On your marks and get set to raid the island's best treasure troves! Here's our guide to the best stores in Bali for gorgeous homewares, cushions, artworks, installations or trinkets that you and your home simply cannot live without.
There’s always time to go homewares shopping in Bali, to pick up those Bali-fied pieces to remind you of the island’s beautiful, localised-yet-designer style and decor when you’re back in the real world. And we’re happy to confess that we’ve never been the kind to pass up a good cushion, either. In fact, you could go as far to say that we’re a little addicted – but who isn’t?! Thankfully, our cushion and homewares fixes are well and truly fed in Bali, so here’s our round up of the very best stores in and around Seminyak for your home-making pleasure.
Bungalow Living Bali
A staple for homewares nirvana, each of Bungalow Living’s two stores in Berawa [a stone’s throw from each other] offer a slightly different range. Always a favourite, you can’t go past Bungalow for a great range of cushions, kantha or crocheted blankets and throws, jewellery, music, candles, scarves and sarongs, clutches, amazing inspirational books and all sorts of knick knacks. Drop in and grab a coffee and snack, and meet the resident pooch, BB King. BB is Canggu’s Bachelor of the Year, and has brought out his own range of dog products, sold exclusively at Bungalow. Another Honeycombers Bali favourite.
Bungalow Living Bali, Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa No.35, Berawa (both stores are within a stones throw of each other), p. +62 (0) 361 844 6567.
With shell chandeliers, gorgeous woven home accessories, textiles, cushions and a big range of everything else fabulous to brighten your day, Kim Soo is a name you need to know. This homewares trailblazer is a gorgeous knick-knack mecca, design store, and more recently, a showroom-style destination called “The Space”. It’s little bit bohemian, a little bit ethnic, a little bit contemporary, a little bit vintage and a whole lot of loveliness. They source products from across the Indonesian Archipelago, manufacture and design their own unique pieces and feature wood, metal, textiles, stone, grasses and paper to produce a diverse range of interesting and unique products. Cushions, rugs, chopping boards, wall hangings, ceramics, marble kitchenware, straw hats, beaded baskets, shell chandeliers – you name it. The lovely long list of fabulous choices goes on, and [trust us] so will your purchases.
Kim Soo, Two stores on Jl Kayu Aya No.21 & Jl Sunset Road, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gaya Ceramic & Design
It’s hard not to be drawn to Gaya Ceramic & Design’s divine collection of handmade, artisanal homeware collections. From gorgeous bowls, plates, jugs and kettles for a table setting like no other, to stunning lamp and wall fixtures that look more like modern art, installations, Gaya Ceramic & Design is sure to set your hobby for homewares on fire. And with totally unique pieces that can be custom designed, these treasured creations are sure to get your friends talking at your next dinner party. Don’t leave without nabbing one of vases or fruit bowls, which can be carefully wrapped and packed in your suitcase, too!
Gaya Ceramic & Design, Jl Raya Sayan, Ubud, p. +62 361 8989515.
Meaning one name, Satunama is a creative concept store, bringing together all things fabulous. The store features beautiful bamboo bowls and utensils in the brightest of colours, gorgeous cushions, glass pineapples [we’ll take two please], the most amazing collection of candles with the funkiest lids ever, and much, much more. Drop in to meet Muhsin, the man behind the name, and get a load of Satunama’s fresh take on homewares awaken the savvy shopper in you.
Satunama, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, p. +62 (0) 361 737 799.
Surrounded by upmarket resorts and amazing restaurants, Carga on the swanky Jalan Petitenget strip offers a lovely range of small furniture, cushions, clutches, storage jars, platters, essential oils, cards, and gorgeous rattan chairs and basket ware. I defy you to walk away empty handed. This one’s a Honeycombers Bali favourite, too.
Carga, Jalan Petitenget, No. 886, Petitenget, p. +62 361 847 8180.
This little gem, on the corner of Jalan Seminyak and Jalan Kayu Aya, has recently expanded to include even more homewares goodness. You’ll find plenty of choice if you’re looking for cushions, floor rugs, vases, wall art, sarongs or table wear, as well of one of the best ranges of blankets and throws we’ve found in Bali. Can’t find it? Look for the gorgeous rattan chairs in the window.
Mercredi, Jalan Basangkasa (corner Jl Kayu Aya), Seminyak, p+62 (0)361 735 516.
Who doesn’t love more than a splash of neon, style and personality at home? Look here for gorgeous vintage photos, basket ware, clutches, hats, bags, carved buffalo heads and many, many more unique treasures. Just around the bend from the Corner House, it’s a stone’s throw from the main shopping drag and offers you so much variety of beautiful pieces to own, you’ll be adding rooms to your house just to entertain all the new decor styles you’ve picked up.
Toko Emporium, Jalan Oberio No 1, Seminyak, p. +62 821 4745 9485.
D2 Detail Deco
D2 specialises in beachy style homewares, birdcages, small teak furniture, bowls, and wooden signs. A myriad of colour and a feast for the eyes, this store is packed to the brim, and very hard to miss on the “must do” jailhouse road of Mertanadi in Kerobokan. You’re sure to find something to love here.
D2 Detail Deco, Jalan Mertanadi 33X, Kerobokan, p. +62 812 3991 1157.
An island favourite for its sophisticated selection of brands and products not found anywhere else in Bali, SOUQ offers a step up in the homeware stakes and it’s worth the investment. Timeless, classic yet modern pieces will tempt the most discerning of collectors, and a must-visit when wanting to take something home that you can still be proud of in years to come.
SOUQ, Jalan Basangkasa #10, Seminyak (at the end of Jl Seminyak, near the corner of Jl Mertanadi. Entry on two sides including directly from Jl Sunset).
Rainbow Bali Iron Work
No longer just for bedheads and gates, wrought iron is virtually indestructible, and actually easy to transport [trust is, we’re homewares mules). And it now comes in so many groovy and colourful designs. Rainbow Bali features chandeliers in multiple sizes, peacock chairs [love!], pineapple candle holders [double love!], candelabras, garment racks, homewares and so much more.
Rainbow Bali, Jalan Drupadi No 2, Seminyak, p. +62 361 731 833.
Colour, art and style equals hip homewares plus. Bomba brings a range of funky, edgy fashion & homewares to Canggu, with on-trend designs that incorporate vintage prints and retro screens inspired by art, movies, music, and life styles of the fun. Bomba is already a favoured brand around Bali [Biku, Drifter and The Offering to name a few stock them in store] so their stand-alone store now showcases their cool range of gear across guys, boys, fashion, homewares and jewellery. And, if you need any more incentive to get happy, their next-door gelato is a genius touch, too.
Bomba, 33 Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu.
Geneva is a three-level warehouse of handicrafts that stocks virtually everything Bali-inspired – at great prices, too. Cushions covers? Yep. Baskets? Yep. Trays, candles, paper lanterns? Yep, yep, yep. A true, one-stop-shop for all of your Bali souvenirs. Take a BIG bag. And maybe even a car. A Honeycombers Bali favourite.
Geneva, Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 100, Seminyak, p. +62 361 733 542.
Samantha Robinson Ceramics
Catering to the higher end of the ceramics market, Samantha Robinson offers beautiful handcrafted bowls, vases, vessels, platters and the most gorgeous jugs. Bring your credit card, because you’re sure to lose your heart here.
Samantha Robinson, Jalan Kayu Jati 2a, Seminyak, p. +62 (0) 361 737 295.
My Island Home
Remember papasan chairs? Those gorgeous, all enveloping cushioned havens, begging for you to climb in and snooze? Well, they’re back. And they’re available at My Island Home, along with other examples of rattan furniture and coastal type knick knacks and baskets. To find the store along the Seminyak shopping strip, look for the chairs out the front [with or without us napping in them…].
My Island Home, Jalan Seminyak, Seminyak.
Remember that beautiful restaurant that you went to, the one with the gorgeous handmade plates and bowls. Remember how they made you feel. Well it was most probably a Kevala creation, and it’s time to take that feeling home. Kevala means perfect, whole, and complete, and this is the design philosophy behind all the ceramics that they make. Each piece is handmade and decorated by local artisans in Bali, and is a perfect example of colour and texture realised through the heart and hands of the finest skilled craftsmen in the world. This is feel-good tableware at its best.
Kevala Ceramics, Jalan Batu Belig, Petitinget, +62 361 720 718.
Set aside some decent time to explore the motherload of popular Bali fabric décor, found at Bali Zen. We’re talking cushion covers by the truckload, crocheted rugs and kids toys, aprons, bed linen and bags of bags. Teamed with wooden words, wall art, table wear and other delectable goodies, you’ll be sure to find the perfect addition to your home, or the perfect gift for someone special. And, because they only sell fair trade décor and gifts, you have a legitimate reason to buy that one extra piece.
Bali Zen, Jalan Seminyak, No.40, Seminyak, p. +62 361 738 815. They also have locations in Nusa Dua, Ubud and Kuta.
A ceramics favourite across Bali, Jenggala offers beautiful pieces at their many stores in Bali – or you can take the girls (or kids) and create your own, at their ceramics classes. Beautiful tableware, vases, artistic pieces, crockery, the works… a huge range of beautiful creations you’ll love.
Jenggala Ceramics, Jalan Uluwatu II, Jimbaran, p. +62 (0) 361 703 311.\
Vinotti Living Bali
Located in Seminyak Square, Vinotti Living prides itself on upmarket, individual pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. With furniture ranging from benches to beds, clocks, cushions, photo frames, lamps, vases and artwork, this is a ‘grown ups’ homewares haven. Check out their great range of high end sectional sofas, and their very beautiful one-off mirrors.
Vinotti Living Bali, Seminyak Square, Seminyak, +62 361 752 720.
Everyone loves a venetian mirror, right? Qubu Mirror has a great selection of divine pieces, you’ll want to take them all home. Big, small, ornate or plain, you’ll find the perfect piece here. And if you’re travelling, ask for your purchases to be packed in bubble wrap, ready to transport home as (fragile) checked in luggage.
Qubu Mirrors, Jalan Drupadi No 3, Seminyak, p. +62 813 381 21346.
Republic of Soap
Technically this isn’t a homewares store, but bear with us. Republic of Soap is a mecca of all things that smell amazing, including items that will give your home that extra bit of ambience. Think soaps, shampoos, potions and lotions as well as the vessels to put them in. All soap and body care products are created by only using precious oils and other high quality, raw materials, too. A hidden gem well worth the look.
Republic of Soap, Jalan Tangkuban Perahu, Kerobokan, p. +62 361 734 934.
Happy shopping, Honeys!
This list was curated to by local homewares guru Kay Shearn, who runs homeware shopping tours and outfits gorgeous villas such as the cool (and very budget friendly!) Umalas Retreats. After many years of villa development and combing the island for the careful, creative balance of bargains, high-quality and unique products that survive fabulous life in the tropics, outback or city living, she finally agreed to share her inside-track to Bali’s most and least known shopping favourites.