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13 Instagram Furniture & Homeware Shops To Buy Eccentric Gems For Your HDB Flat

16 October 2023 | BY

From whimsical to vintage pieces, these 12 Instagram shops boast a wide selection of home decor items to help you spruce up your HDB.

Shopee and Taobao might be the reigning online shopping platforms that most of us turn to when it comes to furnishing our first homes, but don’t overlook Instagram. We’ve shortlisted 13 Instagram furniture and homeware stores to shop from for a dose of off-beat charm.

1. Some Days Are Tuft – Hand-tufted rugs & mirrors

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Rug tufting is all the rage these days, and it’s no wonder that shops like Some Days Are Tuft are growing in popularity. Specialising in hand-tufted rugs, this Instagram shop sells one-of-a-kind rugs with eccentric and vibrant designs that will surely be a nice pop of colour for your home. Aside from offering premade rugs, Some Days Are Tuft accepts commissioned orders for you to create a rug that truly screams you.

Their catalogue also includes tufted mirrors for that perfect splash of eclectic brightness to add to your home.

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2. The Chateau Dept – Retro, designer-esque custom chairs

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At The Chateau Dept, you’ll find a huge range of premade and made-to-order mid-century modern chairs and designer dupes that will give your home office that much-needed facelift. Besides office chairs, they also have lounge chairs and dining chairs for you to make more of a statement.

For those who prefer to “try before they buy,” the store has a mini studio for customers to check the chairs and material choices out in the flesh before committing to a purchase.

Note: Studio visits are by appointment only.

Shop The Chateau Dept.

3. – Live plants & aesthetic pots

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Their collection of plants include Chinese evergreen, Japanese maple trees, and cute succulents.
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Although purchasing plants is traditionally done in person, not everyone can afford the luxury of time to pop into a nursery. If you’re guilty as charged, is an Instagram store that’ll let you purchase the complete plant and pot (from $27) – all fully styled to display without the hassle of repotting.


4. Bayy & Co – Faux plants & flowers

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Not everyone’s a plant whisperer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have lush decor. Bayy & Co has all sorts of artificial plants, from orchids to olive trees, to elevate your space without worrying about keeping them alive. 

Like the store above, this home-based IG shop also sells beautiful pots and rattan baskets for your faux plant babies from $25. In addition, all purchases can be delivered island-wide for $15.

Shop Bayy & Co.

5. Eastfield Ceramics – Handcrafted watercolour pottery

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For pottery enthusiasts, Eastfield Ceramics is an online pottery shop with affordable yet unique handcrafted pieces that you’d be proud to whip out during CNY and special events. Here, you’ll find everything from plates and mugs to vases and sake sets in two distinctive styles – oriental abstract and pastel watercolour – for as low as $30. 

Their products are perfect as decorative pieces to style your home and are super functional as everyday tableware and dishwasher and microwave-safe.

Shop Eastfield Ceramics.

6. NÙR – Minimalist home decor items 

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Wabi-sabi, Japandi, Scandi – if these interior styles are your cup of tea, then NÙR will be a one-stop-shop to help you spruce up those empty arched niches or floating shelves. 

Products such as bubble candles, rustic and bubble vases, arched trinket trays and marble/terrazzo-inspired resin trinket trays make the Instagram shop simply a dream for any minimalist-styled home. You can even top up $5 for a bundle of baby’s breath to come with your vase. 

Shop NÙR.

7. Petals and Table – Alice in Wonderland-esque tableware

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Bring a touch of Alice in Wonderland into your home with Victorian tableware from Petals and Table. You’ll find a whole array of floral and scalloped plates, teacups and saucers from $20 as part of their Instagram catalogue to add some whimsy to your modern home. 

Note: As these are curated vintage pieces, be mindful that some may come with scuffs.

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8. Fourth Orbit – Whimsical second-hand pieces

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Imagine stumbling into a thrift store with hundreds of items from the 80s and 90s; that’s what it feels like when we scroll through Fourth Orbit’s IG store. Many of their products are a mix of eclectic retro to vintage whimsy, and are guaranteed to bring a sweet dose of your childhood into your adult home. Expect quirky finds such as colourful trinket trays, a  vintage Crayola lamp, and even a Rugrats alarm clock. 

Shop Fourth Orbit.

9. VNTG 1965 – Vintage paintings & tableware

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Another online shop, VNTG 1965, specialises in vintage items primarily from the ’90s and early ’00s. Its diverse selection sets it apart, including tableware, home decor items like mirrors and table lamps, and even reproductions of paintings by renowned artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

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Shop VNTG 1965.

10. Arousal.home – Eccentric vintage homeware

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Arousal.home features vintage items with a touch of whimsy to add some funkiness to your home. Some unique finds on offer include a stoneware dish shaped like a pie with apple pie recipes printed on the inside, an abacus lamp and a teapot shaped like a classic English pub house.

Their smaller items start from as low as $8 whilst bigger items can go up to more than $100.

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Tip: Be sure to check their Instagram highlights to see which items are still available for you to snatch.

Shop Arousal.home.

11. WoodyPegger – Wooden pegboard organisers

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When it comes to interior design, one of the toughest choices is deciding how to style those blank walls. With WoodyPegger, you can turn your empty wall into more storage space by adding wooden pegboard organisers.

The pegboards start from as low as $8 and come in three default sizes- 24cm x 20cm, 34cm x 20cm and 44cm x 20cm. Plus, if you have specific dimensions in mind, custom orders are welcome.

In addition to wooden pegboards available in five swatches, WoodyPegger also offers metal pegboards starting at $14, along with various accessories to keep your items in check. 

Note: They only provide self-pickup, and no installation is provided. 

Shop WoodyPegger.

12. Raww_Play – Camping-themed homeware items

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Raww_Play captures the rugged allure of the outdoors and seamlessly blends it into your living space. You can find brands from Japan in their catalogue, like heavy-duty baskets for storage ($45), folded stools ($56) and a table that can be converted to a stable scaffold ($225).

Their products are perfect for industrial-themed homes and those who love furniture pieces that aren’t only limited to home use, as they can be brought along on all your outdoor adventures.

Shop Raww_Play.

13. Raw Bean Studio – Exotic pieces for that explorer vibe

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If you’ve ever wanted to capture that sense of adventure from shows like Indiana Jones in your home but don’t have the money to go on long expeditions to strange, uncharted lands, then perhaps pay a visit to Raw Bean Studio instead.

This shop features vintage, sometimes borderline antique pieces from a wide variety of cultures and continents, from tribal Australian vases ($85) to Aztec Sculptures ($85) and even  Bronze horse statues ($65) from Greece.

These ornaments would be great items for giving your home an air of sophistication and certainly make for great conversation starters when you have guests over.

Shop Raw Bean Studio.

Instagram furniture & homeware stores to shop from

Aside from being a great platform for inspiration, Instagram also proves to be one of the best places to shop for unique hidden gem decor items you won’t be able to find in Tan Boon Liat, physical thrift stores or IKEA. Be it something whimsical or Victorian, these 13 Instagram shops will surely have items for even the pickiest homeowner.

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Cover image from: Some Days Are Tuft, Arousal.home, Fourth Orbit

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