While IKEA may be the go-to place for affordable furnitures in Singapore, it can be a tad predictable and commonplace. If you want interiors that are a little different from what you see at your friends’ and family’s homes, here are a few more options.
1. Castlery – This online retailer, which also has a showroom at Alexandra Road, sells a well-curated selection of modern and Scandinavian-style furniture, lighting and home décor accessories.
If you are planning to have a scandinavian home, be sure to check out the matching furnitures physically at their store.
Sales people there are friendly and not pushy, you can take your time to try out the furnitures too. Not only are the pieces affordable, there is also an extensive range of customisable sofa sets for all manner of tastes. Because prices are competitive, it is good to check in on the website every now and then for deals and new stock.
Homeowners with a taste for Scandinavian-style furnishings will appreciate JotterGood’s offerings of minimalist and functional pieces.
The products are designed by local design consultancy A Balcony and feature a collection of streamlined furniture that includes sofas, tables, lighting, beds and shelving. Think of it as a polished alternative to IKEA.
3. Art From Junk
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If you like furniture that celebrate Singapore’s heritage but don’t want to fork out tonnes of money on oriental antiques, you will love Art From Junk located at Nu Artists Gallery in Kandahar Street.
Tables, chairs, credenzas and cabinets have been hand-painted with designs such as retro patterns and vintage motifs unique to Southeast Asia. With prices that do not exceed $1,500 it’s an affordable way to own a piece of art.
At first glance, Cellini may seem expensive thanks to beautiful Italian-style designs and the use of quality materials.
But this furniture manufacturer offers attractive packages that bundle sofa sets, dining sets, bedframes and mattresses priced from $3,000, making it an affordable and convenient way to buy complementary pieces for your home.
What’s more, Cellini offers a wide array of styles, from modern classic to contemporary to satisfy homeowners with different preferences.
5. Second Charm
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This manufacturer and retailer specialises in restoring and reproducing mid-century teakwood furniture. On offer too are plush, French-style chairs upholstered in tasteful fabrics and handcrafted solid wood and marble-top dining tables—a variation of the classic “kopitiam” table.
If you like the minimalist and neat aesthetics of mid-century furniture, Second Charm is the perfect place to score one-of-a-kind pieces that will induce envy from design-savvy friends.
6. Big Box
As the biggest warehouse concept mall in Singapore, Big Box offers tons of furnitures for you to choose at reasonable prices. Helpful sales people will also advise you to choose your ideal sofa.
Located beside Jurong East MRT, it is one of the most spacious mall that you can move around comfortably without knocking onto someone on weekends! If you don’t like the the crowd at IMM or VIVO, you will love this place. There are also tons of parking space around so drivers will be extremely pleased with this.
Another online retailer, FortyTwo offers more than just furniture. On top of affordably priced bed frames, sofa sets, dining tables and chairs in styles that span from classic to modern, it also sells mattresses, home décor items and appliances.
If you are looking for a one-stop shop for decking out your new home, this is the perfect place!
8. Junkie’s Corner
If you enjoy the thrill of repurposing and restoring your own vintage furniture while scoring great deals at the same time, make your way to Junkie’s Corner along Turf Club Road. This second-hand store is a warehouse of pre-loved furniture and home décor items.
Be prepared to spend some time browsing through the store as bric-a-brac and genuine gems are piled on top of one another. You never know what you may find, but once you pick out that pristine solid wood sofa set, you’ll feel good about finding a beautiful piece for a great price.
Prices for decorative pieces start as low as $1. What’s more, bargaining is accepted here. Junkie’s Corner is at 2 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988.
9. Hock Siong & Co.
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Like Junkie’s Corner, Hock Siong & Co. sells second hand furniture. However, browsing the sprawling warehouse is more pleasant thanks to a well-organised space.
With a stock that comes mostly from hotels, show flats and restaurants, you can score some stylish and affordable (expect to pay half the price of a new piece) modern and contemporary pieces for your home.
10. Comfort Furniture
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If you like designer furniture but don’t have the deep pockets for them, you will love Comfort Furniture.
Offering designer replicas such as the famed Nomura coffee table and a variety of Eames and Danish Design chairs, it is no wonder that this furniture retailer and manufacturer is popular with homeowners and interior designers alike!