Got tired-looking piece of furniture you can’t bear to give up? Stumbled across some vintage gold? Breathe new life into it with a switch of fabrics. You’d be surprised how this change can dramatically transform your space. Skip the DIY – here’s where to reupholster your furniture.
Call us sentimental ol’ fools but every piece of our carefully curated furniture feels like family to us. If our couch looks a little worn, you can bet that we’ll give it a makeover. Or you might be all about restoring vintage finds: (mid-century chairs and Ercol day beds? Swoon.) We’re all for restoring and mending here – not discarding. Got a project of your own? Check out our list of places to reupholster your furniture. You can thank us later.
Fabulous Curtain Furnishing
Don’t let the name fool you. Sure, curtains are their specialty but Fabulous Curtain Furnishing offers upholstery services too for sofas, dining chairs, and window seats. Fabric choices include wrinkle and moisture resistant microfibre, pocket-friendly leather and assorted fabrics to match your curtains.
Fabulous Curtain Furnishing, 3 Pemimpin Drive #06-04 (Room 0608), Lip Hing Building Singapore 576147
Tucked away in a little corner of Beauty World Plaza is Cushion Specialist: an under-the-radar upholstery gem helmed by Jenese Chuah. She’s got 44 years of experience under her belt, so expect your furnishings to be refurnished flawlessly. Although she specialises in vehicle seats, she also regularly deals with furniture of all sorts, including sofas and dining chairs.
Cushion Specialist, 140 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #02-14 Beauty World Plaza, Singapore 588176
The guys are bonafide interiors superheros. If you’ve got a furniture piece that needs reupholstering, an artwork that needs framing or a room that desperately need revamping, Arete Culture will come to the rescue pronto. And the icing on the cake? Two days is all they need to get the job done.
Arete Culture, main showroom at #06-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
If you’d like your furniture to come off a little eccentric, you’ll love Onlewo. The lifestyle brand is famed for its bespoke home decors and wares which feature familiar Singaporean motifs inspired by the city’s heritage and cultures. Note that upholstery isn’t done inhouse. Onlewo partners with a local workshop and provides consultation on the right design and fabrics. We’ve got a major soft spot for its Peranakan fabrics, as well as its Little India and Tiong Bahru prints.
Onlewo, 29 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208847
You’re getting major bang for your buck with KM Trading; these guys don’t mess around with quality control and are staunchly against outsourcing. Their portfolio includes big-name clients like Changi Airport and Balaclava, so you know you’re in good hands.
KM Trading, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1, Block 4002 #01- 16, Singapore 569623
Ho Soon Lee Sofa Maker
Talk about a one-stop shop! Unlike what its name suggests Ho Soon Lee Sofa Maker don’t just make sofas; they customise wall panels, headboards, artwork, and yes, they do upholstery too. If you’re looking to create your own sofa cover, simply bring along your existing one to talk fabrics and design with the senior artisans.
Ho Soon Lee Sofa Maker, 5022 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, 0139, Singapore 569525
If home interiors aren’t your thing, BODE can help take care of that. Armed with a black book of reliable contractors, Jenny Lewis (the brains behind the company) will help steer you in the right direction – from picking the right fabric for reupholstery, to deciding which of their fab home accessories best complement your new and improved furniture piece.
BODE, Tan Boon Liat Building #05-10, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074. Call ahead for an appointment.
Fabrik Etc does it all: curtains, blinds, bedspreads, wallpapers, and upholstery but it gets our vote for its speedy service and mind-boggling array of designer fabrics available like James Brindley, Hunter Douglas, and Russell & Harvey. West siders, this is your go-to spot.
Fabrik Etc, #02-14 Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Singapore 588996, p. 6469 8635.
Soon Seng Heng
East siders, take note. Reliable and affordable, Soon Seng Heng is a family-run business specialising in reupholstery, curtains, and blinds. With over 30 years of experience in the business, these are the guys you can trust to turn your furniture pieces from sad to rad.
Soon Seng Heng, Blk 117 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-56, Singapore 470117, p. 9182 8292. By appointment only.