Not IKEA: 4 Places To Buy Good & Cheap Furniture So You Don’t Have To DIY

When it comes to sprucing up your new home, IKEA is typically the first place that pops into mind. There’s no doubt that it offers cheap furniture at decent quality.

However, this option is sometimes not ideal, because you’ve got to put the furniture together yourself. Also, when friends and family start spotting the same furniture as you, it gets a little too predictable.

In order to differentiate your home interior from your family and friends, here are four places to go furniture shopping at without burning a hole in your pocket!

1. Second Charm

Going for a vintage or retro-style for your living space? Look no further with Second Charm!

Carrying vintage-retro furniture including antiques and collectibles, this is the perfect place to source for one-of-a-kind pieces that is bound to induce envy amongst your home visitors. Additionally, Second Charm also carries customised furniture and has even ventured into Scandinavian and Danish-inspired furniture.

Most of their furniture pieces are made of teak, so they ensure high quality while keeping the price tag low.

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With antique chairs looking like these, you will almost get a nod of approval from the old folks! These chairs will certainly create a tinge of nostalgia and homely feel to your living space – which is exactly how a home should be!

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Do note that you will have to drop Second Charm an email on the specific measurements for your furniture in order to receive a quotation from them. Though it might seem troublesome, perhaps the thought of knowing that most of your furniture pieces are exclusively customised for YOUR home might make you think otherwise!

Second Charm
Blk 21 Kallang Avenue, #05-165 Mapletree Industrial Building, Singapore 339412
Operating hours:  Tue – Sat, 11am – 5.30pm;  Sun, 11am – 5pm (Closed on Mondays)

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With sturdy dining tables starting at just S$59.90, gorgeous plush sofas from just S$39, as well as bean bags and many more, home products here are undoubtedly a steal!

Add a touch of fun to your living room with this bright orange Hippo Bean Bag (SGD129.90).

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Definitely a great chair-subsitute to laze in during the afternoons or when your friends are over.

Infuse some Scandinavian-inspired furniture designs to your living room with this Stockholm Coffee Table (SGD149).


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The table legs are made of solid wood, ensuring that you get a premium quality furniture piece at an affordable price.

Furthermore, if pink is not a colour you fancy, there are other colours such as black, white and even mustard to choose from.

If you envision an industrial modern-chic interior as your ideal dream house, HipVan is the place to consider.


3. Comfort Furniture

As its name suggests, Comfort Furniture provides furniture that promises ultimate comfort at highly affordable prices.

At Comfort Furniture, you can find exact replicas of designer furniture such as the Noguchi Coffee Table and many more.

Also dubbed “The Chair & Table People” for good reason, Comfort Furniture carries a diverse range of Eames and Danish Design replica chairs and tables with prices slashed to more than half of the price of the original!

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FortyTwo is yet another online furniture retailer that sells appliances as well.

With an extensive range of furniture that boasts low starting places, FortyTwo also sells home decorations such as lightnings, mirrors and many more.

[caption id="attachment_18973" align="aligncenter" width="1748"]Credit: Credit: FortyTwoSprucing up and decorating your home need not be an expensive affair! With these cheap furniture retailers offering a diverse range of designer and unique furniture pieces, you’ll have your home looking like a million bucks without breaking the bank!

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Also, read Secrets From Experts: Tips On Buying The Right Furniture & Personalising Your Home