One of the great things about living in Singapore is the gorgeous tropical aesthetic we get to experience every day. This can be translated into some really cool tropical house décor, from the shape and style of the pieces, to the materials used, and the theme. It’s not just about flamingos, pineapples and bamboo, though using those exotic motifs in your Singapore home doesn’t hurt either! Here are some cool stores to shop at for some tropical home style inspiration.
WTP The Furniture Company – create a Singapore home
Explore this store’s three-storey Aladdin’s cave and you’ll find armchairs and sofas made from rattan, indigenous to this tropical region. There are also artefacts such as lights and benches made with bamboo. You’ll also find items like cushions with leaf motives and decorative accessories in the shape of colourful tropical insects, perfect for you Singapore home.
Why does the tropical home style prove so popular?
“The tropical theme can encompass everything from a beachy vibe in blues and yellows to tropical vibes with greens and khakis,” explains director Naazli Somjee. “Reminiscent of being away on an adventure, by incorporating it into your everyday living it gives a little form of escapism for when you walk through the doors of your home.”
What tip can you give to customers looking to inject tropical home décor into their homes?
“Start by identifying what you mean by tropical; which genre – is it the beach? Is it the jungle? Is it a rustic village? Once you figure out which genre of the tropics, figure out the colour palette that associates with that genre. From there, you can start to build the furniture pieces and décor items that would associate best with your ideas.”
3 Kung Chong Road
Taylor B Design – tropical house style
Known as a go-to destination if you’re looking for eclectic and unique furniture pieces, Taylor B carries a diverse range of home décor, art and furniture, from vintage and contemporary to unique and luxe.
Recently, the store has noticed shoppers showing an increased love for pieces with a tropical vibe. This is a great, fun way to pay tribute to sunny Singapore, by adding beautiful tropical house décor accents to your space. Think palm leaves, snakeskins and colourful birds! The Taylor B team clearly has a big love of animals, not only in its décor pieces for the home, but in real life; that’s why it promises that its products remain vegan.
65 Mohamed Sultan Road
Originals – recycled tropical home décor
The Bukit Batok showroom is full of tropical décor style furniture from India and Java, with pieces to use in every room in the home. You’ll also find rugs, throw cushions and bedding and a huge new outdoor collection. This is definitely one furniture store to visit for getting the tropical house look completed.
Level 5, 1 Bukit Batok Street 22
Island Living – means tropical living
Sustainable rattan to reclaimed teak wood furniture is what you’ll find at Island Living, the embodiment of tropical home décor. Think white-wash finishes, hand-carved stone pieces and luxurious textiles, alongside pieces inspired by the latest global trends in interiors. In-house designer Karin Rysgaard is always on the lookout for unique and interesting products. You can buy most pieces online, or go to the showroom to unearth great one-of-a-kind finds.
8780 5139 | 5 Eunos Ave 8A, #02-05 Henry Design Centre
Elements Concept carries beautifully handcrafted furniture and home accessories with a tropical touch using materials such as rattan, bamboo, teak, marble, brass and handwoven cotton. The focus here is on attention to detail and quality. The range combines Dutch design and Indonesian craftsmanship and includes all the key furniture pieces for the home, as well as lanterns, baskets, mirrors and more. Check out the online offerings or head to the store in Joo Chiat.
The AC Boutique, 420 Joo Chiat Road
Bungalow 55 – tropical décor meets the Hamptons
Bungalow 55 boutique curates a collection from around the world, with a style that melds the Hamptons with a twist of ‘tropical colonial’. The collection includes lamps, hand-painted prints, pendant lighting, rugs, furniture and accessories to create a real Singapore home. Custom interior design and complimentary styling consultation is offered by the store as well. And, if you love a bit of Insta-inspo, make sure you also follow the furniture store’s epic Instagram account, @bungalow55.
House of AnLi – tropical home accessories
This furniture store is a haven for every type of luxury homeware and furniture. Elegant tables, chairs and sideboards to quirky children’s furniture. House of AnLi also serves some of the best food and coffee on the island (just follow your nose!); you can try great Mediterranean dishes at Pano Kato restaurant on Level 2, and there’s also a café on Level 3.
House of AnLi
#03-17 & #02-21-23 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road
Singapore Trading Post – old tropical style
A passion for the bygone days of Singapore as well as a love for the style of the 40s and 50s are at the heart of Singapore Trading Post’s pieces. The store has a wealth of different products from the old Far East trading routes of India, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. The romantic style of old Singapore is the backbone of store – think plantation chairs, pineapple lamps, classic bar accessories.
#07-01 Tan Boon Liat Building
Looking for more tropical house décor and style inspiration? Head to our readers’ homes section where you’ll find every style, from tropical to colonial, and many more!