If you’re looking to buy new furniture for your home, the two main avenues are a) buying from a furniture store or b) buying furniture online from sites like Taobao.
While there are plenty of online options out there, some people would still prefer to have a look and feel of the furniture before purchase. This is understandable as you wouldn’t want to regret purchasing a dining set that looks completely out of place in your home. If you are one of those, we have the list just for you. Here are our picks.
Furniture Stores Singapore: an Overview of our Top 6 Picks
Delivery Fees (Local only)
$55 at the store, $70 for truck delivery for online purchases
Crate & Barrel
$50-$250 for delivery with assembly, free delivery and assembly for purchases $10,000 and above
$6.99-$29.99, free delivery for purchases $300 and above
$30-50, free delivery for purchases $500 and above
$30-60, free weekday delivery for purchases $1500 and above
Free delivery for purchases above $60
IKEA – For Affordable and Reliable Pieces
Ah, that iconic bright yellow and blue. Unless you are living under a rock, you probably have owned, and probably still owns, something from IKEA.
Hailing from Sweden and founded in 1943, you’ll get to find a lot of Scandinavian furniture here, which has been all the rage lately. What’s more, you can get almost everything your home needs, whether it’s a sofa set, plants, toilet fittings, kitchenware, or even wall art. IKEA’s furniture stores in Singapore are at Tampines and Alexandra, which are so huge it’s easy to get lost.
IKEA’s prices are highly competitive, so you don’t need to worry about not getting a good bargain. A simple wardrobe starts at just $185, while bigger ones are still relatively affordable with a price range of $350-$800. If you’re looking at sofas, these start at around $850 for fabric ones. The last we checked, a simple bedframe for one costs just $49.
IKEA offers delivery services. Delivery charges for their online store go at $70 and begin at $55 for their physical stores.
Crate & Barrel – For Trendy and Sleek Designs
Based in Illinois and founded in 1962, Crate & Barrel collaborates with over 100 designers and artists around the globe, curating creations to provide customers with exclusive offerings.
Today, the chain has over 100 stores and franchisees in 11 countries. Crate & Barrel’s outlet at ION Orchard is not only the company’s first furniture store in Singapore, but also the first in Asia. Additionally, there’s another store at Orchard Gateway occupying five stories. Specialising in contemporary designs, you’ll be able to find anything from home furnishings to innovative kitchen gadgets. However, do note that this premium brand’s products tend to veer on the pricey side. Sofas are usually priced above $1,000.
Crate & Barrel offers delivery for houseware starting at just $5. For furniture, this can range from $50-$200 depending on the total cost of your merchandise. Free delivery applies for orders above $10,000.
Castlery – For Designer Furniture at a Bargain
Realising that good designer furniture is typically expensive due to middleman costs, Castlery prides itself on providing savings by cutting out the middleman.
Castlery works with some of the best suppliers in the region and collaborates with award-winning furniture designers globally. What’s interesting is that you get to customise certain aspects of your furniture. For example, you can choose from a range of customised fabrics for most sofas. You can even select colours and leg finishes for some. Castlery’s prices are somewhat competitive given the quality. A 3-seater sofa starts at only around $650.
Castlery has studios at The Grandstand in Turf City, and at the Jit Poh building at Keppel Road.
Delivery fees range from $6.99 to $29.99 and are waived for orders above $300.
Muji – For the Contemporary and Minimalist
Established in Japan in 1980, Muji is Japanese for “no-brand quality goods”.
Till this day, three core principles continue to drive Muji’s business: 1) selection of materials, 2) process streamlining, and 3) simplification of packaging.
These principles are behind Muji’s intent to create low-cost products with good quality. In fact, a 2.5 seater cotton fabric sofa at Muji costs just $369.
Selling everything from furniture to condiments, Muji’s philosophy of simplicity is apparent not just in their products but also their store layouts. Today, there are more than 700 Muji stores around the world, selling more than 7,000 different items. There are currently 15 Muji stores in Singapore, so you probably don’t have to travel far to find one.
Scanteak – For Cosy and Homely Vibes
Scandinavian-inspired interiors are a popular choice among new homeowners
Wood is a timeless material to have in your home, and Scanteak knows this.
Using the finest timber, Scanteak offers Scandivanian-inspired furniture, whether it’s a solid teak dining table or bed frame. Scanteak seeks to create furniture that really lasts, given teak’s high durability. Teak is also known to require little maintenance even in extreme climates and is resistant to moisture and insects. The price of a 3-seater sofa starts at $1,299, which may not be too expensive considering teak’s reputation.
Scanteak is currently the largest furniture chain in Taiwan and has more than 100 outlets in countries like Japan, USA, and Germany. Their many furniture stores in Singapore can be found in places such as Suntec City, Sungei Kadut, Wisma Atria, and Joo Chiat.
Naiise – For the Quirky and Whimsical
Naiise’s goal is to make good design accessible to more people, and improving their lives at the same time.
Based in Singapore and founded in 2013, the company stocks over 25,000 products from over 1,000 designers from around the globe. Naiise sells everything from tables and lamps, to food and tech accessories. Expect furniture designs here to be pretty distinctive, for example – they currently stock a mahogany dining table that you can also play ping-pong on.
Naiise is notably an ardent supporter of local designers and locally-inspired designs. At every store, you can find cutesy items that are distinctively Singaporean, such as curry puff cushions and love letter bolsters. Naiise currently has stores at Katong 112, The Cathay, and Wisma Atria.
Naiise offers free local shipping for orders above $60.
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