Your Ultimate Guide to Furniture Shopping in Egypt
How to find the best furniture pieces in Egypt
Whether you’re getting ready for marriage or you’re revamping your home, we know how much of a hassle it can be to find the perfect furniture pieces for your family. It’s even harder nowadays to decide where to get your furniture because of all the incredible furniture brands available now in Egypt. There is such a diverse selection of furniture brands in Egypt that provide excellent classic and modern home designs to fit every need that it’s almost become harder to find the right furniture pieces for your home. After all, space inside our homes can be limited and we need to make the best use of that space for our families.
However, furniture shopping in Egypt is a lot easier than you think! If you like shopping for full collections from specific brands, you can easily find brands in Egypt such as Richie Furniture, Hub Furniture and Mazloum Home who provide everything from modern bedroom designs to outdoor home lighting, and everything in between. While this guide will not furnish your home for you, we think it can definitely put you on the right track on where to shop and what to keep an eye out for.
Which Interior Design Style is Right for You?
Before you start furniture shopping, it’s important to have a good idea of what you want your home to look like. Before you go on Pinterest and start saving ideas left and right, start by asking yourself these questions.
– Do you prefer classical, beautifully adorned styles or more modern, sleek ones?
– What colors would you like to incorporate in your home?
– Do you care more about comfort or the way things look?
– How big is the space you’re working with? Have you planned out where important home devices such as Televisions will be placed?
– What kind of ambience do you want in your home?
By answering these questions first, you’ll be able to identify your needs within your home. To help you understand how each style works and how it affects your home’s ambience, we’ve curated some of the most popular interior design styles in Egypt in 2022 to help you out!
Modern Interior Design Style
The modern design style was inspired by the dawn of the 20th century. This style is based on clean and simple color schemes, clean individual elements and a heavy use of glass and steel to provide a welcoming atmosphere. Homes with this style need to make sure their living space receives a ton of natural sunlight, as that adds a lot to their ambience. The main idea of this design style is to create simple and clutter-free homes that are focused more on functionality and comfort.
Art Moderne Design Style
This style was invented in the United States in the 1930s and was popular until the late 1940s. This style adopts the principle of simplifying classic architecture and stripping it down to its basic elements. While this style was inspired by the Art Deco style, its architecture is different in that it involves more horizontal buildings than Art Deco’s more vertically-oriented ones, and its primary color is white, as opposed to Art Deco’s more colorful palettes.
Minimalist Interior Design Style
This design style, one of the most famous in the world, originated in Australia. It is defined by minimalism, where furnishings are simple and color palettes are neutral. In this style, accessories should be functional and useful, but should also aesthetically complement the rest of the design’s minimalistic style.
If you’re looking for incredible minimalist furniture pieces in Egypt, we definitely recommend taking a look at our absolute favorite furniture brand specializing in minimalist furniture: One True Find
Scandinavian Interior Design Style
The Scandinavian style is based on the Minimalist style with a few key differences. The main one is that this style emphasizes affordability as well as necessity, and it normally includes bare ornaments, rounded furniture and clean detailing to create a welcoming ambience.
Industrial Interior Design Style
A marriage of style and utility: this style is one of the most functional ones you can choose. This style incorporates industrial materials such as pipes, brick walls, and recycled materials, which are then fused with modern furniture pieces to combine them with an organic charm. This style works best when used with open floor plans, as the furniture works to break up the space and create a homey look and feel.
Arabesque Interior Design Style
The Arabesque design style is rooted in Arabic and Islamic culture. It is an extremely ornamental and detailed design style, where rhythmic patterns of flowing lines intertwine without a clear beginning or end. It is traditionally mostly used in mosques, but the ethnically inspired patterns can provide your flooring, windows, rugs and furniture pieces with a newfound sense of elegance
If you want to add Arabesque furniture pieces to your home, look no further than our favorite brand for Arabesque-inspired furniture in Egypt: Waw Designs.
Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of all the possible interior design styles you can use for your home, but these are the ones we’ve found to be most popular in recent years.
Once you’ve settled on a style and design direction for your home, you can start looking at the furniture stores that provide furniture pieces that match your needs. However, while you’re searching for the right furniture, there are some key things you need to take into consideration so that you make the best purchases for your home.
Key considerations when furnishing your home
When furnishing a home, whether it’s a summer home or permanent residence, there are a lot of factors to consider to ensure your home feels like, well, home! We’ve found that a lot of people make these mistakes when designing or furnishing their homes, so we wanted to help you keep an eye out for them.
Go through your old furniture
If you’re moving to a new home, you probably already have some perfectly good furniture pieces lying around right now. While not all of them might fit with your home’s new style, make sure you discuss this with your interior designer. Take note of all furniture pieces which you’d like to take with you, and try to find ways to incorporate them into your new home so that they accentuate your chosen style.
Start with the most important rooms in your home
We spend most of our time at home in two places: our bedroom and our living room. Because they’re so important, you need to ensure that the rest of your home works to complement and accentuate your living room and bedroom designs. This is why it’s advisable to start off by picking out the furniture for those two rooms and branching out from there. It’s also a good idea to splurge on your bed and couch so that they are perfectly comfortable for you, and because they will last longer due to their high quality.
Zoom out for a second
While there may be specific pieces that you really want to keep: an old gift from a friend or a collection of books that holds value to you, it’s important to step back and think about how they could accentuate your chosen style and design. Try to pick out things that work well together and place them in tandem to make sure you incorporate them into your home while keeping its design well-balanced and easy on the eyes.
Space out big purchases if needed
While some decorations can be inexpensive and easy to find, others may take more research to get right. While furnishing your home, if it seems like there are too many big purchases needed and your budget can’t fit them all in, try to think about the most important ones first. For example, you could probably wait a bit to get that lovely piece of art that you’ve been eyeing out, but you just can’t imagine life without that large flat-screen TV. Learn to prioritize your needs and take them out one by one.
Shop at reputable stores to get your money’s worth
There are some furniture stores in Egypt that do not place enough value on their customers’ happiness and satisfaction. We’ve gone through our fair share of issues with delivery and shipment issues, so we truly value a brand that understands the value of its customers’ happiness. Shopping from reputable brands like DE.CI Furniture, La Roche Furniture and Caracole is a smart decision because they truly focus on making sure you have a positive experience with them, and that you receive your chosen pieces in perfect condition.
Bonus tip: Find all your home’s furniture needs in one place
The huge number of excellent furniture brands in Egypt can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it’s so easy to find a wide variety of furniture pieces that fit different design styles in Egypt, which ultimately helps you find the perfect pieces for your home. However, trying to navigate between all these different brands with their different locations across the country can be a bit overwhelming. With so many different brands out there that are committed to providing premium quality products, it’s not an easy task to visit and compare between all of them…
Unless, that is, you visit La Casa! La Casa Furniture Expo brings together Egypt’s top furniture brands under one roof for three days of furniture shopping galore! When you visit La Casa, you save countless hours you would otherwise spend in traffic going from store to store, and you still get to compare between the best designs and pieces from your favorite brands to find the perfect furnishings for your home!
Registering to visit La Casa is easy. All you have to do is fill out this quick form and purchase your catalogue, and you’ll be ready to see all of the latest designs and trends in one place. What’s more is that if you buy your catalogue online, you’ll get a 20% discount on your purchase!
Hurry up and register to visit La Casa now. The exhibition will be held from the 26th until the 29th of May.