Spruce Up Your Home: 11 Awesome Furniture Shops That Aren’t IKEA

If you’re looking to spruce up your home but looking to branch out of IKEA, here are 11 furniture places to check out. (Left: Image by @hoogaofficial, Right: Image by @ruma_home)

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Are you looking to give your home a facelift? Designing a living space usually works out best when it’s suited to the personal taste and needs of its owner because it serves as a personal haven.

While picking a comfortable couch and the right dining table may seem simple, the true magic lies in a space’s decorative elements (and how you style it). Whether you vision a flashy aesthetic or want to create a relaxing oasis, there are many outlets to choose from to help you complete the look of your home. And doesn’t have to be IKEA! At these 11 other outlets, you’ll discover the pieces you need to make your house a pleasant place, from vintage to modern and everything in between.

Here are some of the best places to buy furniture, home decor, and accessories that will help elevate your living space:

1. Ruma

Ruma is run by a group of people passionate about home decor and feel that having a beautiful home shouldn’t come at the expense of your bank account or your lifestyle. Ruma specialises in modern and Scandi-style furniture that’s both useful and stylish. They’re also reasonably priced, making their stuff even more appealing. Take your pick from carpets, glassware, and wall art to spice up your home in addition to the traditional tables, chairs, and cabinets.

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2. HOOGA

HOOGA is a one-stop shop for everything from rugs and blankets to candles and artificial plants. Their tableware collections are super cute too! HOOGA assures comfort within your reach, with each of its products meticulously designed to bring quality and comfort to every home.

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3. Maju Home Concept

Maju Home Concept is the place to go if you’re searching for something a little more opulent and high-end. Their stores feature a wide range of furniture goods, from home décor to unique children’s speciality furniture, and home office furniture.

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4. Kaison

Kaison is stocked with affordable presents and home decor to get you in the mood for sprucing up your home. There are plenty of alternatives at the store, from choices of living room decors and appliances, beddings, kitchen, and dining furniture to bathroom needs.

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5. SSF

SSF is one of the best places to go for practically anything you need to furnish and decorate your home. Here you’ll find every style imaginable — from farmhouse chic to oriental or futuristically sleek, all for a fraction of the cost of designer name retailers.

Buyers can also shop for home decorations such as pillows, curtains, table lamps, and other items in addition to furniture.

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6. Muji

When it comes to minimalist furniture, Muji is definitely worth a visit. Boasting selections that exude a clean look, your desire for a minimalist home will be a reality. From quality dining tables to inviting bed frames, bookshelves, coffee tables, study tables, clothes, and even stationery. They have all you need to spruce your home up! They’re also the place to go if you’re looking to Mari Kondo your space and get organised.

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7. Rotan Lot

For many of us who grew up in Southeast Asia, rattan evokes a sense of nostalgia. The Rotan Lot is a Malaysian company that aspires to revive and revitalise an ancient heritage. They hope to manufacture pieces of furniture at low prices through the ingenuity and exquisite abilities of local craftspeople so that everyone can enjoy rattan for years to come. What we love most is that their pieces display various patterns that add personality to your space.

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8. More Design

Having worked in the furniture and home decor industry for over a decade, the More Design team is well-versed in the latest trends. What’s even better is that they sell home furnishings all around Southeast Asia!
They also have various home decorations and accessories accessible along with standard home furniture. Among the more decorative items, expect to find designer art collections, cookware, botanical pots and vases, and rugs.

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9. Life WareHouse

Check out Life Warehouse if you’re looking for innovative yet minimalistic items for your home. Rugs, wraps, tapestries, night lights, and many more are available to add to your home’s design. Shipped locally and always on time, Life Warehouse often has clearance specials and discounts you should look out for. Truly a godsend, this e-store makes shopping for your home so convenient and easy!

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10. Spotlight

Don’t underestimate the affordable furniture offerings at Spotlight. If you’re on a tight budget, or just looking to be careful with your spending but still looking to decorate, Spotlight is the way to go. You can find anything from modern pieces to industrial statement items, and furniture specifically for small spaces.

In addition to this, their home decor offerings also keep up with the seasons. Find heaps (and we mean HEAPS) of decorations for Christmas, Halloween, birthdays, and everything in between. They even have themed partyware (from Hello Kitty to Harry Potter) for when you’re looking to host people at home.

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11. The Layman’s Avenue

A carefully-curated online store of homeware brands both foreign and local, The Layman’s Avenue offers everything from wall art to shell-trimmed coasters. You’ll also find that their plethora of offerings cater to all five senses as they carry the likes of diffusers from Glasshouse Fragrances and tableware from Images D’Orient and Bornn Enamelware. Everything is simply stunning in its own way!

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A journalist by profession, self-proclaimed horror movie expert by passion. Danisha needs to spend more time watching sunsets than Netflix. Ultimately, she's just another girl figuring out her place in the world in between the multitudinous demands of adult life.