Spending so much time at home during lockdown has given us ample opportunity to appraise our current interior choices, and make changes where we feel something needs a refresh. But what popular furniture pieces are we currently coveting?
Research from blinds specialists, Blinds Hut, has analysed Google Searches over a three-month period to uncover which items of furniture we've been buying throughout lockdown.
It emerged that we like to relax in style as ‘recliner sun lounger’ has seen the biggest rise in interest, with Google searches increasing by a staggering amount (10,244%) over a three-month period.
The second most popular furniture style we've got been indulging in is a ‘rattan furniture set’, with Google searches increasing 10,154% over a three-month period; indeed rattan and wicker are one of the biggest home interior trends for spring/summer.
The third, fourth and fifth most popular furniture pieces we've been buying are ‘garden sofa set’, ‘foldaway garden furniture’ and ‘garden armchair’ – increasing by 2414%, 1757% and 710% retrospectively. It seems our outdoor space has become increasingly important and creating a chic garden retreat is top of our makeover list.
Those that are working from home have also been purchasing furniture with ‘adjustable laptop desk’ coming in sixth place, increasing by 700%.
See the top 10 most popular furniture pieces we're snapping up for our homes below:
1. RECLINER SUN LOUNGER
2. RATTAN FURNITURE SET
3. GARDEN SOFA SET
4. FOLDAWAY GARDEN FURNITURE
5. GARDEN ARMCHAIR
6. ADJUSTABLE LAPTOP DESK
7. 24 HOUR CHAIR
8. HOME BAR
9. GREY CEILING LIGHT SHADE
10. PLATFORM BED
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Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.
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