In the case of the bedroom furniture sector, the market has
been more badly affected than the kitchen sector, perhaps
because of the higher profile of the kitchen in consumers’
minds or the continuing promotion by the national retailers
involved in that market. The bedroom market tends to be
driven to a greater extent by need, rather than desire, as
in the case of the kitchen furniture market for example,
although both sectors have suffered in recent years.
The market has been difficult and highly competitive and the report
examines the various aspects underpinning different sectors and driving
change in the industry and assesses the likely future prospects for the
sector through to 2016.
of bedroom furniture sectors,
including underlying growth factors, trends and
Why has the bedroom furniture market fared worse than
The changing role of the bedroom
as smaller homes put pressure to use space efficiently.
Growing need for multi-purpose furniture and
Development of niche sectors
such as children’s bedroom furniture and sliding wardrobe
door systems, together with an increase in demand for
multi-functional bedroom furniture since 2007.
Leading companies mentioned in the report include:
Alstons (Cabinets), Andrena
Furniture, Bebecar (UK), Canburg, Carlton Furniture, Charles
Barr Furniture, Chartley Furniture Design, Corndell Furniture
Co, Crown Products (Kent), Daval Furniture, Dean House, Ercol
Furniture, Eric Bates & Sons, Flexa Furniture, Gautier, H.
Morris & Co, Hammonds Furniture, Hülsta Furniture (UK),
Kingstown Holdings, Neville Johnson, Paragon Interior
Furniture, Sharps Bedrooms, Spacemaker Bedrooms, Stompa UK,
Strachan Furniture Makers, The Symphony Group, Thuka
Furniture, Whiteleaf Furniture, William Ball, Willis Gambier
(UK), Woodberry Bros and Haines, Wren Kitchens and Bathrooms.
Key areas covered in the report include:
UK domestic bedroom furniture market,
market definition, size and current situation 2006-2011,
recent market performance, factors underpinning demand and
Growth in imports and change in level of exports
2002 to 2011, supply mix and countries of origin of imports.
Key market influences,
including levels of construction, housing market, economic
trends, impact of global credit crisis, short-term prospects
and so on.
Future prospects – market size and forecast trends
up to 2016.
Trends in terms of fitted and freestanding furniture, home
office, recreational and multi-purpose furniture.
Overall UK furniture market size, key drivers and recent
Bedroom furniture by type,
i.e. fitted or freestanding, product mix and recent
Key factors driving growth and change in the industry
– pressure on space, demands
from children/youngsters, technology impacts, etc.
Product mix, flat pack and rigid
– market share, trends, driving factors etc.
Style and design trends,
growth in niche sectors, mix between contemporary and
i.e. storage, children’s and teenagers’ bedroom furniture
– shares, recent trends, future prospects, market drivers
Materials and finishes, share by materials and trends.
Changes in market structure
– consolidation in supply structure, growth of imports etc.
Major furniture manufacturers and suppliers
by turnover size and market share – recent changes, market
Major distribution channels,
and share by type of outlet – Furniture Multiples,
Independents, Mail Order/Catalogue, Specialists, Dept.
Stores/Variety Stores/DIY etc.
Key companies, by type of outlet
– major players.
Key growth areas
– prospects for 2012 and up to 2016.
Important developments in the major product and market
Review of key economic factors
impacting the market.