Furniture Stores In Singapore: Our Top 6 Picks

Beautify your home with furniture you want to come home to every day. Here’s a list of 6 go-to stores to visit.
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With all of us being home more so than ever now, what makes our home home has become so important. Merely filling your house up with any practical item for sleeping or eating on is not that practical anymore - you need furniture that you actually like to want to be home (or in the case of a pandemic lockdown, can stand being around). 

Choosing the right home furniture can give your home a soul, and be an expression of your personal style and taste. Even if you live in a luxurious property, unappealing furniture could make your home look distasteful. On the other hand, an older or smaller flat with carefully chosen pieces of furniture can make all the difference.

Having things around you in your home that makes you feel good is probably good for your mental health as well (we sincerely hope no one was stuck at home during the Circuit Breaker with a gaudy, eyesore-inducing sofa!) 

Aesthetics aside, you also need to consider if your furniture can stick around in the long haul.

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.

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Furniture Stores Singapore: an Overview of our Top 6 Picks

IKEA

Affordable and reliable pieces

$55 at the store, $70 for truck delivery for online purchases

Crate & Barrel

Trendy and sleek designs

$50-$250 for delivery with assembly, free delivery and assembly for purchases $10,000 and above

Castlery

Designer furniture at a bargain

$6.99-$29.99, free delivery for purchases $300 and above

Muji

The contemporary and minimalist

$30-50, free delivery for purchases $500 and above

Scanteak

Cosy, homely vibes

$30-60, free weekday delivery for purchases $1500 and above

Naiise

The quirky and whimsical

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

ION Orchard houses Crate & Barrel’s first store in Asia - PropertyGuru Singapore

ION Orchard houses Crate & Barrel’s first store in Asia

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 it’s first in Asia, and 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.

Are you looking to renovate your home before getting your furniture? Check out our guide on hiring a renovation contractor in Singapore.

 

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 - PropertyGuru-Singapore

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.

Are you moving into a new home? Do check out our guide to home insurance.

 

More FAQ related to furniture stores in Singapore

Where can I buy good furniture in Singapore?

Good is subjective, and it depends on your personal style and taste. But if you’re looking for good quality furniture, all the stores on our list fit the bill - check them out for yourself at their physical stores!

Where can I buy cheap furniture in Singapore?

IKEA is definitely a go-to if you’re looking for budget-friendly furniture. Castlery sells designer pieces at very competitive prices.

Where can I buy minimalist furniture in Singapore?

Muji is the place to go if you’re looking for simple and classy pieces. 

Why is furniture so expensive?

Quality furniture requires durable material, sturdy structure, and careful handling. Hence the price points for some of these pieces. 

 

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