Hello, #homegoals. We let you in on where we shop in this guide to the best furniture and decor stores in Singapore.
IKEA, we love you, but there are only so many Billy bookcases and Poang chairs a home can have. Time to up your furniture game, because we’ve let you in on the city’s all-stars of furniture and home accessories. Check out our real faves and the best furniture stores in Singapore, right here.
It may have started as unique vintage and retro furniture store (each one-of-a-kind and handpicked, mind you) but Journey East (pictured top) has gone above and beyond its initial rep. This Honeycombers fave doesn’t just curate eco-friendly reclaimed teak wood furniture from around the world; it also sources retro and vintage furniture, industrial-style iron and wood furnishings as well as designer furniture home decor. We can’t stop raving about our cool coffee tables and refurbed art deco chairs we snapped up from the showroom.
Journey East, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169704
Support a local business and the environment while you’re furniture hunting. Sounds like a tall order? Well, not with Scanteak! This is a homegrown brand that has expanded abroad, with over 140 stores in Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. And what is it well-known for? Gorgeous Scandinavian designs made with sustainably sourced teak wood, specially obtained from plantation teak. Durable and beautiful, you can expect these pieces to last for ages. Plus, the classic designs mean they’ll fit in with the rest of your interior even through the ever-changing trends. So whether you’re deep in the minimalism trend or in love with a breezy, mid-century modern aesthetic, your Scanteak furniture won’t go out of style.
To top it all off, you can rest easy knowing these timeless furnishings are incredibly easy-to-maintain. From bed frames to coffee tables, the pieces are meant to be lived in – and they’ll look good for years, too. We’re also digging the handy gift ideas like condiment holders, serving trays and key holders – perfect for any upcoming housewarming parties. Want to up your wooden furniture game? Check out Scanteak’s beautiful designs at one of the 12 local store locations or via the online store, which is open 24/7, no less!
Scanteak, available online and at locations including Paya Lebar, Henderson and Joo Chiat.
Owner Geri Murphy has great taste – evidenced by Originals’ range of furniture, which feature natural teak wood, vintage Indian and Indonesian pieces remodelled into stunning, contemporary designs. You can also take your pick of soft furnishings from Korla and handpicked accessories from all over Europe and Asia.
Originals, #05-02/03, 1 Bukit Batok St 22, Singapore 659592
Fritz Hansen Lounge
Looking for a new designer sofa, a luxe dining table or just some design inspo for your home? Chill out in this lounge that’s also the Fritz Hansen’s latest monobrand store in Singapore. Pop by this beautiful space to admire and experience the luxurious and timeless designs with the brand’s world-famous collections. Here you’ll find pieces from Jaime Hayon, Cecilie Manz, Hiromichi Konno, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner and Piet Hein! Plus, design-lovers will appreciate how this showroom designed by Jaime Hayon juxtaposes luxurious design with the retro aesthetics of home decor mecca Tan Boon Liat Building.
Fritz Hansen Lounge, #13-08 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Born in Colour
If modern contemporary, Scandinavian, minimalist or even retro mid-century styles are your thing, you’ll love the design-centric interior finds at Born in Colour. This furniture brand specialises in affordable and trendy pieces that are smartly designed to fit into compact spaces – perfect for the standard Singaporean apartment! Of course, it also has furniture of all sizes, and majority are sourced from Korea with the highest quality standards. Designer furniture, here we come!
Born in Colour, #07-11/12, 201 Henderson Road, Singapore 159545
European Bedding is a five-star reviewed bedding store and it’s easy to see why. This brand has everything from ergonomic motorised bed bases to organic latex pillows to meet all your sleep needs. It specialises in Heveya natural organic latex mattresses, which feature natural latex layers that provide amazing support for your spine to rest in its natural alignment. It’s also anti-dust mite and hypoallergenic, which is an added bonus!
European Bedding, Level 2, 32 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 169780
We’re seriously swooning over this new brand and founder Anna Layard’s impeccable style. Layard Interiors’ rattan chairs, coffee tables and lounges are making all our tropical fantasies come true – the collection, which extends to beautiful decorative items from bamboo trays to capiz shell bowls and textiles, is handmade by artisans in Java and the pricing is incredibly tempting (napkins are $5 and for that fab chair you see above is $375). This is one of the most unique and exciting sources of tropical style in town, we say. Follow Layard Interiors on Facebook to shop online and get news on the next open house.
Layard Interiors, available online.
Grey and Sanders
If you’re a serial furniture browser online and in real life, add Grey and Sanders to your list. One of the best furniture stores on the island, its online store is excellent, with a catalogue that allows you to take a peek at its range of chairs, tables and storage designs from several angles. But we can’t resist seeing a good collection in the flesh, especially when there’s luscious old-growth wood and luxe Italian leather involved. Another reason to visit the showroom in the famous Tan Boon Liat building? Grey and Sanders’ collection of solid wood slabs that you can choose from for a statement dining table that’s all yours: there is, after all, an in-house workshop here, and anything can be customised. Impressive!
Grey and Sanders, #06-02, 315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Add a tropical touch to your home with furniture brand Elements Concept. With careful attention to quality and detail, it prides itself on affordable, one-of-a-kind pieces handmade in their own workshop. Combining Dutch design with Indonesian craftsmanship, it specialises in handcrafted furnishings and accessories using raw materials: think teak, bamboo and rattan.
Elements Concept, available online and at stockists The Attaby Collective, and Badger & Fox.
Möbler has to be one of the city’s best-kept secrets: if you’re a Scandi furniture lover with a thing for vintage, this is your own personal heaven. The Upper Thomson showroom is packed with handpicked, rare vintage pieces from the 30s – 70s as well as older antiques. You’ll need to set aside some serious time to take it all in: alongside beautiful solid wood tables and vintage Scandi statement chairs, expect gems like vintage pottery, old maps, mid-century teak mirrors and cool vintage glassware. Founder Emilie Heden personally sources it all from Sweden, where she’s originally from, and she has damn good taste.
Möbler Singapore, #02-11, 81 Tagore Lane, Singapore 787502
Soul & Tables
This homegrown furniture brand believes that affordable prices don’t mean quality and service should be compromised and we’re totally here for it. Specialising in ethically sourced oak and teak pieces created with environmental sustainability in mind, Soul & Tables definitely ticks all the right boxes as one of the best furniture stores in the city. The brand’s stunning showroom is conveniently located near the city centre at the design enclave of Tan Boon Liat Building, and we heartily recommend popping in for some unmissable interior inspiration. Or, simply place your orders through the online shop (yes, the full range is available!), which offers stellar customer service and delivery within two weeks.
Soul & Tables, #02-01/03, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Trip out at this indie concept store, as vintage enthusiasts Marko Yeo and Tawan Conchonnet bring you classic Scandinavian designs from the 40’s all the way to the 70’s . You can expect furniture pieces with clean, subtle forms from big names such as Hans Wegner, Børge Mogensen, and Ynge Ekstrom, all of whom are pioneers of Danish modern furniture.
NODEN, #04-03, 39 Ubi Road 1, Singapore 408695
Crate & Barrel
Known for bringing fab furniture to homes in the US, we were beyond stoked when Crate & Barrel made its way to Singapore. This eco-conscious retailer has everything your home would ever need, from nifty kitchen gadgets to rugs, outdoor furniture, and stylish serving ware.
Crate and Barrel, #04-21/22, #03-25 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Yes, Denmark’s biggest name in furniture is in Singapore and it brings a range of stunning furniture right to our shores – hurrah! Fans of the classic Nordic aesthetic, this store will definitely be up your alley. Every furniture piece here features clean lines and sleek silhouettes which are perfect for the modern home.
BoConcept, #04-01 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Who doesn’t love the clean, uncluttered Scandinavian aesthetic? Danish Design is 1,500 square feet of home decor paradise with the biggest names in Danish furniture under one roof. Erik Jorgensen, Manutti, Normann Copenhagen… you name it, they’ve got it. Products don’t come cheap, but you’re guaranteed quality and authenticity, so it’s a great option for those who want to invest in furniture.
Danish Design, #06-03 Century Warehouse, 100E Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118521
If one shop just isn’t enough to meet your Scandi-design obsession, take a peek at Danish Design’s sister company; Kuhl Home. The modern designs, clean lines and muted palettes of world-renowned brands such as Bolia and Skovby are envy-inducing. With competitive pricing and products of the highest quality, that super stylish home you’ve been dreaming of has never been so achievable.
Kuhl Home, #01-01100E Pasir Panjang Road, Century Warehouse, Singapore 118521
Nook & Cranny
Can’t decide between modern or vintage chic? How about both? Nook & Cranny offers a diverse range of furniture designs; adorn your home with Oriental trappings such as the Chinese sideboard and ceramic stools, or go full grunge with their industrial dining collection. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even mix and match to your heart’s content!
Nook and Cranny, #02-02,3 9 Changi South Ave 2, Singapore 486352
This one is almost too good to share, but we’ll still let you in on the hidden gem that is Taylor B. Packed to the brim with furniture and home accessories, the whopping three-level warehouse is a sight for sore eyes: think designer pieces by Ralph Lauren Home, Schnadig and more at practically wholesale prices. New shipments arrive daily and stock moves quickly, so when something catches your eye, nab it immediately!
Taylor B, 43 Keppel Road, Singapore 099418