It’s almost National Day, and to celebrate Singapore’s 52 birthday, we’ve been looking at easy ways to add some red and white to your home.
Every year on the 9th August, Singapore comes to a standstill as people flock to the streets in honour of National Day, celebrating its independence from Malaysia, with the official signing of the agreement in 1965.
It’s a full on affair from dawn to dusk, with military parades, dance acts, musical performances, airforce flypasts, a lot of flag waving, culminating in a phenomenal fireworks display lighting up the sky for miles around.
Aside from the fun, festivities and feeling of gratitude, you can’t help but see a sea of red and white, the colour of the national flag, everywhere you look.
In honour of this wonderful island we now call home, we’re looking a some simple ways to incorporate red and white into your home.
The colour red is bold and bright, associated with passion, courage, desire, leadership and determination, very fitting for Singapore, a country that has pulled itself from some sleepy fishing backwater to become one of the most successful economies and vibrant countries in the world today.
It’s also one of the most multicultural countries. Whilst the majority of the population hails from Chinese roots, with indigenous Malays, Indians, Eurasians contributing to a high percentage of others, the influx of expats from all around the world has meant that this city has become a melting pot of cultures and diverse tastes. As such, pretty much anything goes, with styles and genres from all around the world being common place in homes and F&B establishments.
With that in mind, we’ve pulled together a few red and white styling ideas, fit for the red dot.
Go all out.
And paint the outside off your house from top to toe. Admittedly a very bold move, and probably not allowed in most neighbourhoods but we loved this shot.
For something a little more restrained.
Add some carefully chosen red and white details. We love this delicate red chinoiserie day bed and soft flower details in the artwork, very fitting for any Asian home.
For a more western touch, bring your kitchen alive with a red chairs or a fridge, adding a wonderful vibrant burst of colour.
Source: Design sponge
Opt for a few red decor details throughout the rest of your home such as cabinets or chairs for a bright bold statement, or luxurious rugs, art pieces and cushions for some standout texture.
Source: Apartment Therapy
In bedrooms, you could opt for lovely red framed bed.
Source: Camille Styles
Choose linens with red details or add a luxurious red colour throw or blanket to your bed.
Source: Design Sponge
Or show of your patriotism with an eye catching striped bed.
Or simply fill your home with fresh red and white flowers (roses, ranunculus, orchids, gerberas, tulips and carnations would work well), bring out some red and white china for a burst of patriotic colour.
For more red and white inspiration and some wonderful party food ideas, check our our National Day board on Pinterest. Happy Celebrating Singapore!