Buying furniture doesn't always have to be a hassle; Ikea Singapore offers the ultimate Swedish minimalism experience you can add into your own home. No matter what your style of home decorating is, you can always find the perfect furniture with Ikea. Find out the tips and tricks when buying your new furniture with Ikea Singapore below.

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Furniture-Shopping Tips with Ikea Online Singapore

Since furniture and home décor comes in multiple categories, choosing the perfect one is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Aside from the necessary extensive research, furniture is not exactly the cheapest thing you can buy for your home.

Luckily, Ikea Singapore can solve all those problems. Hailing all the way from Sweden, Ikea has offered affordable home furnishings since its beginnings in 1943. Founded by the late Ingvar Kamprad when he was only 17 years old, the Ikea home décor and furniture are designed modernly and minimally so that it can fit with all kinds of interior design. Ikea Singapore also makes the shopping process a breeze by providing delivery assistance, customer service, and online catalogues.

Set a Budget

Before anything else, you need to set a specific budget for each of the furniture you're planning to purchase. Ikea Singapore offers a wide array of home furnishings with varying price points, going as low as SG$2 and as high as SG$1,000. Decide on what kind of features and materials you want on your Ikea piece; the fewer features they have and the cheaper the materials used, the more affordable your Ikea product will be.

Browse and Research

Since the brand has a wide range of products from Ikea lighting to beddings, it's crucial to do your research and browse the Ikea catalogue before making your final purchase decisions. In the Ikea catalogue, you can find out the different versions, models, colours, and prices of a specific product. By researching and browsing the Ikea catalogue, you won't have to experience any buyer's regret when the Ikea furniture you bought doesn't match with the rest of your décor or has the wrong measurements.

Get Inspired

If you really have no idea about which Ikea product to buy, you can always look for inspirations on Pinterest or give the Ikea showroom a visit. Ikea provides décor inspirations for all kinds of rooms like nurseries, home offices, laundry area, and more in its catalogue too.

Measure Your Space

After browsing and researching, you need to measure the space in your home especially when buying bigger Ikea furniture. Use a measuring tape to determine the width and length of the space in your home so your furniture will fit seamlessly. You should also measure the pathway to the desired space to ensure that your Ikea product can pass through without bumping into other objects around your house.

Prepare the Right Tools

After purchasing your furniture from Ikea, it's time to assemble them. It's recommended that you have a toolbox on hand to speed up the assembly process. The screws provided by Ikea can be fastened using the regular screwdrivers, either the slot or the Philips screw head. Other tools you may require include wrenches, pliers, drills, and a level.

...And Read the Manual

Many people skip reading the manual completely when they purchase a new product. However, manuals are important when it comes to assembling your Ikea furniture. Make sure to read the instructions thoroughly and take note of all the pieces provided by Ikea. If a piece is missing, contact the Ikea customer service right away.

If you've nailed these six steps, furniture shopping should be another walk in the park. Even though furnishing a home requires quite a big investment, Ikea will always make this process simple and easy for everyone.

When did Ikea open in Singapore?

The Swedish furniture company opened in Singapore in 1978 with its first megastore located at Sixth Avenue. Currently, there are two IKEA stores in Singapore, one in Alexandra and another in Tampines.