Want to breathe new life and give your living room space more character? Nothing does it better than adding a rug to your living room floor. A rug helps to anchor the furniture in your room, creating a cozy, intimate space that feels inviting for you and your guests. It is also an instant way to make your space look and feel more luxurious. Add a splash of colour or enhance your existing home style with the right rug. With infinite choices of interesting colours, patterns, and textures, there are a million ways you can add comfort to your feet and joy to your eyes. In this issue, we have shortlisted 7 popular rug stores in Singapore that can help you jazz up your living room in a snap!
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This article was last updated on 6 February 2020.
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7 Popular Rug Stores in Singapore
1. Fotohi Carpet Gallery, for an extensive collection of antique hand woven and machine-made carpets
Founded in 1994, Fotohi Carpet Gallery is a retailer and wholesaler of carpets, featuring an extensive selection of fine quality nomadic, tribal, village and city carpets. For the discerning collector, they possess an unsurpassed collection of new and antique masterpieces, with their prized possession being a rare antique Tehran rug at over 100 years old in perfect condition. On top of quality carpets, Fotohi Carpet Gallery also provides value-added services such as carpet restoration, carpet cleaning, wall-to-wall carpeting, and customization of carpets.
All of their handmade carpets hold a Certificate of Authenticity, with most originating from Iran. This certificate specifies each detail of the carpet – from its origin to materials used, to its age and region it was weaved in.
Their machine-made masterpieces range from traditional and oriental to modern and contemporary designs, with origins from Iran, Turkey, Belgium, and China. With a vision to provide the best service to their clients, Fotohi Carpet Gallery caters not only to local clients in Singapore, but also to overseas clients throughout the world.
What we like about Fotohi Carpet Gallery: Their extensive collection of carpets allows one to find the perfect carpet for their dream home, and their antique masterpieces are great for collectors.
2. The Cinnamon Room, for gorgeous hide rugs
As the winner of ‘Best Carpet and Rug Store in Singapore’ in Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019, you can expect gorgeous and high-quality rugs from The Cinnamon Room. Well known for their geometric metallic style, their chic, contemporary hide rugs are a quick and fuss-free way to add a touch of sophistication to your home. We got their metallic hide rug for our living room, and their laser etched rug for our bedroom. Both rugs have spiced up our living room space and helped us successfully create the modern luxe theme in our home. Their stylish monochrome rugs, neutrals, and vibrant hues will make great choices for other styles too.
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While having a rug might seem like an added hassle, the rugs by The Cinnamon Room stand out for their durability and are very easy to care for. Unlike other materials like wool, hide rugs do not soak up liquids as easily. Hence when any spillage happens, simply wipe it up with a damp cloth and it is as good as new! And while they have two standard sizes to choose from, you can choose to customize the rugs to fit your space perfectly. Visha Nelson, the founder of Cinnamon Room, is very hands-on when it comes to helping customers. You can often find her in the showroom where she is more than willing to walk you through design ideas that will best enhance your space. Read their reviews here.
What we like about The Cinnamon Room: What we like most is that the hide used to make these rugs are sustainably-sourced.
|The Cinnamon Room|
#02-74 Jalan Merah Saga,
Block 43, The [email protected]
Holland Village S278115
Opening hours: Tues-Fri: 11 am – 4 pm, Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
Sun, Mon, PH: By appointment only
+65 9727 3051
3. Ruby Slipper, for natural hand-woven rugs
Since 2008, Ruby Slipper has been crafting made-to-order rugs from India, with designs inspired by tropical Asian surroundings. The motifs on each rug are crafted to be universal and timeless and to look fantastic in any setting and country of the world. If you are looking to add a touch of culture to your living room, Ruby Slippers is an amazing place to shop for a rug. Each Ruby Slipper rug is handmade and hand-loomed from scratch with 100% natural fibers, which are said to be durable. The entire process of dying, weaving, and finishing typically takes up to 14 people! Choose from the 26 designs and 120 colours here to create your own bespoke rug. Apart from custom orders, you will find in-stock Indian Dhurries and Moroccan rugs.
What we like about Ruby Slippers: Their rugs are crafted by local artisans in India and express authenticity. By getting your rugs from Ruby Slippers, you are supporting the locals in these rural areas.
Tanglin Mall, Designer Collective
Unit #02-14, 163 Tanglin Road S247933
Opening hours: 10 am – 8 pm
+65 9171 1251
4. Hassan’s Carpets, for premium Persian carpets
Family-owned business Hassan’s Carpets has been passed through 4 generations since their beginnings in 1930. It comes as no surprise that Hassan’s Carpets is one of Singapore’s leading carpet and rug stores of today, furnishing luxury hotels and royalty homes with their premium carpets. This award-winning rug store proudly stocks one of the largest carpet collections in the Far East, and they only acquire genuinely hand-knotted pieces of distinct caliber from all over the world, like Iran, Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan, to name a few. They also have their own weaving houses in India and Pakistan.
You will find in store a huge variety of designs, from classic traditional pieces, oriental rugs, to chic contemporary designs – they carry even museum worthy and collector pieces, or antiques that are over 75 years old! If you are in search of an exquisite rug with intricate and luxurious detailing, this is the rug store to go to. Many customers are happy with their warm service and passionate knowledge. Read their reviews here.
What we like about Hassan’s Carpets: They have a lifetime trade-in policy, where you can trade in your carpet for another design, and pay only the difference if it is a higher price. This means you can swop designs easily, keeping your home looking refreshed always! Of course, the trade-in must be of good condition.
5. Finn Avenue, for stylish luxe rugs
If you are looking to create a stylish luxe home, Finn Avenue is one of the best furniture stores to go to. They retail magazine-worthy luxury furniture and home decor pieces for a fraction of the price and will satisfy your upscale design taste without you having to break the bank. Check out these 8 pieces to create a posh interior. Their rug collection features elegant, neutral tones that add a touch of classiness to your space. Our favourite is this plush Candice Olsen rug made of New Zealand wool. It’s ivory shade and a labyrinth design is subtle yet outstanding. They to sell beautiful cushions and lamps that will go perfectly with your rug.
What we like: Finn Avenue has a complete selection of furniture and home decor, making it a one-stop shop for the luxury home look. Their affordable pricing is another plus point. Be sure to visit their showroom for inspiration.
201 Henderson Road S159545
#04-18, [email protected] Lift Lobby 3,
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11 am – 7 pm
Sat-Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm
+65 6753 3466
6. Living DNA, for eco-conscious rugs
Living DNA was born with a mission to deliver award-winning, designer quality handmade rugs that are affordable and most importantly, eco-conscious. In line with their philosophy of mindful meaning and sustainable consumption, each Living DNA piece is produced fair trade, with care for the environment, made to last more than a trend-season. In store, you will find rugs of many styles, cuts, and materials – even recycled materials! You will find that their collection exudes an overall casual, laidback and homey feel, comfortably rustic but also versatile enough to complement different interior styles. On top of rugs, Living DNA also retails homeware such as vases and trays, and soft furnishings like cushions and poofs. Visit their Tampines showroom to see the collection in person!
What we like: Their focus on sustainable consumption and affordable pricing. They have area rugs below $500 that you can check out here.
#01-10B Furniture Gallery, [email protected],
18 Tampines Industrial Crescent S528605
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 12 pm – 7 pm
Sat-Sun: 11 am – 8 pm. Closed on PH.
[email protected] | +65 8511 3584
7. The Carpet Shop, for trendy rugs
Since their opening in 2011, The Carpet Shop features a wide variety of trendy rugs with affordable price tags. Their design aesthetic caters more to being versatile, to showcase pieces that can enhance any existing home style that you have. Our favourite piece is their Nordic Deluxe Infinity, for it can fit beautifully with a Scandinavian home interior, a modern interior, or a monochrome look. If you are the type of homeowner who is always looking to refresh your home once in a while, having versatile designs like this is a great way to do so but yet save on cost and space. Their e-commerce site makes it easy to view their designs online, and their photos give you ideas on how to style it with furniture. You can view their pieces in person at Commune outlets in Defu and IMM.
What we like: Their versatility and affordable prices. They are now running a GSS sale where you can pick up a low pile rug at just $199!
|The Carpet Shop|
Cash and Carry at Commune
28 Defu Lane 4, Singapore 539424
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat-Sun: 9 am – 7 pm
How to finance your home renovation or styling?
If you need to take up a loan to finance your home renovation or styling, do note that renovation loans often do not give you the cash upfront, hence you may not be able to use it for shopping, depending on whether your interior designer or stylist includes it in their quotation. If so, you might wish to consider a personal loan instead. 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 top interior stylists has helped you! 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.
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