It’s official: children’s furniture in Singapore has reached some pretty stylish new heights – where was all of this cool stuff when we were kids? We’re looking on the bright side and seeing this as a chance to live out all of our decorating dreams: these are the stores in Singapore where you can find the coolest beds, tables and more to kit out your kid’s rooms in style. Go wild, go bright, go bold with your little people’s bedrooms. Don’t blame us if you have a serious case of interiors envy (or a rattan peacock chair of your own) after reading this…
This Danish design house goes to the next level with their children’s beds, which make the bedroom one super fun place to be: think canopies, castles, jungle safaris and SLIDES. We love that FLEXA wooden beds are all designed for safety, sustainability and to encourage creativity. Customise your bed by creating a play den or reading nook, add a ladder or a bunk and make it just perfect for your kiddo (or kiddos) as they grow. These high-quality, robust beds are made to last (we hear they even withstand the bites of a teething toddler) – and even better, are made with eco-friendly, non-toxic materials so your little people really will sleep safe.
Flexa, Outlets at United Square, 112 Katong and Forum the Shopping Mall; flexasingapore.com
Because it’s Great Singapore Sale season, FLEXA has some very special offers available! Enjoy up to 50% off on selected models and 30% off store wide (excludes sales items)! The sale ends on 30 July so now’s the time to grab that bed of your kid’s dreams!
If you’ve been coveting those colourful handmade rattan chairs that are a fave with stylists and fans of all things bright and beautiful, Decordinary has plenty to make your heart flutter, in statement colours from tangerine to jade and sunny yellow. We can see our kids for curling up with a book in those beauties above – and did we mention there’s a rattan rocking horse too? The rocking chairs are just $109, the Daisy chair above it is $205, and that stunning yellow Peacock chair? $241. Stampede starts about now…
We love this locally designed brand of solid furniture, which is so cleverly designed by with children’s development and creativity in mind. Take the Wynona activity table, which is designed for play with a sunken chalkboard surface ($150). There’s a treasure chest for your child to give all their precious things a home, a rolling bookshelf and a trolley to give your kiddo access to all their art and craft kit. Clever! Even better, it’s all made by artisans in Indonesia, using responsibly sourced solid hardwood and eco-friendly low VOC finishing so it’s safe for your children and made sustainably. Bravo, Liliewoods.
Having been in the business for more than 40 years, it’s safe to say that Danish brand Lifetime Kidsrooms (stocked by furniture store Kuhl Home) knows its stuff when it comes to quality furniture for kids. The belief that children need to play, explore and have fun is reflected in their quirky and uniquely themed designs, like a bed resembling a private cottage! All Lifetime beds can also be converted into a single bed measuring 207cm, taking your child from toddler to teenagehood and beyond. Aesthetics and function aside, craftsmanship is also a top priority. Products are made from sustainable pine with the use of non-toxic varnishes, making them safe for your little ones.
Harbourside Showroom (Kids Furniture), No. 1 Boon Leat Terrace, Harbourside Building 1, Singapore 119843
Oh how we wish we could be small again so we could have a room of our own decked out in the fun and seriously stylish pieces at Cuckoo. From bookcases on wheels, to cool shelves, mid-century style stools for kids and even teepees! And don’t get us started on the accessories. (Can we please have one of those armadillo&co rugs already?) Got a pair of older kids and are searching for that elusive stylish bunk bed? Check out the Oliver Furniture Wood Collection at Cuckoo – the hunt is over!
Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store, Block 6B Dempsey Road, Singapore 247662, 9111 3598; www.cuckoo.com.sg
We think Piccolo House has the best range of out-of-the-ordinary bookshelves (there’s a wall-mounted shelf that’s a plane and a pull-along London bus bookshelf) and practical storage units like the clean Abbeville range pictured above. Want to encourage your little ones to keep their space tidy? The sturdy wooden storage cubes ($129 for a single) will give them a good hint. Did you know that Piccolo House has resident interior decorators that can help you put together one stylish kid’s room? This is a one-stop shop for great decor too, after all. Our tip? Check out the cool bean bags!
Piccolo House, 10 Ubi Crescent #01-63 (Lobby D) Ubi Techpark Singapore 408564 (along UBI Ave.1); The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road #01-32B Singapore 287994; www.piccolo-house.com
You’ll find Deer Industries in the Tan Boon Liat Building – a fave spot for window shopping for our fantasy home – and it’s packed with fun bedding and accessories and hard-to-find furniture for babies and kids. There are few children’s desks we’d want for ourselves! If you’re into clean Scandi style, this is your place – and you can order some pretty special pieces too, including that very awesome Tipi bed above, by Woood. Shop online or visit the showroom.
Deer Industries, Tan Boon Liat Building #07-05, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074; www.deerindustries.com
Ni-Night is a go-to for clean, classic wooden furniture for kids, sweet wrought-iron beds in a pop of pastel, bunks and a cool four-poster. The baby furniture has been carefully designed with all considerations a mum could need, from adjustable heights to drop-down sides – but this is where also where you can pick up that essential Eames-inspired rocking chair ($325) for the nursery! Want to add some colour to the room? We love the honeycomb rugs and cool cushions. Shop online or visit the show room in Joo Chiat.
Ni-Night, 7 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore, 427742, p. 6440 7567; www.ni-night.com
Don’t underestimate the power of IKEA: this Swedish staple always comes up with some real gems. Take these two super playful pieces: the Ekorre hanging chair and the PS Lömsk swivel chair. We love the Ekkore – a swinging seat for kids that allows them to enjoy sensory fun: they can gently sway, spin or just hang out ($39.99). The PS Lömsk ($119), in punchy orange or electric blue, offers an egg-shaped nook that’s perfect for curling up with a book. Pull down the hood and it’s a hiding spot too. Who doesn’t love IKEA for its fun, affordable pieces? The Flisat table with hidden storage tubs ($79) is simply genius. Plus, the classic beds and cots are great basics that you can easily customise with a lick of paint. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at an IKEA hack…
IKEA, 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965; 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764; www.ikea.com/sg
Fred Lives Here
Lovers of modern design (who don’t want to let their kids loose on an original), rejoice: fun furniture and homewares store Fred Lives Here has excellent reproductions of all the icons – Egg chairs, Eames loungers, Swan and Barcelona chairs – in miniature! A Eames-inspired table and chair set (pictured) is $300, but it will certainly make for a childhood bedroom to remember. Shop online or visit the showroom in Orchard.
Fred Lives Here, 19 Jalan Pisang, 199084; www.fredliveshere.com
Head to this online emporium for unique kids’ furniture created by independent designers – including local designers Liliewoods, which we raved about earlier. But be quick – these fantastic, hard-to-find gems are often gone in a flash – which is what makes Hip Van so addictive…