Change up your existing home décor by picking up some new cushions or upholstering your worn out or dated sofa. You’ll be surprised at what a difference it’ll make! We spoke to six furniture stores about their favourite styles and top picks this year.
WTP The Furniture Company
Aside from a lovely cushion collection, WTP Furniture Company also offers bespoke furniture services if you’ve got something special in mind.
“I like geometric prints that can be self-patterned. Sometimes, even if it is stitched on in a different way, it can add a lot of texture and interest.” – Naazli Somjee, owner
For some sparkle, pick up a few soft and velvety quilted cushions with gold applique. Pair them with trendy mustard lumbar cushions with stitched folds and chocolate lumbar cushions with lattice stitches for some added texture and earthy tones. If you wish to customise or upholster a piece, pick quality fabrics in a variety of textures and colours from brands such as Jim Thompson, Clarke & Clarke and Fabricut. You can customise anything from cushions, from chairs and armchairs to bed-end benches and storage ottomans
Besides furniture, you can get your worn-out cushions upholstered or have a fresh set customised (matching your current sofa) to your liking.
House of AnLi
Deck out your home in style with trendy accessories and furniture from House of AnLi.
“I love to see the raw look of flax and linen pillows. Linen has this natural look, showing irregularities in the yarns and the weave, which is beautiful. I like working with solid colours without any prints or designs in them as this creates more harmony.” – Panagiotis Lynas, Co-Founder and CEO of House of AnLi
The store offers customisation of 100% Belgian linen cushions from Libeco. Made from natural flax, the material stays cool in humid Singapore. They’re available in a variety of solid colours, and you choose your desired shape and size. You could also opt for Libeco linen (sold per metre) and have your furniture upholstered. Or get your hands on square pillows with portraits by German photographer Mario Gerth that feature tribes in Ethiopia.
There are always new patterns and colours to explore as fresh fabrics arrive every two to three months.
Browse a wide variety of traditional and contemporary furniture and accessories at Originals.
“A home is where you can rest in comfort and safety. Hence it’s important that it is filled with treasured items that can provide both warmth and comfort, but still be stylish. There are no strict rules – marry Indian pieces with African or Turkish rugs and surround them with a teak daybed and accessories … home heaven!” – Nikki Settle, Sales
Pick up the Haydie Linen Cushion that comes in grey and with frayed edges, or go simple with the Griselle Cushion in dark blue or the Mercy Cushion in black. For some texture, there’s the Black Wave/Cream Cushion; or, if you’re into patterns, go for the Arabe Black Cushion and Damli Cushion that boast geometric prints. Most come in square shapes, with a couple of rectangular options .
No time to head down? Shop online from the comfort of your home!
Crate and Barrel
Explore gorgeous home décor accessories, furniture, homeware and more from American furniture store Crate and Barrel.
“Classic would definitely be the style I would love to have in my own home. I appreciate its timeless touch which is more formal and elegantly styled. With silvers and a touch of glamour, it sets the perfect tone for having guests over on the weekends.” – Jill St. John Jeremiah, Merchandising Manager at Crate and Barrel
For something neutral, opt for woven pillows like the Fionn in earth tones and the Avi in a mix of ivory and toasty brown. Go luxurious with the velvety Brenner which has a rich beet tone. The turquoise Linden offers a textured look and is woven with traditional looms. Also, check out the Trevino made of hand-spun blue silk and reverse it for soft cotton velvet.
Achieve your dream look with the help of professional in-store stylists at their upcoming Crate Styling Centre.
Do up your home with the help of Arete Culture which offers bespoke interior styling services, home accessories and soft furnishings.
“I would go for timeless, elegant and classic designs for my home. It would be a mix of soft inviting hues for the bedroom and stronger pops of colour for the common areas. I love oversized throw cushions paired with smaller ones and an occasional odd shape. I tend to go for clean lines with geometric prints and a mix of solids to pull them together.” – Caroline Chin-Geyler, Founder of Arete Culture
Mix solid and prints from the in-house Luxe Hotel collection which also carries patterned cushions in various sizes and shapes. Get some playful and bright prints for the kids’ rooms. For your outdoor space, add some colour with coastal and tropical-themed patterned pillows from the Archipelago collection.
With over 350 homes styled, leave it to their interior stylists to create your dream home.
Drop by E&A Interiors for quality fabrics, wallpapers and rugs from over 35 international design houses.
“For my own home, I like an eclectic, boho and cozy feel. I love layers of patterns and colour. If you choose them wisely, they create a calming effect. I also love antique and vintage furniture with the odd modern piece thrown in. I wouldn’t like my house to be recognised as a definite style as I like to think of it as uniquely mine!” – Elizabeth Acland, Founder and Director of E&A Interiors
Pick out block printed Blithfield fabrics for cushions or some funky Raoul textiles from LA to upholster your sofa. Or go eclectic with patterned fabrics from the Martin Lawrence Bullard’s collection (Kim Kardashian’s interior designer!). New in store are a mix of geometric print cushions by A Rum Fellow, a London-based design studio.
Choose from over 50 brands of fabric, including traditional hand block ones with different designs.