Wondering where to buy upholstery in Singapore, like fabric for sofas, curtains or cushions covers? Dressing your windows or changing the soft furnishings in your home can transform the feel of the whole space. We spoke to these experts about their stores, and tips and trends to help you on your way.
Originals – Geri Murphy
What can readers expect from your store?
At Originals, we never stay still. We’re constantly growing our large range and keeping ahead of the trends. Our Nomad Home collection embodies our principles and forms the backbone of our style. We use materials, including sofa fabric, that’s strong, solid, organic and practical. We balance form and function, knowing our pieces can push boundaries in design and still be comfortable. Our curated selection of upholstered furniture and accessories softens spaces, making a home that’s inviting, stylish and relaxing.
How can soft furnishings transform a room?
In many ways. With a little tweak, with the addition of a statement piece or a complete room transformation! When travel was off the cards for many people in recent times, their home increasingly became their sanctuary.
Cushions in Singapore need to be hardy and stylish, and ours are both. Along with reupholstering fabric sofas, they’re a really quick and easy way to transform a room.
What trends are you seeing for 2024?
Customers aren’t shying away from injecting some colour and are often open to hues they never thought would work, whether for their cushions or fabric sofas.
Do you have any hot tips regarding soft furnishings and upholstery in Singapore?
Be brave – create a home that makes you smile when you enter. As much as possible, eliminate clutter. Let your statement pieces breathe and be the stars. Fabric sofas can often be the centrepiece, but don’t ignore curtains or cushions!
END Curtain – Jason Teo and Faith Goh
What can customers expect from your store?
Here at END Curtain, we take pride in offering personalised styling and quality workmanship. Our wide range of soft furnishings, including curtains, blinds, upholstery and wallpaper, allows you to customise something to suit your home.
We’re passionate about helping our customers create their ideal space, and our friendly team of experts will work with you to ensure your needs and requirements are met. Whether you’re after a specific look or need help putting together a cohesive design, we’re here to help.
How can curtains or blinds transform a room?
Curtains and blinds can be used to add style and character to a room, especially when selected to complement the room’s existing decor. They have the potential to create a warm and cosy atmosphere, with different types of curtains and blinds offering a range of textures, patterns and colours that can be used to create a focal point or complement the existing colour scheme.
With the right selection, curtains and blinds can transform a room, adding a touch of personality and enhancing the overall look and feel of the space.
Share one hot tip for anyone choosing blinds or curtains in Singapore
When choosing curtains or blinds for your home, it’s important to think about both their functionality and aesthetic appeal. The type of fabric you choose can have an impact on the amount of natural light and privacy in your space. If you want a brighter and more open atmosphere, go for curtains or blinds in neutral colours like beige or white.
On the other hand, if you require greater privacy and light control in areas such as bedrooms, consider black-out curtains to block out unwanted light and create a darker environment.
What soft furnishing trends are you seeing this year?
There’s a trend towards incorporating nature-inspired elements into home décor, as homeowners seek to create a more relaxing and cosy atmosphere. One way this is being achieved is through the use of textured and natural fabrics such as cotton and linen for curtains and blinds. These earthy tones are becoming popular as they bring a sense of nature into the home.
Additionally, the ripple fold style, also known as s-fold, is gaining popularity among homeowners. This style of curtain creates a continuous wave pattern throughout the room, adding to the overall aesthetic of the space.
Marshmalloh – Natalie Loh
What can our readers expect from your store?
We are a lifestyle start-up inspired by travels, architecture and love. Being avid explorers, we wanted something tangible to hold on to, something that would evoke memories of a past trip or dream up fantasies of an upcoming adventure.
With so many cushions in Singapore to choose from, we wanted to cut through the noise and offer something different. The everyday pillows we have on our sofas are more than just decorative pieces, they are canvasses that inspire wanderlust.
So, at Marshmalloh you can expect a lovingly curated selection of throw pillows each season. They feature different fabrics, colours, textures and fun little details like tassels and pom poms on cushion covers too!
Why are soft furnishings so important for the home?
Because they’re so modular and versatile! You can use decorative cushion covers to transform your fabric sofas and living room to cater to different seasons, occasions and moods.
In-laws coming over for a visit? Line your sofa with classic and neutral pieces. Hosting a Friday soiree with your BFFs? Bring out the avant-garde prints to really get into the partay mood.
What trends are you seeing with cushions in Singapore?
Our customers are becoming more sophisticated. They’re not just looking for pretty pieces, but they want soft furnishings that tell a story – about who they are, and how their tastes are evolving.
This might sound really nerdy, but we think throw pillows are like Instagram posts brought to life in three-dimensional form!
What tips do you have for readers?
When it comes to decorative throw pillows, there’s no such thing as an end product or a final look. It’s an ongoing journey of experimentation, creativity and expressing yourself.
Buying cushions in Singapore should be fun. Keep trying out different combinations of sizes, colours, patterns and styles of cushion covers – and enjoy the process!
House of AnLi – Panagiotis Lynas
What can customers expect when they visit your store?
Our distinctive, luxe homeware can be found on levels two and three of Tanglin Mall. Many of our pieces can be custom made, and upholstery is our specialism, with our 100 percent Belgian linen from Libeco. Customers can easily match different soft furnishings with our unique cushion covers and wall hanging woven tapestries.
Also, don’t forget we have our two eateries – La Veranda on the third floor serving a brunch menu, and Pano Kato serving its Greek Mediterranean menu on the second floor. Both are perfect for weary, hungry shoppers! Don’t forget to join our membership to earn points by shopping and dining in our participating stores.
How can soft furnishings change a room?
Using soft furnishings can be a simple but effective way to heighten or change up a room’s look. Classic key furniture pieces in a home, such as a fabric sofa or bed, can be immediately lifted by beautiful upholstery, or striking cushions (our range of cushions in Singapore is certainly unique). For key furniture pieces, simple but beautiful linen upholstery can create a luxe look without distracting from the beauty of the piece.
What are your hot tips or trends for upholstery in Singapore?
Upholstering a headboard is such a great and creative way to create a focal point in a bedroom and doesn’t have to break the bank. Also, don’t always assume that larger pieces such as a sofa armchair have to have everything else fit around them style-wise. By custom-making a piece, including choosing your bespoke upholstery, you can work these larger pieces into an already styled room, no problem.
What colour or texture trends are you seeing for 2024?
Soft whites and greys continue to dominate colour preferences in 2023 with our customers who are keen to create a calm, comfy and chilled-out space for people to relax in at home. Warmer earthy tones are also favoured, with natural fibres continuing to be a key choice.
Now you know where to buy cushions in Singapore and upholstery, get more style inspiration in our Homes section!