TOP 15 PLACES TO BUY FURNITURE & HOME DÉCOR IN ACCRA
Sourcing the right furniture and décor for your home can be daunting in any new country, but especially so in Ghana where it may be difficult to figure out what’s available, what quality of product you can expect to find, or where to source it from. That’s why we’ve put together this handy list of the Top 15 Places To Buy Furniture and Home Décor in Accra.
But, first, here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for your décor shopping expedition:
- Know what you’re looking for
Having a clear idea of the colours, theme, and/or style of items you would like will make your shopping experience a lot easier. You may have to make some compromises along the way, but the overall outcome will be rooms that flow well and are comfortable. So, source images (from magazines, the internet, or Pinterest) for inspiration, then make a list of the items needed for each room. Be sure to take measurements of any areas where key pieces of furniture will be placed, as well as relevant access points. The last thing you want is to find your perfect sofa, and then not be able to get it through the door!
- Have a budget
Sourcing for the best can sometimes be very expensive in Ghana as many furniture items are imported. So, before purchasing anything, figure out what you have to spend. Having in mind how much you are willing to pay for what you want will ensure that you don’t blow your budget on one or two items, and have nothing left for other important pieces. It also means that you’ll have a figure in mind when you are bargaining, which is usually expected in Accra’s local markets.
- Be careful about quality
Unfortunately, a lot of furniture available in Accra has been produced cheaply overseas and is of poor quality. It’s best to visit shops recognised for high quality home furniture and décor. Talk to experts at the shop for the best options. And always check all items you have purchased for wear, tear and missing parts, before you leave the shop’s premises.
- Know where to go
Furniture and décor stores are spread across the city. Have a plan of which ones you’d like to visit, and try to target all the ones in a particular area at once so that your time isn’t wasted sitting in traffic. Our top 15 options for purchasing furniture and décor in Accra are listed below.
AFFORDABLE / ARTISAN
CANE & BAMBOO FURNITURE
Groups of bamboo and cane craftsmen operate informal street stalls along Josif Broz Tito Avenue in Cantonments. They make everything from bookshelves to beds, and welcome custom orders. Bargaining is expected. Good luck!
Bolgatanga basket weavers are famous worldwide for their beautiful designs and impeccable weaving. Stalls are dotted across the city. Some of the long-standing ones are located close to the Togo Embassy round about, or at the junction between the 3rd and the 5th Circular roads, both in Cantonments. There’s another close to Koala Supermarket in Airport Residential area.
DAAR Living’s retail line offers handcrafted African homeware. Their soft furnishings and accent furniture are either sourced from all over Africa, or designed in-house and produced by a team of independent artisans in Ghana. A tailormade interior design service is also available. The DAAR store is located on Nii Nortey Omaboe Street in Osu.
Wild Gecko Handicrafts pride themselves on improving and developing the skills of local crafters and artists to meet the demands of local and export markets, particularly in terms of innovation and quality. Their products include furniture, personal and household decorations and accessories. Wild Gecko is located in behind Gulf House on Adamafio Crescent in Okponglo.
Is known for high quality products with contemporary designs mostly made in East Asia. They offer a wide variety of furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, dining, office, and kitchens. They also stock general décor and accessories, e.g. lighting, tiles, etc. They offer a personal kitchen planning, fitting and installation service. Casa Trasacco is located Behind the Accra Mall on the Spintex Road.
Orca stocks a wide variety of good quality modern home and office furniture and décor, including dining sets, sofas, beds, office chairs, rugs, linen, curtains, mirrors, vases, lighting, and kitchen accessories. Orca Deco is located at no.9 Spintex road.
Furniture City’s offering includes mid-range bedroom, kitchen, dining, living room, garden, and outdoor furniture. They also stock a large number of décor items. Furniture city is located on Spintex road, after flower pot junction, and next to Consar Ghana Limited.
One of the best shops for sanitary ware, tiles, doors and kitchen fittings. This shop is located opposite Palace Mall on Spintex Road.
A variety of styles of living room furniture, lighting, beds, bedroom accessories, mirrors, cabinets, drawers, desks and more can be found at Lifestyle Gallery. You can find it on Spintex Road, close to Manet Junction.
Palace is a department store offering everything from food to furniture. It’s the distributor, and exclusive agent in Ghana, of Samsonite, Fisher Price, Kitchenaid, Pyrex, Americana, Tilda, Stanley, Black & Decker, Samsung, LG, Beko, Sony, and various other international brands. Its home décor section offers some good bargains. Palace is located on Spintex road at Flowerpot Roundabout.
Game is one of Africa’s largest discount retailers. Game Accra stocks general merchandise, liquor, basic non-perishable foods, fresh foods, and home improvement equipment and supplies. They have a good selection of wall paints. Game is located inside the Accra Mall.
BESPOKE / HIGH-END
Not just a hip shop offering jewellery, fashion, all kinds of Ghanaian memorabilia, and homeware, The Shop is also a lifestyle venue selling smoothies, juices and local snacks. Located on Omanye Street in Osu.
ALI DESIGN (featured image)
Alicia del Peso is an interior designer who has lived in Accra for 14 years. She specialises in creating furniture, lamps and decorative objects using Ghanaian wood and steel. She also collects original items from all around Africa, and enjoys upcycling old colonial furniture. Located in East Legon, on Nii Kotey Baale. By appointment only: +233 24 665 7374.
La Maison stocks carefully curated home accessories, furniture, decorative items, art and jewellery from Ghana, and around the world, in an upmarket gallery-style environment. La Maison has a flagship store on 6th Street in Osu, as well as a satellite shop at Icon House / Stanbic Heights, in Airport City.
We hope that you find this list helpful, and that it makes for enjoyable furniture and décor shopping experiences, as well as a beautiful and comfortable home environment.
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