Just got the keys to your new flat? Perhaps you’re applying for a BTO — here’s a compilation of our most useful guides to shopping for affordable (and cute) furniture online and shipping it all to your doorstep!
You’ve painstakingly saved up for the next few months of rent, and you’re excited about finally moving out of your childhood home. First of all, congrats! It’s definitely something to be proud of. However, we understand that with new places come…new expenses. Yep, that includes dressing up your new place and making it look somewhat presentable for guests. So, if you need a starter’s guide to buying furniture or all things home-related online, you’re in the right place.
Here’s where to find the best home gym set-ups, couches, coffee tables, rugs, and even pet stuff online — plus! Step-by-step shopping and shipping guides for those who need some guidance. We’ve got the best-kept secrets about the web all right here.
But First! Is There A Formula For Picking Furniture?
1. Understand Your Space
Before you start adding dressers and couches to your apartment, it might be prudent to pause and investigate your floor plan. Understanding the dimensions of each room would ensure that everything fits perfectly — and of course, making sure that the entrances or doorways are big enough for the movers to get the piece into your home!
2. Create A Moodboard
Pinterest is your best friend when curating a home. There, you could create a moodboard of your ideal home. Knowing what style you’re going for, or pieces of furniture you can’t live without, would help you sieve out all the unnecessary options when shopping. After all, shopping online without a plan is pretty much a disaster waiting to happen.
3. Pick Your Dream Furniture!
Now that you’ve done all that legwork in measuring out the doorways and hallways, plus identified the vibe you’re going for, here comes the fun part — picking your furniture and shipping them over to Singapore. Scroll on down for the consolidated list plus all the freight forwarder and bulky shipping options!
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For The Bedroom
Sweet dreams are made of these…furniture pieces. From warm lights to white noise machines, we’ve consolidated some guides to help you get the maximum amount of rest every time you step into your bedroom.
For The Study
Working from home can be pretty great — if you’ve got the conducive space for it. Think desks, mug-warmers, proper desk organisers and many other study essentials to amp up your productivity levels.
For The Bathroom
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For The Kitchen
While many focus on sprucing up their bedrooms or living rooms, you don’t want to miss out on the kitchen — the heart of any home. We’ve got all you need to whip up quick and easy meals on a budget, without breaking the bank.
For The Living Room
They say first impressions matter, so here are some guides to help you curate the essence of your home i.e. your living room. There are coffee tables, rugs, speakers and even projectors — after all, what’s the room for if not for living in?
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For The Home Gym
Stay fit with these tools and workout equipment! Whether you’re after cute pastel dumbbells or larger spin bikes — we’ve got you covered.
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The best homes aren’t just functional, but fun — to be sure to leave some space for your hobbies. There are guides to guitars, foldable bikes, DIY kits and more!
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Don’t worry we didn’t forget about your furry roommate. If you’re looking fto curate a space for your furkids, here are some of the best beds, food options as well as outfits for them!
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For The Home In General
Now that we’ve got through the specifics, here are some general options for you to peruse based on style. There are options for those you prefer shopping local, some Scandi-styled pieces, knick knacks from FRIENDS, bits from Kickstarter and more!
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For Shipping to Singapore
So you’ve placed all the items in your cart and you’re wondering if you should ship the items over via a freight forwarder or through the website. Here are some guides to help you compare and contrast so you can save more whenever you spend!
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Home Sweet Home
Now that you know all the ins-and-outs of buying furniture online, why not share this with some of your friends who might need some help too? If there’s anything else you’d like to see us test out or add to this list, let us know in the comments below!
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