14 affordable furniture stores in Singapore to shop at for your new HDB BTO flat
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(Featured photo: Castlery)
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) announced late last year that there’ll be 23,000 new Built-To-Order (BTO) flats that’ll be launched every year in 2022 and 2023. If you’re one of the lucky owners to receive the keys to your new home, here’s us cheering for you! And if you’re still waiting, there’s no better time than now to start planning your new home’s look.
We know that there’s so much that goes into starting a home — be it settling contracts, finances, renovation, etc. — that sourcing the right furniture can feel like another demanding task. While there are plenty of online furniture stores, you might still prefer to have a look and feel of the furniture before purchasing.
So to save you some trouble, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best furniture stores in Singapore where you can shop to your heart’s content without breaking the bank. 🤩
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01 • For the minimalists: FIF Singapore
(Photo: FIF Singapore)
If you like keeping things simple, FIF Singapore is where you need to head to. They’re known for helping homeowners build their nest by offering free design services and a wide range of fairly-priced selections without compromising aesthetics. Dining essentials, sofas, chic home bar options, you name it and they have it.
📍 Address: 315 Outram Road, #04-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
📞 Phone: 6222 0270
⏰ Opening hours: 11am to 7pm daily
🌐 Website: fif.sg
Free delivery and assembly for orders above $500.
02 • For a sleek, modern touch: Castlery
The moment you walk into Castlery, you can’t help but notice the striking sophistication of their collections. It’s a one-stop store that’s a brand of its own, but it also does work with various highly-acclaimed designers from across the globe to produce high-quality furniture at absolutely affordable costs. Most of the pieces are wood-based and earthy-coloured, so if you have a zen concept in mind for your first home, Castlery might just be what you’re looking for.
📍 Address: 19 Keppel Road, #02-06, Jit Poh Building, Singapore 089058
📞 Phone: 3138 1999
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 8pm daily
🌐 Website: castlery.com/sg
Free delivery for orders above $300.
03 • For the ultimate affordability: The Reject Shop SG
(Photo: The Reject Shop SG)
Don’t be quick to judge the store by its name. The Reject Shop SG is a treasure trove of extremely wallet-friendly options that come with very minor cosmetic damages. From Scandinavian to regal to even hip designs, there’s something for everyone if you’re willing to overlook the tiny flaws that are frankly barely visible in most cases.
📍 Address: 39 Woodlands Close, #07-13, MEGA@Woodlands (Near Lobby B) Singapore 737856
📞 Phone: 6717 3777
⏰ Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 1-9pm
🌐 Website: therejectshop.sg
04 • For the old souls: Hock Siong Co.
Fancy yourself some bric-a-brac? Hop on over to Hock Siong Co. Loved and frequented by many vintage connoisseurs throughout the decades, the store is known for its preloved vintage furniture and decor items. If the idea of a hotel-themed home resonates with you, you’ll be in for a sweet surprise as there’s a lot of used hotel items too.
📍 Address: 153 Kampong Ampat, #01-03, Junjie Industrial Building, Singapore 368326
📞 Phone: 6281 8338
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sat, 9am – 5pm | Sun & PH, 9.30am – 5.30pm
🌐 Website: hocksiong.com.sg
P.S.: There’s even free parking in-store, so you don’t have to worry about parking fees.
05 • For an Asian spin: Journey East
(Photo: Journey East)
Giving your home that Asian look without needing to travel to source for items is totally possible, thanks to Journey East. It boasts an extensive collection of exotic furniture brought in from places like Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Cambodia. Conscious-shoppers will especially love the picks since every piece of furniture is built from recyclable wood.
The only catch with this store is that the prices are relatively higher than the others but if you don’t mind splurging a little on premium quality, be sure to check them out.
📍 Address: 315 Outram Road, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
📞 Phone: 6473 1693
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 6pm daily
🌐 Website: journeyeast.com
Free delivery for purchases over $1000.
06 • For eco-friendly furniture: Wihardja
Having been around for more than 17 years, Wihardja is a true expert in carpentry and design while being surprisingly kind on the wallet. Expect to walk through an array of styles from Japanese to industrial to chic contemporary, each made carefully from 100% responsibly sourced wood.
For those who have a particular design in mind, do note that you can also order customised furniture. Not only that, the store offers free consultation if you’re unsure of what to get.
📍 East showroom address: 1 Genting Lane, #04-02, Singapore 349544
📍 West showroom address: 24 Sungei Kadut Avenue, #04-00, Singapore 729678
📞 Phone: 6922 4588
⏰ Opening hours: Thurs to Tues, 11.30am – 7pm
🌐 Website: wihardja.com.sg
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Speaking of going green, did you know that adding plants in your home is proven to instantly boost your mood and in the long run, your quality of life, too? Plus, it’s a foolproof way to make your space cosier and more liveable.
You’ll know we’re not kidding about this when you set your eyes on the gorgeous plants for sale at The Green Corner. Know what’s even better? You can enjoy 25% off your plant haul when you flash your GetGo booking at the checkout counter (valid till 31 May 2022). More savings, we say!
Address: 53 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698998
Phone: 8838 3634
Opening hours: Sun to Wed, 8am – 7pm | Thurs to Sat, 8am – 8pm
07 • For an Instagrammable home: IKEA
Okay, this one’s a given but really, how can we skip IKEA? Every household in Singapore surely has at least one item from here so it’d be a serious offence if we forgo it. A megastore of just about everything related to home furnishing, 99% chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Furniture? Check. Kitchenware? Check. Value for money? YES!
📍 Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764. View other outlets and opening hours here.
📞 Phone: 6786 6868
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Thurs and Sun, 11am – 9pm | Fri & Sat, 11am – 11pm
🌐 Website: ikea.com/sg
(PS: There’s free parking at the Tampines outlet!)
Check out our full list of free parkings in Singapore while you plan your shopping trips.
08 • For the practical homeowner: Courts
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You’d probably know Courts for electrical appliances, but did you know that there’s so much furniture to choose from? Its contemporary collection features space-saving and practical picks for your entire home. What’s more, you can cover your shopping trip with a 2-in-1 visit to both IKEA Tampines and Courts Megastore — talk about killing two birds with one stone!
📍 Address: 50 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528766. View other outlets and opening hours here.
📞 Phone: 1800-222-6868 or 6216 1840
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily
🌐 Website: courts.com.sg
09 • For the busy shopper: Crate&Barrel
If you have limited time on your hands and could use a one-stop store for all your home needs, Crate&Barrel is the place for you. The collections, both practical and minimalistic, aren’t just eye-catchy but are sustainable too. While its comprehensive furniture collection is a tad pricey, it offers a large variety of home essentials like kitchenware, rugs and coffee makers, as well as decor items like lamps, cushions and throws at attractive prices.
📍 Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #04-21/22, Singapore 238801
📞 Phone: 6634 8488
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily
🌐 Website: crateandbarrel.com.sg
Free delivery for orders above $500.
10 • For a home with substance: The Godown
(Photo: The Godown)
Make no mistake — this pretty, hard-to-miss boutique is chock-full of quirky lifestyle items. When you’ve sorted out your furniture haul, be sure to head down here and check out the impressive decor range. We’re talking about vintage baskets, exotic diffusers, classic porcelain kitchenware and other pretty items that’ll tug at your heartstrings. It’s going to be really hard to walk away empty-handed! 😭
📍 Address: 100D Pasir Panjang Road, The Meissa, #02-08, Singapore 118520
📞 Phone: 6333 8966
⏰ Opening hours: Mon, Wed and Fri, 10am – 4pm or by appointment
🌐 Website: thegodownstore.com
11 • For smaller spaces: Born In Colour
Setting up small spaces can be a tricky business if your goal is to save space and maximise movement, but with Born In Colour, you’ll no longer need to worry about it. They specialise in furniture for smaller spaces and have functional picks aplenty that are also super-cute. We just can’t stop staring at the adorable bedside tables and rattan mirrors!
📍 North showroom address: 100D Pasir Panjang Road, The Meissa, #02-08, Singapore 118520
📍 Central showroom address: 201 Henderson Road, #07-11/12, Singapore 159545
📞 Phone: 6257 2501 or 6988 3308
⏰ Opening hours: Mon and Wed-Fri, 11am – 7.30pm | Weekend & PH, 11am – 6pm | Closed during lunchtime (1pm – 2pm)
🌐 Website: bornincolour.com
12 • For themed spaces: FortyTwo
FortyTwo doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar outlet but we’re still adding it to this list because it’s a truly go-to place for all things home. Whether you’re on the lookout for themed furniture for each space in your house (there’s farmhouse, Scandinavian, retroglam — you name it) or hunting for knick-knacks, you’re sure to be attracted by something from the whopping 20,000 items that they sell. 🤯
Free delivery for orders above $300.
13 • For on-the-go shoppers: LCF Furniture Store
(Photo: LCF Furniture Store)
What’s interesting about this store is that it provides bundle options so that you don’t have to go through the hassle of mixing and matching different furniture pieces together. This is great news if you’re not too fussed about looks but don’t underestimate — there are some really stunning collections too. Our personal favourite is the Mick Study Desk + Chair bundle that costs a reasonable $127.
📍 Address: 1 Harvey Road, Tan Heng Lee Building, Ground Level, Singapore 369610
📞 Phone: 6286 0032
⏰ Opening hours: Mon to Sat, 11am – 8.30pm
🌐 Website: lcf.com.sg
14 • For handcraft aficionados: Second Charm
(Photo: Urban Journey)
Another store that’ll most likely trigger the old soul in you to go on an uncontrollable shopping spree, Second Charm is a paradise of vintage handcrafted furniture and homeware. There are many different styles to look out for, ranging from decorative French, art deco and mid-century modern. Walk through three floors of old-school chairs, bedsides and ottomans, then fascinate yourself with their decor stuff that are straight out of the good ol’ days. Oh, and also, don’t forget to hit them up if you’re big on customisations.
📍 Address: 21 Kallang Avenue, 05-165, Mapletree Industrial Building, Singapore 339412
📞 Phone: 9830 0115
⏰ Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 11.30am – 5pm
🌐 Website: secondcharmhome.com
And just like that, you’ll be able to breathe life into your new home without having to burn your savings! We hope that this list comes handy when you’re out and about scouring for furniture. Remember to bookmark this blog post for quick reference and if you know friends or family who are also starting a new chapter, share these recommendations with them too. 💪
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