For some, shopping for the home is the ultimate in shopping, for others, it can be a major headache. Furnishing the house and the garden takes imagination, time and patience, and is made all the more difficult if you are on a tight budget.
Furniture stores in Cyprus used to be somewhat expensive, in comparison with major UK stores. However, there has been an improvement in the last couple of years, with much more choice, style, and better prices.
There are also second-hand furniture shops in most towns.
Cyprus Home Furniture Stores
You will find most home furnishing shops situated in, or on the outskirts of all the major towns. If you look around, you will find most things to suit your budget. Most of the furniture is imported from countries such as Italy, Germany, France, and Norway.
Leather furniture is quite popular in Cyprus, as well as sofa beds, which many people use in apartments as a convenient extra bed for visitors.
Much of the wood furniture such as tables, chairs, drawer units, etc. will be of a good style and quality and made from all the traditional woods. Within most of the bigger furniture stores, you will also be able to buy bedding, towels, cushion covers, carpets, rugs, blinds, and curtains. However, you will also find most of these items available in the larger hypermarkets.
Outfitting your Kitchen and Bath
Kitchen and bathroom products, as well as home lighting, tend to be sold separately to the main home furnishings, and there are plenty of choices available whatever your requirements.
Garden Stores are Popular in Cyprus
Garden furniture tends to be sold separately to household furniture. With the Al-fresco living style in Cyprus, it’s no surprise that there are many garden furniture shops to be found in and around every town, and in some villages.
The biggest sellers in garden shops are the plastic table and chairs and the bbq. Almost every home in Cyprus has either a garden or a balcony or both.
If you want something different to plastic garden furniture, you should easily find something to suit your taste and your budget, with many different kinds of garden furniture available including rattan, cedar, pine, teak, aluminum, etc.
An Outdoor Grill is a Must-Have Item
A bbq is a must have for the Cyprus garden, although their use on balconies is banned in many apartment blocks. Cyprus does have public picnic/bbq areas so you can still enjoy regular bbq’s.
You will find every kind and size of bbq available, as well as an extensive range of garden loungers.
Home Improvement Stores
There are also D.I.Y. stores throughout Cyprus, offering garden furniture and accessories, so make sure you shop around to see everything that’s available.
Fly screens are also a big seller due to the many mosquitos during the summer months, and these can be found in most garden centers or D.I.Y. stores. Gazebo’s and garden sheds are also abundant in both garden centers and D.I.Y. stores.
Done-For-You is Available
For those who either hate shopping for home furnishings or don’t have the time, some companies specialize in furnishing your home for you.