Online shopping for furniture and homeware is a great way to start creating your perfect home, whether you’re moving here or are setting up a new place. It can also save you time and money. This list of Singapore online shopping highlights includes everything from rustic, modern to old Asian home décor, divine designer furniture, rugs and even wallpaper. There are plenty of tips and recommendations from business owners too.
Once you’ve found the home décor online that you love, you can always go to the furniture store or warehouse too – for instance, if you need to check for comfort or do the “touchy feely” test!
Originals – fab home décor online
Not only are the items stocked at Originals beautiful, but the store also strives to make a positive impact by caring about how each product looks, lasts and makes people feel. It doesn’t just sell furniture; it sources, makes and customises it too. Some pieces here are old, and some are new. The store isn’t defined by one product or product range. Rather, it prides itself on careful sourcing, workmanship and curation.
What should we look for when home shopping online?
“Look for unique, authentic pieces that emphasise the importance of quality craftsmanship, product origin and materials. We’re finding that people are becoming increasingly conscious of these details when searching online for unique homeware at Originals. These details should also be easily available to view when you’re browsing a site.”
Anything new with your online shopping this year?
“Our website now boasts an enhanced online home shopping experience. You can easily browse our extended collections online, save favourites, and view the necessary details including dimensions, quality and materials to ensure your online purchase was the best possible decision.
We now have even more contemporary Scandinavian designs on offer, and a wide range of cushions and accessories sourced globally. Customers can choose from a wide range of sofa fabrics; we also carry everything from affordable blended fabrics to Libeco linens for our sofas. There’s more indoor furniture suitable for apartments to choose from too.”
What home décor trends are you seeing in 2023?
“Décor made with natural textures and materials, such as jute and rattan, continue to prove popular – think clash-proof, natural materials that complement even the most vibrant or neutral spaces. Unsustainable materials and methods are now definitely taking a back seat in soft-furnishing design.”
Soul & Tables – Singapore online shopping for teak pieces
What tips do you have for furniture shopping online?
“We think it’s important to find out about a company’s background, as well as the source and origin of the products. Also, look at the services offered by the company; go for websites that have detailed information about the furniture and are transparent about services, warranty, prices and fees.”
Are you launching anything new for online shopping this year?
“Our main focus is on expanding our teak collection and bringing back some of our more popular teak designs. Teak is a really popular choice of wood for Singapore online shopping thanks to its durability and versatility. Our designs focus on giving a modern touch to this timeless and classic wood. Our customers can find our expanded collection and shop for it online.”
What home décor online trends are you seeing for 2023?
“We’ve noticed that customers are keen to showcase the organic beauty of natural elements, such as wood, with neutral and earthy tones. Really emphasising a back-to-nature feel.”
Just Anthony – furniture and home décor online, including clearance pieces
It’s always a treat rummaging around Just Anthony’s fascinating store. However, if you don’t have the time to pop out there in person, you can do your furniture shopping online. When you’ve made that purchasing decision, the good news is that deliveries are free for orders over $200.
What should we look out for when buying homeware online?
“Be aware that colours and textures can look slightly different online than when you see them in person. As much as we try to make sure the colours of our products are as accurate as possible, some variation may still occur.”
Anything new for your online shop?
“This year, we will continue to expand our antiques section. Also, keep an eye on our clearance page where we add products from time to time – there are bargains to be had!”
What trends are you seeing for 2023?
“We’ll be bringing in more small and medium-sized pieces, be it antiques or reproductions, rather than very large pieces of furniture. This means more furniture to fit into most apartments. We will continue to source a greater variety of accessories such as jars, figurines and table lamps. There will be a wide range of shapes and colours available, including yellow, coral and celadon green.”
Welcome Home – gorgeous ceramics
Welcome Home produces a wide range of ceramic glaze colours and designs. It carries three types of durable ceramic bodies: double fired stoneware, porcelain and fine china. The ceramics are food-safe because they are lead-free, toxic-free, microwave and dishwasher-safe. The tableware is also versatile, ideal for daily usage and for entertaining.
What tips can you pass on for online tableware shopping?
“Decide on the colour theme that you want for your dining room or kitchen. Also consider the size of your dining table. Think about the average amount of people that you invite to your home; double this number and that’s the amount of ceramics you need to purchase! Finally, don’t be afraid to mix and match, and when in doubt, go with the bigger bowls.”
Any news from the store?
“Welcome Home is offering 15 percent off for all ceramics in the store. We are fully stocked for Singapore online shopping, but have the added advantage of our retail store as well.”
What trends are you seeing this year?
“People are choosing more casual tableware to use at home. Something that’s durable and versatile, or something they can use daily and for entertaining. They’re also opting for simplicity, mainly because they’re living in small spaces and are more mobile. Welcome Home ceramic tableware is ideal for this type of modern hassle-free lifestyle!”
Island Living – a wide range of home décor online
What should we be looking for when buying furniture or home décor online?
“When home shopping online, particularly for high-value items, pay close attention to product details – especially the dimensions. We’ve had instances where customers read the dimensions but don’t measure up their space, thinking it sounds about right. In reality, however, it’s much too big for their space.
Also, care instructions are very important. Consider how you will use the piece and if it’s functional for you! A rattan chair might look lovely but may not withstand high traffic use or young kids. When online shopping in Singapore, ensure that the store offers at least a credit or exchange if you change your mind once receiving the item.”
Are you launching anything new online this year?
“We have just launched our latest outdoor collection due to overwhelming demand from our customers. We hear you! We’ve added outdoor teak, cement and synthetic rattan pieces to our collection, which can all withstand the outdoor elements, especially the hot and humid weather and rain. We are also excited to introduce our new sustainable range of cushions and rugs, all made from recycled PET (plastic bottles that have been re-spun into wool-like fibres).”
What trends can you forecast for this year?
“There will be a continued focus on using natural and sustainable materials, such as organic cotton and linen, as well as an upsurgence in materials made from recycled plastic that look just like real wool or jute fibres. Textured accents such as boucle and natural woven materials will also be prevalent and will complement natural elements such as wood, rattan and marble, to create light and airy environments.”
Scanteak – home décor online, including an AR experience
What tips do you have for people looking to buy furniture online?
“Remember to take note of the measurements of the furniture you’re eyeing, as well as your available home spaces, to ensure that what you’ve planned to purchase fits in nicely! It’s also important to have a clear idea of how you want your home to look, and how the colours fit together in your space.”
Anything new with your online shopping offerings this year?
“We’re excited to enhance the user experience and aid our customers in their decision-making process with our new Augmented Reality (AR) feature! Online shoppers are able to use this feature to virtually place the selected product in their homes using their mobile devices to see how it fits with the surroundings.”
Any particular décor trends you’re noticing in 2023?
“Furnishings that are reminiscent of nature remain popular, such as neutral, earthy colours, and textures such as wood. Moreover, with consumers becoming more eco-conscious, more people have been stepping away from ‘throwaway culture’ and looking for sustainable and durable pieces to furnish their homes. At Scanteak, our Scandinavian style furnishings are designed to be not just timeless, but also crafted to last with sustainably sourced teakwood.”
Heveya – Singapore online shopping for all your bedroom needs
At Heveya you’ll find top-selling organic latex mattresses and pillows as well FSC-certified teak furniture and ergonomically designed slatted bed bases, bamboo and linen bedsheets, organic duvets and mattress protectors.
All-natural materials are used across the product portfolio. Sustainability is also a key consideration, as well as caring for the wider community. (The brand donates 1% of its profit to charity.)
There’s an array of mattress sizes and firmness levels, and if you don’t find the right fit they can customise to any shape and size. With excellent customer service and sleep expert advice on hand, you’re sure to find the perfect sleep solution.
What should we look for when home shopping online?
“Check for online reviews to gain confidence in the product you’re buying. Also, check the return policy; we offer customers a 100-night free trial to ensure they’ve found the right mattress firmness for a comfortable sleep. If the mattress purchased is too hard or too soft, it can be swapped to a different density. If the right comfort and support aren’t achievable, a full refund is given within that 100-night period.”
Are you launching anything new in your online shop this year?
“We are always adding new colours to our bamboo and linen sheets collection. Customers can expect new refreshing hues to mix and match and make their bedroom more Instagrammable! Then there are our new comfy quilts and decorative pillows, as well as a range of perfect sleep wellness items such as eye-masks, essential oils and pillow mist.”
What trends are you seeing in 2023?
“When furniture shopping, people are more eco-conscious now; they like to buy things that are sourced sustainably and in an eco-friendly manner. Buying products from a green company like us is not just about investing in a better life for yourselves. It’s also for others and for the environment.”
Boulevard Outdoor Furniture – Singapore online shop for outdoor pieces
As the largest outdoor furniture retailer in Singapore, Boulevard carries a huge range of outdoor furniture, suitable for the smallest balcony to the largest estate. Its signature collections are primarily manufactured in Indonesia, with emphasis on sourcing top materials and combining them with skilled craftsmanship to produce beautiful items of quality and style, at reasonable prices.
Any tips for customers looking to buy your furniture online?
“Measure the space you have for the furniture you want. Measure the hallways, doorways and lifts to ensure delivery won’t be a problem. Read the description, specifications, dimensions and attributes carefully. Also, note that the actual product colour may vary slightly from a picture due to various lighting conditions or different computer calibrations.
“In addition, make sure you read the terms and conditions of sale; this includes purchase and payment, delivery and assembly, exchange and return, and finally the warranty and service.”
Anything new for this year?
“Yes, we have brought in new matching collections of outdoor accessories like solar lamps, bar carts and planters. We’ve also added more teak, sling, strap and rope pieces to our collections – these are newer materials being used in outdoor furniture.”
Can you tell us about any trends for 2023?
“Outdoor bars are proving increasingly popular, as more and more emphasis is put on indoor-outdoor living. We’ve also noticed a leaning towards outdoor furniture that comes in neutrals, pastels or bright colours. Customers are finding pieces using two different materials or different weaving techniques more attractive.”
Black & Walnut – browse new collections online
While the range of distinctive, designer-inspired luxury furniture from Black & Walnut won’t break the bank, it will turn your home into a unique showpiece. The team sources crafted designer furniture without the designer price tag. Hit up the store’s website for a first peek at the latest collections in the comfort of your own home. You’ll also get to access the in-store promotions online.
What should we look for when buying furniture online?
“Check the small print! Purchase information and terms and conditions should be transparent. Ours are clearly stated on each and every product page. These include pertinent information you need before deciding to buy online such as ‘purchase and payment’, ‘exchange and return’, and information on warranties. We have a dedicated after-sales support hotline where customers can easily make an inquiry. We also prefer to charge delivery service separately (rather than factor it in to our product prices); that way, you only pay one delivery charge per location per trip when you have multiple items in a single order.”
Are you launching anything new online?
“We recently introduced a new sofa collection, which is upholstered with 100 percent hydrophobic polyester fabric that holds up under the toughest spills. We’ve also added new items to our accent light collection and expanded our bedroom furniture range.”
Can you tell us about any trends for 2023?
“Cocooning furniture offers comfort and style, and really fits our changing lifestyles as we spend more time at home – think large cloud-like sofas or an armchair to envelop you. Rounded forms offer sleek shapes with softer curved edges. These organically-inspired pieces can come in the shape of a curved kitchen island, rounded sofa or even table. Add in some tantalising textures and whisper-soft with warm wood tones and you’ve got yourself a stylish home full of comfort!”
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