Where to Shop For… Fancy Soft Furnishings
There’s more to filling up a home than shopping for the big, functional stuff like your tables, chairs and sofas. Whether it’s throws, cushions, wallpaper or rugs, soft furnishings can help to add a cosy touch and give your space a well-decorated look.
Thankfully, our sunny island is dotted with a wide range of stylish stores to visit – if you know where to look! From sustainably sourced wallpapers to trendy, affordable rugs in places you’d least expect, here are a list of shops to hit in Singapore:
1. Hello Circus
Shop Online | https://www.hellocircus.co/shop
Long gone are the days when wallpaper meant tacky coverings used in creaking mansions. Stocking up a wide range of pieces from Japan, Korea and South Africa, Hello Circus’ chic, Pinterest-worthy designs are proof that wallpapers are truly back in style. From murals, gorgeous botanical motifs to cute, cartoon patterns for your kids, you’d be seriously tempted to deck every inch with its trendy prints.
Shop Online | https://www.wallhub.com.sg/
Visit Their Store: Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1 #01-38, Singapore 408734
With over 8,000 designs to choose from, you’d be hard pressed not to find a wallpaper you like at the aptly-named Wallhub. Homeowners can select from a comprehensive range, which include unique patterns like bohemian ikat prints, tropical leaf motifs and even wood plank and brick-effect coverings. For a more realistic finish, Wallhub also stocks Kastone - a line of exposed brick wall coverings that look and feel just like the real thing.
3. Layer Play
Shop Online | https://layerplay.design/
While the online store specialises in custom wallpapers, wall art and decorative stickers, LayerPlay also carries a unique collection of wall coverings, designed by local and overseas artists. On top of the quirky, arty motifs you can find here, shoppers can customise the size, material and pattern scale of each piece for a one-of-a-kind look.
Rugs, Cushions and Bedlinen
4. Living DNA
Shop Online | https://www.livingdna.sg/
Visit Their Store: 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent, #01-10B Furniture Gallery, Singapore 528605
This chic online (and physical) boutique has got rug shopping down to a tee. Its award-winning, handmade rugs are clearly sorted by size, material, style, even the feel that you’re going for, so you can find the perfect one for your home in less time. But if you’re not sure which design suits your space best, fret not! Living DNA also provides customers a complimentary design consultation to help match them with the right rug – simply email them a photo of your home to get started.
Shop Online | https://comodecor.com/collections/rugs
Specialising in trendy affordable home décor and small furniture, Como Décor also stocks a decent collection of stylish rugs that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. From the ever-popular Berber-style, classic round to stunning, watercolour-effect rugs, each piece can be customised by size to fit the scale of your room. And when you’re done shopping for that, head on to its home accessories section for cute, Insta-worthy cushions that’ll add a pop to your space.
6. Affordable Style Files
Shop Online | https://affordablestylefiles.com/
If you’re looking to achieve that bright and breezy Australian-inspired look in your space, make Affordable Style Files your go to. It has got all the classics – Moroccan patterned rugs in an assortment of vibrant hues, ikat-print pillows and silky, tropical print cushions for that hip, laid-back vibe.
7. Bungalow 55
Shop Online | https://www.thebungalow55.com/
For the coastal aesthetic, local interior store Bungalow55 would be right up your home’s alley. Set in a palette of blues and whites, the e-shop’s collection of cushions and bedlinen exude just the right amount of nautical flair for a timeless look. Pair that up with its extensive collection of rustic jute rugs; available in all sorts of finishes, shapes and patterns, each piece is tailor-made to fit into the dimensions of your space.
Shop Online | https://www.spotlightstores.com/sg/
Yes, your friendly neighbourhood (albeit rather unsexy) DIY-and-crafts store is packed with tons of interior décor treasures. On top of stocking up on a multitude of fabrics for customising your curtains and cushion covers, bedlinen, cushions and window coverings, Spotlight also offers a pretty wide range of rugs. Think traditional Turkish-inspired designs, high-pile shaggy pieces or even trendy, teal-blue sheepskin rugs, all at pocket-friendly prices.
Visit Their Store(s): Suntec 3 Temasek Boulevard, 02-441/442/445/446, Singapore 038983. Westgate - 3 Gateway Dr, #01-30/31/32, Singapore 608532
HOOGA is like a dream come true for homeowners looking for stylish, on-trend Scandinavian décor on the low. Expect to find quality bedlinen from its parent label Akemi Uchi, seriously cute pillows (we are obsessed with the one shaped like a tear drop), chic rugs and more at any of its gorgeous, plant-filled stores in Suntec City and Westgate.
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