By: Jess Smit
The right lighting can make all the difference in your home. You only need to have a nose down a residential street to see the difference between those living rooms filled with the warm glow of lamps and dimmers, and those where only surgical-bright will do. We know where we’d rather be winding down from our day!
Let us illuminate you then with our lovely little guide to the greatest lighting stores in Singapore – for everything from gorgeous lamps and lanterns, to chandeliers and pendant lights. We’ve even sniffed out a shop that makes customised lampshades from gorgeous printed fabrics!
16 Tai Seng Street, #01-00/A, 534138
Design buffs should head to Lifestorey for contemporary lighting from the likes of Kartell, Muuto and Vita, including classics such as the Bourgie lamp and E27 Pendant. Table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights – they’ve got it all.
501 Bukit Timah Road, #01-05A, Cluny Court, 259760
Head to this gorgeous boutique in Bukit Timah for lighting that’ll give any room a lift. We love the nautical drum shades, lime-green lamp bases and, it goes without saying, the oh-so-sparkly chandeliers.
Shop for lacquered table and floor lamps handcrafted in Vietnam. Their smooth and glossy finish is the result of a 12-layer, six-week lacquering process. A work of art indeed!
131 Jalan Sultan, 199015
Offering customised light fittings, as well as ceiling and wall lights, floor and table lamps, pendant lights and spotlights, Lightcraft is popular with interior designers and architects. Pop along to their showroom to check out the range.
Alexandra and Tampines
From lamp shades and bases galore, to LED spotlights and sweet night lights for little ones, Ikea’s selection of lighting is spot on.
Century Warehouse, #08-01, 100E Pasir Panjang Road, 118521
Give your home a touch of Scandi style with lighting from these chaps! Make a statement with the Moo wall lamp or Calabash pendant, or go minimalist with a Mondrian floor lamp or iconic Bestlite design. If it was good enough for Winston Churchill…
Take your pick from hand-printed geometric and contemporary cottons and linens, choose your lampshade size and pop your finished product in your cart. Voila!
Premier Lighting Centre
701 Geylang Road, #01-03, 389687 and 691 Geyland Road, #01-01, 389684
Luxury lighting on the East Coast! We love their classic and contemporary styles.
Crate & Barrel
#04-21/22, #03-25, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
Sleek and statement pendants, table lamps you’ll just have to have and some of the coolest sconces we’ve ever seen, Crate & Barrel pulls some pretty sweet lighting pieces out of the bag.
63 Hillview Avenue #09-08, Lam Soon Building, 669569
Among the gorgeous goodies on display in this new boutique is an impressive range of lighting made for Arete’s The Luxe Hotel Collection. Think white and light blue shell bases designed by Caroline Chin Geyler in Indonesia, as well as glazed ceramic bases and red cracked-glass Moroccan-inspired bases hand-plucked from China. Fab’ shades, too.
#07-02 , 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Give your space that tropical vibe with a unique driftwood floor or table lamp from Mountain Teak. Washed, sanded and treated by skilled craftsmen, the textured bases look gorgeous paired with simple shades.
290 Orchard Rd, 04-01/02/03 Paragon, 238895
Slap-bang in the middle of Orchard is a lighting selection that’ll make you drool. From industrial to classic and natural, you’ll find lamps and lighting made from glass, concrete, wood, rubber-coated aluminium, colour-lacquered metal… Nasty of us for tempting you!
27 West Coast Highway, Westway Plaza 2nd level
Chandeliers, lamps, pendants… Taylor B’s Lighting Gallery packs in more than 100 hanging light fixtures and heaps of table lamps and wall lighting.
For more see our home decor section!