How to Make your Interior Design Extra Special

If you are doing up your home or office, then there may be a few things you would like to add to your interior design makeover to make your interior design extra special. Here are some ways in which you can add to your architectural interior design finish with some additional furnishing and fittings that will make your interior design extra special, with a touch of surprise and convenience around every corner.


Skylight and Sun Tunnels

If you love the feeling of having the sun in your face, and welcoming the sun’s energy into your home or office with natural lighting that is easy on the eyes, then incorporating the likes of a skylight or even a sun tunnel. Letting natural light in will help with sprucing up dark areas of your home or office and cut down your electricity consumption in the long run. Here are some fabulous designs in which you can incorporate skylights and sun tunnels into your home or office.


Ambience Lighting

There is something about adding “mood” lighting or ambience to a room with the help of some LEDs. Here are some great ways to accent your home or office. This type of lighting is also referred to as “indirect LED lighting”.

Modular Shelving

The great thing about shelves is that it can double up as a feature point while also being practical for organisation and tidiness – we all know how important that is. Having said that, modular shelving has really revolutionised the ease of which this two can be done, with the added possibility of  changing up the design without too much hassle. Here are some ways in which modular shelving can really make your interior design extra special.

Hidden Storage and Furniture Solutions

Staying on the same track as storage and practicality, we have come across some great interior design fitting solutions that will really help in cutting down time as well as repurposing your furniture for dual purposes –who doesn’t like a twofer anyway? Here are some ways in which you can live your best life with these interior fittings.


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For the Love of Chic Boutique Style Closet Designs

We have all seen them, the celebrity chic boutique style closet designs that are so incredibly gorgeous and ever so organised. Today we look at some designs that are so tastefully designed, and the best part, it could be yours! Speak to our trendy interior designers to add these little finishing touches to your home renovations or home interior design!

Carrie Bradshaw had us reeling for a walk-in closet, so we cannot go on without a mention!


The Kardashian brought us into their homes via their reality TV show and let us peak into their lives and closets. But it was actually Paris Hilton who let us see her closet first, with Kim Kardashian organising it! Let’s peak into Paris Hilton’s chic boutique style closet design


But the Kardashians have really made headlines with their style aesthetic and their love for chic boutique style closet designs. Let’s have a look at a few of them, shall we?


Popular designer, Dorothee Schumacher, gave us a sneak peak of her decadent boutique style closet design.

Black Bathroom – Would you do it?

There is something intriguing about the colour black. Pierre-Auguste Renoir said it best – “I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of colours was black’. In design, it symbolises elegance, wealth, restraint, and power. If you are planning a bathroom renovation, would you choose to do up a black bathroom aesthetic? Let the interior design experts at RM Perera Sri Lanka let you in on how you can pull off this feat with ease.

A black bathroom offers a contemporary aesthetic; the contrast of the colour can make an impact depending on how you use it.

Black Bathroom Walls

When one thinks a black bathroom, one might instantly assume its all black from walls to tiles to fittings and trims. Whilst that would be excessive, a great way to complement a neutral themed bathroom would be to paint the walls black for a feature look and have fittings and furnishing/trims to accentuate the look. Offset with white tiles and fittings, and matched with copper or gold coloured trims, this will turn out to be a regal yet neutral black bathroom.


Black Bathroom Tub

If you are person who enjoys minimalism with a hint of contemporary, then a classic would be to get yourself a beautiful claw foot tub with the exterior painted black. Having the black bathroom claw foot tub as a focal piece will make for a great conversation piece for your guests or just a pleasant reminder of beautiful design for your own master bathroom.

Black Bathroom Cabinetry

Black or even dark cabinetry offers a room a sense of sophistication and your bathroom can be too by choosing black bathroom cabinetry. Your bathroom remodel will truly be a sensation.

Black Bathroom Patterned Tiles

If you want to draw attention to the floors, choose black bathroom tiles. You can choose all black tiles with white (or a light coloured) grout, or mix and match to feature black and white patterned tiles alone.  The shape and size of the tiles will play a big role, with hexagonal tiles being very on trend as of recent.

RM Perera’s First Ever Blood Donation Drive

Join us this 23rd June 2018 at the RM Perera offices at 305, Janatha Mawatha from 9 am to 3pm.


Find out whether you are eligible to donate blood by going through the following information courtesy of  the National Blood Transfusion Service of Sri Lanka:

Who can donate blood?

The person must fulfill several criteria to be accepted as a blood donor. These criteria are set forth to ensure the safety of the donor as well as the quality of donated blood.

Donor Selection Criteria

  • Age above 18 years and below 60 years.
  • If previously donated, at least 4 months should be elapsed since the date of previous donation.
  • Hemoglobin level should be more than 12g/dL. (this blood test is done prior to each blood donation)
  • Free from any serious disease condition or pregnancy.
  • Should have a valid identity card or any other document to prove the identity.
  • Free from “Risk Behaviours”.

Risk Behaviours

  • Homosexuals.
  • Sex workers and their clients.
  • Drug addicts.
  • Engaging in sex with any of the above.
  • Having more than one sexual partner

Type of Donors

  • Voluntory non remunerated donors. (donate for the sake of others and do not expect any benefit. their blood is considered safe and healthy)
  • Replacement donors. (donate to replace the units used for their friends or family members)
  • Paid donors. (receive payment for donation
  • Directed donors. (donate only for a specific patient’s requirement)

Replacement and Paid donors are no longer accepted by NBTS. Replacement donation was carried out until recently in some blood banks due to the shortage of blood stocks. Asking patients for replacement donors will lead to more pressure on the relatives, who are already in stress and this in turn results in illegal paid donations.

Directed donations are used in certain conditions such as in rare blood groups.

NBTS achieved the mighty figure of 100% voluntory non-remunerated blood donor base.

home fact 1in7 100% of Sri Lankan blood donors are voluntory non rermunerated donors.

home fact 3livesYour precious donation of blood can save as many as 3 lives.

home fact 2secondsYou can donate blood in every 4 months time.

Why are Console Tables all the Rage?

What is a console table you may ask? That’s an easy question to answer – with us being experts in furniture design in Sri Lanka. A console table is a type of side table that is usually placed against a wall (almost always fixed to the wall for sturdiness) and requires legs or some form of decorative furniture element to help support it in the front.  The console table is not a new thing, but one that was first seen in 17th Century Italy with marble table tops whereby during this time, lots of furniture were also considered sculptures (with gilded figures, cupids and more featured as the legs). However, with modern trends console tables have become an easy addition to households and corporate offices to add a sense of flair.


Nowadays, console tables come in different designs and different uses too. Whilst, it was primarily meant to be an aesthetic piece of furniture for one’s residence, or corridor/foyer, there are many places where console tables can be used.

Console tables allow you to add a sense of style to welcome your guests in, and can be styled with accessories and not to mention also be functional. Console tables are great for entryways or foyers as they can be used as a catch all station for when you come through the door.


More often than not, a console table for an entryway will include some under the table upholstered stools (as optional seating), a mirror for a last minute touch up, or a lamp. If you happen to choose a console table with drawers, then it can act a place to keep keys or a catch all. Alternatively, you can use a bowl or decorative box to include these items on the console tabletop. Sometimes you can pair the console table with an armchair to make an interesting nook in your foyer.

Other places you could include a console table would be in your living room or dining room as an additional counter space. Usually the height of console tables used in living rooms would be the same height as the sofa or 1 inch below. In the event of entryways or dining room console tables they should be approximately 33 inches in height which will allow most people to access items on them with ease.

Here are some design inspirations of console tables and areas where you can use them. Let the interior designers at RM Perera help you in deciding which style of console table is ideal for your interior setting and aesthetic.

Upholstered Furniture Inspirations that RM Perera Furniture Designers Can Customise For You

In the past, in our Design and Inspirations Blog Posts, we have looked at a variety choices that we at RM Perera (Pvt) Ltd can design and manufacture for you, be it your home or commercial project. Today, we look at some beautiful upholstered furniture design inspirations that the in-house furniture designers at RM Perera can customise for you.

Upholstery brings a sense of comfort and luxury to a room’s ambience. With the right choice of fabric, the perfect pairing of trims and accessories, your room can be easily transformed to something sophisticated and classy with just upholstered furniture. Upholstered furniture means that the frame of the furniture, be it a chair, sofa or even a stool, have extra cushioning with the likes of foam and thereafter enclosed or covered with a choice of fabric or even leather. Some of the furniture can be made out of different types of material; the likes of wood, metal or even cane/wicker are popular choice. In some instances, springs are also added to the upholstered seats to give an added level of comfort. Let us break down the different styles of upholstered furniture that are available in the market.

Upholstered furniture can range from any size of sofa –single sofas, double seater sofas, triple seater sofas, love seats, couches, ottomans, to living room chairs, dining room chairs and more. Depending on the selection of fabric against the style of the furniture base/frame, and upholstery design/patterns and trims, there are many looks and finishes that we at RM Perera can help with your upholstered furniture inspirations and us as furniture designer can bridge the gap for you.

Chaise Lounge | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Armchairs | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Dining Chairs | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations


Bar & Counter Stools | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Ottoman | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Stools | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Sofas | Upholstered Furniture Inspirations

Images: Brabbu

Set your Corporate Interior Design apart with Bookshelves and Bookcases

The corporate world, whilst predominately lies safely within the neutrals of blacks, whites, grays and beiges. However, you will find that there are many rooms within corporate interior design that requires warmth, colour and life to invite more prosperity. Having said this, we look at how you can transform specific rooms in your corporate office design to turn items into conversation and statement pieces whilst also delivering on functionality. We look at the likes of bookshelves, bookcases, and not forgetting wall storage to look for ways on how to set your corporate interior design apart with a little help from RM Perera, your trusted providers in interior design solutions in Sri Lanka.


Take away cubicle life and consider lining your walls with bookshelves and including sideboards as separators in the middle of your room. If you are considering bookshelves, be inspired by the following bookshelf with its green materials and simplistic corporate interior design.



An ideal choice for areas with high traffic or even in the likes of a director’s or senior manager rooms, the likes of the following bookcase design inspiration for a corporate interior design would be ideal. It brings warmth along with due storage measure, especially to someone who appreciates reading.



Wall Storage

If you are after wall storage, then choose RM Perera’s Modular Collection of corporate interior design furniture solutions to mix and match the cupboard choices to fit your office interior.

How a Bedroom Headboard can Change your Overall Bedroom Design

Designing a bedroom that is classic and will grow with you as you grow involves choosing statement bedroom pieces that can evolve as your personal design choices evolve.  We look at how a bedroom headboard can change your overall bedroom design.

Featuring a headboard in your bedroom design makes it a statement feature which will instantly elevate the look of your bedroom. There are many looks you can opt for, from the shape, the material chosen, the hardware and style, your room can be transformed into your own oasis. Let’s look at some design inspirations curated by RM Perera, to showcase how a bedroom headboard can change your overall bedroom design. From simplistic styles, to upcycled backings and unique materials and resources, we can be inspired by many looks to create the ideal headboard of your dreams.


Simple Headboard

If your bed comes with a base, then creating a base frame attached to a headboard can feature a cohesive look.  Using upholstery that is simplistic can be an ideal finish. This look is ideal if you are choosing this type of upholstery fabric to be used in other features of the room such as with the ottoman or a seating corner.

If you are not too keen on a fabric, then opt for leather for a masculine finish to your bedroom. Pair it with warmer shades on the wall contrasted with darker undertones.

Detailed Headboards

Whilst a plain headboard is great for a contemporary and modern look, adding tufting it would  be a great way to add a touch of feminine elegance to your bedroom. Pairing an upholstered headboard with the likes of a Wingback can elevate the elegance even further. Adding trims such as diamond tufting and/or with nailheads. Sleigh beds are great for such choices.

Functional Headboards

These types of headboard offer more functionality than just being a headboard, with hidden storage, shelving and more.  You can also incorporate a canopy to feature a regal like finish to your bedroom.


Upcycled Headboards

The use of recyclable items such as room screens can be a great choice of headboard. You can even utilise and repurpose old doors, windoors and even mirrors as headboard for a truly unique look to your bedroom design.


RM Perera, as your local interior designer and furniture designer, our in-house team can create these looks with ease. Speak to our interior design specialists to design something that will be perfect for your bedroom design!

What Makes a Dining Room Perfect

There are many a style that has evolved over the centuries, inspired by travels and different types of climate, wood and more. When it comes to styling your dining room, the choice of table, not to mention choosing the perfect dining room chair style goes a long way. For many of us, we see things from two periods in time, those that are modern and those that are of a traditional styling. But really, there is more to that, and choosing the perfect dining room chair style means that we will do our part in helping you with your task of choosing the prefect dining room chair style to make your room complete.

First off, let’s start with the basics. There are several components to a dining room chair. There’s the purpose of design, there the material it is made out of, there is the material that the seat is made out of, and there are the different styles of chairs.

The Dining Room Table

The dining room table can be defined by its shape and material. Whilst wood and metal are obvious choices, plastic has also made  its way into the circuit. The following are some examples of  dining room table styles.

The Dining Room Chair Style

In our previous blog, we went through the different types of popular dining room chairs you can choose from. You can read about it here – Choosing the Perfect Dining Room Chair Style. The materials used for your dining room chair can be anything for the base (frame material) and the upholstery. Wood and metal are the two most popular choices for the base and in more recent times plastic has too been a contender. Cloth/fabric, leather, and/or wicker can be used for the upholstery or seat material.


The choice of dining room chair materials can truly transform the room. Mixing different types of materials of the dining room table and the dining room chairs can bring about a contemporary look. The following are some ways in which you can style the table and chairs to make your dining room perfect. Pair different elements of chairs and table for a great look.


Choosing the Perfect Dining Room Chair Style

 Arm Chairs

An arm chair is the perfect dining room chair style for either end of a rectangular dining table. This type of dining room chair add depth not to mention a formal aesthetic and can have different type of chair backing such as upholstered to lattice. The main characteristic of a arm chair dining chair is the fact that it has arm rests.

Side Chairs

A side chair is easily defined; they are chairs used for either length of the dining room table and usually do not have arms.

Parsons Chairs

Named after the Parsons School of Design, the characteristic of this type of chair are the clean wooden legs paired with a fully upholstered finish in a variety of material choices.

Wingback Chairs

Wingback chairs have a cosy finish with its backrest style that includes “wings” and curved upholstered fabric silhouette.

Ladder Back Chairs

A ladder back chair features a ladder like backrest which creates an airy aesthetic and a traditional dining room chair style.  The horizontal wood can be curved or flat-edge based on the look you are after, traditional or contemporary.

Slat Back Chairs

Slat back chairs are similar to that of a ladder back, however with the one distinction that they are vertical as opposed to its sister design.

Queen Ann Chairs

Queen Ann chairs are wooden with an intricate design on the backrest and take after the 18th century style during Queen Ann’s era which features cabriole legs, carved detailing with an upholstered cushion seat

Windsor Chairs

Windsor chairs have been inspired by early English design and architecture, with its circle backing with vertical supports/slats and spindle legs. It exudes a sense of vintage charm.

Cross Back Chairs

Cross back chairs are very much similar to those of Slat Back chairs, with the main difference being the cross design on the backrest and is considered a standard choice when looking for the perfect dining room chair style.

Lattice Back Chairs

Lattice back chairs are very much similar to those of Slat Back and Cross back chairs, with the main difference being the design on the backrest.

Splat Chairs

Splat chairs refers to the look of the backrest, which refers one slat done the middle of curved back that splits left and right down the middle. These splat chairs are used throughout history and can be dressed up with intricate designs added on to it.