5 Local Shops to Buy Bold and Quirky Soft Furnishings

Bored of standard furnishings and neutral colour palettes? Check out these five homegrown shops for unique and quirky picks instead.


While local brand IUIGA specialises in lifestyle products, such as kitchenware and bedding, they also stock a selection of particularly quirky rugs and carpets in various colour combinations. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated gradient of blue and silver or an abstract geometric rug, there’s sure to be something for you.

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Pano 3D Geometric Carpet, from $129.90, IUIGA

Snow Globe

With a focus on modern designs and luxurious finishes, local brand Snow Globe has a wide range of furniture both classic and unusual. Most of their furniture pieces are crafted out of simple yet refined materials, such as stainless steel, wood and velvet fabric, and rounded off with a pop of gold for good measure.

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Jaime Curved Sofa, from $1,500, Snow Globe

The Cinnamon Room

If rugs and cushions are your jam, you can’t go wrong with The Cinnamon Room. This homegrown shop was founded in 2014 and has been stocking unique designs and mesmerising patterns ever since, aiming to bring the best of contemporary soft furnishings and high-quality materials into local homes at an affordable price.


Vibrant Turquoise Gold Mosaic Cushion Cover, $120, The Cinnamon Room

Journey East

Originally founded as a vintage furniture shop, Journey East has since expanded its collection to also include eco-friendly, reclaimed pieces, as well as their very own collection of furniture. But their vintage picks still remain at the top of the list, the team consistently restoring and reupholstering furnishings to make them look as good as new and give them a new lease of life. If the quirky retro look is your thing, this is the place to shop.

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Art Deco Curved Sofa, $2,980, Journey East


Looking for something truly one-of-a-kind? Local upholstery specialist Blafink allows you to pick a blank base of your choice (like a couch, for instance) and then choose from a range of either toned-down or bold and funky fabrics to apply to your pick. This will mean that your furniture is entirely unique and personalised, matching your exact requirements for a quirky statement piece.

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EmekSunday upholstery, available from Blafink

Feature image courtesy of Lim Minglong