Rattan Decor is the Essence of Bohemian Chic Living

Rattan is all the rage again. If you’re picturing the wicker decor of the Golden Girls, think again.

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To capture the bohemian vibes of the 1970’s, keep the vintage pieces curated and cool. Look for intricate weavings to add drama to your space but be selective.

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Overall your space will shine if you keep the addition of these natural elements simple and light. We combed the internet and our very own Marketplace for chic rattan.

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Check out what goodies we have at http://www.centrepiece.com.sg !

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Is Rattan the Future of Furniture?

Many people are moving in a direction that says “natural.” Many people are interested in “getting back to nature” by adding themes to their homes that make it seem more natural. For example, the use of rattan furniture offers a more natural way to furnish the home. Made from slender, flexible, reeds, the whole look is one that is straight from the outdoors. It conveys a sense of nature and an outdoorsy feel that puts in mind of tropical locales. Indeed, rattan furniture evokes images of not just any outdoor location, but of an island outdoor location. Rattan furniture practically hollers “beach chic.”

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It seems that rattan furniture is making a comeback. It may surprise many people to discover that such furniture was used back in the 50s and 60s. Some piece of rattan furniture, whether it was a chair, a lamp, a table, or a sofa, had to be rattan. The shapes were notoriously curvy, further evoking images of undulating waves of water and the beach. And this furniture was a fixture in almost every suburban home, even if there were only one or two pieces of the furniture.

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Today, rattan furniture is back. The die-hard fans do not confine themselves to a few pieces for the patio. Rather, they try to make their entire homes into “natural” sanctuaries. They combine their rattan furniture with bamboo flooring and blinds. They surround themselves with plants and ferns that look as though they belong in the tropics. Miniature palm trees, papyrus plants, and even some citrus trees adorn the home, making sure that some rattan chairs have leafy enclosures to provide the cozy illusion of sitting outside, when in reality one is indoors. Most people, however, are satisfied with a piece or two. Integrating rattan furniture with other designs adds a nice, earthy touch to the room, and can soften the space.

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Rattan, however, is not a recent discovery. It goes back even before the 50s and 60s. And it was not always used for furniture. Rattan is a supple reeded plant. Its pliability makes it ideal for baskets (which can make very fetching decorations, especially when filled with seasonal flowers, greenery, and ornamental grasses), mats, and furniture. However, the plant also supplies a resin. Flowing through it is a substance that not only nourishes the plant, but was also thought to have medicinal qualities in ancient times. The Greeks and the Arabs prized rattan plants for what was inside, using it to treat a variety of ailments. When hardened, the resin can also serve as a sort of pitch, helping to make baskets a little more water proof. However, when rattan is woven tightly, it can be extremely water resistant.

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If you are looking for a change in your home, rattan furniture can provide that change. It goes with almost anything, and it can be used with any color, or with prints. Depending on the atmosphere you want to create, you can use dark, light, or printed fabric for cushions and throw pillows. And rattan can complement both light wood and dark wood. And you can use its curved forms to soften angular furniture and add a softening touch to any room.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

 

Why We Love Rattan Sofa Sets (And You Should Too!)

1. Sofa sets are perfect for family life

Essentially, when you buy a rattan sofa set, you’re buying an outdoor living room! Our sofa sets, in particular, are great for adding an extra layer to your garden. This is great for families as it means there’s more reason to spend time together, especially when it’s warm outside. Children and adults alike will enjoy using a sofa set whether it’s for sitting down to enjoy an afternoon barbecue or lounging about on a sunny weekend. It also means the adults have somewhere nice to sit and natter whilst keeping an eye on the kids playing – best of both worlds!

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2. They are great for entertaining

If time with the family isn’t enough, you might like to throw a few garden parties every now and then. Whether it’s a barbecue, al fresco lunch or a sports celebration, your sofa set will be an amazing asset. Not only will you be the envy of your guests but you’ll also be known as a top host too! Having somewhere comfortable to sit when you’re at an outdoor party (or any party, for that matter) can really make a world of difference. And what could be better than a cushioned sofa to lounge on?

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3. Sofa sets are a comfortable alternative to benches

Speaking of comfort, there’s another great reason we love our rattan sofa sets. They come with weatherproof cushions included so you don’t even have to worry about purchasing any additional items. Benches are often found in British gardens but we recognise they’re not the most comfortable. That’s why we always think rattan sofa sets can make a garden extra special – that level of luxury is not found in your standard garden furniture!

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

 

Can a daybed be used as a couch?

The daybed couch is a perfect way to add style and function to your home. Use it as your everyday sofa or put it in an office, game room, extra bedroom, or wherever you want to add sleeping quarters for your guests.
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Daybeds are used as beds as well as for lounging, reclining and seating in common rooms. Their frames can be made out of wood, metal or a combination of wood and metal. They are a cross between chaise longue, couch and a bed. … Often daybeds will also feature a trundle to expand sleeping capacity.
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How do you style a daybed?
How to Style a Daybed
  1. Choose a color palette. First you’ll need to choose a color palette for your daybed. …
  2. 2. Make the bed. Most daybeds don’t come with a mattress, so you’ll have to buy that separately. …
  3. Start with your neutral pillows. …
  4. Layer in your accent pillows. …
  5. Finish with throw blankets.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Trending Now: Rattan Furniture

Rattan isn’t just for outdoor furniture anymore. You might associate this material with your grandma’s house, but rattan furniture is having a moment. And we’re here for it. It’s versatile, durable and can take just about any room to the next level.

Before we dive deeper, let’s get clear on rattan. It’s not the same as wicker. Wicker is a type of weave, whereas rattan refers to the actual material itself, a flexible, fibrous plant. We’ve long used its pliable stems to make furniture because it’s both lightweight and durable. Today, not all rattan-style furniture uses actual rattan – but we’ll forgive it because the whole point of synthetic rattan is to protect the natural environment in which rattan grows.

If you’ve been looking for furniture that packs a punch aesthetically but doesn’t add a ton of visual weight to your space, rattan is for you. Let’s look at some of the various ways you can use rattan furniture to set the tone of a room.

Rattan furniture in the bedroom

Like we said, rattan is versatile. That’s why you can use it just about anywhere in a bedroom, from the headboard to the accent chair to the table. Here are some different ways you can incorporate this material in any bedroom in your home.

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In a tropical bedroom, the Curved Rattan Bed is a no-brainer.

 

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If you want to add an eclectic feel to your bedroom, the Kubu Rattan Woven Headboard can deliver.

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The comfy Pari Rattan Daybed creates a cozy – but still airy – lounging area in this bedroom.

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Make it extra fun to get ready with the Ria Leaning Rattan Mirror, which includes a place to hang extra outfit options.

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Pair your leaning mirror with the matching bed. With a low profile, the Ria Rattan Bed invites you to lounge.

Rattan furniture in the living room

Maybe you’re the type of person who has a set style you follow in your living space. Or maybe you’re the kind of person who pulls from various influences, from traditional to mid-century to eclectic. Either way, rattan can serve you. Because of its vintage roots and natural feel, it works in a wide variety of living spaces. Check it out.

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Rattan doesn’t just work for boho spaces. It can be ideal when you’re looking for a modern edge, as exemplified by the Tiered Rattan Pendant.

 

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The inviting Noelie Rattan Lounge Chair offers welcoming seating when you invite guests over.

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Rattan is more versatile than you might think. It gives the Reflect Rattan Credenza texture and warmth.

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If you’re looking to add seating without adding visual weight, an airy rattan piece – like the Pari Rattan Chair – is a perfect fit.

Rattan furniture in the dining room

The dining room is an interesting space to design. You want it to feel both structured and comfortable. It’s a place where you might serve an elegant, multi-course extravaganza or enjoy a cozier meal like spaghetti. Rattan works in either setting – and everywhere in between. Its carefully woven, sculpted feel is elegant but its natural fibers can help add a sense of casualness. When you want your dining room to make a striking statement without feeling stuffy, this material can deliver. Here are a few examples of it doing exactly that.

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The Maluku Natural Rattan Dining Chairs give a dining room table extra texture.

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Make it easier to entertain at your next dinner party with a compact and mobile bar set up on the Kali Bar Cart.

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Traditional rattan meets modern design in the Haylee Mono Rattan Chair.

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Rattan can help you bring the outdoors in. These Cinta Wicker Dining Chairs add an earthy feel to an already eclectic dining space.

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Rattan doesn’t have to be in your face. In the Marte Dining Chair, it’s a subtle element.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

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Can Rattan Furniture Be Used Outdoors?

Rattan, a natural plant fiber, is both durable and flexible, which makes it an ideal resource for furniture crafting. While rattan furniture can be used outdoors, it should not be left out from season to season, as it will eventually wear out and break apart.

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Using Rattan Outdoors

Rattan, commonly used as the caning material to build the frame of a chair or table, is also used for the woven wicker portions of some furniture. While these fibers are extremely durable in both of these applications, they are essentially dried-out plant matter.

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Exposure to constant sunlight, rain or continual changes in temperature or humidity will affect your rattan furniture, even if treated with a sealer containing a UV protectant. If using rattan outdoors, cart it inside during harsh weather and place a cover over it when not in use to prolong its usefulness.

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Rattan lasts far longer on a protected porch or indoors than it will left out exposed to the elements for months on end.

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Trend alert: Rattan’s making a comeback

No longer just for patio furniture, rattan is taking over as a trendy material in home decor. We’ll show you how to get the look by infusing your space with rattan furniture, lighting, and accents.

Derived from palms, rattan is a gorgeous natural material used to make furniture, baskets, and home accents. Rattan is highly versatile—it can be painted any color—and its durable woven pattern brings lush texture to any room. We’ve rounded up dazzling ideas for decorating with rattan, including swinging pendant lights, comfy chairs, and intricate accents, that will encourage you to use the tropical material in your own home. 
Tropical Vibes
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Rattan is the perfect neutral because its pretty wooden color can be dressed up or down. Plus, it looks good with both light and dark accents. This rattan bench pays homage to tropical style with its key-lime-colored cushion and punchy pink pillows. A nearby lamp, storage basket, and area rug complement the natural texture of the rattan seating.
Warm and Dark
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Transition rattan furniture from summer to fall with cozy details and an inviting autumn-inspired color scheme. This rattan chair and ottoman set is dressed to impress with chic black accents added to the weave. Matching neutrals—like a gray couch and brown rugs—provide a subtle base, while burnt orange pillows add a pop of warm color.
Neutral Charm
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Just like wood, rattan can be stained or painted to fit the decorating style of any space. These white rattan chairs complement the room’s neutral color scheme and sleek contemporary dining room table. 
Petal Power
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Rattan chairs can be found in a number of unique shapes—we can’t get enough of this vintage flower-inspired piece. Surrounded by other midcentury accents, such as bold graphic pillows and hanging baskets in shades of orange and pink, the rattan chair is a funky nod to retro style.
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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

 

Do you need to cover rattan furniture if it gets wet?

If you cover your rattan furniture with waterproof cushions they will withstand the rain. However, if you don’t own waterproof cushions (or prefer the bare look), you should take your rattan furniture indoors.

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When it rains, the water passes through the fabric, deep inside the material. The next day, in the sunshine, it will feel dry to the touch but, as soon as you sit on it, the water will seep upwards and you’ll get wet.

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Taking all of the above into consideration, we have assessed the market competitors and created the following shortlist of the best rattan garden furniture on the market.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

How To Tell If Your Sofa Is Worth Reupholstering that is from USA

Why should someone invest in having a sofa restored? Why should a person spend
money on fixing up something old, when the same amount of money can be used at any
one of the big furniture showrooms to buy something shiny and new?  It comes down to quality.
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 The American furniture industry has been outsourced to…well, a country far, far away.
The last of the true furniture greats left our shores in the early 2000’s for a location due
east of here, and let’s just say that they decided not to take a friend named quality along
with them. It’s a shame beyond shames. Some of the most iconic, reputable furniture
brands (the one’s that made my home state of NC famous) now produce flimsy things
made of particle-wood, slapped together haphazardly with glue and staples. It’s junk,
plain and simple, and you’re really lucky if you get ten years out of it. A good sofa can
last a lifetime and then some.
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To over-simplify it: you can either spend $2000 or more on a new piece of junk that
won’t last you very long, or you can invest around $1500 or so in reupholstery labor and
fabric in order to give new life to a quality-built sofa — one that is “built like a tank”. The
bonus of the latter option is also that you get to customize the sofa to your liking, as
opposed to picking from the limited selection of a showroom floor.
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So before you throw out that heavy sofa you purchased in 1992, or 1978, or even back
in 60’s, consider that it’s really heavy for a reason. There’s real wood in there. Those
are coil springs you’ve been sitting on. That’s quality — it’s Made in America. A great
upholstery business can restore that sofa to it’s former state of glory, for the same
amount of money that would buy you something low-quality.
The logic is all there: if you have a quality sofa,  reupholster.
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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Can Rattan Furniture Be Used Outdoors?

Rattan, a natural plant fiber, is both durable and flexible, which makes it an ideal resource for furniture crafting. While rattan furniture can be used outdoors, it should not be left out from season to season, as it will eventually wear out and break apart.

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Using Rattan Outdoors

Rattan, commonly used as the caning material to build the frame of a chair or table, is also used for the woven wicker portions of some furniture. While these fibers are extremely durable in both of these applications, they are essentially dried-out plant matter.

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Exposure to constant sunlight, rain or continual changes in temperature or humidity will affect your rattan furniture, even if treated with a sealer containing a UV protectant. If using rattan outdoors, cart it inside during harsh weather and place a cover over it when not in use to prolong its usefulness. Rattan lasts far longer on a protected porch or indoors than it will left out exposed to the elements for months on end.

Rattan 3 seater white Rattan kid's bench

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Restoring beauty and beyond – Reupholstery SG

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

Cool Headboard Ideas To Improve Your Bedroom Design

Area Rug as a Headboard

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Add a soft touch of texture to your bedroom by hanging a rug on the wall as a headboard alternative. A standard 5×8 rug is wide enough to match a queen size, 60” wide mattress. An Indian dhurrie-style rug (shown above) is the easiest type of rug to work with, since it’s lightweight and thin.

Converted Room Divider as a Headboard

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Find a unique wall panel or room screen and hang it as a headboard. Geometrically-patterned screens or room dividers create the most contemporary impact. For extra contrast, remove the screen’s boring paper backing and paint the screen’s frame in a color that ties into your bedroom’s decor.

Fabric Headboards

There are many types of headboards you can create using fabric. To give your headboard a finished look there are several ways to create an easy, simple one:

Fabric Panel Headboard

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Cut a thin wood panel in the size you’d like for your headboard, spray glue some foam batting to pad the wood a bit and wrap your fabric nicely in the front while stapling in the back. Headboard ideas that are contemporary include creating a long headboard panel that not only frames your bed, but your nightstand, too, like the room in the image above.

Narrow Vertical Panel Fabric Headboard

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Another non-traditional way to create a cool, modern headboard is by using the panels unconventionally. Hang the panel vertically instead of horizontally. Group two narrow, vertical panels with a gap in-between.

The headboard design above is not only different, but changes with the bedding. The homeowners remove the coordinating striped runners and replace them with new ones that go with the fresh, new bedding.

Fabric Mosaic Headboard

mosaic

Buy thick foam, somewhere between 2-5” thick. Have the shop cut it for you on squares or rectangles of your choice. Wrap each panel with fabric and mount on the wall with easily removable Command hanging strips. For a unique look, use different sized shapes and varying color fabrics to create a custom mosaic-effect headboard.

Corner Fabric Headboard

corner bed

If your bed is up against a corner, add a low-profile headboard to two walls creating a corner headboard. For an elegant, finished look like the room above, add a modern, tailored bed skirt in the same headboard fabric to your bed.

Artistic Headboards

Create a headboard that is bold and artistic with the following headboard ideas. If you want to give your room a contemporary look, go with a big scale. That means building your headboard up to the ceiling or using oversized art.

A Work of Art as Headboard

canvas-hermit

A wall mural or painting can be a great headboard. If you’re wanting a softer more padded effect, paint or print your art on a large canvas, mount it to a frame and pad the backside for a custom, upholstered art headboard.

An Artsy Collage Headboard

Modern bedroom. 3D render. Exclusive design.

Modern bedroom. 3D render. Exclusive design.

Use a collection of smaller art store canvases to create an artsy gallery headboard wall. Paint them in a semi or high-gloss, bold color for a contemporary look, like the bedroom shown below. You could also used recycled cardboard boxes if pre-stretched canvases are expensive. Paint the sides in a contrasting color to add dimension.

A Pillow Headboard

pillow-head-2

Our final suggestion takes the pillows off your bed and mounts them on the wall. For a one-of-a-kind look, hang a collection of pillows on the wall as a headboard to sleep stylishly and well tonight.

You have other great headboard concepts that you have in mind that you like to custom made? Contact us if you are in Singapore or is moving to Singapore so that we can discuss on making your new custom made headboard.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps (+65 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from driving the business cost up. This helps to cut wasted time and expenses in order to benefit our existing customers. However, this SGD $40 can be reimbursed if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

Why is upholstery so expensive?

Now you’ve decided that your piece is worthy of being reupholstered, you are probably wondering about the cost. Upholstery is a custom service, so we don’t have set pricing. Each quote is unique to the piece needing work; size and style always play a part in your final price.

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Now, you might be saying to yourself, ”I could buy a brand new piece for that price.” In most cases this is true, but assembly line upholstery is completely different from custom upholstery. Lower grade products are being used, which means the piece will deteriorate sooner, causing you to replace it a lot sooner. The care and detail that is put into custom upholstery will last years, if not generations. With the throw-away society that we live in, reupholstery is a wonderful way to make a tiny impact, especially if you have shopped new products and seen what’s out there and nothing is calling to you.

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Perhaps you have that sentimental piece that means something to you. You need to decide how much you value your piece.

Upholstery is a completely custom. Your project is generally completed by one upholsterer from start to finish. From ripping it apart to making a custom pattern and adding any other custom features you would like. The quality of product and service that you are receiving from us will out-live most furniture you can buy.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Restoring beauty and beyond – Reupholstery SG

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

 

HOW TO BRING RATTAN INTO YOUR SPACES IN AN ELEVATED WAY

The lobby and reception area of the Dominican Republic’s Playa Grande Beach Club, designed by Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors

Rattan and wicker furniture tend to get a bit of a bad rap, often associated with kitschy 1980s decor or denigrated as something found in the home of a dowdy great aunt. But the long-lasting natural medium, made popular in Great Britain and the United States during the Victorian era, is a master of disguise, able to mingle with a wide range of styles — when done the right way.

An elegant patio in a Palm Beach residence by Celerie Kemble has comfortable rattan seating.

Here, they shatter preconceived notions about rattan and share tips on how to effortlessly weave it into your home.

“If anyone says rattan isn’t the most beautiful, versatile thing in the world of furniture”  when referencing our love of the material, which gets regular starring roles in homes the Palm Beach– and New York–based interior designer dreams up for clients. “Rattan and wicker is the equivalent to going to visit someone, and when they open the door, they’re barefoot. You suddenly feel like, ‘Oh, phew,’ because they’re welcoming you into their home to hang out rather than socialize. It’s softening and disarming.”


Start Small

In the South Carolina home of a color-loving family, Angie Hranowsky added a touch of natural texture, with a Franco Albini rattan ottoman.

If you believe rattan is an outdoor-specific material, we encourages you to think again. “I use it in just about every room,” she says. “I like to mix it into more formal living and dining rooms to add a relaxed vibe to those spaces. Try mixing vintage and antique rattan with modern and antique furniture to give your interiors a more interesting, collected look.” The designer also suggests easing into the aesthetic by pairing unobtrusive pieces — like a small rattan drinks table or magazine holder — with existing furniture, like a traditional armchair.


Opt for Pairs

In the entry hall of this Long Island, New York, home, Kemble introduced two rattan pieces — a chair and a basket — to provide visual balance for the unexpected material in an otherwise preppy room.

Say you have a vintage rattan piece, how do you make it play nice with your existing decor? We advise bringing in the material in pairs. “I would tell people to get two of anything, so that it has a cross reference in a room,” we say. “If they wanted to get, say, chairs, they should get a set. That or bring in something else in the room like a rattan box or planter or mirror. It’s all in the balance.”


Make It Modern

We know how to take rattan and wicker furniture from frumpy to fabulous. “If you’re working with a chair or a sofa, for instance, simply adding a seat cushion or pillows, or going all in with a new upholstery job in a current fabric, can go a long way toward making the piece feel more modern.” “If a piece is old or just not in great condition, you can also paint it to give it a whole new life.”

At the Playa Grande Beach Club, Kemble looked no further than her beloved rattan to outfit the rooms. Here, several styles of rattan furniture were used effortlessly to create a welcoming, character-filled indoor-outdoor room.

People often say they’re afraid of using rattan because they imagine it a certain way, It doesn’t have to look like jungle furniture. There’s a whole spectrum of designs.”

If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Restoring beauty and beyond – Reupholstery SG

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell 

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

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Guide for Expats in Singapore: How Much Is Enough To Live In Singapore?

Singapore’s Demographic

Singapore has a total population of 5,612,300.

Singapore will continue to attract foreign talents, having topped the ranking for the most liveable city for Asian expats. Factors that allow Singapore to score such ranking are mainly

TL;DR – How much a salary do I need to live in Singapore?

For foreign expats who wish to work in Singapore, Singapore’s cost of living becomes one of the frequently asked concerns. Well, Singapore ultimately is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in.

Before we go on to break down and give a good estimation for some of the cost, here are some facts about foreign expats working in Singapore:

On top of that, here are some of the necessities:

In this article, we work out some of the basic cost of living in Singapore and here’s what we found:

Foreign Expats Guide: how much is enough to live in Singapore?

 

Rental in Singapore

When it comes to working abroad, having a roof over your head will be the main priority. Hence, the rental rate becomes one of the first concern.

The good news is that, with oversupply in high-end properties, rentals are going down.

We did a quick search for some of the cheaper rental rates in Singapore.

Should one be less picky about location and is cool with spending some time traveling to work every day, an apartment at Punggol will be a good option.

A typical room for rent around Punggol area will be in the range of $400 to $600. One should be able to find rooms around the same range in areas like Sengkang or Woodlands.

source: Singapore Expats

Transport cost in Singapore

In all honesty, Singapore’s public transport is usually deemed “efficient and convenient” by the rest of the world.

Plus, Singapore is physically small to start with, so getting around should not be that much of a problem.

According to ValuePenguin, Singaporeans spend a median of S$195 per month on transportation.

Hence, assuming a foreign expat going through the same mode of commuting as any Singaporeans, he should be able to settle his transport cost at less than S$200 per month.

One can look to get a monthly concession pass at $120 per month to enjoy unlimited basic bus services and train rides.

Cost of food in Singapore

Food is relatively cheap in Singapore in the point of view of most foreigners.

With coffee shop available, one can easily settle his meal for less than S$10. A way cheaper alternative will, of course, be to cook.

We compile the average price of some of the items using two sources, Expatistian and Numbeo:

Cost of Food Expatistan Numbeo Average
Basic lunchtime menu
(Includes drink in CBD)
S$12 S$15 S$13.50
Combo meal in fast food restaurant
(Mcdonalds, Burger King etc.)
S$8 S$7.90 S$7.95
Boneless Chicken Breast
(500g)
S$4.91 S$4.61 S$4.76
Eggs
(A dozen)
S$3.90 S$2.89 S$3.40
Potatoes
(1kg)
S$2.99 S$2.65 S$2.82
Milk
(1 litre)
S$3.21 S$3.14 S$3.18

Income tax rate for foreigners in Singapore

If a foreign expat came to Singapore to work for a period of 183 days or more, he will be subjected to progressive resident rates.

Chargeable Income Income Tax rate (%) Gross Tax Payable ($)
First $20,000
Next $10,000
0
2
0
200
First $30,000
Next $10,000

3.50
200
350
First $40,000
Next$40,000

7
550
2,800
First $80,000
Next $40,000

11.5
3,350
4,600
First $120,000
Next $40,000

18
13,950
7,200
First $160,000
Next $40,000

19
21,150
7,600
First $240,000
Next $40,000

19.5
28,750
7,800
First $280,000
Next $40,000

19.5
36,550
8,000
First $320,000
Above $320,000

22
44,500 and above

source: IRAS

Further Reading: Is a salary of 60K SGD enough to live a healthy life in Singapore?

We came across this question on Quora, which is really relevant to whatever we were working on. Hence, we would like to share some of the really great answers here.

The most upvoted answer is by Vinay Rasam:

You will be making $5K SGD a month. There is no CPF (central provident fund) for foreigners so you won’t be paying towards it but you will be paying an income tax at around 7-8%.

The rentals are falling for the last 6 months, so you should be able to get a shared apartment in areas like Punggol or Sengkang for about $500-600 a month. I am assuming you are single considering you want to share an apartment.

There are some foreigners who also live as paying guest with local Singaporeans. You might want to explore that option as well.

If you can cook, your groceries will set you back by about $100-150 a week depending on how you want to pamper yourself. For Indians, Mustafa carries everything under the sun. I have seen stuff in Mustafa which isn’t even available in India.

If you drink or smoke, add a good $50-100 a week on those silly expenses.

Travel by MRT/Bus will set back by around $40-50 a week.

My best guess is you will be able to save around $3200-3500 a month if you are single and sharing with friends.

I strongly suggest you to take the offer. Not for the money but for the exposure you will get in Singapore. I have lived in 5 countries in the last 15 years and every time, I learned a great deal. Each city will teach you new things.

However, If you are dreaming of a high-end life, Do not step in Singapore unless you are earnings at least SGD 15000 a month.

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If you are in Singapore and is in need of an update for your couch to these fabrics, then contact us. The usual cost for reupholster/upholstery will start from SGD $800 and above for a 2 seater or SGD $380 and above for an armchair. If you custom made a sofa in Singapore, the price starts from $2300 onwards. Ask for over stocked fabrics and you may even get a better price.

Whatapps photos of your sofa and size to (+65 90305057 , Vince ) you can speak directly to us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. We don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Restoring beauty and beyond – Reupholstery SG

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

Stay Connected

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 will apply for upholstery services. However, this amount can be reimbursed once you have made the deposit. For existing customers, fees may be waived.

Do make an appointment to visit us at our workshop where you can see hundreds of fabric samples and the workshop. Whatapps now at 90305057. Cheers 🙂

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