Steampunk To Ethnic Cool: 10 Stores In Kolkata For All Your Home Decor Needs

Upasana posted on 22 August

Ten-Second Takeaway

Want to upgrade your casa’s look? Come home to stylish digs when you pick up a few pieces from these stores – they will have your interiors looking amazing.

Sasha

Located on the ground floor of a house on Mirza Ghalib Street, Sasha is a delightful store filled with trinkets and decor to suit your every mood from INR 200 upwards. Here you can find beautiful monochromatic, handprinted cushion covers and lamps with beautiful indigenous art from all over Bengal. There are handpainted boxes to store jewelry which are very colourful and come in different sizes. Apart from this, they also have a really nice collection of shital pati items like lamps, rugs and baskets.

On a slightly higher budget you can even pick up some of their mats which have intricate weave and design. We would recommend that you get a set of their shital pati patio string lights which come in different colours. Sasha also has seasonal exhibitions during which their store showcases a different collections and colour palettes.

Aranya

Aranya is tucked away in a corner of the upper stretch of the Dakhinapan Shopping Complex. The entrance of the store is decorated with beautiful lamps made with kalamkari and indigo prints {INR 800 onwards}. Ceramic wind chimes representing shells, fish and the ocean are also for sale.

You can find coasters with old Kolkata photographs and handpainted containers and notebooks to decorate your study with. Aranya does a great job of bringing together old textiles, tradition and modern décor.

Clothing Stores

Dhakuria Flyover, Maharaja Tagore Road, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata

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Shibani

Shibani isn’t a place where you’d expect to find pretty home decor, but the shop takes you by surprise. At first glance, it’s your run-of-the-mill generic store with flashy curtains and fabric, but if you take some time to look around you can spot some really nice stuff.

Their kantha stitch cushion covers, filled with patchwork of different prints of fabric come at extremely affordable prices of INR 100 each. You can also find some lovely Rajasthani cotton ottomans and handpainted lamps. Shibani is your stop if you want to avoid pretentious crowds and stumble upon something unintentionally kitsch.

Clothing Stores

P-594, 50/1, Purna Das Road, Opp. Azad Hind Dhaba, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata

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Fabindia

Fabindia has a lot more to offer than generic and pricey camisoles and kurtas. The Elgin Road branch of Fabindia has some exquisite indigo pieces for your home – for instance, shelves stacked with cotton, Indigo-printed backs, runners, and curtains.

There’s a lot of potential in this store waiting to be explored. On the ground floor you’ll find some unlikely pieces of furniture which have textiles meshed with their framework and mugs with amazing paisley prints. The first floor is packed with printed curtains, lamps and cushion covers to brighten up your home. Prices begin from INR 250.

Home Décor Stores

11, Allenby Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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The Russell Exchange

Run by brothers Anwar and Arshad, the Russell Exchange is the oldest auction house in the country. You never know what you will stumble across at this place. You can pick up items at fixed prices on all days except Sundays when they have their auction. The bids are called by their sister Sarafaz Begum, who is probably India’s only woman auctioneer.

You get a range of decor here, such as old TV sets, statues, carved wooden items and even old film cameras like Brownies that can be a nice set piece in a house. You can also find some really interesting goblets, and old oil paintings. Prices start from around INR 1,000.

Russell Exchange has so much history, you can’t help looking at everything around you and wondering about the places they come from and the people they belonged to. If you’re looking to add that old Kolkata feel to your space, this place is definitely worth several visits.

Home Décor Stores

12-B, AJC Bose Road, Park Street, Kolkata

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Kaji

If you’re looking to break the monotony of a colourless room, Kaji is the place to get the trendiest and hippest designs from all over the world. These are carefully curated pieces and collections that are a perfect blend of modern, chic designs and retro. A staircase wall leads to this huge store {1200 sq ft} with local products and those sourced from Italy, UK and the US. Indian brands include the popular Chumbak, Happily Unmarried, Soda Pop and Paani Puri.

Check out their traveler series in which they have cartography-inspired décor such as handpainted suitcases with art and their series of small vintage globes. If you are shopping for kids, be sure to check out their pirate collections which have shelves shaped like boats and other fun pieces.

Home Décor Stores

Shop 6, Russel Street, A.J.C. Bose Road, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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Dakhinapan

Dakhinapan Shopping Complex in Dhakuria is a household name. It has a mix of India’s traditional art and textiles, there’s very little you won’t be able to find here to suit your decor needs.

The many state emporia here sell items from different parts of the country. For example, the Odisha State Government shop has a wide range of pieces made of cane and decor like photo frames and holders with ikat-printed fabric. The Kashmiri store has beautiful handpainted and carved wooden boxes for sale. They also have lovely rugs. You can spend an entire day looking for stuff here.

Malls

8/1-B, Near Dahkuria Bridge, Rohim Ostagar Road, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata

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Basil

Basil is the perfect concoction of bohemian with a touch of Rajasthani and a tad of Victorian styles. You can find anything from small floral cabinets to sculpted faces and other artefacts and figurines from different South East Asian countries, especially Thailand and Indonesia. Their lamps – such as the ladder lights with edison bulbs – add a very steampunk vibe to your home.

 

Home Décor Stores

33-B, Lt. Tapan Chowdhury Avenue, Bhowanipore, Lake Range, Kalighat, Kolkata

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Kamala

You must visit this store on the first floor of ICCR on Ho Chi Minh Sarani. The retail outlet of the Crafts Council of India has a curated stock of home decor items from all over the country. The collection keeps changing. Last we looked, they had beaten copper water carafes, urlis, lamps and coasters, laundry baskets, and some dhurries.

Handicrafts Stores

ICCR, 1st Floor, 9-A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Park Street Area, Kolkata

Byloom

Head here handmade table and bed linen, cushions, throws, and quilts. We love the exquisite bedspreads in kantha stitch, the handmade towels and gamchha napkins. They also do a range of traditional masks you can put up on your wall, and earthenware like beer mugs and tea sets, and cooking pots from Nagaland.

Clothing Stores

58-B, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata

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