New orders for furniture rose 12 percent in October compared with October 2013. That's according to the latest Furniture Insights report.
Inquiries for interior design projects are at their highest in three years, according to the American Society of Interior Designers’ Interior Design Billings Index.
Overall sales for the bedding and furniture industry through the third quarter of 2014 have increased by 2.6 percent over the same period in 2013.
Holiday shoppers took advantage of deep discounting and early sales to lift retail spending in November.
World consumption of furniture for 2015 is forecasted to grow by 3.4 percent compared with this year, according to the new "World Furniture Outlook 2015" report from CSIL Center for Industrial Studies in Milan.
Retailers ordered 8 percent more furniture in September 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Furniture Insights report.
Third quarter furniture and bedding sales are up 2.4 percent this year compared to the third quarter sales from last year.