Whether you like your carpet Persian, trellis or good ol' shag pile, this nifty guide should help make buying rugs in Singapore a tad easier.
Finding your dream rug in Singapore is no walk in the park. After too many epic hunts for the perfect carpet, we’ve put together this survival guide for fellow foragers. From sisal and jute to flat woven and plastic rugs, these are the top home decor stores for carpet shopping in Singapore. No more rugging it!
Best shops for rugs and carpets in Singapore
1. Hassan’s Carpets
This family biz has established itself as a pioneer in Singapore’s oriental carpet scene. Screaming heritage chic, the traditional, antique rugs come with years of history while the modern ones are limited editions created in collaboration with artisan partners. From luxe to affordable, the collections are a beaut. Want something to make your home stand out? Check out the tribal and village range for bold colours and elaborate patterns – they’re sure to be a conversation starter at your next dinner party.
Hassan’s Carpets, #02-06, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
2. Antipodean Style Files
Founded by style whiz Hong Henwood, Affordable Style Files is chock-full of lush homewares. Aside from being versatile enough for indoor and outdoor use, the floor coverings are also lightweight and easy to clean – simply shake or hose off to get them good as new again. Also, look out for the Armadillo & Co rugs: they’re fair trade creations handmade by local artisans. Totally chic.
Antipodean Style Files, 30 Heng Hoon Street, Singapore 169763
FortyTwo is home to some of the most affordable and quirky carpets in Singapore. Looking for something whimsical to brighten up your room? The Sedulle and Schiatta carpets will tick those boxes. For your kids’ rooms, the Tamia, Tobie or Tevin rugs will be the perfect addition. Of course, the retailer also has classic designs like tasselled rugs to choose from.
FortyTwo, available online
4. Ling Carpets
Rugs don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Ling’s Carpets is proof. While we’d skip the printed ones, the shaggy pile rugs and modern oriental carpets are classic choices you can’t go wrong with. If you need a hand selecting one to match your living space, these folks offer consultation too.
Ling Carpets, 38 Changi Road, Singapore 419701
5. Bungalow 55
Furniture enthusiasts will be more than familiar with Bungalow 55. It’s home to the island’s most unique and quality homewares sourced from around the world. The selection fuses both traditional and contemporary looks in neutral tones, and rugs here range from woven outdoor fibre rugs to printed wool carpets.
Bungalow 55, #03-04, 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672
It’s no secret that this local brand has fab taste in spades – great quality and designs make up its vision, after all. For times when you’re stuck between designer carpets and low-quality rugs, HipVan’s your answer. Our favourite has to be the felt carpets – they’re easy to clean and come in unique designs.
HipVan, available online or at #02-728/729/730, Suntec City Mall Tower 3, East Wing, Singapore 038983
7. Crate and Barrel
We’ve always nursed a soft spot for Crate and Barrel. The American furniture giant is our wonderland of Pinterest-worthy furnishings in Singapore, including its high-pile large area rugs that won’t break the bank. Bear in mind that while the rugs are cheaper online, the larger sizes aren’t eligible for international shipping and delivery fees can get pretty hefty. Worth the savings? You decide.
Crate and Barrel, #04-21/22, 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801
8. Living DNA
We’ll let you in on a little secret: our go-to retailer for one-of-a-kind rugs is Living DNA. The ethnic-chic designs are inspired by exotic destinations such as Casablanca, Corsica, Santorini and Riviera. Think beautiful patterns in rich Mediterranean hues, vibrant chevron, and geometric patterns reminiscent of Africa and Latin America. They’ll make great statement pieces for the home! The store’s environmentally-friendly collection of rugs also stands the test of time. They’re made from high-quality jute, hemp, flat weave wool or cotton, which are resistant to wear and tear.
Living DNA, 01-10B, Furniture Gallery, [email protected], 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent, Singapore 528605
It’s a no-brainer that Ikea is our default furnishings go-to for all things affordable. The furniture giant is where we can prattle on about catalogue prices and name who’s got what in which room of the house. Its rugs aren’t the most unique options, but they are cheap and cheerful – perfect for refurbishing on a budget.
Ikea, multiple locations including Tampines and Queenstown
10. Ruby Slipper
If you’re in search of the perfect statement rug, Ruby Slipper is the name to remember. The rugs are fully customisable – yup, you read that right. Hand-loomed and made to order in India, the selection includes more than 20 contemporary designs. That includes trendy trellis, stunning Jodhpur or the locally-inspired love knot design – as well as different sizes and over 120 colours. How’s that for unique? If you need a helping hand, the owner Lucy also goes the extra mile to offer her expertise in choosing which designs and colours work best for your home.
Ruby Slipper, #02-43, Badger and Fox Singapore, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
11. The Orientalist
Carpet trends come and go, but a mainstay that’ll never go out of style is the classic Persian rug. Once woven by nomadic tribes, these rugs were – for centuries – symbols of a person’s lineage and history. Family-run The Orientalist has some of the most extensive variety of traditional Persian rugs around, including exquisite silk ones and tribal ones hand-spun from wool and natural dyes. Want a contemporary feel instead? The store stocks designs by renowned carpet designers like Haynes Robinson, Jan Kath and Kelly Hoppen.
The Orientalist, #12-03, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
12. The Carpet Shop
It may have a simple name, but The Carpet Shop is anything but basic. All sorts of tastes are catered to, including those with a soft spot for Scandi styles. The Nordic carpets are made from 100% polyester and feature Pinterest-worthy geometric prints and stripes.
The Carpet Shop, available online or view selected models at #11-09, Commune Collaborative Space, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Overstock is exactly what it sounds like: a website with excess stock (aka great discounts). You can find some of the cheapest rugs here, but expect to root about before landing the perfect one. Reviews are hit and miss, but we haven’t heard any nightmare encounters so far. Shipping differs according to your order’s weight and quantity.
Overstock, available online
14. Urban Outfitters
We know what you’re thinking. Home interiors don’t immediately come to mind when you think Urban Outfitters. But bear with us for a sec: the fashion chain actually has a pretty neat section for home decor. The rugs range from round, printed designs to expertly crafted, Moroccan wool ones. Shipping to Singapore ranges from USD30 to USD60.
Urban Outfitters, available online
Time to go shopping for rugs and carpets in Singapore!