Where to buy furniture in Mumbai? Antique, bespoke or luxury.

Parel, Raghuvanshi mills, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Worli, and many other places where you can buy furniture in Mumbai.

Where to buy furniture in Mumbai

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If you are fed up of the quality of the furniture provided by the lifestyle brands like Hypercity and Home Centre Store, etc. where more often than not compressed ply is used to create everyday furniture, or are weary of the bulky designs provided by the online portals like Fab Furnish, Pepperfry and Urban Ladder and are keen to explore the furniture of your dreams in Mumbai city then read on. This is my firsthand account, while searching for ideal furniture in Mumbai for my new home. I realized it was so difficult to get quality furniture which fits in your budget and looks good too. I also realized that the entire city is full of furniture showrooms but it was very difficult to get something of my taste. Hence, this blog post to help fellow Mumbaikars who are looking for an ideal mid-range furniture for their homes.

When I started looking for a Sofa Set for my medium sized living room, I was completely baffled. I looked through numerous stores around the city but couldn’t find the right design and fit. With limited space and the modern theme of the interiors in my house, I wasn’t looking at vintage furniture. Brands, catering to modern taste like ICasa and Stanley Boutique were offering very bulky designs in leather sofas and that too at a huge premium. Of course, the designs are based on international trends but not necessarily it would have been an ideal fit for the space that I have in my apartment. So I started looking for more options. I had already checked Lifestyle Home Centre Store in Goregaon Oberoi mall, Shoppers Stop’s Home Stop in R City mall, Ghatkopar and even Neel Kamal’s Home Town in Vikhroli. Home town is supposedly the one stop solution for all your home décor needs. I found very good home decoration items there but couldn’t finalize on the furniture. The designs lacked newness and space saving concepts. I even checked the small time shops in Parel near Hindmata Flyover but their lack of quality and class made me squirm in disgust. Though, this is a good option for people who are looking for mid-range or low range furniture. Next, I started exploring stand-alone brands or shops who offer some good designs in leather sofa. I checked Housefull.in store both in Worli and Kurla and found their quality below par. They mainly deal with compressed ply furniture which do not last for very long. Of course, the prices are cheap comparatively but it is not worth it. I also checked Tangent Furniture Store which is near to the Atria mall in Worli. It had decent range of furniture and the quality looked good if not great. But as usual, the designs were repetitive and boring. I checked Durian store in Worli, as well as Furniturewala store in worli, near Four Seasons hotel. They looked promising but were not up to the mark. Moreover, customization of the size of the furniture was a little daunting for them. So, my search continued.

Someone told me to check the Raghuvanshi Mills compound for furniture stores and I went there with a lot of hopes. Brands like Anemos, BoConcept, ICasa, Goodearth and a lot many other home décor stores were present there. Not to forget wooden flooring and interior decoration brands dot the whole area. But the prices were sky rocketing. The designs were bulky and would fit only a huge apartment or a bungalow. So we started speculating our options. In the interim, we had also checked The Great Eastern Home in Byculla which is rich with lovely, vintage furniture and home décor items by various branded showrooms. But it is meant to cater to only the rich and the famous or the expats who have high taste and can afford high prices. The quality of the furniture is excellent and a visit to this place is interesting in every possible way. We got a few good ideas about how to do up our house from here. But this place didn’t resolve our quest to get the right furniture for our apartment. The Raj Company near Mahalaxmi Race Course is another place which got my pulse racing. It has beautiful collection of antique furniture. Unfortunately, I didn’t find what I was looking for.

We also checked a few places in Chor Bazar, Mutton Road where they display vintage or old furniture. I have friends who have refurbished old sleek furniture and converted them into brand new bespoke beauties bought from this area. Oshiwara furniture market in Jogeshwari is also an old furniture hub and you can find some amazing colonial vintage furniture there. But we didn’t find anything which could go with our modern décor. So we started looking further. We also checked the furniture hub on new Link Road in Andheri where an entire building is full of furniture stores. We checked Chesterfield Furniture, Durian and many others in that building. Either the designs were too classic or the quality was not as per our satisfaction.

Then one fine day, we went to Laxmi Industrial Estate in Andheri West, opposite Fun Republic. That place is a Home Décor lover’s paradise. From leather fabric shops, to bladeless fans, to metal wall murals, you will find everything that you need for your home décor. We found our ideal sofa at Essenza, and they were ready to customize the size and the colour as per our requirements. They suggested various prices and we opted for a body touch leather sofa which saved us a lot of money. The sofa finalized by us wasn’t bulky or dimpled or stone encrusted and the colours went well with our interiors. Finally, we were happy with our purchase. It took them 4 weeks to deliver the ordered product but it was worth the wait and all the trouble.

Conclusion: You won’t find pure wood sofa in the range of 15k-30k. So if you are looking for low range furniture like rot iron bed, sofa, compressed ply bed, sofa, bed mattress, etc. in that range then check the shops near Hindmata Flyover. I am sure there will be many such shop clusters all across Mumbai. But I know only about the one near Hindmata Flyover and the other on the SV Road near Malad West. If you are looking for decent modern home furniture where the quality of the wood is compromised then buy it from lifestyle stores like Hypercity, Home Centre Store, etc. Especially in the sale season, they give good bargains on sofas, dining tables, side tables, beds, etc. Prices may vary between 25k to 1 Lakh. Many a times they sell bedroom/living room set at a decent price. If you are looking for vintage furniture at a decent price then be prepared to haggle. Get it at Chor Bazar or Oshiwara Furniture Market. Prices may vary between 8k to 50k. If you want customized leather furniture then go to Laxmi Industrial Estate. Price may be anywhere between 1 Lakh to 2 Lakh. If you want elegant, exclusive furniture for your home (and are super rich) then please visit The Great Eastern Home or The Raj Company. Prices start at 2.5 Lakh and more for a leather sofa.

Also, if you are looking for retractable blade fan then try Anemos or Fanzart in Laxmi Industrial Estate. They have some decent options which vary between 40k to 1 Lakh. But if you are looking at a cheap alternative which looks great but is a little noisy (when started) then go for Havell’s Opus. It will cost you around 30K. It has a decent 3 speed motor and a bright column light.

This blog post is just an overview based on my personal experience. It is in no way sponsored by any of the brands mentioned above. All the opinions are based on my judgment and is in no way influenced by any of the companies.

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