Although some people may disagree with me and think this layout will limit their choices of directions to access the beds, placing your beds at the corner is really an effective solution to make the most of your space.

#Lesson 3: Room Combination

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Project: 4-Room Condo at 9A RIVERSOUND RESIDENCE

If your bedroom’s area is too small, why not consider hacking down the wall and combine 2 consecutive rooms together. Yes I know this may possibly lead to an extra cost (for hacking work involved) but it’s worth the price since the new space will be really much bigger and more comfortable!

#Lesson 4: Use Neutral Colour Tone (Go Soft on Colors)

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Project: 4-Room HDB at 462D YISHUN AVE 6

Color always plays the vital role in interior design & home decor. That’s why when choosing the painting color for your bedrooms, it’s much better to stick with light & neutral color (White, Citrus Hue, Grey, Purple, Pink) to make the room looks spacious!

#Lesson 5: A "Bay Window Seat" May Work For You

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Project: 4-Room HDB at 591A ANG MO KIO STREET 51

Rather than putting too many random seats around your bedroom, why not try incorporating a bay window seat? It can possibly become a wonderful area for reading books or simply taking a look through the window for relaxation.

Let’s get inspired by the Weiken’s design above and try connecting a bay window seat into your existing bedside vanity (it works like a charm!)

#Lesson 6: Recessed Shelves In The Walls

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Project: 5-Room HDB at 587 WOODLANDS DRIVE 6

Well, if you want more storage spaces but not a fan of too many blocks present in the bedroom, an in-built shelf (in the wall) will be a must-go option for you. Additionally, recessed shelves also brings the modern & luxury look for your bedroom.

#Lesson 7: Tricks With Mirrors

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Project: 5-Room HDB at BLK 487B CHOA CHU KANG AVE 5

The clever use of mirrors inside the bedroom well reflects the light throughout the room, thus providing more exposure & making every inches of your space looks sharper and brighter.

More importantly, the presence of mirrors also help create an illusion of a bigger bedrooms. However, please be careful when choosing the place for the mirrors. Below are some ideal position:

  • Near the window
  • At the corner
  • At L-shape wardrobe

(Avoid hanging the mirrors on the wall opposite the bed, or facing the entrance door for a good health and peaceful sleep)

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Project: 5-Room HDB at 587 Woodlands Drive 6

#Lesson 8: Bring The Nature into Your Bedroom

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Project: 4-Room Condo at 95E Jalan Sendudok

The presence of some flower pots or indoor plants inside the bedrooms creates prominent elements for your space and make it look more eye-catching.

#Lesson 9: Light Supplying

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Project: 5-Room HDB at 831 WOODLANDS ST 83

When I mention “light”, it doesn’t always mean “artificial light” (from lamps), but also the “natural light”. Yes, that’s true, the more sunlight you can bring to the bedroom, the bigger your room will look (it’s also good for your health).

Addition to the natural light, I will recommend you to install some decorative lights along the walls. Especially if your bedroom is long and narrow, this will be a great tip to make the illusion of a larger space.

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Project: Landed House at BELGRAVIA VILLA AMK AVE 5

#Lesson 10: See-though Wardrobe

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Project: Studio at ST THOMAS WALK

Avoid boxing up your wardrobe inside the master bedroom, instead, try to utilise the glass panels to make your room more transparent & brighter!

Conclusion

I hope these 10 lessons will inspire you to transform the current small HDB bedroom into a functional & cozy space today. For more reliable advice & unique ideas of home decor & renovation, please feel free to navigate to Weiken’s best project designs OR contact Weiken now!

Yours Sincerely,

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