Home Decorations and Furniture
When you feast your eyes upon Hong Kong’s array of furniture and home accessories options, you might find yourself turning your trip into an excuse to redecorate. And if space efficiency is important, you’ve come to the right town. One glance at the jaw-dropping property prices should be enough to understand why Hong Kong’s homeowners demand creative furniture designs that fit into tight spaces. But you can also get the big stuff too, because much of the world’s furniture and home furnishings pass through this city. Hong Kong’s position at the gateway of the world’s major manufacturing centre also means value-for-money prices.
Carpets, rugs and household furnishings
Furnish your home with high-quality Chinese, Indian and Persian carpets, or Turkish or Afghani dhurries, kelims and prayer rugs. For deep-pile luxury, Hong Kong is also home to the renowned Tai Ping carpets, which you can design yourself. Prices depend on the type of yarn, level of workmanship, complexity of design, colour harmony and fineness of the weave. Make sure to brace yourself for a good-natured bargaining session.
The availability of vibrant Thai silk, Indian hand-loomed cotton and Chinese raw silk makes Hong Kong an ideal place to order custom-made bedspreads, cushion covers and curtains. Don’t forget to pack your measurements and fabric swatches before heading out, and be sure that both the retailer and you have a clear understanding of the order size and specifications before you leave the shop.
Traditional hand-carved Chinese teak dining tables, sleek, leather-bound sofas, rattans, Japanese futons, Indonesian hand-carved table sets, Korean chests – there are plenty of ways you can mentally redo the den or overhaul your entire abode in between servings of dim sum. And if you fancy yourself as the creative type, a few places can custom-make furniture too. Check out the furniture warehouses in Hollywood Road, Queen's Road Central, Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau for everything from the everyday to the extravagant.
Hong Kong’s signature glow is neon and there are probably some streets in the city that can actually be seen from space. Not surprisingly, this town’s obsession with bright lights makes it a great place to shop for lamps and other lighting fixtures, from opulent crystal chandeliers to simple Chinese paper lanterns. And if you are worried about your glass shade breaking during shipping, Hong Kong certainly has no shortage of the more durable custom-made Chinese silk lampshades.