Having a Pinterest-worthy home in Singapore is easier than you’d think! Check out our handy shopping guide to best furniture and home decor shops around the island
IKEA, we love you, but there’s only so many BILLY bookcases and POÄNG chairs a home can have. Time to up your furniture game and pimp your home with Singapore’s all-stars of furniture and home accessories – all in one list!
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.
Shop at this local startup for all your needs with their selection of modern chic furniture. Choose from a variety of light pastel-hued sofas, chairs, tables, beds, and accessories to jazz up your pad. Don’t wanna travel all the way to their showroom? HipVan has an app online so you can shop from the comforts of home.
Shop HipVan online.
Originals (Editor’s Pick)
Owner Geri Murphy has great taste – evidenced by Originals’ range of furniture (pictured above), 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, 896 Dunearn Road, #02-03, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472, p. 6471 9918. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Impeccably designed, functional, and sustainable to boot; Ethnicraft Online definitely ticks all the right boxes, especially with the new, playful range by Universo Positivo. Fab furniture aside, Ethnicraft Online’s customer service is top-notch with free delivery, complimentary disposal services, flexible return policies (at no charge!) and discounts for purchases above $2,000.
Ethnicraft Online Singapore, 72 Eunos Ave 7, #05-06 Singapore Handicrafts Building, Singapore 409570. p. 9272 1545 and 315 Outram Road, #02-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074. Open daily 10am-7pm.
Trip out at this indie concept store, as vintage enthusiasts Marko Yeo and Tawan Conchonnet bring you classic Scandinavian modern 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, Block 65 Ubi Road 1, #03-75 Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408729, p. 6702 6475. Open Wed-Sun 11am -6pm. Closed on Mon and Tue.
Crate & Barrel
Known for bringing fab furniture to homes in the U.S, we were beyond stoked when Crate & Barrel made its way to Singapore with a mammoth 5-level retail space at Orchardgateway. 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, p. 6634 4222. Open daily 10am-10pm.
This lifestyle store is chock-full of fab furniture and home accents that’ll tempt any home décor enthusiast. Homeowners with a hankering for heritage will especially love the British, Dutch, and Portuguese-influenced Colonial range and the Recycled & Reclaimed Wood range salvages from old windows, doors, and boats.
Artful House, #08-04 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074, p. 8112 6127. Open Tue-Sun 1030am-6pm. Closed on Mon & public holidays.
Dreaming of a Pinterest-worthy home? Styledeco might just be the answer to your abode aspirations. Here, a minimalist chic aesthetic reigns supreme with a covetable line-up of brands such as BODE, House Doctor,and HK Living. Plus points for not forgetting about the little ones: Styledeco’s kids range is beyond charming with pretty pieces like the striking Lady Peacock headboard and adorable Sleeping Bear rug.
Shop Stylodeco online.
Ralph Lauren-chic meets East Hamptons prep, Bungalow 55 is a study in style and sophistication. Sourced from Australia, Belgium, and America, the store stocks a curated selection of oversized hurricane lamps, chic glassware, modern art prints, and marine décor amongst other things to really get the nautical theme going.
Bungalow 55, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Cluny Court #01-05A, Singapore 259760, p.6463 3831. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
Don’t be fooled by their name! Ki-mono isn’t a clothing boutique, but a furniture store with a selection of chic, contemporary pieces from Japanese brands. Go with minimalist monochromes from Ine & Reno, or enliven your abode with Rester Poster’s colourful chairs and stools. Kudos to them for not forgetting the little ones with E-Toko’s miniature chairs and desks for children.
Ki-Mono, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-18 JEM, Singapore 608549, p. 9785 9670. Open daily 1030am-10pm.
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!
Talk about a one-stop shop; it’s hard to imagine what our home looked like before we discovered Castlery! This website is, quite simply, a treasure trove of high-quality, contemporary furniture that’s affordable too. And when we say you’ll be spoilt for choice, we aren’t kidding: sofas, armchairs, beds, dining tables, lighting, rugs, accessories… whatever you need to furnish your nest, Castlery has it in spades. Castlery currently only delivers to Singapore: delivery fee ranges from $25 to $50, but is free for orders above $300.
Castlery, 2 Alexandra Road, #01-03A Delta House, Singapore 159919, p. 6744 5333. Open Mon-Fri 930am -8pm, Sat-Sun 12-6pm.
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 p. 6736 0777. Open daily 1030am-830pm.
You needn’t fly all the way to China just to add an Oriental touch to your abode. Head down to Just Anthony at Serangoon; with a space of 15,000 square feet, this humongous Chinese antique store surely has what you need. Select from authentic Oriental antiques such as the classic double-door wedding cabinet, or blue-white porcelain plates and vases. Or if you prefer something majestic, then the highly detailed screen dividers will definitely not disappoint.
Just Anthony, 379 Upper Paya Lebar, Singapore 534972, p. 6283 4782. Open daily from 930am-630pm.
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, p. 6270 8483. Open daily 11am-6pm.
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, #08-01 Century Warehouse, 100E Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore, 118521 and 1 Boon Leat Terrace, Harbourside Building 1, Singapore 119843, p. 6878 0180. Open daily from 11am-6pm.
Fred Lives Here
We don’t know who Fred is, but he certainly knows how to decorate a living space! This super funky furniture store gets our thumbs up for its show-stopping selection of mod-classic pieces that can be pimped out with graffiti, studs, acrylic paint for a customised piece that’s truly yours. It’s safe to say you’ll never see a furniture collection quite like Fred’s.
Fred Lives Here, 19 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199084, p. 6291 0708. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm.
Hock Siong & Co.
Don’t let its unassuming surroundings fool you; venture inside the cavernous warehouse that is Hock Siong & Co. and you’ll discover vintage treasures within. From Shanghainese rosewood chairs to Oriental screens and chinaware, it’s no surprise that Hock Siong & Co. has drawn many a discerning homeware lover to its door.
Hock Siong & Co., 153 Kampong Ampat, Singapore 368326, p. 6281 8338. Open daily 930am-545pm.
If your bed is giving you the ol’ toss and turn, we reckon European Bedding has what you need. Specialising in breathable latex pillows and beds, this sleep expert lets you customise your bed, from the pillows to the frame, for tailored comfort. Say goodbye to sleep woes and fitful nights!
European Bedding, 32 Eng Hoon Street, level 2. Singapore 169780, p. 9654 3228. Open Tue-Sat 9am-6pm.
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,3 9 Changi South Ave 2, #02-02, Singapore 486352, p. 93831176. Open Tue-Sat 11am-6pm.
Departures & Arrivals
Like its name suggests, D&A’s personal mission is to bring the spirit of wanderlust into your home. The result? A globally eclectic mix of artisanal home decor specially curated from all over the world. We guarantee that jet setters will love D&A’s collection of home accents like ethnic Indian rugs and poufs, quirky animal sculptures, contemporary table-top accessories, and plush cushions – including the best-selling Santamaria basket-stool: a versatile statement piece by Filipino designer, Ito Kish, that’s inspired by the traditional basket-weaving methods of the Tagbanua tribe.
Departures & Arrivals, #02-61 Oxley Bizhub 1, 65 Ubi Road 1, Singapore 408729, p. 8511 3584. Open weekdays (by appointment only), Sat 12-7pm, Sun 1-5pm.
Vintage is still in vogue at Retro Colony with their made-in-Japan furniture and accessories. Be transported back to the early ’60s as you browse through their karimoku60 line of furniture, which features retro-esque pieces like the K chair seater and walnut-coloured television board.
Retro Colony, 73 Eng Watt Street, #01-05, Singapore 160073, p. 6676 3817. Open Tues-Fri 4-8pm (by appointment only), Sat-Sun 12-7pm.
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s about time you get well acquainted with Cluster-Cluster. Quirky, contemporary, and adorably eclectic, this independent e-tailer is brimming with one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, soft furnishings, and wallpapers that’ll add some charm to your abode. With so many gems in its inventory, it’s hard to pick just one; best-sellers includes Cluster-Cluster’s Chinois Chic porcelain range, the iconic Grasshopper lamp, and the funky Soho pouf.
Cluster-Cluster, 203 Henderson Rd, #05-03 Henderson Industrial Park Tower A, Singapore 159546, p. 6273 0370. By appointment only.