Rugs and carpets can change the entire feel of a home. Yet choosing the right style, a colour to work with your décor and the ideal size to fit a room can all have their challenges. From contemporary rugs to Eastern carpets, these readers tell us who they turned to for invaluable advice on transforming their living spaces.
Recommendations for contemporary carpets and rugs in Singapore
Georgia Mor, Australian
We’ve been in Singapore for a while now and I decided it was finally time to make some effort to make our home nicer! Also, like everyone, we’ve spent rather a lot more time than expected at home, so why not make it a better environment to spend time in?
I had heard about The Cinnamon Room through Expat Living magazine. Interior design is not really my thing, so when I met with the owner Visha, I was grateful that she helped me look at different options, and even let me try out some rugs at home. What I thought I wanted was actually not what I ended up with.
We’ve since purchased four rugs from the store. Two are neutral laser-etched hide rugs, which look great in our bedroom and under our dining room table. We’ve also got a little reading space that has a colourful laser-etched hide rug that I really love, as well as a more relaxed dhurrie rug in our lounge room. Remarkably, with a small dog and messy eaters, all of the rugs are holding up well!
We love our new rugs and would definitely shop with The Cinnamon Room again.
Chana and Dr Santitarn Sathirathai, Thai
Due to pandemic restrictions, Santi works from home most of the time, so we rent another unit next to our current unit to get more space – which is why we needed new rugs. We already have a few Moroccan pieces that we love, so initially we were looking for something similar. However, Moroccan rugs are colourful, and it was difficult for me to pick the right ones as the colours we see online can often be different from those we see in reality.
I did a lot of research as to where to buy nice rugs in Singapore and came across Living DNA; the store offers many different styles of rugs, which appealed to us. And we also found the shopping experience with the team amazing! It started with a random question on WhatsApp about one of their pieces, and I immediately started chatting with one of their stylists. I sent her a photo of my living room and she recommended a few rugs that complemented our furniture as well as the view outside. I also picked some pieces myself but ended up buying the ones she suggested.
The home trial service won my heart over. It didn’t take long to get the appointment and, before I knew it, I got to trial eight rugs before I made a decision. I ended up purchasing the largest size of the Alchemy Ice Light rug for the living room, and a blue Paradise rug for our boy’s study room. We were so happy with the rugs that a month later we bought two more Alchemy rugs; one is olive green for Santi’s home office, and another one is a sand-beige colour for the living room in the other unit.
We couldn’t be happier with our purchases and service from Living DNA and would definitely shop there again!
This article first appeared in the December 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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