Want to know where to buy a great rug in Singapore? Whether you're looking for something modern, Moroccan or natural, we’ve got you (and your floors!) covered...
Decorating your home and looking for the best rug shops in Singapore? We feel you. A great rug can turn a house into a home: they reduce echoes, dull the squeals of raucous children and feel soft and squishy underfoot in hard-floored Singapore abodes. Carpets offer a lot more than just a comfy place to lay and read a book with your kids. They are statement pieces in your home and an opportunity to indulge your inner stylist. So whether you’re looking for a punch of colour or pattern, natural textures or something super fun for the kids’ rooms, we’ve got your taste (and your floor!) covered. Here’s our guide to shopping for great rugs in Singapore.
WHERE TO BUY RUGS IN SINGAPORE
HIT THE SHOPS
Need to feel the shag-pile between your toes before you take the plunge and invest? Here’s our hit list of stores for a spot of rug shopping. Or scroll down for our fave online stores!
1. Cuckoo – Little Lifestyle Store
Cuckoo is one of our go-tos for unique kids’ furniture and decor. To transform your little one’s space from cute to inspired, opt for one of the awesome armadillo&co rugs – we can’t get enough of ’em! This lovely label puts a modern spin on natural fibres and is a home stylists’ fave. We particularly adore the Flower Weave rug for its simple yet creative design (pictured above!). We say these rugs will be the scene of many hours of happy play ahead…
Where: Cuckoo – Little Lifestyle Store, 6B Dempsey Road, Singapore 247662
2. Crate & Barrel
American retailer Crate & Barrel stocks a huge collection of rugs, from retro hand-spun wool rugs to Grecian-inspired machine-loomed flatweaves. But our faves have to be the kids’ rugs – some of the cutest carpets we’ve ever seen! The prices are competitive too, so you’ll be free to stock up your trolley with a couple of sneaky extras from the great homewares range.
Where: Crate & Barrel, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn #04-21/22, Singapore 238801
3. Living DNA
For one-of-a-kind, exceptional quality rugs for indoors and outdoors (and some pretty swish bath mats!), you can’t go past Living DNA. All hand-made in India, the range of viscose, wool, hemp, cotton and PVC rugs are uber-chic and environmentally friendly to boot. Cleverly grouped into low-traffic and high-traffic carpets, you’ll easily select one to suit not only your aesthetic, but also your lifestyle. Our pick would be the kids’ “Belize” rugs, perfect for any child’s bedroom or nursery.
Where: Living DNA, Space@Tampines, 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-10B Furniture Gallery, Singapore 528605
4. Affordable Style Files
Like all the lush homewares in Affordable Style Files’ Dempsey store, we need their all-weather plastic woven rugs, and we want them now! Fabulously light, durable and soft, these bold rugs are just at home indoors as they are on the balcony, courtyard or deck. The graphic designs and colours are divine, and being made from recycled plastic, they easily wipe clean after the kids’ dinner. And at that price (from $99), you can’t afford not to have one.
Where: Affordable Style Files, 6A Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247661
5. Bungalow 55
The home of luxe style, Bungalow 55 does not disappoint with its fab rug selection. We’re crushing on the bespoke woven collection – eco-friendly, durable and with a natural earthen charm. You can get a complimentary one-hour style consultation by Nina Beale with a 10% discount post-consultation. But the website itself also has some useful styling hints to help you pull off your look without having to call in the professionals.
Where: Bungalow 55, 8D Dempsey Road #03-04, Singapore 249672
6. Ling Carpets
Spruce up your space with one of the many beautiful rugs from Ling Carpets. While we love the cosy shaggy range, parents will want to check out the polypropylene carpets. Not only are they inexpensive and available in lots of lovely bright colours, they are also simple to clean and water repellent. Any pesky spills simply sit on top and can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth… hurrah!
Where: Ling Carpets, 38 Changi Road, Singapore 419701
No rug round-up would be complete without a mention of IKEA. We’ve included this stalwart of Swedish design because we love finding an IKEA gem – and wow, there are lots of them! If you have a knack for design, you’ll know just how to mix up IKEA staples with designer pieces and vintage treasures to get the look. The best news is that if your little one makes a giant mess, you can replace the old with a fresh new rug for as little as $19.90. Winning!
Where: IKEA, stores in Alexandra, Tampines and JEM
THE BEST ONLINE RUG STORES
Prefer to shop with your feet up and a glass of wine in hand? You’re not alone. Try these online stores when buying your rug in Singapore.
1. The Grey House
We stumbled upon the fabulous The Grey House at Boutiques at the Pit Building (and fell swiftly in love with its home decor). Favouring a neutral-based palette, the heavenly cotton and wool flat-woven dhurries are handmade in Northern India and are perfect for your Singapore pad. Snap one up via the website, or get in touch to order a bespoke design. Team your rug with the mod-classic Roxy leather and unfinished teak lounge chair for a truly contemporary-chic finish.
2. West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids
We LOVE West Elm and its sister store Pottery Barn for home decor: and YES they deliver to Singapore! For the living room and other adult spaces, you can’t go past West Elm’s Moroccan numbers, while for the kiddos, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are where it’s at for stacks of to-die-for options for both bedrooms and playrooms.
iRugs bills itself as the world’s leading seller of heavily discounted Persian and Oriental rugs (up to 75% off!). There are literally thousands of rugs and runners to choose from in almost any colour and design you can think of. We’re fans of the modern patterned rugs, just like the one pictured above… Oh, and did we mention, they offer free delivery worldwide too?
4. Urban Outfitters
We love the fun and quirky rug designs from the Urban Outfitters home collection. From woven rugs to runners and bath mats, the whole fam-bam will find the perfect rug here. And the kicker? There are plenty of matching accessories too, like curtains, macrame, and beaded window panels too!
If you’re looking for some great discounts on fab rugs, head on over to Overstock – an online store selling excess stock. It’s not the easiest place to find and pick the perfect rug, but your hunting will pay off because you can find some of the cheapest and most lovely rugs here. The good news is, you can sort the selection of rugs by colour, size, shape pattern and more – all to make your search a little easier.
6. Ruby Slipper
Ruby Slipper is so much more than “just” an online store. All of the divine dhurries here are made-to-order and customisable – you can even make an appointment to touch and feel sample designs. Hand-loomed in India to the highest standard, the rugs come in over 100 different colours and upwards of 120 unique pattern designs, featuring both Indian and Moroccan styles. Its simplicity and sophistication, flat-weaved into fabulous rugs.
Where: Ruby Slipper, also available at Badger & Fox, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road #02-14, Singapore 247933
7. Hip Van
Stop the press: Hip Van has a seriously good-looking range of area rugs, outdoor rugs and mats at ridiculously low prices, starting at around $59! And with delivery taking around three to five days, that’s one quick way to update your home’s look…
Where: Hip Van, showroom pop-up at 19 Kallang Avenue #01-155, Singapore 339410
8. The Carpet Shop
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, The Carpet Shop is one of the most comprehensive online rug stores in Singapore. The collection is seemingly never-ending, with everything from modern geometric area rugs, to classic European patterned carpets that really make a statement. They also offer free local delivery, and you can choose to customise your rug too!
Where: The Carpet Shop, also available at Commune Defu Experience Centre, 28 Defu Lane 4, Singapore 539424 and Commune Collaborative Space, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road #11-09, Singapore 169074