The Furniture market covers different movable objects designed to support various human activities such as sitting, sleeping, and storing items. These objects can include chairs, tables, beds, couches, and cabinets, among others. The design and layout of furniture can have a significant impact on the comfort and functionality of a space, making it an important aspect of interior design and home decor.
The Furniture market is divided into seven segments:
The Living Room Furniture segment focuses on furnishings such as sofas, side tables, and media cabinets typically found in the living room. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Seats & Sofas and Cabinets, TV Stands & Side Tables.
The Bedroom Furniture segment covers furnishings and other accessories used for sleeping and the storage of clothing and other personal items. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Beds, Mattresses, Closets, Nightstands, & Dressers, and Bedding.
The Kitchen & Dining Furniture segment covers a diverse range of products that are used to meet people’s eating, food storage and preparation needs. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Kitchenware and Dining Tables, Kitchen Islands & Pantries.
The Outdoor Furniture segment covers products specifically designed to withstand exposure to the elements, such as rain, sun, and wind, and is often made from materials that are weather-resistant.
The Home Office Furniture segment focuses on products that ensure a good working environment at home compared to that of a traditional office. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Desks & Chairs and Bookcases & Filing Cabinets.
The Lamps & Lighting segment covers various devices and fixtures that provide illumination in a space. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Table & Floor Lamps, Ceiling Lights & Chandeliers, and Light Bulbs & Fittings.
The Home Décor segment covers a variety of accessories and furnishings designed to make a space more aesthetically appealing. This segment is divided into the following subsegments: Decorations, Carpets & Rugs, Candles, and Curtains & Blinds.
The Furniture market consists of revenue and average revenue per capita data. Per capita figures consider the whole population. This market includes only business to consumer (B2C) sales. Business to business (B2B) sales (e. g., furniture for coffee shops, offices, etc.) are excluded in the figures shown. For more information on the displayed data, click the info button on the right-hand side of each box. In terms of key players in the furniture market, IKEA is the leading furniture company; however, with the rise of eCommerce, players such as Wayfair are gaining ground.
Seats and sofas
Beds and mattresses
Tables and shelves
Lamps and lighting
Carpets and rugs
Baths, sinks, faucets, saunas, and other unmovable objects
The Furniture market saw significant growth in 2021, driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, as people spent more time at home and invested in making their living spaces more comfortable. However, the market faced significant challenges in 2022 due to easing COVID-19 restrictions and rising inflation. Despite these challenges, we remain optimistic that the market will expand in 2023 as consumer spending has proven resilient in the first quarter of this year.
One area that will contribute to the Furniture market's long-term growth is the millennial demographic. As millions of millennials prepare to buy their first homes in the next few years, there is an opportunity for furniture retailers to capture market share by paying close attention to their buying behaviors and preferences. Millennials tend to prioritize functionality, sustainability, and affordability when making purchasing decisions, which means that retailers who can offer innovative, eco-friendly, and cost-effective products are likely to succeed in this segment of the market.
While the Furniture market faced some challenges in 2022, we believe that the long-term outlook remains positive. The continued demand for comfortable and functional living spaces, coupled with the potential growth in the millennial demographic, presents a promising opportunity for furniture retailers who are able to adapt to changing consumer preferences and offer high-quality products at competitive prices.
Data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on home furnishings and furniture found in every room of the home. This market is segmented by the room where the furniture is likely to be used and consists of the following: Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen and Dining room, Bathroom, Outdoor, and Home Office. The Furniture market also includes Lamps and Lighting and Home Decor because the furnishings and accessories within these segments are not specific to any room.
Modeling approach / Market size:
Market sizes are determined by a top-down approach, based on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use national statistical offices, international institutions, in-house market research, and resources from the Statista platform. Next we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations such as consumer spending and GDP. This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.
In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. For example, exponential trend smoothing is well suited for forecasting the Furniture market with a projected steady growth. The main drivers are furniture and furnishings, carpets and other floor coverings, and consumer spending per capita.
The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level.