Home Furnishings Stores

Home Furnishings Stores

Overview

The 18,700 home furnishings retailers in the US sell housewares, tableware, giftware, d├ęcor, linens, lighting, floor coverings, and window treatments. Home furnishings include most home-related goods, but exclude furniture. Companies that specialize in general home furnishings account for 43% of industry revenue; floor coverings retailers are 49%; window treatment retailers are 8%.

Competition From Alternative Retailers

Home furnishings stores face competition from a variety of alternative retailers, including mass merchandisers, department stores, Internet-based and catalog retailers, outlet stores, and home shopping networks.

Demand Driven By Trends

The home furnishings market is influenced by trends and fads related to fashion.