Furniture and home decor shops in Tan Boon Liat Building

If you’re at that age where you’ve already BTO-ed with your partner or are looking to move out alone, you’re probably deciding on a theme for your home and checking out furniture options.

This is where Tan Boon Liat Building comes in. It might look like a regular industrial building situated at Outram, but snuggled within are 14 storeys worth of furniture shops with a selection that could rival good ol’ IKEA. Here are 10 stores to check out there for unique and timeless pieces for your home.

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1. Arete Culture & Outdoor Living, #06-01

Simple resort-style furniture

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If you don’t have much experience with decorating a home, the people at Arete Culture can guide you through in detail and help you select a few simple and cosy pieces for your crib.

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Furniture from Arete Culture are perfect for all those looking to create spacious-looking homes – something many HDB owners desire. And with many of their pieces in pale and muted shades, you can create a home with comfy and chill vibes similar to a beachside resort. Sign me up for that!

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Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 9640 3829

Arete Culture ebsite

2. Journey East, #03-02

Quirky animal-shaped chairs

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Journey East’s furniture sets are really quirky so if you’re looking to give your home a fashionable spark, you should definitely give them a try!

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Check out their signature Rabbit Chairs or the Shark Umbrella Holders to add an edgy look to your home. And if you want to go big, the life-sized King Kong Lamp is perfect. You can even rotate its arm to get that perfect lighting angle.

journey east king kong lampLife-sized King Kong outdoor/indoor lamp
Image credit: Journey East

Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 6473 1693

Journey East website

3. LivingwithArt Singapore, #02-05

Bespoke art pieces

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LivingwithArt offers a wide range of customised art all created by their in-house artists. From cute dog portraits to feng shui paintings, you can choose the style, size, and execution of your commissioned artwork to have it fit perfectly in your home.

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Image credit: @livingwithartsingapore 

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Opening hours: 11AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6917 6503

LivingwithArt website

4. The Past Perfect Collection, #11-05

Antique colonial furniture

the past perfect collectionWalnut Punjabi cabinet & Original Planter’s chair
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The Past Perfect Collection specialises in stylish antique furniture that each has its own unique stories to tell. Relive history as you surround yourself with items that are likely to be more than twice your age.

antique colonial furnitureCarved walnut with silver grey satin upholstery
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Their intricately carved chairs, classic cupboards, and wooden chests will give your home a touch of nostalgia.

antique furniture singaporeRosewood Chess Table with white cedar inlaid chequerboard
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Opening hours: Tues – Sun 10.30AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6737 3078

The Past Perfect Collection website

5. Deer Industries, #07-05

For your kid

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To all the parents looking for furniture sets for your kid, this one’s for you. Deer Industries stocks furniture sets that are colourful and child-size so you don’t have to compromise on aesthetic when decorating your child’s room. They’re so cute, you might want them for yourself!

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From exclusively-designed airplane duvet covers to Bat wall decor and bunk beds, Deer Industries can help you with your child’s dream themed room.

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Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-6PM| Sun 11AM-6PM
Telephone: 9485 4430

Deer Industries website

6. Hommage Lifestyle, #08-08

A Muji alternative

hommage lifestyleTraditional tatami dining table set
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For all the minimalists out there, Hommage Lifestyle might just become your new favourite furniture store. They specialise in simplistic and elegant Japanese-style furniture – a solid alternative to Muji.

minimalist japanese furniture singaporeBed frame and bench from Nihon Bed, the oldest bedding manufacturer in Japan since 1926
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They even have pet-friendly anti-scratch cloth for sofas and bed headboards so that you don’t have to worry about your lovable fluffies treating your new furniture as their scratching posts

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Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-6PM | Sun 10AM-6PM
Telephone: 6258 5258

Hommage Lifestyle website

7. Sam and Sara, #11-02

Luxurious items featured in Crazy Rich Asians

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Visit Sam and Sara’s showroom and you might spot a few familiar pieces from the film, Crazy Rich Asians where extravagant and luxurious is the main theme.

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From classy decor such as candlesticks and pouf seats to wine buckets and intricately-designed mirrors, Sam and Sara’s elaborate furniture sets scream luxury. Like icing on a cake, their elaborate furniture sets come in lush materials like velvet, along with ritzy colours like deep purple and gold – truly fit for royalty.

Opening hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6264 4789

Sam & Sara website

8. Artful House, #08-04

Eco-friendly vintage pieces

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The Artful House offers sustainable and vintage-style furniture pieces – such as recycled wood cabinets – for all who want to be environmentally friendly when sprucing up their homes.

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They also do bespoke upholstery so you can get sofas and couches in customised prints. There’s only one of each print in the world – they’re sure to become a conversation topic when your friends and relatives visit.

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Opening hours: Wed – Sun: 10.30AM-6PM (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Telephone: 8112 6127

Artful House website

9. The Beuro #03-09 / 10

Chic and modern

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The Beuro specialises in chic modern furniture perfect for all the minimalists looking to have practical homes. From one-tone couches to easy-to-clean racks, these no-frills pieces are sure to “spark joy” – Marie Kondo is sure to approve.

modern furniture singaporeFrag’s Comb 40 Coffee Table
Image credit: @thebeuro

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Opening hours: 10AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 6222 4500

The Beuro website

10. Unikhome, #07-06A

One-of-a-kind wooden furniture

unikhome teak root console tableTeak Root Console Table
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Unikhome specialises in a fusion of modern and country-style wooden furniture, made of mahogany, teak and mixed hardwood. The quality materials coupled with intricate craftsmanship make the pieces highly durable, so they’re sure to be worthy investments. Some of these items are rather quirkily shaped and will serve as the perfect focal points for a rustic-themed home.

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unikhome wooden figurinesWooden superhero figurines with movable limbs
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Opening hours: 11AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 6221 3048

Unikhome website

Tan Boon Liat Building guide

Tan Boon Liat Building offers a huge variety of furniture and home decor pieces for those who are looking to give their homes a new life. From modern, minimalist pieces to quirky artwork and luxurious armchairs, there’s plenty to hunt down in this unassuming building at Outram.

Address: 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Telephone: 6589 8494
Find directions to Tan Boon Liat Building.

Tan Boon Liat Building website

Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top-left): Deer Industries, Hommage Lifestyle, @artfulhousesing, @hommange_lifestyle
Originally published on 22nd February 2019. Last updated by Jessica Fang on 28th June 2021.