Home may be where the heart is, but there’s truly nothing like a well decorated space that brings you a sense of peace and relaxation. While we admit that the fast pace of living in Singapore may not give us all the time we’d like to stay at home and bask in the beauty of our personal havens, this only means that weekends in become all the more precious—cue the Sex and The City marathons and popcorn in pyjamas. That said, if your home hasn’t exactly been living up to the original vision you had for your cozy abode, perhaps it may be time to give it a little upgrade by injecting a little personality.
Without completely overhauling your already existing furniture thematic, consider using decor items to give your home its own charm. Regardless of the interior style you’re vying to emulate, decorative pieces undeniably hold a latent power to transform a space from drab to fab with some smart placements and positioning. That said, the key to unlocking your home’s potential will therefore lie in your ability to cherrypick the best ornaments to give your home a little more pizzaz. Feeling overwhelmed with your options and have no clue where to start looking? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered—below, find our curation of the best homeware brands to get you started on your interior design journey.
Danish brand New Works is all about creating the best objects for living, with the wear and tear of everyday use imbued in their design considerations.
New Works Aura table mirror, $102, SHOP NOW
A little bit of kitsch goes a long way, and with L’objet, there’s more than enough kooky tablewares and decor to go around. Employing jewellery creating techniques to bring quirky creatures to life, trust that these pieces were crafted with the highest degree of excellence and quality.
L’objet + Haas Brothers Just-an-Hour 60 Minute Timer, $1,133, SHOP NOW
Fusing Scandinavian design codes with global perspectives, Ferm Living strikes just the right balance to create a space of comfort and meaning, inspired by the beauty of contrasts.
Ferm Living Contour Piece, $145, SHOP NOW
Laetitia Rouget is all about leaning in to your inner child, from whimsical plates to kooky candleholders, all her pieces are handcrafted in Portugal by local artisans. Our favourite pieces from her eponymous label? This adorable ceramic box to keep your love letters or candy stash.
Laetitia Rouget Love ceramic box, $260, SHOP NOW
Klass Kuiken may have graduated with a product design degree, but there’s no denying he’s simply an inventor at heart. At the very core of his design ethos lies the question of what role mass production plays in everyday objects, and how he can transform the identities of such mundane objects.
Klass Kuiken Model DD, $185, SHOP NOW
Mush Studio was the quarantine love child of Jacob and Frankie back in 2020, when the couple realised their love for rug tufting. Inspired by abstract prints and textures reminiscent of the visions from our childhood, the carpets from Mush Studio are bound to give your home a playful pop of colour.
Mush Studio Green Small Blot Rug, $519, SHOP NOW
Inspired by the art of play, Polspotten is all about experiencing what the world has to offer with no bars held. If you’re looking for some quirky pieces to perk up your home, Polspotten is just the brand for you.
Polspotten Drip Candle Holder, $464, SHOP NOW
If this mirror looks a tad bit familiar, that’s because it’s made several features in Blackpink Rose’s Instagram feed. The cool-girl certified mirror makes for the best selfies, and undeniably spruces up a boring space with its retro and provocative prints. Make sure to check out their selection of lamps if you’re in the market for lighting as well.
Seletti Lipsticks toiletpaper mirror, $584, SHOP NOW
Documenting the beauty of everyday life, Completedworks’ signature details include sculptural loops, curves, bends and weaves. The label is predominantly known for its fine work in jewellery, but has since made developments in creating highly curated homewares that speak to the brand’s minimalist yet purist design ethos.
Completedworks Medium Vase, $486, SHOP NOW
Ichendorf’s history dates back to the early twentieth century in Cologne, where master artisans made the finest glassware to meet the demands of refined tastemakers. What truly sets Ichendorf objects apart from other glasswares is the meeting of artists and master-glaziers in the creative process. The end result? A beautiful piece, with perfect shape and longevity.
Ichendorf Milano Bamboo Groove Vase, $108, SHOP NOW