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The Complete Guide to Buying Furniture in Singapore

The Complete Guide to Buying Furniture in Singapore

Furniture shopping in Singapore can be overwhelming. With the vast array of furniture stores, choices, and prices available, it can take time to figure out where to start. But, if you're looking for advice on how to make the most of your furniture shopping experience in Singapore, you've come to the right place.

This blog post will provide a complete guide to buying furniture in Singapore, from understanding the various available furniture types to choosing the right piece for your space. Let's get started!

Decide on the Type of Furniture You Need

It's important to know exactly what type of furniture you're looking for. Whether it’s a new dining room set or a comfortable couch, there are many different styles, materials, and sizes. So before you start shopping, ensure you have a good idea of the type of furniture that fits your space, lifestyle, and budget.

There are many different materials available in Singapore. Wood is the most common, but metal, plastic, and wicker options are also available. Depending on the type of furniture, wood may be a more durable and timeless choice. Metal is often used for modern and industrial styles, while plastic is ideal for contemporary pieces.

The next step is deciding what style you want. What look are you aiming for? There are several interior styles, so take time to research which one is best for your home. Mid-century modern, rustic or Scandinavian - each one has its unique charm! Once you've decided on the style, pick a few favourites that fit well with your space and then focus on picking out quality products instead of copying and worrying about trends.

Pick Key Pieces For Your Home

If you get lost in the middle of planning, making a visual board helps map out your purchases better. Start by searching through magazines, catalogues, or online for images of what you like. Then, note the colour palette, size, and shape that suit your needs. And when choosing interior styles, remember that there are no right or wrong choices. For example, some people prefer minimalist homes and bright colours, while others prefer Victorian homes decorated with dark colours. The key is to design your home to reflect who you are. After all, it's your house - why not create an environment that feels cosy and shows your personality?

Key pieces that speak of comfort, versatility, and longevity include deep tufted couches, oversized armchairs, and mahogany tables. A great example is Cassina's Soriana 3-Seater Sofa. With its sleek lines, this three-seater sofa looks gorgeous in any living space. It's upholstered in Luxor fabric and features deep seats perfect for long periods of sitting. Or, if you want something more classic, try Cassina's Maralunga 40 Maxi Sofa. Constructed of Canaletto Walnut, this stunning piece is the epitome of toned-down luxury.

Additional items to add to your list include bookshelves, chairs, and rugs. Of course, you don't need too many accessories, but investing in a few good ones will make your home stylish yet welcoming. And don’t forget the lighting! Chandeliers and lamps can bring a room together, like the Artek Golden Bell Wall Light, with its perforated rim preventing glare and giving out a warm light.

Consider the Size of Your Space

Aside from styles and design, an essential factor to consider is size. Before deciding on the material, consider the size and shape of the piece. Next, measure the space where you plan to place the furniture so you can find something that fits like a glove. Double-check that any furniture you consider buying will fit in the designated area. You don't want to purchase something only to find out it's too large or too small for your room.

If you're buying furniture online, ensure you get exact measurements, so you don't have any unpleasant surprises. Then, consider the colours and textures that will go with the rest of your decor.

Set a Budget

Regarding price, some people like to buy top-quality items upfront because they last longer. Others prefer buying less expensive furniture first and replacing it when necessary. Ultimately, you need to find what works best for you!

Think about how much you can afford to spend on furniture. There are pieces available at different price points, so it's essential to be realistic when budgeting for furniture in Singapore. If you have little to spend, plenty of options are still available, so keep an eye out for sales and discounts.

By taking the time to research your options and decide on the type of furniture that suits your needs, you can ensure that you get the perfect piece for your home.

Shop Around To Find The Most Fitting Pieces

Whether you're starting fresh or replacing existing items, shopping for furniture can be arduous work. To ensure you're getting exactly what you need for your space, it's essential to shop around and compare different stores to find the most fitting pieces. And when shopping around, don't be afraid to ask questions. For example, how long has the item been in the store? Will delivery and installation be included in the price? This can help you make an informed decision about the purchase.

Also, consider where the furniture will be placed. Natural lighting, traffic flow, and other practical considerations should be factored in when selecting furniture pieces. Finally, check each item in person to ensure it's of good quality and fits well with your home decor.

For example, start with the most essential item in a living room: the sofa. Everyone has different ideas of what constitutes a comfortable chair. The easiest way to choose a couch is by trying it out and considering the activities you want to do. For instance, arrange two armchairs such that they allow people to enjoy conversation without interruption. On the other hand, a low-seat sofa will work for more casual areas because it offers comfort while maintaining floor space, like Vitra's Mariposa Sofa, which has an adjustment mechanism for the arm and backrests for your ultimate comfort.

Once you've decided which furniture works best in your living room, move on to other spaces like bedrooms, dining rooms, and kitchens. Take note of design elements like colour schemes or style preferences, as these can affect your decisions. Try not to overwhelm yourself with too many options! Knowing your priorities will narrow down your choices even more.

Choosing The Ideal Furniture For Every Room

Every room needs different types of furniture. Here are a few tips to help you.

Living room

Let's start with the living room, where family members gather for entertainment or to spend time together. Sofas, couches, ottomans, and recliners are all popular pieces people buy for their living rooms. These items come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and textures, allowing you to customise your living room to make it feel more personal.

Centre tables are also necessary, so they must be functional and aesthetically pleasing, like coffee tables or end tables that can be used for storing reading materials. Cassina's Bowy Coffee And Side Tables are uniquely designed pieces that set the standard with a glossy lacquer finish that can be overlapped and intersected. They can even serve as shelving units or used in pairs to form an asymmetric coffee table arrangement, perfect for displaying sculptures and other art.


When it comes to bedroom furniture, there is no shortage of choices, such as dressers, bed frames, headboards, nightstands, mirrors, armour, and chairs. For example, nightstands are often small and utilitarian, but if you have plenty of space, choose something more substantial, like the Lema Sign Nightstand with wide drawers underneath its lacquered finishes.

When furnishing your bedroom, you want to ensure you get the best quality pieces that fit your style and budget. Investing in your bed is one of the most important decisions when buying new bedroom furniture. Try a variety of mattresses until you find one that feels just right for you. Different materials and thickness suit different people; experiment with varying types of beds before committing to buy!

Headboards and bed frames are also popular features, but they are often overlooked by customers. A reasonable frame will help support your mattress while keeping it ventilated. The Maddox by Lema combines wood and leather, with the headboard in light structural leather and the frame made from heat-treated, oak-dyed ash. This piece offers excellent value for its size and quality and is perfect for modern home styles.


With your kitchen, dining tables are the centre of attention and activity so get one that can accommodate your needs — like Cassina's Sengu Dining Table. Made of wood, marble and ceramic, this versatile piece of art features a sleek design that blends into any contemporary setting. When it comes to choosing dining tables, go big! A table that's too small won't give enough legroom for everyone seated, inevitably leading to uncomfortable mealtime conversations.

Kitchens also need storage options such as cabinets and shelves for dishes and cooking utensils. At the same time, most kitchens require seating for those with cooking duties.Stools are a convenient solution since they do not take up much space yet provide you enough support during food preparations.

As far as chairs go, barstools offer comfort while saving valuable floor space because of its compact design, like Cassina's Caprice Barstool. Finally, extendable dining tables like Cassina's Naan Extendable Table are a great choice if more seating is needed because of their simple but practical designs.

Buying furniture for your home can be a tedious undertaking. With so many options, it can take time to determine what kind is best for your space and budget. Fortunately, by considering your options and shopping around, you can find the perfect pieces for your home. Whether you're looking for quality designer furniture, affordable prices, or conversation pieces , you'll find what you need at W Atelier — home to several high-end designer furniture brands like Cassina, Vitra, Artek, and Lema.

Now all you need to do is head on over to our main showroom on Henderson Road or browse our Furniture to find out more on our stunning furniture pieces today.