Home furniture shopping can be taxing, from online furniture shopping through different sites to choosing the right materials, styles, and colours at the retail fronts. Especially so if you are looking to achieve a coherent look. We did our fair share of window furniture shopping, both online and at the stores all over Singapore. Boy was it tiring! That was until we checked out HipVan and got most of our furniture pieces from them.
What we loved about HipVan were 4 things:
- A one-stop shop with an extensive range
– HipVan retails a wide range from furniture, mattresses, homeware, to lighting
- Exquisite designs at fair prices
– Designs are stylish, many of which suited our modern luxe theme, while being retailed at great prices
- Free delivery and assembly
– Absolutely loved the free delivery and assembly which saved us much effort.
While you are still in the decision-making process, let us share with you some of the beautiful pieces that caught our attention, some of which we bought for our own home.
6 Ways to Style Your Home with HipVan Products
For the Living Room
Your living room is a valuable shared space that reflects things that matter to you and keep you and your guests entertained and happy. When decorating your living room, besides matching each furniture piece to your interior style, give some thought to how you would use this space as well. Building form around function, the flow should let you move around with ease while doing your usual activities. If you love movie-binging like we do, then a large, comfy couch should be the highlight of this area.
Our Top Pick: The Wyatt L Shape Sofa
HipVan’s Wyatt L Shape Sofa is reminiscent of classic mid-century designs, reimagined to fit modern homes. You can spend a movie night with friends and family lounging on its premium leather seats. The warm butterscotch colour transforms the sofa into a statement piece in any living room.
In our living room, we bought a Lamont TV Cabinet, Amelia Grey Marble Console Table, and a Natural Marble Clock. Our tip: Look to have only one statement piece per room. Too many statement pieces might clash. Hence we decided with a relatively understated cabinet, console table, and clock, all of which were less visually striking.
For Your Dining Room
Your dining room is where you warmly host family and friends with sumptuous meals and lovely cocktails. This means another chance to impress them! But first, be sure to measure your dining area to know how big a dining table you can get.
Our Top Pick: The Cadencia Dining Table Set and Anneli Arm Chairs
We are huge fans of dark wood furniture pieces. Add on a exquisite herringbone design, and there’s no saying no to such a piece! Crafted in solid acacia wood, the Cadencia dining table and bench adds flair to any dining room. The Anneli arm chairs provide extra textural interest with its velvet covering.
Our tip: If the overall look gets a tad bit dark, add on some greenery to provide a lovely visual contrast.
For Your Bedroom
The bedroom – one of the heavenly places on earth where you can fall into a deep slumber and leave your worries behind. These mattresses from HipVan will help you do that, especially the LEVITATE model which we bought. A fraction of the price compared to the big mattress brands out there, but the comfort levels are still top-notch.
Our Top Pick: The LEVITATE Mattress
You usually only find comfort like this at luxury hotels with branded mattresses, but HipVan invented one as comfortable at just a fraction of the price. The LEVITATE mattress has a luxurious pillow top over a pocket spring mattress base, providing great support while making one feel like you are rolling around in soft, fluffy clouds. At S$1,499 only, this mattress is a steal. We highly, highly recommend it.
We also bought the Isabelle Storage Bed for our master bedroom, and the Audrey Storage Bed for our guest room. Storage beds save us more space, a useful tip especially for the increasingly smaller Singapore homes.
When it comes to tying your home’s design theme together, the little things do have an impact more than you realise. The challenge is finding homeware with the right look and function. HipVan carries sleek and modern homewares in a spectrum of styles fit for trendy interior themes such as contemporary, Scandinavian, industrial, eclectic and more. Here are some of the major homeware categories you can browse through to find that perfect addition to your home:
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of a home. This is where the merriment happens, the sharing of good food and stories that connect hearts and souls. Wherever you are in the world, each family has their own style of entertaining with food that genuinely speaks of their culture and philosophy.
This unique personality already shines through your kitchen’s decor – all you have to do is find the complementary pieces from HipVan’s kitchen & dining collection. Besides their own designs, HipVan also carries leading brands like SMEG and Jamie Oliver’s Culinary Tools.
Our Top Pick: Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine
Perfect for your caffeine cravings, the new Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine brings the Italian coffee tradition into the comfort of your own home. The 50s-styled machine allows both ground coffee or paper pods, depending on which roast you prefer. Its standout feature is the Thermoblock heating system, which provides precise control of water temperature and faster machine preparation time – ingredients for an excellent cup of espresso, cappuccino, or latte macchiato.
Rugs & Carpets
Rugs and carpets are often overlooked when it comes to decorating a home. Some prefer the plain flooring, while others find it a hassle to maintain. On the contrary, rugs and carpets can create an instant focal point in a room and even serve as the final puzzle piece, completing the entire visual look.
HipVan has both area rugs and outdoor rugs that come in different shapes, sizes, colours, and patterns. Design a nice chill out zone by placing an outdoor rug and an outdoor set on your balcony. If you have an open floor plan, area rugs are great substitutes for walls in marking out where one space ends, and another begins.
Our Top Pick: Round Diamond Mat
Even when sharing a home, most couples still need some alone time to read a book, reflect, and give themselves a bit of self-love, all which will help keep their relationship healthy.
This individual-sized mat is the perfect piece to carve out a one-person sanctuary even with limited space. It could be your perfect reading spot in the living room!
Another very influential aspect of home decor is lighting. Different colours and intensities can help define the purpose of a space. White, cool light is perfect for a study or work area, while soft, warm light eases your eyes and invites relaxation, suitable for bedrooms, bathrooms, and the living room. From our personal experience, a mixture of both cool light and warm light (instead of white light) makes the home looks cosier and more luxurious, especially when you have cove lighting with warm light.
Besides light temperature, the style of your lighting fixtures should also complement your chosen interior theme. Modern homes would look great with sleek, shiny lamps. For a touch of luxury, choose pieces that resemble precious metals and stones, or even an elegant marble lamp. With an extensive collection of lighting products from pendant lights to bedside lamps at HipVan, you’ll be sure to find one of your liking.
Our Top Pick for Minimalist Homes: Amelia Table Lamp in Copper
We love the simple elegance that this table lamp exudes. The white marble base and circular shade make this perfect for minimalist homes while the copper stand adds a luxurious appeal to it.
This lamp emits a soft round glow when lit up, making it ideal as a nightlight or hallway lamp.
Our Top Pick for Modern Industrial-themed Homes: Lola Geometric Pendant Lamp in Black
The black geometrical wires that make up this pendant light’s shade is the perfect encapsulation of what a modern industrial theme looks like.
You can hang this in your entryway, bedroom, or living room to give the space bright and far-reaching illumination. The stylish design of the lamp makes it easy to pair with most other decors as well.
Free delivery and assembly for orders above S$250 was easily reached as we almost bought our entire home at HipVan – our dining table set, TV cabinet, console table, wall clock, study desks, bed frames, mattresses, sling shoe racks, outdoor sets. That’s why we called it a one-stop shop!
We’d recommend you to check out HipVan’s themed collections for more inspiration. Do check out their sale section as there are a couple throughout the year. Oh, and please do get the LEVITATE mattress, it’s probably our best buy for our home – sleep quality has been amazing. Happy shopping folks!
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