Furniture Shopping in Bangalore


This week, there have been quite a few advertisements in the TOI (Times of India) advertising huge discounts on furniture.

We have been on the lookout for a long time for some children’s furniture – a table and chair, and a bookshelf to help keep the snubnose’s stuff a bit more organized.

In search of a good deal, my mum, myself, and the snubnose went to the following stores in Marathahalli:

  • @home
  • Home Town
  • Fabio Decoree

We first went to @home since their advertising brochure seemed to promise some real good stuff at almost unbelievable prices. To our disappointment, when we went there, the stuff was much smaller and more expensive than advertised. For example, a small shelf was advertised as Rs.150/- and above. In actuality, the shelf was much smaller than it looked in the brochure, and cost about Rs. 2000/- odd. Now, there is a huge difference between Rs.150 and Rs.2000/-. Feeling totally disillusioned by the store, we went to Home Town to check if they had anything to offer.

Home Town had to be the most pathetic shopping experience ever. The shop was extremely badly maintained, and the sales people were totally uninterested in helping us. Also, didn’t help that the escalator going up had broken down, and we had to take the only shabby lift available. The furniture on display was badly maintained. When we inquired about another piece, the salesman said he will check, and never came back!

So pissed off…

We were about to give up and go home, when hubby called us and asked us to check out Fabio Decoree before giving up. So, we made a u-turn to the store.

And, am I so glad we did…

The shop was absolutely amazing. It had just everything we were looking for, and because of the sale, the prices were decent too…

Just check out the options…

Cutie sheep table

Cutie sheep table

Rubberwood Table Set

Rubberwood Table Set

"Home" bookshelf

“Home” bookshelf

I loved them all. The sheep table and chair set with matching cushions looked sooo cute, however it was just her size. It would not scale up as she grew taller. So, we decided that the rubber wood table and stool set would be more practical. It has a green board on top, so the snubnose can take her chalk and scribble on it. It also comes with 2 draws for storage. It was also pretty economical – the price was down to Rs. 4000/- odd from Rs.8000/-.

I also liked the red “home” bookshelf, but was worried that it would clash with the rest of our furniture. Our house has mostly neutral furniture, with green being a predominant theme, and so we decided to scrap the bookshelf for now.

Christoper, the sales person was extremely accommodating. Because Kalyan was not with us, we could not make our decision, and so he volunteered to email the images to Kalyan, so that he could check it out and help us make a decision. So helpful, and such a breath of fresh air after our miserable experiences at @home and Home Town.

We eventually decided to wait and make our choice. If the rain lets up today, we will definitely visit Fabio Decoree again…

Fingers crossed meanwhile, that our faves don’t get sold out…

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  • Murthy M

    Really a wonderful blog with lot of informations. We do manufacture and supply Office Furnitures. We are looking forward to serve you in future. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Nidhi Malhotra

    I am currently residing in Bangalore. I went through your blog, found it very informative.

    Need guidance for custom made sofa making.

    It all started with refurbishing our current sofa. Its when we realized that at the cost of refurbishing the current sofa, we can even buy a new one!

    Hence, we are planning to make a custom built sofa from a sofa manufacturer.

    While doing our rnd for the same, we realised that there are so many sofa makers available and costs ranging from Rs. 20,000/- to more than Rs. 50,000/- for a 3+1+1 seater sofa.

    Few of the sofa makers have suggested neem wood for the sofa since it guards against termite and in general is good for long life of furniture. What do you suggest? Some manufacturers mentioned that the wood needed to be treated for longevity of the furniture.

    Currently, the guy I am speaking to has estimated the cost to Rs. 7500 per seat which includes the raw material and labour for (3+1+1) neem wood sofa.

    So roughly, he would charge us 5*7500 = Rs 37500 + fabric cost (18 mtrs) for the design we have chosen.

    My query is – How can one be sure of the estimated cost suggested by the sofa manufacturer. What are he prevailing rates in the market?

    Can you provide reference for a trustworthy manufacturer with good workmanship and is excellent at contemporary sofa designs.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Smith

    We @ Home really felt bad for not meeting up with your exact requirement, we normally keep huge inventory for users to choose from. Hope next time we will definitely delight you with our wide range of furnitures. Also we do have a online store today to buy any type of furnitures online, whether you are planing to Buy Platters Online or Buy Home Decor Lights Online, check our huge collection before making a buying decision.

    • Nishita

      @disqus_KxZMSOe69b:disqus it wasn’t the inventory as such, but the poor customer service and misleading pricing.

      • Smith

        Our customer service department is our asset and they undergo regular training also. It could be one of the cases where an employee will be going through a bad day at work.We will definitely fix this and thanks for sharing your concern.

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  • Well i agree @HOME store really doesn’t gives you what they advertise actually

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  • casey

    Heyyy… Totally lowe ur banner – J is changing a lot – like her latest hairstyle – if tht is her latest 😀 U shd chk out Cache – near Progrm’s place – liked their stuff – sm were over-priced, others were reasonable. Interesting options.. we got our settee frm there.

    • Thanks 🙂

      ya, she is changing by the day. We have yet to decide on the furniture, so we may make a trip to Cache sometime this week …

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