Homeware Shopping In Nicosia: A Guide For Expats

If you’re planning on moving to a new country, then one of the first things you’ll probably want to do after arriving at your new home is to stock up on essentials and start personalising your new pad. Whilst it’s relatively cheap for some people to move their household items and appliances over, for others it may be more cost effective to buy new homeware instead of paying hefty shipping costs. Perhaps your appliances aren’t compatible for your new home country. For whatever reason, you’re reading this article because you want to find out more about homeware shopping in Nicosia, and where you can find everything you might need.The good news is that since Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus and the business and finance hub of the island, there is no better place to get your hands on the creature comforts you need.

Opening Times

Opening times vary from shop to shop, but generally shops in Nicosia – and Cyprus in general for that matter – will open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, although they might shut an hour earlier in the winter. Many shops will close for a short period in the afternoon during summer. Shops are usually closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

Where To Buy Electronics In Nicosia

There are lots of local shops where you can get all the electrical items you’ll need for your new home. Some are located in Strovolos, about a 20-minute drive from the centre of Nicosia.

Stephanis Electronics
26, Athalassas Ave
This store specialises in mobile phones, laptops, televisions, digital cameras and household appliances.

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Electroline Store
Makariou Avenue, Nicosia
A shop that offers various appliances, air conditioning and technical support, along with smaller items such as batteries, filters and lightbulbs.

Eshop Cyprus LTD
Sans Souci 27, Strovolos 2003
This store stocks electrical goods such as televisions, cameras, phones and so on, as well as homeware appliances, power tools and office supplies.

Roadelectric
9A Persefonis, Agios Dhmhtrios, Strovolos
Roadelectric offers general electric appliances as well as air purifiers and more unique products such as a vintage line of radios, gramophones and record players.

Where To Buy Homewares In Nicosia

There are various homeware stores dotted around Nicosia and the surrounding areas. Some may be familiar to you, plus there is also a string of local antique stores and craft markets selling artisanal products.

Laura Ashley Nicosia
B1 58A, Nicosia 1075
Great for interior design, Laura Ashley is likely to be a brand familiar to many of you and is perfect for adding finishing touches to your home with products such as beautiful and unique wallpapers.

IKEA
Shacolas Emporium Park
Another well-known brand, IKEA is a global company that offers cost-effective and stylish homeware as well as flat pack furniture. If you’re on a budget and not scared of self-assembly, then IKEA is always a good option.

THESIS Nicosia
Street 22, Mnasiadou
‘Furniture, fabrics, and artefacts’ is the THESIS tagline. They have plenty of beautiful collections to choose from. Visit their showroom to see how the items will look in situ.

Kivotos Luxury Lifestyle
Georgiou Griva Digeni 1A, Nicosia 1082
If you like sleek, stylish designs and a modern look in monochrome colours, then Kivotos will be right up your street.

Cyprus Handicraft Service
Athálassas 186, Nicosia new town
A government initiative to support local artisans, if you’re looking for traditional, authentic items to decorate your home with, pay this store a visit.

Hermal’s Auction House
Gládstonos 48
Located in an old candy factory, this is one of the most famous auction houses in Cyprus. If you love antiques, this is the place to go.

Morfi Gallery
Angýras 84
An ever-changing art gallery with lots of wonderful exhibitions, perfect if you want to add some flare to your new home and appreciate art.

Where To Buy Garden Furniture In Nicosia

There’s a big market for outdoor furniture and garden accessories in Cyprus due to the climate and al fresco lifestyle. Here are a few places to choose from.

Garden & House Exclusives
Athalassas Ave, Strovolos 2025
This store offers both indoor and outdoor furniture, as well as homeware decor. If you’re looking for a one-stop shop to pick up all you need, this is a good option.

Xinaris Home Collection
Ilia Papakiriakou 1, Egkomi 2415
Xinaris also stocks indoor and outdoor furniture, and offers a service designing and producing custom-made items.

ANDREOTTI Garden
CY, 4102, Koutsoventi 6, Limassol
Andreotti Garden store stocks a range of beautiful outdoor furniture collections ranging from outdoor dining sets to rattan sun loungers.

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