Singapore mass rapid train (MRT) travels on the track approaching station. Photo 123RF

For some reason, the east side of Singapore tends to have a better reputation than the west side as it feels less busy and more scenic. That’s one of the reasons why Tampines is such a popular residential town – with lots of popular Tampines furniture shops.

With a population of over 259,000, it is one of Singapore’s most populous (read: crowded) planning areas, with about 5% of the population living there. It’s also one of the most affordable mature estates in Singapore. With numerous BTO launches taking place in Tampines in recent years, the area has seen no shortage of property transactions, with thousands of people coming and going each year.

Tampines has also become a hotspot for people looking to buy furniture in the east.  Other than the ubiquitous IKEA Tampines, the area has become a wonderland of other furniture shops and furniture marts. Here are 10 furniture shops where you can get your dream home kitted out.

Furniture Shops in Tampines (Summary Table)

Furniture Shops TampinesAddressBest for…
IKEA Tampines60 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528764Budget, value-for-money basic furniture, textiles, lighting, kitchen and decor
Courts Megastore Tampines50 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528766Digital appliances and gadgets
Star Living18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-07/08 Singapore 528605Mid-range to high-end furniture in classic designs
Absolute Bedding1 Tampines North Drive 1 #01-40 T-space Singapore 528559Mattresses, bedding, bed frames
Cellini Furniture Gallery @ Tampines18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-05 Singapore 528605High-end designer furniture
HomesToLife18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-03/3A Singapore 528605Mid-range to high-end customisable furniture
Novena18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-09 Singapore 528605Made-to-order sofas and recliners
Woosa Sleep1 Tampines North Drive 1 #07-01 T-Space Singapore 528559Mattresses
Secret Furnishing1 Tampines North Drive #01-27 T-Space Singapore 528558Blinds and curtains
Viva Nueva1 Tampines North Drive 1 #01-14/15 Singapore 528559Bathroom supplies
*Information accurate as of time of writing
IKEA Tampines view. Image from Google Review Photos by Jia Ying Chong (JY) in 2020.
IKEA Tampines view. Image from Google Review Photos by Jia Ying Chong (JY) in 2020.

IKEA Tampines

IKEA Tampines was opened in 2006, 20 years after the first IKEA outlet in Alexandra. This Swedish chain store needs no introduction.

This Tampines furniture haunt is the go-to for cheap and relatively chic furniture for all parts of the home. While they do offer more expensive items, it’s their budget items that are most popular, as they are unbeatable in terms of price. Virtually everyone, myself included, has bought a cheap IKEA bookcase or bed frame as a poor student.

The main disadvantage is that you have to assemble most of the items by yourself. But that’s a small price to pay for bed frames that are as cheap as $50 to $100 and sofas in the $150 to $160 range.

IKEA Tampines is located at 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764.

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Courts Megastore Tampines exterior view. Image from CapitaLand website
Courts Megastore Tampines exterior view. Image from CapitaLand website

Courts Megastore Tampines

After IKEA, Courts is probably the most well-known furniture store in Singapore. They specialise not only in furniture but also electronics and gadgets, so if you want to install a new home entertainment system for your bachelor pad, this is the place to visit.

In terms of furniture, Courts’s prices are on the mid-range to high-end side, but in exchange, you’ll get designs with more character to match your desired interior decoration direction, including collaborations with famous designers.

Personally, I would go to Courts mainly to buy electronics and appliances thanks to their wide range of products. The furniture is a bit pricey, so I would probably go elsewhere for cheaper options unless Courts had something that really tied in with my design needs.

Courts Megastore Tampines is located at 50 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528766.

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Star Living sofa set. Image from Star Living Website
Star Living sofa set. Image from Star Living Website

Star Living

Star Living is a long-standing furniture store in Singapore, the brand being active since 1981. They sell a wide range of furniture for all parts of the home.

This is one of the more typical Tampines furniture shops, with classic designs that don’t deviate too much from the norm. If you’re just looking to furnish your home in the most basic way possible and are fine with paying more for quality pieces, this is a decent option.

You’ll find mid-range and higher-end pieces with prices to match. For instance, for a sofa, you can expect to pay about $430 to $3,000, depending on the design and material.

Star Living is located at 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-07/08 Singapore 528605.

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Absolute Bedding Gainsville Bedframe ($2,698), Image from Absolute Bedding
Absolute Bedding Gainsville Bedframe ($2,698), Image from Absolute Bedding

Absolute Bedding

Sleep takes centre stage at Absolute Bedding, where you can buy all sorts of mattresses, bed-frames and pillows. They also have a selection of other furniture pieces including dining room and living room furniture, but their real strength is in their range of mattresses from brands such as Dunlopillo and Slumberland.

As is the case with most specialist stores, the products are on the higher end of the scale and pricey. I would shop here if I wanted to invest in a really good mattress. Prices start at around $200 for the cheapest single-sized mattress but can go into the thousands.

Absolute Bedding is located at 1 Tampines North Drive 1 #01-40 T-space Singapore 528559.

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Cellini Furniture Gallery at Tampines. Image from Cellini website
Cellini Furniture Gallery at Tampines. Image from Cellini website

Cellini Furniture Gallery @ Tampines

If you’ve got a big budget and are looking for high-end designer furniture, you might want to consider entering the hallowed halls of Cellini Furniture Gallery. This furniture retailer has been operating since 1986 and has stores in several countries.

They offer a full range of furniture for all areas of the home as well as mattresses. In general, you should budget at least $1,000 for a basic 2-seater sofa.

Cellini Furniture Gallery is located at 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-05 Singapore 528605.

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HomesToLife Space @ Tampines showroom. Image from HomesToLife website
HomesToLife Space @ Tampines showroom. Image from HomesToLife website

HomesToLife

Looking for a mid-range to high-end store where you can pick up furniture for most of the spaces in your home? HomesToLife is such a one-stop shop. They even offer free delivery and assembly, as well as a 10-year warranty with an in-house repair and service team.

The starting price for their sofas is about $1,900 in their online store, but you should be able to find a wider range of products in-store. Many of their products are customisable in terms of colour, leather or fabric, configuration and size.

One of their strengths is that they offer a wide range of design styles, so if you’re looking for something very specific this might be a good place to check.

HomesToLife is located at 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-03/3A Singapore 528605.

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Novena Furniture store logo. Image from Novena website
Novena Furniture store logo. Image from Novena website

Novena

Established in 1984, Novena is a furniture shop offering a selection of customisable, made-to-order sofas and recliners. 

You can choose from a range of colours, configurations and materials, namely fabric, PVC, PU, half-leather or full-leather. Once you’ve selected your parameters and placed your order, your new sofa or recliner will be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks.

If you’re not ready to splash out on custom-made and are looking for a ready-made sofa instead, you can find 2-seater models for $300 or $400 onwards, making this a relatively affordable place to purchase mid-range seating options.

Novena is located at 18 Tampines Industrial Crescent #01-09 Singapore 528605.

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Woosa Sleep split mattress adjustable bed frame base. Image from Woosa Sleep website
Woosa Sleep split mattress adjustable bed frame base. Image from Woosa Sleep website

Woosa Sleep

This store specialises in high-end mattresses made in Belgium, so if you’re really determined to get a good night’s sleep every night and are willing to invest in a quality mattress, this is a good option. They also offer bedding and accessories such as pillows, duvets, mattress protectors and Egyptian cotton sheets.

You can choose your mattress according to the level of firmness and feel you prefer. Their mattresses are made of latex and/or memory foam, according to your preference.

Be prepared to budget a minimum of $1,349 for a single mattress and $1,949 for a king-sized mattress.

Woosa Sleep is located at 1 Tampines North Drive 1 #07-01 T-Space Singapore 528559.

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Secret Furnishing curtains at an expo. Image from Secret Furnishing Facebook
Secret Furnishing curtains at an expo. Image from Secret Furnishing Facebook

Secret Furnishing

Secret Furnishing provides 100% custom-made curtains and blinds to keep the heat at bay and protect your home from prying eyes.

Whether you are looking for blackout curtains that enable you to sleep in complete darkness or blinds that match the colour scheme of your interior design, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Customised curtains and blinds packages cost $480 for a 3-room flat, $580 for a 4-room flat and $680 for a 5-room flat and include night curtains, roller blinds and Korean combi blinds.

Secret Furnishing is located at 1 Tampines North Drive #01-27 T-Space Singapore 528558.

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Viva Neuva logo. Image from Viva Neuva Facebook
Viva Neuva logo. Image from Viva Neuva Facebook

Viva Nueva

Viva Nueva has been around since 2003, with a full range that includes bathroom and kitchen products, lighting, blinds and curtains.

But their bathroom range is what really stands out, with high-end brands like Grohe, Hatria, and Galassia on offer. Their offerings include basins, WCs, flushing systems and accessories such as towel rails and wall hooks. This is where I would shop if were looking to install a luxurious rain shower in a freshly-renovated bathroom.

Viva Neuva is located at 1 Tampines North Drive 1 #01-14/15 Singapore 528559.

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