No home is complete without comfortable and quality furniture. Find out how to get the best bang for your buck when furniture shopping on the Hmlet blog.
Do most of us resonate coming home to a comfortable and cozy house after a long day at work? For most, the answer would most likely be a resounding ‘yes’. More than adding to the aesthetics or complementing the overarching theme of our homes, having furniture also supports our day-to-day activities, like having meals at the dining table or relaxing on your sofa with a book.
Given the countless number of furniture stores across the island, knowing where to start is the key. We spoke to a few of our colleagues (who have just gotten keys to their HDB BTO and started renovation), and here are six of their top picks to get you started.
Brand new furniture
If you are not budget conscious or if having brand new furniture in your home is an important criteria, you’ll want to visit these spots when furniture shopping in Singapore.
60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Various locations islandwide
Known for its affordability, quality of breakdown furniture and minimalist design, Ikea is no stranger to most of us. Aside from large furniture pieces, this home and living giant also carries a wide range of rugs, ziplock bags, shelves and even Smart coffee tables!
341 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427593
Various locations islandwide
If the overarching theme of your home is Scandinavian, rustic and earthy undertones, then furniture shopping at Scanteak might just be for you. Superior workmanship that greatly reflects the quality of its products, Scanteak also places great emphasis on designing durable products that encourage conversations.
3. Born in Colour
315 Outram Rd, #05-05 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
1024 Yishun Industrial Park A, #02-31, Singapore 768763
Consider Born in Colour if you are looking to add quirky and unique furnishings to your home. Founded by local Singaporeans, this neighbourhood furniture shop is known for its vibrantly hued range of furniture, homeware and decor. Add to that, fancy bohemian-styled rattan furniture that accentuate old school retro vibes.
4. Soul & Tables
315 Outram Road #02-03 and #02-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Look no further if you’re looking to furnish your abode with sustainable and ethical sourced furniture. At Soul & Tables, wooden furniture is not only built using environmentally-friendly methods but is also made to stand the test of time through all sorts of occasions. They also carry a wide range of rugs, linens, cushions and outdoor furniture.
On the flip side, if you are budget conscious and would like to give a second chance to furniture, then here are two furniture shops you should pay a visit to.
5. Second Charm
Block 21 Kallang Avenue #05-165, Mapletree Industrial Building, Singapore 339412
Located at Kallang Avenue, Second Charm carries a range of vintage furniture and homeware that revolve around mid-century modern, Scandinavian and French themes. Can’t seem to find what you want? Second Charm also takes made-to-order requests, perfect if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture for your home.
6. Hock Siong & Co. Pte Ltd
153 Kampong Ampat #01-03, Junjie Industrial Building, Singapore 368326
For vintage furniture shoppers, this is the place to visit. From preloved wooden kitchen cabinets to plates (once used by hotels), unique house decor and huge hallway mirrors, you never really know what you might find here. As Hock Siong & Co. Pte Ltd is a 100% vintage furniture shop, they do not keep stock, so its first come first served!
If you are looking to rent and furniture purchasing isn’t something you would like to invest too much time or money on, then you’ve come to the right place. Hmlet offers fully-furnished and centrally-located homes in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. All you really need to move-in is your luggage of personal belongings! Reach out to us today for more information.