December 6, 2023

What you see – Nestled in a corner of a building that’s still being constructed, you wouldn’t know how to find Furniture World, Hyderabad. You will come across its richer cousin Alqove, which specializes in antique and designer furniture. Explore a little more and you will realize that it resides on the top four floors of the building. Each floor at Furniture World is attributed to a section; for instance, one floor caters to dining and crockery sets, another deals with cots and bedroom accessories and so on.

What you get – Being indecisive will not help you here. Starting from the 7th floor, all the four floors here have a lot of variety to confuse you. There are dining table sets on the 7th floor, mostly made of teak or chrome plated metal with glass tops. A six-seater teak table with a glass top and carved legs will cost Rs. 30,000 and if you like more of ornate carvings it can go up to Rs. 60,000. A metal dining table is priced at Rs. 12,600 here and an oakwood table about Rs. 36,900.

Most of these tables have glass tops, but a few with marble tops are also on show. One of the interesting finds here is a red and black table set with curvy designs and artificial leather chairs for Rs. 27,900. They also have a compact 4-seater dining set, which looks more like a huge box – good to serve your family quick meals in the kitchen.

From the dining room, let’s move to the bedroom, which is on the floor below. Most of the cots are either of teakwood or MDF (medium density fiber). A double cot (5 x 6.5) is priced at Rs. 9,000 and a master bed (6 x 6.5) at Rs. 15,000. They also offer bedroom sets which include a cot, a side table, two wardrobes and a dresser. If you opt for a queen size bed it would come up to Rs. 40,000 and with a master bed it would be Rs. 63,000. A pretty find here was a smiley bed. With smileys carved on the headboard and footboard, it is a good piece for the kids’ room. This would cost Rs. 19,500 and can be easily dismantled. It also has storage space beneath.

Then for relaxation you have comfy sofas on the 5th floor. The base is usually teak, they claim. The cushion is made of foam and polyfil and is washable. A 3+1+1 set would approximately cost Rs. 18,000 here. They also have corner sofa sets and lounge sofa sets. The colors are mostly dull except for the use of a peachy shade on a few. Leather sofa sets are also available here. They have crockery shelves too from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 30,000. Then there are center tables and side tables too. One of the side tables that caught our attention had its stand decorated with stars and a planet, in bright yellow and shimmering blue.

You could also check out TV cabinets (basic or with a rotating top piece). The basic one would cost Rs. 4,500 but there are some that even go up to Rs. 40,000. That’s not all. They have a study table for children too with a clock and two small shelves on each side, priced at Rs. 1,999. For nursery children, they have tiny car-shaped table sets too. They have cushioned rocking chairs also here priced at Rs. 12,999 apart from shoe racks and computer tables.

This place hardly offers any seasonal discounts. But they usually have their clearance sale either in November or in February.

The verdict – They have almost every piece of furniture that you would need for your home. Prices are more or less reasonable. The staff has the numbers and other facts on finger tips. One thing that you may have to check though is the finishing of some sofas. Furniture World has parking space available.