Furniture - Europe

  • Europe
  • In 2024, the Furniture market in Europe generated a substantial revenue of €214.90bn.
  • It is projected to experience a steady annual growth rate of 2.47% (CAGR 2024-2029).
  • Among the various segments within the market, the largest one is the Living Room Furniture segment, which accounted for a market volume of €56.44bn in 2024.
  • When compared on a global scale, United States stands out as the country generating the highest revenue in the Furniture market, reaching a staggering €244bn in 2024.
  • Additionally, when considering the population figures, the per person revenues amounted to €254.60 in the same year.
  • In Germany, there is a growing trend towards minimalist and functional furniture designs that prioritize quality and sustainability.

Key regions: Worldwide, United States, China, India, Germany

 
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Analyst Opinion

The Furniture market in Europe is experiencing significant growth and development. Customer preferences are shifting towards more modern and stylish designs, as well as eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Additionally, there is a growing demand for multifunctional furniture that maximizes space in smaller homes and apartments.

Customer preferences:
In Europe, customers are increasingly seeking furniture that reflects their personal style and enhances the overall aesthetic of their homes. This has led to a rise in demand for modern and contemporary furniture designs, which offer sleek lines, minimalist aesthetics, and a focus on functionality. Customers are also becoming more conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases, leading to a growing demand for furniture made from sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood or recycled plastic.

Trends in the market:
One of the key trends in the European furniture market is the rise of multifunctional furniture. With the increasing number of people living in smaller homes and apartments, there is a need for furniture that can serve multiple purposes and maximize space. For example, sofa beds that can be easily transformed into a bed for guests or storage ottomans that provide additional seating and storage space. Another trend in the market is the growing popularity of online furniture shopping. Customers are increasingly turning to online platforms to browse and purchase furniture, as it offers convenience, a wider range of options, and competitive prices. This trend has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people are opting for online shopping due to social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions.

Local special circumstances:
While the overall trends in the European furniture market are similar across countries, there are also local special circumstances that influence customer preferences and market dynamics. For example, in Nordic countries such as Sweden and Denmark, there is a strong emphasis on minimalist and functional designs, reflecting the region's design heritage. On the other hand, countries like Italy and France are known for their luxury furniture brands and craftsmanship, which cater to customers seeking high-end and exclusive pieces.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
Several macroeconomic factors contribute to the growth and development of the furniture market in Europe. Firstly, the steady economic growth in the region has led to increased disposable income and consumer spending power, allowing customers to invest in furniture purchases. Additionally, low interest rates and favorable financing options have made it easier for customers to afford big-ticket furniture items. Furthermore, the growing trend of urbanization and the increasing number of people living in urban areas have also contributed to the demand for furniture in Europe. As more people move to cities, there is a need for furniture that is compact, space-saving, and adaptable to smaller living spaces. In conclusion, the Furniture market in Europe is experiencing growth and development driven by customer preferences for modern and stylish designs, as well as eco-friendly and sustainable materials. The rise of multifunctional furniture and the increasing popularity of online shopping are also key trends in the market. Local special circumstances and underlying macroeconomic factors, such as regional design heritage and economic growth, further contribute to the dynamics of the European furniture market.

Methodology

Data coverage:

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.

Forecasts:

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.

Additional Notes:

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.

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