For those who find their bedspreads and comforters too bland, you should visit the Gu Dian Jia Ju in Chaoyang district to truly spice up the bedroom.
Despite its moderate size, the store carries an amazing array of distinctive Chinese bedspreads, table clothes, and pillow cushions. The fabrics used vary, but most involve silk, which the Chinese favor for its comfortable feel and easy maintenance. The patterns, on the other hand, draw inspirations from traditional Chinese culture. The peony represents nobleness, the bamboo symbolizes dignity, and the pine tree stands for strength and resolve. The dominant colors are bright red and brilliant yellow, which symbolizes prosperity and royalty respectively.
Prices are reasonable. A silk table cloth, for example, sells RMB 60. A bedspread may costs RMB 180. The shop assistants speak a little English, and the prices are open to bargaining.
What I appreciate
Beautiful bedspreads and comforters
What customers appreciate
Distinctively Chinese bedspreads and comforters
A cloisonne shop featuring tasteful ornaments
An artist's shop featuring sculptures, paintings and calligraphy
Muji, a way of life
Prize-winning Pu'er tea