First thing that comes to mind when the words ‘furniture and home accessories’ is mentioned, would probably be IKEA and for the online shopping whizzes, Taobao. What most of you may not know is that there are many other alternatives out there, with different styles to suit different needs. Here are 10 shopping places we've shortlisted that will make your home come alive.
1. Supermama Store
Mamma mia! Elegant and classic porcelain ware together with chic Japanese furniture is certainly a match made in heaven. Their intricately-designed porcelain wares are done up by professional illustrators from the Organisation of Illustrators Council Singapore (OIC). Their minimalistic Japanese furniture can be found in their Ishinomaki Laboratory. With simple wood structure, it will fit your home perfectly and take up little space, reducing clutter.
You can get their sauce dishes for as low as SGD 12 and Ishinomaki stools at just SGD 250!
Product type: Mid to high end
Location: Shop online here!
It’s back to the roots as the Originals take you on a journey across tradition. Selling bohemian and ethnic furniture with influence from India, Java and tribes, this is a place rich in culture. If you are thinking merely tribal prints though, that’s not all of it. With a combination of fabric, teak, tribal weaves and more, their furniture are guaranteed to make anyone enter your home feel like they have stepped into another country. For just SGD 980, you can grab a beautifully carved cabinet and for SGD 1200, cosy Bamileke coffee tables!
Product type: Mid to high end
Location: Dunearn Road, Sime Darby Centre
Beautifully crafted classic and mid-century modern furniture will give your eyes a treat. If you love art and vintage paintings, this is the place for you. Playing with different wood such as rosewood and teak that are elegantly designed, the result is sophistication, making your home look like a Scandinavian painting. They are also decently priced, with graceful solid oak shelves priced at SGD 179 and scenic paintings at only SGD 49.
Product type: Mid to high end
Location: Oxley Bizhub
4. Hommage Lifestyle
Homely and comfortable, this store pays homage to Japanese-inspired quality products that do not cut a hole in your pocket. Bearing the same minimalist style as MUJI, items at Hommage Lifestyle are small and compact, making it great for HDB homes as they take up minimal space. With the essence of simplicity ingrained in their furniture and airbrushed with Japanese style, your home will be sure to look neat and refined.
Product type: Small and compact for HDB living
Location: Jalan Pemimpin
5. Cluster Cluster
Imagination is the escape from reality and so is Cluster Cluster. With their cute, whimsical and creative designs, they are made to stand out. They mainly sell accessories such as cushions, rugs, vases, lamps, chandeliers and wastebaskets. Their designs are best suited for the bold and adventurous with their feet still on the ground. From stargate candleholders and tribal cushions to birdcage chandeliers, you will be spoilt for choice! It will also be sure to awe all who step into your home.
Product type: Creative and quirky accessories
Location: Henderson Industrial Park
Feel at home in your natural Habitat as you get spoilt for choice with youthful and exceptional timeless designs. Habitat sets out to provide beautiful and useful furniture for your home. They are also organised in the way their items are listed by having categories for each line of products. Using their sofas as an example, they have varied designs for two-seaters, three-seaters and even convertible sofas. This allows you to zoom in to what you need without having to stifle it out on your own. You will come across glamourous sofas priced at 845 Euros and sweet table lamps at a mere 20 Euros, which is decent considering the fact that such beauty is essentially priceless.
This sofa costs 990 Euros!
This convertible table is great for small homes; now at 399 Euros
Quirky Honey White Lamp now at 49 Euros, why not?
Product type: Contemporary, mid to high-end
Location: Marina Square Level 3, or shop online here.
7. Fred Lives Here
With cool colours and simple designs, Fred Lives Here provides you with affordable and minimalistic products. Their items are best suited for small homes as they do not require much space while their accessories are perfect for those who thrive in a tranquil environment.
Product type: Small and compact, low to mid-end
Location: 19 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199084, or shop online here.
8. Hock Siong & Co.
It’s back to school with Hock Siong & Co., a store that makes imperfections perfect. Every second-hand good that comes to them, no matter how damaged, is refurbished and re-crafted to perfection. A junkyard that is transformed into a treasure cove, do not be fooled about the second-hand goods, as they are ensured to be of quality and excellence by the store. They are also reasonably priced, with a classy table lamp that costs SGD 80 and a sleek Marble Console at SGD 380. For those of you who enjoy having an old-school vibe and do not wish to spend more than necessary, this is the place for you to go.
Product type: Old-school furniture, low to mid-end
Location: Kampong Ampat
9. Just Anthony
Enter a world of tradition and authenticity as Just Anthony brings you on a tour across oriental and Chinese antique furniture. Their fine craftsmanship ensures that the products retain quality. This is idea if you are one who is looking to fill up your antique collection or perhaps ornamenting your home with culture. With an expansive array of furniture, you are sure to find one that would suit your home best. Though their items are a little heavier on the wallet, their products are a true collection of culture and art.
Product type: Oriental furniture, mid to high-end
Location: Upper Paya Lebar Road
10. Taylor B
Oh la la! Get the whole French experience when you meet Taylor B’s romantic furniture collection. With their French inspired designs, you will have selection of sleek and charming products to choose from. Neutral colours such as grey and brown are used to keep it easy for the furniture to blend into your home and avoid clashing of powerful colours. Perfect for those who have an impeccable taste for style. A sneak peek into their prices, they do have a decently priced collection where you can get an elegant mirror at SGD 320 and an alluring chandelier at SGD 144.
Product type: French-inspired furniture, mid to high-end
Location: Keppel Road
All prices indicated here are at the time of writing.
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