Many Singaporeans cross the border to Johor Bahru for cheaper groceries, so why not furniture too? When shopping for furniture for our new home, many of our friends suggested for us to head across the causeway to Johor Bahru to buy furniture. We took a day-trip up to explore the JB furniture stores. Though eventually, we didn’t get our furniture from JB, it gave us a good idea of the other options available. I’ve compiled the list of JB furniture stores for you to check out for yourselves. I’ve sorted it by area and mapped it out below so it’s easier for you to hop from one furniture store to the next.
List of JB Furniture Stores
Taman Pelangi (10min from causeway)
DJ&CO Lifestyle by Mocof Johor
This was the first JB furniture shop we visited. It’s very near to the causeway, just a 10-minute drive. The store is pretty cosy like that of a cafe. We found this store because it carries Spaze, a collection of space saving furniture that is well designed and very functional. The price point, though a little steep, made sense because it isn’t easy to find stylish space saving furniture in Singapore. Also, when comparing the prices to space-saving furniture in Singapore, was definitely cheaper.
|DJ&CO Lifestyle by Mocof Johor|
28, Jalan Maju, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400 Johor
+60 16 7988 269 | +65 8292 3799 (WhatsApp only)
Taman Molek (20 min from causeway)
Boo Furniture is a JB furniture store that sells mainly solid wood furniture – the type with a Balinese vibe. Their wood is from Indonesia and is said to be the premium grade quality of teak wood. Their furniture design is suitable for Scandinavian or vintage home themes. I didn’t visit their branch but found mentions of them online. I think you will be able to find some unique designs here. They have 2 branches, one at Taman Molek and the other at Taman Pelangi.
11, Jalan Molek 3/20, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Big Brain is also another furniture store to find solid wood furniture, though their furniture leans more to the Korean style of Scandinavian design. Their furniture is made with eco-friendly materials, and their design philosophy is modern and fresh. They have 2 branches, one at Taman Molek, and the other at Danga Utama. They have pretty good reviews online though prices are higher.
22, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia
+60 7-362 5321
Ibenz furniture sells pretty modern furniture, though their prices are steeper than what you can get in other shops.
34, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 7-356 2733
Rustica sells high-quality leather furnishing that suits a contemporary home. Their furniture collection is European-inspired and they sell sofas with adjustable recliners and headrests. They have 6 showroom outlets in Johor Bahru, but you can visit the one at Taman Molek while combing the other furniture stores in the area, to get a sense of what they offer.
No. 33, Jalan Ros Merah 2/8, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 7-351 6689
Commune is a Singapore furniture store but has an outlet at JB Taman Molek that you may want to check out to see if their prices are cheaper due to the exchange rate.
45, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 16-762 6267
Rossini has been around for over 20 years. They sell a wide range of furniture that suits different home styles. They too carry mattress brands such as Getha, King Koil, Slumberland and more.
No. 39, 41, 43, 45, & 47, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+ 60-7-3513198 /3199
Taman Gaya (25 min from causeway)
Soonly Ann Furniture Centre
Ask anyone about JB furniture shops and Soonly Ann Furniture Centre is pretty well known. They’ve been incorporated since 1980 and they carry a wide range of furniture. They also sell many brands of bedding such as King Koil, Four Star.
|Soonly Ann Furniture Centre|
No.36, 38 & 40, Jalan Gaya 28, Taman Gaya, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia
+60 7-861 8989
Gucca Italy Sdn. Bhd.
Though their furniture designs may be a bit outdated to some, prices here at Gucca Italy are very reasonable, especially when they are running clearance sales. A 6-piece dining set can go for under RM2,000 and this 6-seater corner fabric sofa is going for RM5,199. They retail Getha mattresses, which is a well-known mattress brand from Malaysia.
Gucca Italy Johor Bahru
Mattress Sofa Factory Direct
If you are looking to get mattresses in JB at wholesale prices, there is a factory outlet store that promises you quality mattresses at reasonable prices (with no retail markups or middlemen charges). Here you can custom made your sofa and bedframes too. Here is another mattress direct store.
4, 1, 44100 Kerling, Selangor, Malaysia (Google Map)
Taman Johor Jaya
SSF Home Improvement
Founded in 1987, SSF Home Improvement is a JB furniture and home deco center. They have outlet branches all over Malaysia, and they carry a large range of furniture. They have 3 outlets in Johor itself – Plentong, IOI Mall at Kulai Jaya and Square One Shopping Mall at Batu Pahat. Their furniture range caters to many home styles, and their designs are modern. Would definitely recommend a visit.
|SSF Home Improvement|
1, Jalan Johor Jaya, Taman Perindustrian Plentong, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+6012 7500 507
For homeowners craving the Italian look, Mylanohaus provides Bovine or Aneline leather for their sofas. On top of a wide range of furniture, they also retail mattresses, electronics, and appliances. They have 2 branches in Johor Bahru- one at Taman Jaya and the other at Taman Nusa Bestari Skudai.
3-4, Jalan Dedap 3, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Malaysia
+60 7-351 3921
Cellini is a Singapore brand but their JB outlet was their first store I visited, where I instantly fell in love with their contemporary Italian furniture and modern recliner sofas. Their furniture range is exactly the same as the Singapore branches, though prices are slightly cheaper here due to the exchange rate, though you do have to account for the extra costs such as delivery and GST incurred.
Casa Italy specialises in sofa manufacturing and they have a wide range of sofas and armchairs. You can get them to customize your own fabric or leather. They too sell mattresses from RM700 to RM4,900 and you can opt for a free bed frame or an armchair bundle.
Lot 9, No. 1, Jalan Dedap 3, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Milan Furniture manufactures their own furniture, so you get them at reasonable prices with no middle man markup. We were greeted by a very friendly salesperson when we walked into Milan’s 2 storey showroom. He brought us around the store and allowed us to take our time when browsing their furniture, which was much appreciated.
25, 25A, 27 & 27A, Jalan Anggerik 39, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Lorenzo dates back to 1983 and sells furniture under two main collections – Dante for classic leather sofas and Enzo for wood furniture. They have outlets in Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan.
1, Jalan Dedap 3, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
(603) 6140 1800
Lavino is along with that stretch of furniture stores at Taman Johor Jaya and has been around since 1997. Though their designs are relatively outdated, their prices are very cheap, with sofas ranging around RM1,000 – 1,500. Do read their reviews first.
1, Jalan Dedap 3, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
+60 3-8074 9069
Mi Kuang Furniture
Established since 1980, Mi Kuang Furniture sells furniture but also offers interior design services. Their furniture is locally manufactured and designed. Their selection is relatively up to date.
|Mi Kuang Furniture|
14, 16, 18, 20, Jalan Titiwangsa 3/1, Taman Tampoi Indah, 81200 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
+60 7-241 8888
Ikea Tebrau, opened its doors in 2017 right opposite AEON Mall and is a whopping 46,713 sq meters of land. Though the product range does not differ drastically, prices are said to be more affordable than the Singapore IKEA. Cross-border delivery is not available yet though, but if you drive down you will be able to lug some of the smaller items back home.
33, Jalan Harmonium 23/13, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia (Google Map)
List of Lighting Shops in Johor Bahru
For lights, here are the lighting shops in Johor Bahru. I have labeled them in the map above.
- Tampoi Lighting Centre
- Starworld Lighting
- Yako Lighting Centre
- YES Electrical Supply
- VIP Lighting
- HT Lighting
- Jezritez Lighting
How to finance your home?
Depending on the brands you purchase, the average cost of renovating your home is $50,000 – $60,000. Furniture and appliances like lights will probably set you back an extra $10,000 – $15,000. If you need to take up a loan to finance your purchase, renovation loans often do not give you the cash upfront, hence you may not be able to use it for tiles shopping, depending on whether your interior designer includes it in their quotation. If so, you might wish to consider a personal loan instead. Do note that personal loans have slightly higher interest rates than renovation loans, but you get the cash flexibility. Our friends at Singsaver have compiled the best personal loans for you to check out.
When shopping for your home, do keep in mind to prioritize and focus on the essentials first. Leave the ‘nice-to-haves’ for later, for it’s best to not spend beyond your means. When buying your lights, we also suggest using credit cards that give you rebates, so you get extra savings. Every little bit of savings can go a long way!
We hope our list of furniture stores in JB and lighting stores in JB has helped you with your furniture shopping! Do share it with your friends who need it too! Stay tuned for more guides, and in the meantime, do check out our other guides below.
- 9 Shops to Buy Wall & Floor Tiles for your Home Reno
- 7 Lighting Shops in Singapore for your Home Reno
- 7 Online Furniture Shops for Fuss-Free Furniture Shopping in Singapore
- 5 Furniture Stores in Singapore for Popular Home Reno Styles
- 6 Luxury Furniture Stores in Singapore for Designer Furniture & Posh Home Decor
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