Buying Furniture in Berlin
When you are looking for furniture in Berlin, there are a lot of possibilities to spend your money. Buying furniture in Berlin usually involves driving to one of the big “Möbelhäuser” like IKEA or XXXLutz. But if you do not own a car in Berlin buying furniture online will be your best pick.
Fortunately the German online furniture market is pretty big and competitive. That means that buying furniture online is the cheapest and easiest way to go.
But there are also a lot of furniture stores in Berlin called “Möbelhäuser” for everybody’s budget, ranging from local Möbel Hübner to Poco Domäne to Ikea. If you don’t mind fighting on Saturdays with hundreds of other stressed people in these furniture stores then you will find your dream furniture there for sure as well.
If you’re looking for furniture or a nice touch of decoration for your home online, you might just find what you’re after on the Home24 website. Home24 provides shoppers with a fantastic range of designs, colours, patterns and shapes sure to suit all tastes.
Whether you’ve just moved into a new place and need to find pieces for each room, such as a bed, wardrobe, or kitchen table and chairs, or if you’re planning ahead and investing in a new sofa to make the oncoming winter nights more bearable in the comfort of your home, Home24 is a good place to start your search.
Home24 offers great quality products with affordable prices, sure to suit every budget out there, whatever small or large. It also has a Sale sections, where the consumer can find cheaper products for the same great quality. As an added bonus, Home 24 offers free delivery on all items, and a 30 day return policy in case you’re not happy with your new purchase.
Once you’ve decided on a product, the hard work is out of the way, because ordering online is easy. All you need to do after ordering is waiting for your purchase to be delivered to your chosen address! I guess that is better than carrying all those heavy boxes yourself, isn’t it?
One of the most well know furniture stores in Berlin is definitely Möbel Hübner. As they like to advertise on local radio and even on buses, Möbel Hübner is the furniture store in Germany with the most floors.
This claim is easy to believe when you stand in front of Möbel Hübner in the Tiergarten district with its 10 floors. You will find for sure the furniture of your dreams if you take your time and check out all of the 10 floors.
If you are looking for the one furniture store in Berlin to go where you can find anything you can imagine you needed in your house then Ikea will not disappoint you. From small decoration for the kitchen to complete kitchens you can find everything.
No matter where you live in Berlin there will always be a Ikea around. Ikea furniture stores in Berlin are located in Spandau, Tempelhof and Lichtenberg. The last one being one of the most modern ones and the biggest one in Europe, so you will definitely find all the furniture you ever wished to build yourself.
And even better IKEA just started with their online shop recently so most of the furniture you find in their store can also be ordered online and delivered to your home. This is a huge advantage, especially if you don’t own a car, which is very likely in Berlin.
Fashion for home
Fashion for Home is another Berlin based online fashion shop. Similar to Home24 the website is easy to navigate and offers a lot of filter options. The main difference however is that Fashion for Home is focused on high quality design rather than offering the best prices on the internet.
One great idea is their Berlin showroom that is located in Berlin Mitte close to Friedrichstrasse. This way you can have a look at the products in real life if you are unsure if you like something or not.
Poco Domäne Berlin
For the small budget Poco Domäne has proven itself as the best place to go. Poco Domäne Berlin offers a big selection on small budget furniture. But be prepared to spend the day squeezed in between thousands of fellow shoppers in their large outlets in Kreuzberg, Marzahn and Wedding.
Nevertheless furniture from Poco Domäne is a good bargain and you are less likely to walk into your friends apartment and counting the same pieces of furniture that you both bought at Ikea.
Flea markets in Berlin
If you are on a tight budget then we have a special tip for you. Buy used furniture at one of Berlins many flea markets. As some of the smaller flea markets in Berlin only offer stuff like used CDs, Vinyl, Books, etc. the bigger ones like Mauerpark or Boxhagener Platz are like a little outdoor department store. Especially when it comes to furniture you will have a great selection.
The most famous flea market in Berlin is by far Mauerpark. Every Sunday from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. you will find anything you ever imagined you could buy at a flea market. Mauerpark is located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg and is easily accessible by Ubahn (U2 – Stop Eberswalderstrasse) or by Tram (M10 – Stop Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark). But be prepared to fight your way through thousands of people as it seems that almost every single tourist in Berlin is making his way to Mauerpark on a Sunday.
Less touristy but also very popular is the flea market at Boxhagener Platz. Also don’t expect a very big selection of furniture there, but if you need little things like decoration for your place you will find many interesting things for sure. Boxhagener Platz is located in Friedrichshain and just a short walk away from the Tramstop Grünwalder Straße (M10).
Best place to buy furniture in Berlin
So in the end it is up to your personal taste and needs which is the best place to buy furniture in Berlin. As pointed out Home24 and Fashion For Home offer literally everything you might need to furniture your new home. It is time saving and less stressful than running through one of the big furniture stores amongst thousands of other people.
But you can’t beat the advantage of actually feeling and touching a piece of furniture rather than just see it online. So both options have their up- and downsides and it is for you to decide. Continue reading our article about the best places in Berlin to go shopping or an overview of the best online shops in Germany.