When it comes to shopping for furniture, people tend to recommend the same ol’, same ol’ – you’ll usually hear the big three names that come at the top of everyone and their mother’s radar list: IKEA, Harvey Norman, or Courts.
But let’s just say that you’re sick of the mainstream – perhaps you’ve gone on Pinterest and have always idolised the super aesthetic furniture, decor items they’ve had.
Simply Googling “best furniture shops in Singapore” isn’t going to be helpful to narrow down your hunt for that perfect piece to complete your home though. It’s probably both a boon and a bane that there are just so many options to choose from here in Singapore!
Well, for those who dare to be different, AVENUE ONE has curated a mega list of 33 non-mainstream furniture stores (in alphabetical order) in Singapore – some you may not even know about! – that are guaranteed not to lead your guests to say things like “OMG, I have that too!” and potentially ruining your day (okay, we kid!).
Whatever your style or budget, we have you covered! Let’s start shopping!
1. Attic Living
Carrying a variety of furniture styles that range from contemporary to boho, homegrown furniture store Attic Living offers style with excellent quality that doesn’t break the bank. You’ll find trendy rattan pieces here as well as contemporary sofas that allow you to decorate to let your personality really shine through.
Two things we particularly love: their wide selection of quality marble top tables that come in a variety of colours, veining and shapes; and their carefully curated pieces from Barcelona that speaks volumes in terms of timeless style.
Attic Living is located at 65 Sims Avenue, Yi Xiu Building, #01-02, Singapore 387418.
Furniture brand BoConcept brings its timeless Danish aesthetic to the world, with its premium furniture available in 64 countries all around the world today. What you’ll find is furniture boasting clean lines and the clever multifunctionality that is the hallmark of modular Scandinavian pieces.
You may not realise this but textures also play a big part in injecting some personality into your abode. Good thing that BoConcept’s range of furniture comes in a wide range of different materials, so you can choose what best speaks to you – whether it’s leather, felt, velvet, oak, walnut, chrome, or steel.
BoConcept is located at 290 Orchard Road, Paragon Shopping Centre, #04-01/02/03, Singapore 238895.
3. Born in Colour
Ever found yourself thinking one-too-many-times that our homes here in Singapore are a tad small? The good folk at Born in Colour have this in mind as they create handsome pieces of furniture that are perfect for compact, tighter spaces.
Their online store is neatly organised into different styles for ease of browsing – a quick look at the website shows that the furnishings have been sorted into categories like Modern Lux, Japanese Minimalist and Retro Vintage, for instance.
4. Bungalow 55
Bungalow 55 is a furniture store that offers a wide range of elegant and contemporary decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, furniture, and tableware that are stylish yet comfortable.
You may be interested to know that the founder of Bungalow 55 actually sources for her exclusive homewares for the store from all around the globe, so you can be guaranteed that the items you find at the store are truly one-of-a-kind.
Want a Pinterest-worthy house but not sure how to get started? Bungalow 55 also has a complimentary home-styling service, tailored to fit every individual or family’s needs.
Bungalow 55 is located at 501 Bukit Timah Road, Cluny Court, #01-05A, Singapore 259760.
Singapore-bred label Castlery has made quite the name for itself overseas in recent years. What do people like most about it? Hands down, its clean and pretty aesthetic at a reasonable price point that would fit into any modern home, whatever your style preference. The brand frequently collaborates with internationally renowned designers to create one-of-a-kind, capsule collections, that breathe a unique personality into your home.
The team at Castlery are committed to keeping pricing low by cutting out the middleman and keeping their inventory fairly lean, so you can be assured of honest pricing with every piece of stylish furniture you purchase from the store.
Castlery is located at 19 Keppel Road, Jit Poh Building, #02-06, Singapore 089058.
A furniture store where vintage meets modern (which is all the rage on Pinterest nowadays!), this is the perfect place to shop to impress your guests. Think simple and clean looking curved sofas, rustic homeware, warm, textured fabrics, Hollywood-inspired fur rugs, quirky pillows with fun designs that’ll have your house looking effortlessly chic.
Shop CB2 here.
If you’ve ever looked for a leather sofa, chances are you’ll have checked out Cellini before. This store has been operating in Singapore since 1986, and has established itself as the go-to stop for its selection of premium Italian leather sofas that will last through the trends and years.
If you’re stuck on how you should redecorate, check out their packages, which lets you purchase furniture pieces in a set so you don’t need to rack your brains to figure out how to piece them together separately!
Cellini full showroom is located at 26 Changi North Crescent, Diethelm Keller Building, Level 3, Singapore 499637. Its two other locations are at Tampines and Suntec City. Click here for more location details.
8. China Collection
Harken back to your Asian roots with sumptuous antique and vintage pieces from this delightful store that calls a two-storey shophouse in Joo Chiat home. Its owners take pride in lovingly restoring authentic pieces replete in Chinese and Asian heritage, so that they may find new homes in 22nd century Singapore.
Think an actual 130-year-old restored Shanxi barber’s stool, an intricately carved wooden window panel from Yunnan and bronze tribal rain drums. You could also score a beautiful porcelain vase and jade tassels to give your home that exquisite touch. The store receives new shipments fairly frequently, so there’s always something new for you to see when you head to the store!
China Collection is located at 252 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427506.
9. Comfort Furniture
Shopping for new furniture can add up to a lot, so you’ll really appreciate Comfort selling these at a really affordable price point, without compromising on style. Comfort has been around for more than a decade now, offering modern and aesthetically pleasing furniture, home and office decor at budget-friendly prices to both residential and commercial customers.
Do make it a point to visit their massive 37,000 square feet four-storey showroom, it’s certainly worth the visit to touch, feel and experience the pieces for yourself before buying!
Comfort Furniture is located at 110 Eunos Avenue 7, Comfort Design Building, Singapore 409573.
10. Commune Home
If toxin-free, mid-century styled furniture made of wood and rattan is your jam, you will want to check out Commune Home. The store recently turned 10 years old and celebrates a decade of responsible furniture production that minimises wastage, using recycled materials and only using wood from sustainable forests.
The pieces are designed by an in-house team of designers, carefully made to fit perfectly into your home. At its very core is the belief that every piece of furniture is made for a purpose in the home – to be interacted with by the homeowners and to make memories with.
Ever mindful of their customers’ needs, the team at Commune Home has also launched an AR app that allows customers to virtually place 3D models of furniture into their homes, so that they can have an idea of what the furniture would look like in real life.
11. Crate & Barrel
US home decor heavyweight Crate & Barrel is a must-go if your #homegoals include a dose of cosy, fuzzy hygge. It’s known for its upmarket pieces that ooze effortless style for all your senses.
If you’re looking to shop for some lovely home accessories like cookware and cutlery to match your furniture’s aesthetics, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice at Crate & Barrel which carries everything big and small, from winsome wood tables to marble salt and pepper shakers.
Crate & Barrel is located at 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #04-21/22, Singapore 238801.
12. Elements Concept
When living in the tropics, it’s all about selecting natural materials to keep temperatures down and breathable in the home. Indonesian-born store Elements Concept is all about quality furniture made from raw materials like wood, rattan, bamboo, clay, marble or brass that the store personally sources for.
If you like the personality of character of handcrafted pieces, you’ll especially like that Elements is involved in every single step of the production process of their furniture and that all their items are handmade by extremely talented craftsmen and women who benefit directly from the products they make.
There are so many reasons to support Elements but a big win to us is the clean and elegant style of the pieces here that do not cost an arm and a leg to purchase.
Elements Concept is located at 420 Joo Chiat Road, The AC Boutique, Singapore 427641
13. Danish Design
The clean Scandinavian aesthetic truly never grows old. Local furniture store Danish Design brings together the most extensive collection of Scandinavian designers under one 1,500 sq ft roof, including some of the biggest names like Hans J Wegner, Borge Mogensen, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen.
Fair warning though, pieces from here don’t exactly come cheap but you can be assured of quality, authenticity and a strong design legacy that lends the furniture an air of significance and personality.
Danish Design is located at 100E Pasir Panjang Road, B&D Building, #06-03, Singapore 118521.
Singapore’s largest online furniture retailer today avails a dizzying range of more than 20,000 pieces of furniture for customers to choose from. The absolute best part? You can absolutely do it and furnish your entire house beautifully, without breaking the bank.
FortyTwo keeps costs low by working directly with factories to produce their own in-house designs, which are really quite aesthetically pleasing, to begin with.
With so many different styles available on their online store – you can find everything from contemporary to Scandi to mid-century to Hamptons, there’s surely something you’ll find to suit your home! Pieces are organised according to different themes so you can remain focused as you shop their gargantuan online store.
Online only, shop FortyTwo here.
15. Grey & Sanders
Looking for Scandinavian furniture that isn’t from IKEA? Think eclectic, minimalistic furnishing that’ll make your house look like an ultra-modern showroom, or statement, solid wooden tables.
P.S. They also custom-make their own furniture according to the size of your house, so feel free to pick up whatever design you like, and the people at Grey & Sanders will do the rest for you.
Grey & Sanders is located at Tan Boon Liat Building and Millenia Walk. Click here for location details.
One of Singapore’s largest online furniture retailers since 2013, no compilation would be complete without HipVan on the list. HipVan started out curating international brands for customers, offering products that ranged from furniture to home decor to even food.
Today, HipVan works directly with experienced manufacturers to develop their own unique product lines, including furniture, lighting, and mattresses – bringing these products to their customers at wallet-friendly prices.
If getting rid of your existing furniture is something preventing you from switching things up at home, HipVan provides furniture disposal services too at a small fee. Talk about taking care of things from start to end!
HipVan is located at 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall Tower 3, East Wing, #02-728/729/730, Singapore 038983.
If customised furniture is what you’re eyeing, look no further than HomesToLife. Over here, you’ll find a wide variety of coffee tables, dining tables, and sofas that don’t only look stylish and contemporary but can also be personalised to suit the style of your space.
Apart from offering customisation service that lets you choose everything from the fabric and colour to the number of seaters and position of sofa recliners, HomesToLife also prides itself on offering premium quality, high-end designs that are worth the money.
So if you’re on the hunt for comfortable and truly one-of-a-kind furniture that will last a long time, trust HomesToLife to bring the furniture of your dreams to life at reasonable prices just like how they did it for digital content creator Jayne Tham for her new stylish home.
18. Island Living
Fancy recreating a resort-inspired haven for you to feel like you’re on vacay while working from home? Head on down to Island Living for some pretty items that will totally evoke beach resort vibes.
The furniture and decor pieces you can find here are mostly easy, breezy pieces, made from recycled wood, sustainably sourced rattan, hand-carved stone and woven textiles.
The absolute best part? Everything is quite reasonably priced, so you don’t need to put out an arm or a leg to create the luxurious resort home of your balmy dreams.
Island Living is located at 5 Eunos Avenue 8A, Henry Design Centre, #02-05, Singapore 409459.
Although relatively new to the scene, Kayu is slowly but surely making quite a name for itself as a boutique store that offers beautiful rattan and bamboo pieces that would look right at home on a Pinterest board. You can even get pieces customised according to your specifications, for furniture that fits perfectly into your home.
For those of you who have kids, you’ll be glad to know that Kayu also carries a small range of attractive kids furniture made of rattan and wood, such as chairs, cot beds and even an indoor play gym!
The brand is big on a responsible and sustainable way of life, assuring its customers that all the materials used in its furniture are from licensed plantations in Java, and are handcrafted by craftsmen in Semarang who earn directly from their craft.
Online only, shop Kayu here.
20. Kuhl Home
This is especially for those of you with little ones at home. Having children doesn’t mean you have to give up on that clean, Scandi aesthetic. Meet Kuhl Home, the store that brings in really cool kids’ furniture from Denmark. The pieces here are not only functional and can grow up along with your kids, but they are also gorgeous to behold. Can we hear a yes, please?
Their bestsellers are their creative bunk and loft beds that come in a variety of themes, so tuck your little ones into bed at night and watch their imaginations take flight. From playhouses to adventure ships, these beds are truly the wonderful things of your kids’ dreams.
Kuhl Home is located at B&D Building, 100E Pasir Panjang Road, #08-01, Singapore 118521.
21. Layard Interiors
Born out of Anna Layard’s love for travel and art and culture, Layard Interiors stocks a collection of furniture and home decor items that will satiate your own wanderlust. There is a heavy Indonesian influence to the pieces you can find here, with handmade items big and small, all ethically sourced and produced by small, family-run businesses. The smallest details surely add a lovely tropical touch to your home, like an exquisite hand-woven basket for storage, or condiment jars made of coconut wood – we really recommend checking the store out for more exciting and meaningful finds.
22. Lim’s Legacy
A veritable treasure trove of pieces with rich histories is exactly what Lim’s Legacy is. As for the store itself, it’s got more than 60 years of heritage behind it, having first opened its doors in Holland Village and making a name for itself there among the artsy set. Little wonder then that you’ll be able to find pieces replete with significance here.
Browse through artisanal home decor products personally sourced from neighbouring countries to add some legitimate history into your living halls. Or perhaps you could find some space along your entryway for an intricately constructed shoe cabinet that harkens back to a nostalgic time that’s replete with memories.
Designer furniture doesn’t have to be expensive – you can own a literal piece of design history in your home from some 1950s Danish and Scandi design greats at Noden. These may be vintage pieces but they’re still outstanding pieces, and it’s a great way to welcome some coveted items with real personality into your home.
Choose from the collection carefully curated by vintage enthusiasts Marko Yep and Tavan Conchonnet, which includes lovingly preserved collectable pieces from the 1940s-1960s by pioneers of modern Danish furniture like Borge Moreson and Hans Wegner.
Noden is located at 211 Henderson Road, #02-02, Singapore 159552.
24. Nook and Cranny
A brand that refuses to be tied down to any one style, Nook and Cranny is a purveyor of an elegant mix of eclectic furniture. Combining an array of styles with items curated from all over the world, Nook and Cranny takes great pleasure in presenting bold and sophisticated furniture and home decor items that will make a statement in any home.
Visiting the bright showroom will show you things you ever knew you needed, for all the nooks and crannies of your own home. If you’re already following the store on its social media channels, you’ll know that stock comes in very limited quantity and that things get sold out quick here!
Nook and Cranny is located at 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, #03-07 (Lift 4), Singapore 287994.
An eclectic mix of furniture pieces curated from all over the world, the free-spirited ones med among us will truly enjoy browsing Originals. Helmed by owner Geri Murphy who handpicks the gorgeous Asian and contemporary pieces herself, the furniture you will find at Originals are most definitely not your run-of-the-mill, generic pieces, and will make lovely conversation pieces in your home indeed.
If you’re one to think about sustainability, you’ll be very glad to know that Originals carries pieces that are made of upcycled wood and other materials. You wouldn’t even know it though, they’re made so beautifully and stylishly that you would never guess at their humble beginnings as unwanted waste timber from buildings.
Originals is located at 1 Bukit Batok Street 22, Level 5, Singapore 659592.
Right next on our list is Rooma, a fabulous furniture manufacturer and retailer for you to check out. Other than offering gorgeous wood and rattan pieces which is, in itself, a big plus, Rooma also prides itself in producing made-to-measure pieces with a ton of personality. Got an oddly-sized corner or a specific colour you want but can’t find off-the-shelf?
Chat with the team at Rooma to get your exact needs sorted. The furniture is mostly designed by the brand itself, and heavily influenced by the owner’s 20 years of experience in the furniture industry so you can be sure that quality will not be compromised for the sake of aesthetics.
Rooma is located at Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, #13-01, Singapore 169074.
Synonymous with teak furniture in Singapore for many years now, local label Scanteak’s durable yet beautiful furniture is definitely made to stand the test of time. After all, teak wood is well-known to be hard and durable, suited for outdoor use thanks to its ability to withstand exposure to rain and sunlight.
Each piece at Scanteak is carefully handcrafted using responsibly sourced teak direct from the plantations, so you needn’t feel guilty about your furniture being made from illegally obtained wood. If stylish and contemporary wooden furniture that will stand the test of time is your thing, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss checking out Scanteak.
Scanteak has 11 locations around Singapore. Click here for full location details of all its outlets. Its flagship store is at Henderson Industrial Park, 211 Henderson Road, #01-04/05, Singapore 159552.
28. Scene Shang
For a modern-day take on a rich chinois aesthetic in your home, you’ll want to check out Scene Shang. The furniture stocked by this Singapore-grown store blends simplicity and detail, heritage and a modern urban aesthetic, with such finesse, you’ll be breath-taken.
Modern cane chairs made from sustainable rattan and vibrant fabrics, and unique art deco pieces replete with clean, elegant lines that are inspired by Singapore’s very own art deco estate Tiong Bahru, are just some of the delights you can shop here.
Scene Shang is located at 263 Beach Road, Singapore 199542.
29. Soul and Tables
Soul and Tables was born out of one couple’s desire to find quality wooden furniture in Singapore with the surety of keeping it in good condition through the years. Initially known as Ethnicraft Online, the store has since expanded to become a collective of other ethically sourced furniture ranges that include the likes of Karpenter, Woven +, Fermob, and The Grey House.
Soul and Tables is all about impeccable style and quality, with each piece purchased coming with complimentary lifetime maintenance from the store – so you will never need to worry about the guilt from having to throw out furniture that may need light repairs.
Soul and Tables is located at Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, #02-03 and #02-09, Singapore 169074.
30. Taylor B
If you haven’t yet heard of Taylor B, you’ll be glad we introduced you to the store. Especially if you are a fan of luxury furnishings and home decor items with a plush, polished finish. The sprawling three-storey showroom is home to a plethora of beautiful items. In fact, the store stocks some 30,000 pieces of furniture and decor at any one time.
Pick out authentic Bobby Berg furniture, Chesterfield sofas and Ralph Lauren Home beddings to add that touch of luxe to your home. Pieces are in really limited quantities and fans of the store know that stock moves pretty quickly so you’ll want to grab things you really want or they’ll be snapped up before you realise it!
Taylor B is located at 65 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239003.
Quartz and granite table tops are excellent choices for many reasons. These natural stones come in a dizzying array of colours and patterns, and they are extremely low maintenance. Since they are non-porous, spills and stains can just be wiped up without much fuss. Enter Unix: where you can create your very own dining, coffee or side table.
Choose from the store’s extensive catalogue of quartz, granite and terrazzo of over 60 colours and patterns, and 16 brushed steel legs. Whether you have a preference for elegant marble or colourful terrazzo, a rounded or sharp profile edge, straight or geometrically angled legs – your table will be a unique, one-of-a-kind table, made just for you.
Unix is located at Block 12 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 9, #01-20, Singapore 739169 (by appointment only).
32. W. Atelier
Shopping for some designer furniture to add some pizazz to your humble abode? W. Atelier is a must-go on your list. The store prides itself in bringing together basically the who’s who in design from all over the world: from designer German kitchens to European furniture to Japanese sanitaryware.
Head on down to their gorgeous showroom and experience for yourself iconic pieces from Fritz Hansen and marvel at the genius of TOTO sanitary systems, before making worthy purchases for your home. Some other brands you will be able to shop at either of W. Atelier’s showrooms include designer furniture labels Zanotta, Vitra, Lema, and Gloster, as well as upscale kitchen brands SieMatic and Miton.
W. Atelier’s main showroom is at 201 Henderson Road, #01-01 and #03-01, Singapore 159545. You can also visit Fritz Hansen and Vitra’s standalone showrooms at Tan Boon Liat Building. Click here for location details.
33. Woody Antique House
Offering a wide range of authentic, unique wooden pieces like dining tables, to wine cabinets – which is sure to add some major retro 70s and 80s, rustic touch to your house.
Plus, each table is handmade, and skilfully restored from old, antique pieces, so each piece will look different – talk about character!
There is also a customisation service that they provide, so you never have to worry about the furniture not being the perfect fit in your house.
Woody Antique House is located at 13 Dempsey Road, #01-05, Singapore 249674.
Additional reporting by Christine Chua.