Muji interior design concept



The Muji interior design concept is probably the most enduring style over the last five years. Since the mushrooming of the Japanese home and lifestyle stores around the island, many Singaporeans continue to draw inspiration from its minimalism and plain organic textures. This 4 room HDB resale unit along Upper Serangoon Crescent is no different. Like many public housing dwellers in Singapore, homeowners wanted their already small living space to appear spacious, clean and airy. Hence, Interior Designer Summer Lim guided her creative process by the Muji values of  simplicity, practicality and quality.

hdb resale kitchen and dining open concept in muji interior design style
HDB entrance shoe cabinet settee and display cabinet open concept


First, customised carpentry and storage solutions are a must to keep clutter hidden. For example, top and bottom kitchen cabinet design maximises the home’s vertical space, while cabinets beneath the kitchen island counter facilitate food preparation for a fully functional Muji theme kitchen.


Second, Summer suggested hacking off the service yard wall. Similar to most HDB nowadays, the service yard walls hinder natural light from streaming into the home. Consequently, glass screens replace concrete walls, brightening the home.  

muji style hdb kitchen renovation and interior design hack off service yard wall and kitchen island with cabinets
muji interior design concept ktichen cabinet design

muji themed hdb kitchen and living room


4 room hdb resale renovation: Muji interior design concept

Furthermore, custom built platform beds replace typical metal bed frames in the HDB bedrooms. Whittling down the furniture to a sparse amount creates a minimalistic interior. Easy on the eyes, perfect for nailing the Muji aesthetic. Next, a muted colour scheme is essential to pulling off a zen home. Pale oak laminate is artfully paired with concrete vinyl flooring for the kitchen, living and dining areas. The combination of natural elements present a harmoniously clean aesthetic, emblematic of a Muji theme HDB home. 

HDB master bedroom with floating tv console and full height custom wardrobe in muji style


niche wall display units hdb resale



4 room HDB resale bathroom renovation muji style wood tile bathroom vanity


muji style HDB bathroom with vanity mirror shelf

simple bedroom interior design


time and cost to renovate the 4 room HDB resale

Finally, a daub of home styling. Juz Interior’s home stylist and decorator, Christine, pieces together elegant pieces of decor. Neither fussy nor pointless, the selected Muji style decor items are sensible and practical. 

Renovations for the 4 room resale HDB home cost $75,000. Works done are carpentry, electrical, hacking, painting and plumbing. Our business associates Hafary, Hup Kiong, EDL, Admira, Lamitak, Wood Culture and T-square supplied tiles and laminates. 

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Finally, ready to start your renovation journey? Get in touch with our team of professional interior designers today. 

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