Looking to change things up, cover up those boring tiles, or add a touch of class to your home? Get your hands on a carpet or rug that can add some colour and style to your living space. Here are some contemporary and traditional rugs and carpets from some of the best home décor and furniture stores in town.
Among the wide variety of rugs at Originals, you’ll find vintage Turkish rugs from the Anatolia region, patchwork rugs, natural wool Berber rugs from Morocco and handwoven wool rugs from India. Originals has also recently began to stock Armadillo&Co, so you will be spoilt for choice with so many awesome designs and sizes!
The store’s new 14,000-square-foot showroom allows customers to see a vast selection of carefully selected rugs, furniture and décor in real home situations.
“The most popular rug? It’s a tie between the Jute rugs from India and Turkish patchwork rugs. Turkish patchwork and vintage rugs add warmth and charm to any room. We stock them in a number of carefully selected colours to make it easier to work with; the most popular colours are light blues. They are extremely rare but so gorgeous when you find the right one!” – Geri Murphy, Originals
1 Bukit Batok Street 22, #05-02/03
6471 9918 | originals.com.sg
Finn Avenue stocks a range of rugs from Turkey and the United States, made with durable olefin and silky viscose to 100% ‘semi-worsted’ New Zealand wool. Most rugs in the store are medium pile, some machine-made, while others are hand-tufted or even hand-knotted.
Finn Avenue carries a wide range of designer rugs including Candice Olsen rugs imported from the US, which come in a huge variety of sizes. From modern luxe design to abstract, geometric and modern classics, there’s an exciting selection here that will help make your home gorgeous.
“Trending in recent times are rugs with a tinge of gold, silver-grey or earthy colours, which go well with furniture of different styles, especially if you love modern luxe or modern vintage furniture such as Chesterfield sofas or gold stainless steel chairs or mirrored furniture.” – The Finn Avenue team
201 Henderson Road
8699 3466 | finnavenue.com
Living DNA sources sustainably produced rugs from India and Turkey. You’ll find over 150 designs, a huge variety of materials (wool, cotton, viscose, leather, jute, sisal and recycled materials) and as many as six sizes per design! Looking for something a bit different? The store also offers bespoke design services.
Styles range from clean modern to geometric, luxe, vibrant, natural, kids’ items and bathroom rugs. They’re all sourced directly from artisans so you get the best prices for quality craftsmanship.
“I source from 12 localities to assemble a collection you can’t find elsewhere. I choose only special and unique pieces. Recently, I’m seeing more clients choose our viscose rugs; they’re loved by families with young children because they feel as luxurious as silk. Customers tell us we’ve hit the sweet spot – our pieces are far from mass-produced quality, but they’re surprisingly affordable.” – Denise Kaur, Founder, Living DNA
18 Tampines Industrial Crescent
8511 3584 | livingdna.sg
Hedger’s Carpet Gallery
Hedger’s has recently seen a resurgence of interest in the more traditional designs as customers realise they can be used as collectible works of art infused with history and tradition. The range includes classic floral, contemporary and modern designs, as well as charming primitive tribal designs.
The store’s lamb’s wool and silk carpets are sourced from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
“We believe as the progress of carpet-weaving countries continues, this art form will give way to a modern way of making a living. It’s great how many interior designers are fusing more modern furnishings with classic and traditional carpets. Gone are the times when a plain carpet was placed with plain furnishings of the same palette. Now the carpet makes a statement and adds some colour as well as texture.” – Peter Hedger, Owner, Hedger’s Carpet Gallery
13 Dempsey Road, #01-02
6462 0028 | hedgerscarpetgallery.com.sg
The Cinnamon Room
Specialising in ethically sourced contemporary hide rugs, The Cinnamon Room carries rugs sourced from South America and India. The products are low pile and perfect for those with allergies.
Working with their manufacturers to design and create a unique range of designs, the rugs are hand-stitched into a patchwork with different unique finishes. Think modern metallics, vibrant dyes, laser etching and more. They are also easily maintained – red wine or coffee stains can be simply wiped away. Winning!
The store also carries hand-woven Dhurry Rugs made in India using cotton, chenille and metallic threads.
“Our rugs effortlessly transform spaces into beautiful homes! We’re always bringing in new designs to meet our clients requests and can also customise our hide rugs to any size to suit your space perfectly.” – Visha Nelson, Founder, The Cinnamon Room
43 Jalan Merah Saga, #02-74
9727 3051| thecinnamonroom.com
WTP – The Furniture Company
Browse a wide range of rugs and carpets, from shaggy to flat-woven, to those with thicker pile and leather carpets, at WTP. The store sources its rugs from India and carries a mix of contemporary carpets in vibrant and more subdued hues.
“There is more demand for flat-woven or Dhurry carpets as they have no pile and don’t catch dust, so they’re more suitable for people with allergies. There’s also a demand for carpets in bamboo silk or Tencel. It has a wonderfully lush look and feel. If it’s woven with wool, the base is more durable than a regular silk carpet. Hand-woven area rugs are highly individual and produce different emotions for different people when they are placed in your home.” – Naazli Somjee, WTP
3 Kung Chong Road
6235 2760 | wtpstyle.com
Pick up a new handmade and made-to-order rug from Ruby Slipper; they’re sourced from India and Morocco, and each one is a durable and comfy piece made of 100 percent natural fibres.
“Rugs made of cotton and jute are generally preferred over wool right now. In addition, more people are exploring new shapes such as oval, while geometric patterns and colourful rugs are also going strong.” – The Ruby Slipper team
#02-14 Tanglin Mall, Badger & Fox
163 Tanglin Road
9171 1251 | rubyslipper.com.sg
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