A desk walking pad is a compact, low-speed treadmill engineered to fit under a desk, offering users the ability to walk while working. Amidst global work-from-home trends, people have been repurposing their home spaces and investing in ergonomic office solutions like these treadmills.
Hommey is an Australian-based online retailer that provides a broad range of home goods and decor intended to enhance living spaces. It offers trendy pieces that serve to complement and enrich various indoor and outdoor spaces. Hommey's products, crafted from natural and recyclable materials, align excellently with trend toward locally sourced and sustainable products.
A jumping spider enclosure is a specifically designed habitat for housing jumping spiders, usually comprised of features to mimic their natural environment. The trend towards such exotic pets, like jumping spiders, has truly spiked as people have found unique companions in these creatures due to spending more time at home.
Fezibo is a brand known for their innovative standing desks that aim to promote ergonomic work environments. Increasing advocacy from companies for workspace wellness has brought about a surge in demand for ergonomic furniture like those offered by Fezibo.
AndaSeat is a company recognized for producing top-quality gaming chairs, office chairs, and other accessories typically used for video gaming or desk work. An unexpected rise in its popularity is observed due to widespread remote work that has turned people's focus towards ergonomically designed chairs, like the ones from AndaSeat, aimed at promoting good posture and doubling as home office chairs.
Under desk treadmills are specialized fitness machines that integrate with a standing desk, allowing people to walk or jog while they work. They have notably grown in popularity due to the rise in remote work, providing an opportunity for individuals to incorporate exercise into their daily work routines.
Anti cat scratch products, including tapes, sprays, and furniture protectors, are designed to deter cats from scratching furniture and other household surfaces. Advancements in animal behavioral research have enabled manufacturers to develop products that are increasingly effective against cat scratch.
Japandi style is a term used to describe a design style that is a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian design. The style is characterized by its simplicity, minimalism, and use of natural materials.
A washable rug is a rug that can be easily cleaned by being washed in a washing machine. This is a convenient feature for those who have pets or small children, as it can be difficult to clean traditional rugs by hand.
The Togo sofa is an iconic sofa designed by Michel Ducaroy and produced by the French furniture company Ligne Roset in the 1970s. The sofa's unique design features a distinct curvature with ruffled crevices.
Travertine tables are tables that are made from travertine, and are often used as outdoor tables because of their natural beauty and durability. Travertine is a type of limestone that is often used in building and landscaping.
Kaiyo is an online marketplace for used furniture, offering a platform to buy and sell pre-loved items. A significant increase in people wanting to reduce their environmental impact, has resulted in a surge in buying secondhand furniture. The recent popularity of vintage and eclectic styles has also dramatically increased interest in used furniture markets like Kaiyo.
A Montessori floor bed is a bed that is designed to be low to the ground, promoting independence and mobility in children. The bed is typically made of wood and is often used in Montessori schools and homes.
Castlery furniture is a modern furniture company with presence in Singapore, Australia, and United States. The company offers a wide range of furniture from sofas to beds, and is known for its digital-first approach and DTC (direct-to-consumer) model.
MCM tables are tables that are designed in the style of the MCM (Mid Century Modern) movement that became popular after WWII (1945). The tables are characterized by their simple, clean lines, minimalist aesthetic, and use of natural materials.
An arch mirror is a mirror that is designed with a curved top and bottom. The mirror is meant to be hung on a wall in an arch or curve shape. The design is said to add interest and drama to a room.
An entryway shoe rack is a rack that is designed to store shoes near the front door of a house. The rack typically has several shelves or compartments for holding shoes and can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, or plastic.
Homary is an online platform that focuses on furniture and home furnishings. The platform connects consumers with manufacturers worldwide and offers a wide range of home improvement products, including furniture, home decor, lighting, and storage.
A drink table is a piece of furniture that is designed to hold beverages and snacks. The table typically has a number of compartments and shelves to store drinks and food, as well as a surface that is meant for placing drinks.
Trend Highlight – The Fascinating Rise of Bed Frame Headboards
This furniture trend is, surprisingly, driven by the software industry. The average American spends 5 hours every day watching TV and, as streaming takes off, content goes from statically on the wall to being portable on laptops, tablets, and phones.
While the bedroom used to be predominalty for sleeping, sex and reading, consumers are increasingly spending time in their bedrooms watching TV, on social media, or playing games. And bed frames with headboards make it easier to stare at a screen for a longer period of time. In fact, as the streaming wars started heating up in the late 2000’s, searches and discussion around bed frames with headboards also started seeing an inflection.
Many other trends we’ve featured play into this one: blue light blocking glasses, which have grown 300% since we featured them 1.5 years ago, help consumers spend more time in front of screens before bed and avoid the effects of the blue light on their sleep. Even wedge pillows, whose popularity has doubled over the past year, are sometimes listed for sale with photos of models holding phones above their heads while laying on the pillow. Rising demand for posture correctors as well, is often cited as a response to too many hours staring at screens, hunched over or in bed.
Bed frames with headboards have been growing for years but were strongly accelerated by the pandemic. When it first hit, investors expected something like a typical recession, where spending drops fastest for durable, discretionary purchases like furniture. As a result, Wayfair’s stock price dropped from $93 at the start of the year to $21 per share at the low in March. Since then, it’s become apparent that the pandemic set off an unprecedented furniture-buying spree, and Wayfair’s stock is up over 12x since the low.
Trend Highlight – Why Montessori Beds Are Surging In Popularity
When the offerings in the floor-level bed frame category started to look too out-of-date, consumers who wouldn’t settle went as far as to buy normal bed frames that fit their aesthetic then saw off the legs to make them floor-level. Many buyers had to resort to this DIY approach as an indirect result of furniture economics: since shipping is so expensive, companies standardize, and that means sometimes missing out on niche markets.
And as floor-level bed frames are becoming more popular as a result of growing interest in Montessori, growing demand is centered around the term “montessori bed”. Like keto bread and beauty fridges, it’s a way to rebrand an existing product and charge more for it—in this case, literally charging more for less, since a Montessori bed uses less material than a standard bed.
The Montessori method recommends low-placed beds for a few reasons: aside from the safety benefit of preventing falls, a low-placed bed makes it easier for kids to get into and out of bed without help from adults, leading to greater independence.
Montessori as a childcare trend has been beneficial for sellers of toys, puzzles, and other children's products because one element of it is rotating toy availability. As kids mature, some of their more basic toys get put away, while other toys come into and out of their room to keep them interested. This helps keep toy spending per child high, while the practice of keeping toys out of rotation reduces clutter. Since a cluttered room can inhibit spending even if the toys aren't especially fun any more, Montessori is able to both create demand for new spending and remove an obstacle to it.
Trend Highlight – Why Entryway Cabinets Are So Popular
The furniture industry has been around for so long that most of the new developments are spurred by changes outside of furnishings. Bed frames with headboards, for example, have gotten more popular as the bed increasingly becomes a place to consume media or work on a laptop.
Entryway cabinets are growing, in part, for similar reasons: For one, the proliferation of voice-controlled devices for home control means consumers are placing these devices near their front doors, often alongside the increasingly common front door smart security systems.
Entryways are also the point of transition from the outside world to being at home and, as phones become more addictive, some consumers increasingly report leaving them at the door, a way to pre-commit to a less screen-mediated experience at home. It’s one of many growing solutions to distraction, from time-tracking apps to technology sabbaths to keeping devices in do-not-disturb mode or in grayscale mode.
Trend Highlight – Washable Rugs
Normally, there’s a tradeoff between the enjoyment and social clout of nice home furnishings and the worry that they’ll get damaged. Ruggable means that a spilled drink doesn’t stop the party, and that a muddy dog doesn’t ruin the centerpiece of the living room.
Rugs are notoriously difficult to clean, and they’re often bigger than a home washing machine can handle. So a stained rug tends to get relegated to a less-used room, or thrown away altogether. Ruggable is a direct-to-consumer company that offers a two-piece rug; the top can be detached and washed separately from the rest, making it much more convenient to clean.
This focus on stain-proofing gives ruggable a chance to lean in to one of the strongest trends in social media: posts with cute pets or cute babies get clicks. Since pets and kids are two major sources of stains, it’s entirely legitimate that Ruggable’s 1.2M-follower strong Instagram account features plenty of dogs, cats, and tots.
Ruggable benefited from another external shift: direct-to-consumer mattress companies and furniture sites like Wayfair have normalized the practice of ordering home decor without seeing it in person first. Ruggable has also gotten a tailwind from the pandemic. In a normal year, over 30 million people move, but the pandemic led to a faster pace of relocation. When people move, they’re less likely to bring bulky, relatively low-value items like old rugs with them; Ruggable advertises accordingly, and one of their site’s top referrers is realtor.com
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