BlueWeave Consulting, a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, in its recent study, estimated the India online furniture and home Decor market size at USD 25.18 billion in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, BlueWeave expects India Online furniture and Home Decor market size to grow at a CAGR of 4.08% reaching a value of USD 32.02 billion by 2029. Major growth drivers for the India online furniture and home decor market include an increasing internet penetration, changing consumer preferences, and the convenience offered by online shopping platforms. The rapid expansion of internet access and smartphone penetration in India has played a crucial role in the growth of the online furniture and home decor market. As more people gain access to the internet, online shopping platforms become more widely available, leading to a rise in the online purchase of furniture and home decor items. Notably, the convenience offered by online shopping platforms has resonated with Indian consumers, who now prefer the ease of browsing through a wide range of options, comparing prices, and making informed purchasing decisions from the comfort of their homes. Also, the rapid urbanization and rising disposable income among the middle-class population have fueled the demand for furniture and home decor products, as urban dwellers with higher purchasing power seek to enhance their living spaces. These factors combined have contributed to the growth and success of the India online furniture and home decor market. However, the factors such as intense competition from offline channels and logistics management challenges leading to higher overhead costs are anticipated to restrain the overall market growth during the forecast period.
India Online Furniture and Home Decor Market – Overview
India online furniture and home decor market refers to the virtual marketplace where consumers can browse, select, and purchase various furniture and home decor products through online platforms and e-commerce websites. This market encompasses a wide range of items, including but not limited to furniture pieces like sofas, beds, tables, chairs, cabinets, and storage solutions, as well as home decor accessories such as lighting fixtures, rugs, curtains, wall art, and decorative accents. The online nature of this market enables consumers to explore and shop for these products conveniently from their preferred digital devices, accessing a vast array of options, comparing prices, reading customer reviews, and making purchases with doorstep delivery services. The market’s growth is fueled by factors such as increasing internet penetration, changing consumer preferences, convenience, discounts and promotions, and technological advancements that enhance the online shopping experience. Also, to support vendors in the development of sustainable home furnishings, various legal agencies such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Furnishing Council (SFC) offer guidance and assistance. For instance, the SFC aids furniture manufacturers in adopting sustainable practices to reduce carbon emissions and waste stream pollutants, while also discouraging the use of non-recyclable materials in the production of home decor items. This particular trend is expected to positively influence the market’s growth during the forecast period.
Impact of COVID-19 on India Online Furniture and Home Decor Market
COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the India online furniture and home decor market. With lockdowns and social distancing measures in place, consumers increasingly turned to online platforms for their furniture and home decor needs. This led to a surge in online purchases as people spent more time at home and sought to improve their living spaces. Additionally, the pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual reality-based visualization tools and online consultations to enhance the online shopping experience. However, disruptions in the supply chain and logistics posed challenges, and some consumers faced delays in product deliveries.
India Online Furniture and Home Decor Market – By Furnishings & Home Decor
Based on furnishings & home decor, the India online furniture and home decor market is segmented into Textiles (Linen, Curtains, Cushions & Covers), Table Decor & Wall Decor, Mattresses, Lighting, and Others (including Spiritual, Flooring) segments. The textiles segment held the highest market share by furnishings & home decor due to its significant role in enhancing the aesthetics and comfort of living spaces. The textiles segment includes linen, curtains, and cushions & covers. Consumers have a strong demand for various textile products such as curtains, rugs, cushions, and beddings to personalize their home interiors. The segment offers a wide range of options in terms of patterns, colors, and textures, allowing consumers to find the perfect fit for their preferences. Online platforms provide convenience and a vast selection of textile products, enabling consumers to easily explore, compare, and purchase these items. The combination of their decorative value, versatility, and the convenience of online shopping contribute to the textiles segment’s dominance in the market.
Major players operating in the India online furniture and home decor market include Pepperfry, HomeTown, Home Centre, At Home by Nilkamal, Godrej Interio, Urban Ladder (Reliance Retail), IKEA, Space Wood, and Durian. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.
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