Letâ€™s look back on the year -Â Which spaces and styles did Singaporeans love? What were popular with local homeowners on our app and site?Â Whether the most shared or liked on social media, or a hit with our blog readers, we collate the top interior and renovation trends this year.Â
A clear winner with homeowners on our platform is the bright and airy Scandinavian style which helps provide an illusion of spaciousness.
Most Saved On Qanvast:Â Chapter One – Anchorvale Crescent
With clean-cut carpentry in a pale wood finishes, tons of white and a calm, pastel-colored palette to complement the space, this theme is one of the most liked on social media and saved on Qanvast.
The Runner-Up: The â€˜Newâ€™ Modern
Interior Designer: 82
The classic, monochromatic modern look is another trend loved by most homeowners – especially on Instagram. Its dramatic contrast offers a visual punch â€“ whilst still bringing a touch of timeless elegance.
Top 9 Instagram Posts in 2017
See an obvious trend? But not just any black-and-white space will do. This year, itâ€™s all about giving it a twist for a bit of fun.
Interior Designer: Habit
Still In Fashion: Japanese-Zen Abodes
Interior Designer: D5 Studio Image
Interior Designer: Ace Space Design
Featuring uncluttered designs and simple woodwork, the calm, Zen-like vibe Japanese-styled homes exude definitely calls out to our busy, frazzled souls. Or perhaps, itâ€™s just our obsession for all things MUJI hitting an all-time high.
Always Popular: Practical Ideas and Tips
Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio
Every renovation comes with its fair share of research and planning. As always, serious renovators are saving articles on practical ideas from our platform.
Interior Designer: 82
Images that did best from our Pinterest feed were unique storage solutions and functional ideas â€“ like this built-in wardrobe from Posh Home.Â While the most saved articles in 2017 mainly revolved around practical advice and must-know renovation tips.
Most Bookmarked Articles of 2017:
We All Love A Good Makeover Show
Just like how we love keeping our eyes peeled for a new episode of â€˜Fixer Upperâ€™ and â€˜Flip or Flopâ€™, our series of ‘Before & Afterâ€™ HDB makeover posts have become two of our most read blog articles this year.
Check out those jaw-dropping transformations again:
Obsessed: Achieving the ‘Privateâ€™ Look
Interior Designer: Mr. Shopper Studio
We all dream about living in a fancy condo or huge bungalow. So, anything that brings this fantasy to reality is a sure-hit with the crowd. In particular, homeowners love reading a good rags-to-riches story.
Interior Designer: Linear Space Concepts
Posts on how modest HDBs are transformed into living spaces that rival swanky private homes, or HDB flats that offer non-cookie-cutter living you wonâ€™t find anywhere else have captured the imaginations of ambitious homeowners (and curious onlookers) online.
Get the landed look for less with these top reader picks:
Most Importantlyâ€¦ Itâ€™s All About The Money
Interior Designer: Boon Siew D’sign
Just how expensive is renovating a home? Whether itâ€™s figuring out the right budget or money-saving designs, cost-related topics have been on the minds of many homeowners this year (or any year, really).Â
Interior Designer: akiHAUS
Make the most out of your moolah with these popular reads:
New year, new rules
Whether you agree (or disagree) with these trends listed – get started on a clean slate for your home with our 2018 trend forecast guide here.
Or simply make a resolution to kickstart on your homeâ€™s overhaul – and we can help! Request for a quote here, and we can match you up with 5 interior firms – based on your budget and style.
About Qanvast: Create a space you love today with Singaporeâ€™s first mobile platform. Qanvast (pronounced as â€˜canvasâ€™) connects homeowners to trusted home professionals. Browse for reviews, renovation prices and portfolios from interior designer firms in Singapore at your fingertips!