If you’re making the move to become an expat in Portugal, you may think of shipping your furniture over. Our advice, don’t. It’s a wasteful stress of time that I have not yet written about because I still get angry about the whole process. Our relocation company when moving to Lisbon sucked, big time. Anyway…if you follow our advice and you get to Portugal sans furniture, you’ll need to buy affordable furniture in Portugal. I’ve put together a list of places where you can do that!
Where to Buy Affordable Furniture in Portugal
Yup. Ikea is wonderful and you can find almost anything you need there. Ikea is cheap and easy to assemble. If you combine their stuff with local decor, you can make yourself a nice home in no time.
Ikea Locations in Portugal: There are two locations in Lisbon (Alfragide & Loures), one in Braga, one in Porto (in Matoshinos), and one in the Algarve (in Loulé).
PRO TIP: Go to the Oportunidades area. This is the equivalent of the As-Is in the USA. Tons of great deals to be had.
The selection is not huge, but you can get some great deals here. We discovered this after purchasing many things and found they were cheaper here than at other stores like Leroy Merlin (specifically speaking about lighting).
Jom Locations in Portugal: There are 19 locations: Viseu, Viana do Castelo, Sintra, Santarem, Ovar, Montijo, Mealhada, Maia, Guimarães, Guarda, Évora, Covilhã, Corroios, Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Braga, Batalha, Barcelos, and Aveiro.
Here, you can purchase furniture and some household electronics. Stuff is fairly priced as well.
Moviflor Locations in Portugal: Sadly, only two in Coimbra & Aveiro.
I quickly fell in love with La Redoute. It doesn’t sell everything when it comes to furniture, but they sell some really beautiful things. Stuff here is not “cheap”, but it is beautiful. They also offer free shipping quite often AND free returns.
Not the cheapest, but you can get everything there from beds to washing machines, couches, and mattresses. It’s a good place to go if you want to get it all in one place.
Conforama Locations in Portugal: There are locations in Setubal, Lisbon, Madeira, Porto, and Faro.
Included them even though they are on the higher end of the price spectrum (and even though their website is awful) because they carry some gorgeous items. Go here for that one special piece or for accessories.
Area Locations in Portugal: There are four locations: Amoreiras, Colombo, Cascais, Senhora da Hora.
Stuff here ranges from ridiculously tacky to a pleasant surprise, so you’ll have to really shop.
Hiper Centro do Movel Locations: There are 10 locations in Portugal including: Palmela, Pinhal Novo, Aboboda, Odivelas, Evora, Quarteira, Santiago do Cacem, Lagoa, and Setubal.
So…this is not a store, but a city…and it is known as Portugal’s furniture capital. If you want to add a Portuguese touch to your home, this is the place to stock up (and the furniture here is affordable). There is one shopping center with over 115 furniture stores too.