If you have just (permanently) moved to Gran Canaria, there is no doubt that you are feeling a mix of excitement and stress. One of the first things you may be looking to do is to make your new home feel like your own. A great way to do this is by adding furniture and decorations that reflect your personal style and help you to feel comfortable and settled in your new surroundings.
There are many shops in Las Palmas where you can buy furniture and decorations. You could start by checking out some of the local furniture stores and home decor shops to see what they have to offer. You may be able to find some unique, locally made pieces that will help you to feel connected to your new community. In addition, you can also check out larger chain stores and online retailers for a wider selection of options. Don’t be afraid to shop around and compare prices to find the best deals!
Another option is to look for second-hand furniture and decorations. This can be a budget-friendly way to furnish your home and can also be a great way to find one-of-a-kind pieces. You can try checking out thrift stores, estate sales, and garage sales, or you can look online at sites like Wallapop and Facebook Marketplace.
No matter where you decide to shop, the most important thing is to take your time and choose pieces that you love and that will make you feel at home in your new house.
Please note that these are answers and recommendations from community members and their personal experiences. Answers can be slightly edited for clarity.
Where can I buy crockery, lamps, plants etc.?
You have lots of options, here’s just some ideas: check Facebook Marketplace, Wallapop and Milanuncios for (online) second hand items. Then there’s stores like El Corte Inglés, IKEA and Rocasa. Don’t forget to check out one of the many chinos/bazars for cheaper products (for example Bazar Kirin or Merca Oriental).
Plants can be bought at viveros (like La Casa De Las Semillas) but also the mercados and most small cornershops sell plants. Soil can be bought there usually as well.
Try second hand stores that have basically a bit of everything. Like Rastro Reto and Solidaria Activa.
Rastro Reto on Calle Fernando Guanarteme is great for second hand furniture. And there’s a huge second hand shop, Solidaria Activa, on Calle la Naval for everything else!
Try Rastro Universal on Calle del General Vives 95.
Try any of the chinos/bazars, like Bazar Kirin. There’s also IKEA and Rocasa. Milanuncios, Wallapop and Facebook Marketplace are the equivalent of Craigslist and eBay.
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