9 Farmhouse Style Homes in Singapore for Rustic Feels
Forget Scandi. There’s another popular interior design theme on the block and it’s the farmhouse style. Increasing popular with homeowners in Singapore, this style features plenty of homey vibes, rustic textures and a whole lot of heart. If this sounds like your kind of thing, strap on those cowboy boots and let’s hit the country road with these homes in Singapore.
1. A Breath of Fresh Air
Too many rustic details, and your home can feel somewhat visually heavy and dated. To counter this, the designer opted for whitewashed walls and a lighter colour palette to help visually balance the farmhouse elements in this BTO flat.
The pitched roof, a key characteristic in country homes, gives the illusion of a taller space. Decked out in wooden ceiling beams, the apartment feels just like the interiors of a barn. Mimicking the slopes of the ceiling are the herringbone patterned wood floors, which run through the entire home.
Design: Fifth Avenue Interior
2. Bucolic Pastures
Woodgrain laminates line the walls of this open-concept Punggol flat, enveloping the home in a warm and cosy vibe. To keep things looking modern, the homeowners opted for neutral-hued furniture pieces that had cleaner lines and simpler forms.
One of the bedrooms was converted into a guest room and a lounge area for unwinding, complete with a comfy daybed by the window and a wall swathed in a scene of a rural, hilly countryside. The ceiling was also covered in an image of the blue sky, imbuing the space with a bucolic vibe that will make the occupants feel completely relaxed.
Design: Starry Homestead
3. Warm Welcome
Here’s a farmhouse style home that will make any guest feel right at home, with its cosy seating and generous eating areas. Flexible bi-fold room dividers allow the different zones in the home to be kept opened to one another, so that visitors can move around freely.
The heart and soul of any farmhouse style home is the kitchen, and this home makes it the centrepiece. The kitchen here features a large marble-topped island, complete with counter seating so that guests can still interact with the hosts while they prepare food. Shaker style cabinets and a brick-style wall allude to the farmhouse theme, while glass upper cabinets help to keep things looking modern rather than archaic.
Design: Dots N Tots
Location: Jurong West
4. Thinking Savvy
This woody farmhouse style home packs a punch in clever design elements, including the shoe storage panel that conceals the bomb shelter and the glass encased kitchen which keeps the fumes and grease out while keeping things light and airy in the flat.
Notice the detachable living room storage console, which doubles as a coffee table for when there’s a need for one. Otherwise, the piece tucks neatly beneath the TV set, and takes up no more extra room than necessary. Another feature we are really into is the pair of swings located in the living room, lending an idyllic setting to the space.
Design: 3D Innovations
5. Rustic Retreat
This home sees a wide variety of wood textures, thanks to the use of different woodgrain laminates, creating a sense of rusticity, a trait common in the farmhouse style. Barn-style doors and custom-designed wardrobe fronts also pay tribute to the country theme.
Despite the small cooking space, the kitchen comes with a walk-in pantry, which provides excellent organisation and storage for essentials. It also helps to conceal smaller appliances rather than have them left out on the countertops, which can look cluttered and messy.
Design: Lemonfridge Studio
6. Creature Comforts
One of our favourite things about the farmhouse style is how comfortable it feels, and this home ticks all the right boxes with its plush furnishings—check out that cushioned bay window daybed, soothing palette with timeless blue accents, and the bathtub in the bathroom.
Wall panelling was employed on various walls to create visual interest throughout the space. The dining area for instance, comes with a square wall moulding, lending a strong graphic statement in the eating space. The rest of the communal area was decked out in picture frame moulding that lends an elegant visual appeal.
Design: Fifth Avenue interior
Location: Cantonment Road
7. Wild with Textures
If you are looking to add textures to your home, take a leaf out of this apartment that made use of a mishmash of materials and artful placement to create plenty of textural and visual interest. The home is decked out in cork walls, transition tiles, and pattern play on the flooring and walls so there is never a dull corner in the space.
Elements of the farmhouse style are found throughout the home, including the barn-like wardrobe doors and the galvanised steel sinks in the bathrooms, which are some of the more notable features in the space. The house-shaped bed frame is also a particularly creative touch, giving the bedroom a cosy and inviting vibe.
Design: The 80’s Studio
8. Preppy Fun
This farmhouse style studio apartment may be small, but it’s never short of fun. The kitchen, for instance, is covered in pops of pastels and a variety of cabinet panel designs, while the balcony features an artificial grass carpet and a swing to make it feel just like the outdoors.
The designer avoided using too many built-ins, so that the home wouldn’t feel overly cramped. To counter the lack of square footage, vertical storage in the form of wired baskets and wooden boxes were used to pack in more storage.
Location: Upper Serangoon Crescent
9. Country Blooms
One of the occupants in this farmhouse style home is a florist, who needed a separate studio space to work on her craft. The designers thus converted one of the bedrooms into a floral studio. Walls were hacked and replaced with white-framed glass dividers, which gave the home a more country vibe, while also keeping the layout more flexible. Dried flowers and leaves were used as décor in the workspace, alluding also to the rusticity of the farmhouse style.
The blue-greens of the kitchen cabinets pop against the predominantly white-wood colours in the home. Only the built-in wardrobe in one of the bedrooms reflect the same hue. The kitchen island doubles as the main dining area, although a wooden bench in the living room can be converted into a dining table when the need arises.
Design: The Local Inn.terior