IKEA Nagasandra is officially open! After opening IKEA stores in Hyderabad and Mumbai, everyone’s favourite international furniture retailer is in Namma Bengaluru. The 460,000 square feet Nagasandra store is open as of Wednesday, June 22. We checked out the store for a preview and are already plotting our return. The massive store features over 7,000 affordable, and well-designed home furnishing products. As almost all their stores have, this too has parking space for over 1,500 cars, but the large-format store is also connected to the Nagasandra Metro Station. So instead of driving down here, just take Namma Metro; it's literally just outside! We did that and it was quite convenient. And a lot cheaper if you are considering taking a cab from the middle of the city.
The large-format store is spread over 12.2 acres, so make sure you wear your walking shoes and spend hours browsing through the collection of IKEA products. The room-wise setups follow international formats, so whether it's a vibrant yellow room, a mellow green, a monochrome set-up, or an all-out Maximalist one, there's the inspiration for you all. Looking to set up a cosy corner, or a little balcony, then get the replica products from their expert-design mocks up, and get redecorating.
We are thinking of picking up everything from the kitchenware section to home furnishing and furniture to lighting from the open-plan shopping areas too. That is the real danger zone. I mean, if a bathroom brush is beautifully packed, and costs only INR 89, you want it even if you don't need it! And those typically Scandi mugs for chai or coffee? Yes, yes, yes!
Oh, and if you are bringing the little ones for a day of shopping, definitely take them to the children's plate area 'Smaland'. You too can take a break from shopping at their restaurant and bistro that will serve Swedish and Indian food -- definitely order a portion of the meatballs, their trademark dish!
Prices start at INR 49.