“We probably don’t have to tell you what a nightmare it is to find decent affordable furniture here in Singapore. Unless you’re happy to settle for a sofa reminiscent of grandma’s nightie or willing to splash out the big bucks to style up your apartment, you really need to hunt for great finds. Well hunt no more—here’s our list of fab furniture stores that won’t break the bank or your sense of style (ranked in no particular order).
1. Crate & Barrel
Chances are you’re probably already familiar with Crate & Barrel, seeing as how they have over 100 stores worldwide. And if you are, you know that there isn’t much that you can dream of for the house that you can’t find in one of their retail outlets. From funky forks to storage and organization gear, rugs, lamps, beds, tables, chairs and everything in between, this is your one-stop home and office furnishing and decorating shop.
Crate & Barrel, 2 Orchard Turn #04-21/22, p. +65 6634 4222. Open daily 10am – 10pm
How can you go wrong with eco-conscious furniture designed in-house and offered up at affordable prices? All of the sleek minimalist pieces at Commune are made of wood from responsibly harvested trees, easily recycled materials and products from sustainable sources around Southeast Asia. Plus, the talented interior design team here can help you outfit your apartment, house or office with furniture and decor that suits your unique personal style.
Commune, 9 Raffles Boulevard #02-51/52/53 Millenia Walk, p. +65 6338 3823, Open daily 11:30am – 9pm
Originals came to life when Australian-born furniture collector Geri Murphy decided to combine eccentric Indian carpentry designs with classical Southeast Asian craftsmanship. The pieces you find in the collections here are made from contemporary solid teak and recycled wood from Indonesia and India, as well as modern elements like glass, iron and stainless steel. The end results are modern pieces with a slight antique-looking twist.
Originals, 1 Bukit Batok St, #05-02/03 Singapore 659592, p. +65 6471 9918, Open daily 10am – 6pm
4. Second Charm
It’s pretty hard not to fall for the nostalgic allure of the rediscovered, restored and reupholstered retro furniture at Second Charm. Browse the collection here to uncover rare finds like wingback chairs with ikat and silk upholstery, mid-century nightstands and sofas, spindle chairs and vintage display cases. Bring back the classics and a touch of flair to your decor with these one of a kind pieces.
Second Charm, Blk 21 Kallang Avenue, #05-165 Mapletree Industrial Building, 339412, p. +65 6294 2919, Open Tue – Sat 11am – 5:30pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm
5. Taylor B
This is the best value furniture store in the city by far. Step into the massive 2-level warehouse-like store and you’ll be blown away by the sheer range of goods here, including modern brand name sofas and dining tables, antique lamps and artworks, sleek armoires, coffee tables and more. New shipments arrive every day, and if you’ve got something specific in mind, you can order it in from the friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Taylor B, 43 Keppel Rd, level 3 & 4, Singapore 099418, p. +65 6225 7090, Open Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 7pm
6. The Shophouse
The Shophouse originally began as a teak import company and slowly expanded over the past 15 years into the chic retailer and design house that so many know and love today. If you’re looking for reclaimed and recycled wooden furniture, Chinese or Indian influenced designs, wall art, lamps, sofas, beds or dining room sets, you’ll find plenty to choose from at The Shophouse’s two distinctive locations. In addition, the talented interior design team can create personalized and unique looks for your home or workspace and hook you up with custom-made furniture.
The Shophouse, 315 Outram Road, #07-03 Tan Boon Liat Building, 165079, p. +65 6323 7190, Open Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10:30am – 6pm
7. Nook and Cranny
Nook and Cranny were one of the first furniture shops in Singapore to revolutionize the purchasing of furniture by utilizing the power of the internet. However, they still ensure that their brick-and-mortar outlet is stocked up with unique and quirky pieces. They maintain the belief that each home’s decor is a reflection of one’s personality and who better to help us express our individuality than the furniture store that embraces it as their key value.
Nook and Cranny, 39 Changi South Ave 2, #02-02, Singapore 486352, p. +65 9383 1176, Open Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm
8. Kuhl Home
Kuhl Home is one of the most unique furniture retailers when it comes to children’s fixtures. Their originality can be noted from just one look at the authentic Danish-Scandinavian pieces that are present in their store. They continuously enact sales on all types of furnishings, with some reaching 50% discounts. Make sure to bring the little rascals along when checking out this shop.
Kuhl Home, 100E Pasir Panjang Rd, #08-01 Century Warehouse, Singapore 118521, p. +65 6270 8487, Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm
9. Danish Design Co
Danish Design Co is an icon when it comes to simple yet elegant furniture. Most pieces in their collection can fit well into any style of interior design one can think. The simplicity in the design enables the versatility, making their collection perfect for those who like to consistently switch up their decor.
Danish Design Co, 100e Pasir Panjang Rd, #06-03 Century Warehouse, Singapore 118521, p. +65 6270 8483, Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm
BoConcept has our kudos for being Denmark’s most global retail furniture chain while also remaining relatively affordable. The passion for aesthetically pleasing furnishings permeates their entire team, right down to the consultants who won’t rest until your vision for your home has been materialized.
BoConcept, Paragon Shopping Centre #04-01/02/03, Singapore 238859, p. +65 6736 0777, Open daily 10.30am – 8.30pm
Noden is an independent store that procures strictly original Scandinavian designed fixtures for its customers. Their furniture has a penchant for blending well with any given style due to its sophisticated design yet simplistic configuration. Their wide range of products has everything one would need to decorate a blank space from the ground up while ensuring the style remains cohesive and synergistic.
Noden, 39 Ubi Rd 1, #04-03, Singapore 408695, p. +65 6741 0190, Open Wed – Fri 11am – 5pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 6pm
Möbler is one of the few Singaporean furniture shops that limit themselves exclusively to a single niche. Hence, their specialization in antique and vintage furnishings, ranging from cabinets to light fixtures, makes them one of the most authentic retailers in the market. As one of the co-founding sisters, Emelie, noted: “You’re not simply buying a piece of furniture – you’re buying its curiously fascinating life trajectory and narrative too.”
Möbler, Tag A 81, 02-11 Tagore Ln, 787502, p. +65 9882 5320, Open Wed – Sun 12pm – 6pm
13. Elements Concept
Elements Concept is a relatively new player within the Asian market but is also one of the most commendable due to their efforts at ensuring the formulation of their products does as little harm to the environment as possible. Their light and tasteful furnishings are individually hand-crafted by properly compensated employees, making one feel at ease about their consumer decisions. With environmentally conscious brands on the rise, we are glad to see it expanding into the furniture trade as well.
Elements Concept, 420 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427641, p. +65 9177 6043, Open Tue – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm
14. Grey and Sanders
For masterfully crafted wooden tables, one must absolutely give Grey and Sanders a visit. Their wide selection of wood slabs is guaranteed to have a matching style that’s reflective of your home’s persona. You can even view their assortment online prior to coming down. If that’s not a sufficient selling point, G&S are a fully transparent company so you can rest assured you are getting an honest price for each product you buy.
Grey and Sanders, 315 Outram Rd, #06-02, Singapore 169074, p. +65 8371 8864, Open daily 11am – 7pm
15. Layard Interiors
Layard Interiors harbors one of the most diverse collections of furniture available in Singapore. Their stylish curation of modern and vintage looking pieces gives off a homely atmosphere like no other. From sofas to drawers to lamps, this outlet can be a one-stop-shop for all your home decor needs.
Layard Interiors, p. +65 9144 6903
16. Fritz Hansen Lounge
Fritz Hansen has been one of the most dominating brands within the furniture industry for quite a while now and we’re proud to say that they’ve opened shop right here in Singapore. Their luxurious furnishings with the iconic Fritz Hansen touch are bound to turn any mundane office or home into an elegant setting. If you need more convincing, stop by their lounge and take a peek at the magisterial lay out of their most prized pieces.
Fritz Hansen Lounge, 315 Outram Road, #13-08 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074, p. +65 6270 8828
17. Journey East
Journey East has been one of Singapore’s most highly regarded furniture shops for over 20 years. With mentions in Elle Decor and Louis Vuitton, Journey East has made global waves with their unique form of design and a distinctive approach to home and office decor. Their shop holds a certain kind of radiant ambience that’s worth checking out even if you’re not looking to purchase furniture.
Journey East, 315 Outram Rd, #03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074, p. +65 6473 1693, Open daily 10am – 6pm
Established and ruled by a group of esteemed design aficionados, Castlery has been a fine addition to the list of Singapore’s furniture retailers. Their gorgeous collection of cabinets, sofas and other fixtures would inspire a sense of fear within the frugal consumer yet rest assured, Castlery is amongst the most affordable furniture shops in town. Their one overarching belief: “Great design, durability and affordability shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.” Amen to that, we say.
Castlery, 19 Keppel Rd, #02-06 Jit Poh Building, Singapore 089058, p. +65 3138 1999, Open Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
19. Comfort Design
Comfort Design is one of Singapore’s earliest furniture providers, having been in the game since 1979. Their 4-decade-long run is evident of their utmost care in each customer’s particular needs and a vested interest in providing a pleasant and honest experience for each and every client. Despite the many years in business, they manufacture some of the most innovative furniture with a rustic twist to it. Be sure to check out the beloved OG.
Comfort Design, 110 Eunos Ave 7, Singapore 409573, p. +65 6747 7217, Open Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
20. Harvey Norman Flagship Store
A prominent household name in Australia, Harvey Norman has become a globally renowned retailer of household fixtures and appliances. With a wide range of products spanning from furniture to technology, a one time stop at the Harvey Norman Flagship Store in central Singapore could net you everything you could possibly need in terms of home decor, utilities and your everyday necessities.
Harvey Norman, No. 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Millenia Walk, 039596, p. +65 1800 311 9989, Open daily10:30am – 9:30pm
21. Proof Living
Proof Living originated in Singapore back in 2005 by procuring exquisite, luxurious brands of furniture that were unobtainable to other retailers. To this day, their mission has remained as pure as when it first began, with their shop being home to hundreds of extravagant pieces from obscure European brands. To all lavish-decor lovers, consider making this shop your mecca-like destination.
Proof Living, 2 Orchard Turn, #04-16 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, p. +65 6509 0555, Open daily 10:30am – 9:30pm