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8 Practical Master Bedroom Ideas for your HDB

Castlery|Mar 20, 2024

Your master bedroom is your personal sanctuary, a place of comfort and relaxation where you begin and end each day.

Whether you’ve just applied for your BTO and you’re looking for inspiration, or want to revamp your current bedroom setup, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we explore 8 HDB master bedroom ideas to transform your space into a haven of style and serenity.

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8 HDB master bedroom ideas

Install a glass partition

If you’re planning on merging rooms into one large bedroom, consider separating both rooms with a glass partition, especially if you’re planning to have a walk-in wardrobe.

Introducing glass partitions, like sliding doors or a glass wall, can make the space feel more expansive. It allows natural light to flow freely, creating a seamless connection between different areas of your room.

@ochre.home uses a glass partition to separate the Joseph Bed in Bouclé from the walk-in wardrobe.

Glass partitions provide a sense of transparency and an illusion of space, making your bedroom appear larger than it actually is. Plus, they add a modern, luxurious touch to the overall design.

Create a feature wall

A feature wall immediately becomes the focal point of your bedroom. By selecting a unique material, texture, or colour for this wall, you draw the eye and create a captivating centrepiece.

@livspacesg creates a unique rustic feature wall in the bedroom. Pictured: The Seb Bed with Bedside Table Set.

The feature wall should be a wall that naturally draws the eye, such as the one behind your bed or in direct line of sight from the entrance.

Using light colours for your feature wall like pastels or muted tones can also make the wall seem further away, creating the illusion of a bigger bedroom.

Recommended read: 10 Expert Tips on Styling Your HDB to Make it Seem Bigger

Use floor lamps

Floor lamps provide versatile lighting options in your bedroom and can serve various purposes, including ambient, task, or accent lighting. You can adjust the intensity and direction of the light to suit different activities and moods.

For example, you can position a floor lamp near a reading nook or a vanity area, offering the right amount of light for specific activities.

Floor lamps also act as visual focal points in your bedroom as they draw the eye and add a decorative element to the room. Consider selecting a floor lamp with an interesting base or shade that aligns with your bedroom's style.

The Faro Sculptural Floor Lamp features unique blocks that stack on top of each other.

Have a built-in wardrobe

A built-in wardrobe is a great and practical alternative to walk-in wardrobes as they take up much less space while still enhancing the functionality of your master bedroom.

HDB flats often have limited space, hence a built-in wardrobe can be custom-designed to fit the dimensions of your bedroom. This efficient use of space allows you to maximise your storage capacity while minimising wasted or unused areas.

The Dawson Bed is placed in front of a built-in wardrobe. Picture credits: @sginteriorkj and @albertd.photography

You can match the wardrobe's style, colour, and materials to the rest of the room's decor, creating a cohesive and visually appealing look.

Go for space-saving furniture

It's essential to maximise the use of space efficiently in a space with limited square footage. Consider a storage bed with built-in drawers, floating bedside tables, and wall-mounted shelves. These choices help declutter your room, making it appear more spacious and organised.

Spruce it up with artwork

A well-placed piece of art can serve as a focal point in the room, drawing the eye and adding visual interest. This can anchor your bedroom's design and contribute to a balanced look.

If your bedroom has a theme or colour scheme, select artwork that complements it. The colours in the art should harmonise with the room's palette and overall style.

@byfazlee and @yeecharmaine chose three pieces of artwork that complement the bedroom. Pictured: The Madison Bed with Seb Bedside Table Set.

Including artwork is also a hassle-free way to introduce colour and texture to your bedroom, breaking up monotonous or neutral tones.

Place a rug

Adding a rug to your HDB master bedroom can transform the look and feel of the space by adding texture, comfort, and a touch of luxury. The key is to choose the right material, size, and placement of the rug.

Consider placing a large, soft rug under your bed, extending beyond its edges, to create a cosy zone. A plush rug not only feels great underfoot but also adds warmth and a pop of colour to your bedroom's design.

The Dalton Storage Bed and Lilou Jute Area Rug. Picture credits: @ellisandhale

For something more practical, jute rugs are great options as opposed to wool as they are easier to maintain, especially in Singapore’s humid weather!

Place an armchair

If space allows, an armchair is a great addition to your bedroom to provide a comfortable spot for relaxation, reading, or simply unwinding. It offers an additional seating area apart from the bed, making your bedroom a more versatile and inviting space.

The Amber Bouclé Swivel Chair is a great addition to any bedroom.

Aside from being a comfortable place to lounge, armchairs also serve as a functional element in the bedroom. It's a convenient place to sit when putting on shoes, dressing, or even working on a laptop.

Recommended read: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Armchair

Designing a master bedroom in your HDB flat is all about creating a balance between aesthetics and functionality. These ideas can help you transform your master bedroom into a peaceful retreat for you to unwind and relax. Carefully select and combine these elements, and don’t be afraid to experiment with designs and placements to figure out what truly resonates with your preferences.

If you need more help creating the bedroom of your dreams, book a styling consultation and enjoy personalised space planning and styling advice from our Interior Stylists!

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