If you are buying or renting an apartment in Barcelona, you may get something that does not come with furniture or maybe even something that does come fully decorated but whose style doesn’t match your own. Furnishing and decorating are very fun activities, regardless of the size of the space you need to fill. When you get to pick your own furniture, you can let your creativity go wild and pick and choose until you end up with the perfect bedroom or apartment. Go shopping for your furniture in Barcelona without having to empty your wallet and you will discover just how exciting the process can be!
Ikea is a staple in what comes to affordable home furnishing. This amazing Swedish company offers everything from pillows and blankets to faucets, tables, lamps and even plants – both artificial and natural! The Ikea stores are famous for their gigantic size and brilliantly developed maze-like corridors which make the customers have to walk through the entire store to get to what they need, which gives them the opportunity to see and buy things they didn’t even know they needed.
There are two Ikea stores in Barcelona, both of which are open every day of the week except for Sunday, from 10 am to 10 pm.
Address (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat): Avinguda de la Granvia, 115-134
Address (Badalona): Polígon Montigalà, Luxemburg
If you are on a very tight budget and want something even cheaper than Ikea, then a good option is to spend some time browsing the website Pikeando.com. This is basically a second-hand portal for people who want to sell previously-owned Ikea furniture at cheap prices. On this website, you will find a variety of items along with the original links to the Ikea website so that you can compare and check out dimensions and other relevant information about the products. One of the great aspects of this website is that you can choose to look for furniture that is available in the region that you live in, like Málaga, Tenerife, Valencia, and of course, Barcelona.
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This German home decoration store opened its doors in Barcelona in the year of 2014 and has since become a favorite among the locals who need to furnish and bring some pizzazz to their homes on a certain budget. They offer both a combination of rustic and modern furniture which can be tailor made for you. Take your time exploring the many gadgets and kitchen items offered on the first floor and then make your way down the round corridor, passing the furniture showcases, down to the artificial plants, candles, carpets and paintings section.
Deko Palace is open from 10 am to 9 pm from Monday to Saturday.
Address: Avenida Diagonal, 458
One of the most popular websites to sell and buy things online in Spain used to be Segunda Mano. The website changed its look and name to adapt to modern, edgy times, and is now known as Vibbo. At Vibbo you can not only find furniture at reduced prices, but also look for other things you may need like electronics, clothing, vehicles, apartments, and even services like dog walking and babysitting.
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In this newly renovated space with an iconic reflective silver roof, you can buy all kinds of second hand and budget furniture, clothing, domestic products, soft furnishings, etc. There is parking available if you have your own transport or you can take the metro or tram to Glories. If you purchase a large item, eager men with vans are on hand to transport your goods to your home for a reasonable price.
The action at Els Encats is usually focused on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 am to 8 pm.
Address: Carrer de los Castillejos, 158
As the name suggests, Maisons du Monde is a French brand with over 20 years of experience. All of the store’s products are built in France, using wood from sustainable forests, using an ecologic process. At Maisons du Monde, you will find an eclectic and tasteful choice of furniture and home decoration pieces, that will fit many different styles. This two-storey venue is a delight to visit, offering such beautiful and cool designs that it is hard to refrain from buying more than what you actually came looking for.
Maisons du Monde is open every day from 10 am to 8:30 pm, except for Sunday when, like most of the stores in Barcelona, it shuts down.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 405
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