You’ll have many choices for furniture in Mumbai from affordable ready-made and hand-made options, to pricey custom and imported items.
Local furniture has a definite Indian style. Tropical woods like rosewood and teak with intricate carvings, brass and golden colored handles and knobs, and delicate embossings are used and give each piece an exotic feel. Common Indian soft furnishings, such as couches, curtains, and pillows, are vibrant in color and sheen. You can complete an Asian look with gorgeous oriental carpets from India, Pakistan, Iran, or China – just be certain the high price tag is due to high quality and not a greedy salesman!
With time and patience, you can add unique character to your home with antiques. Choose between purchasing from antique dealers or from bazaars like Chor’s Bazaar. Use the same caution for buying antiques as you would for buying oriental carpets to ensure you are getting an authentic, quality piece.
Relatively inexpensive cane furniture is widely available and is either pre-made or made to order. Deliveries take a few weeks for beds, tables, and chairs made from cane.
If you prefer contemporary styles, you’ll find modern furnishings in Mumbai, but they are imported from Europe and are much more expensive than local furniture. The selection of modern, “clean lines” furniture is limited. To the great disappointment of many European families, there are no IKEA stores in Mumbai yet.
@home: The Mega Home Store
Locations in Andheri West, Ghatkopar, and Mulund
@home offers world-class reasonably priced furniture, furnishings, accessories, lights, kitchens, flooring, and decorative wall finishes in Indian and contemporary styles.
Indian Cane House
AB Godrej Chowk, India House, Kemp’s Corner
Specializes in cane furniture.
Showrooms at Andheri and Chowpatty Sea Face
Phone: 2857-1135 or 2857-1136
Indoors offers classical and contemporary furniture with reputation for quality and durability. You can buy entire product range for home furnishing including bedrooms, dining sets, center tables, sofa-cum beds, sofa sets and wall units.
Akbarallys Furniture Showroom
38C Caswasji Patel Street, Fort
Home and office furniture, both ready made and custom made.
Locations in Colaba and Worli
Phone: 2495-3711 or 2218-8797
Zeba has an extensive collection of home textiles, accessories, carpets, and dhurries (thick, woven rugs) in earthy and vibrant colors. Zeba will custom-design any living space.
Queens Mansion, GT Marg, Fort
Imported contemporary furniture. Expensive.
Nishuvi Building, 75 Dr AB Road, Worli
European Imports. Pricey.