Almost all rentals in Beijing come furnished, but not necessarily with style, especially for western tastes. Fortunately, besides the one-stop solution of IKEA, there are a bunch of shops to check out for furnishings and home accents in Beijing. Here’s our selection of chic stores in the city for furniture and decor to help make your home more personal and welcoming, without breaking the bank.
For Sample, or 拂一个山坡 in Chinese, is a furnishing store renovated from a disused barn, located by the East Fourth Ring Road. Founded in 2016, the shop has now developed into a furnishing brand featuring woodware, glassware, metalware and pottery. The 220sqm space is also home to a gallery and a coffee shop.
11am-9pm Tue-Fri, 11.30am-8pm Sat-Sun; No.16 Nan Shiliju, Chaoyang District 朝阳区南十里居16号院 (138 1013 4030)
This is C5shop
Located inside C5 Space and next to C5 Cafe, the shop is very conveniently located for those living near the Sanlitun area. The shop features furniture, tableware, and various other home accessories, mainly imported from Japan and Europe.
11am-7pm Tue-Sun; F/Building, No. 5 Sanlitun Xiwu Street, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯西五街5号院F座
待入荷 Handmade Art Store
Despite its attempts to keep a low profile, this two-story white building with a simple logo has quickly become a landmark in the Xinyuanli area. Decorated white inside as well, the boutique more resembles a gallery than a store, featuring objects with strong wabi-sabi aesthetics in meticulous arrangements. It also hosts regular exhibitions featuring works by Japanese artists.
11am-7pm Wed-Mon; 1/F, Shifang Haoting, No.16 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区新源南路16号世方豪庭首层 (6461 1687)
Agehome probably represents what a dream house would look like in many people’s eyes. All the furniture around the three-floor store comes from major Swedish auction houses, so you can feast your eyes on classic Scandinavian style. Agehome requires customers to call ahead to book a visit.
11am-7pm Mon-Sun, No. 216 Building Bingheyihao, Jiangtai Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区将台东路滨河一号别墅216号 (131 6191 0248)
Photos: courtesy of featured stores