6 Stylish Solutions for Small HDB Entryways

Be inspired by how these HDB flats were able to do it!

Updated on June 21, 2017 21:06 pm

Jerni Camposano


If your home didn't come with a dedicated entryway, you could always create one. Do not let space constraint take away your dream of having a warm welcome area for your guests. Take it from these HDB flats that turned the first few square metres of their home into a faux foyer.

Adam and Thea's New York Loft-inspired HDB flat in Punggol

1. Use unexpected furniture or decorative pieces to enclose the space. There is no need to build a wall or install floor-to-ceiling cabinets to visually enclose this space. The trifecta of bicycle, deep red area rug, and mustard yellow armchairs (need a seat when taking off your shoes?) helps to separate the entryway from the living room in this New York loft-inspired home.

Bamm and Christina's Balinese-style HDB home in Choa Chu Kang

2. Turn the entryway into a functional space. Treat it as another room of the house. For this Balinese-style HDB flat in Choa Chu Kang, the couple turned their foyer into a pocket garden, complete with potted plants, DIY-ed trellis with photos, a bird cage, and pebbles on the floor. The space spells Zen in every possible way!

Alf and Evelyn's cheerful and colourful family home in Bishan

3. Paint the wall. A bold accent wall is the easiest way to visually set a space apart from the rest. This family home in Bishan surprises with a parfait pink wall by the entrance, that you can't help but wonder what else is amazing inside this flat.

Kaye and Justin's home of adventure, magic, and DIY

4. Or you can decorate the wall using washi tape. The Parisian street scene by the foyer is one of the many beautiful details in this DIY-filled home. The wall art—made using washi tape—sets the tone for the home's overall look and feel as well as provides a fitting transition to the European-themed living room.

Paul and Gloria's charming and cosy country-style home in Punggol

5. Choose a different flooring. Another way to visually separate the entryway is by opting for another tile design. For this French country-style HDB flat in Punggol, the couple used a pebbled design to distinguish the area from the rest of the dining and living room. The space was further prettified using a full-height shoe cabinet with beadboard accent, dainty key and mail boxes, and French blue ottoman.

Don and Octavia's sunny and DIY chic home in Woodlands

6. Display lively wall arts by the entrance. Greet guests with cheerful colours upon their entry into your home, just like what this couple did in their 4-room HDB flat in Woodlands (look at that framed fishbowl!). Whether it's an inspiring artwork or a gallery of your family photos, a wall decor will surely give you a reason to smile every time you go in and out of your pad.

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