Consumer sentiment is sunnier than it has been in nine months, according to the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters.
New retailer orders for furniture rose 2 percent in January, compared with January 2013, and 8 percent over December, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey.
Furniture retailers are sitting on their inventory longer, according to a recent data survey from Sageworks.
U.S. retail sales climbed an adjusted 0.3 percent last month for the first time in three months, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Retailers ordered 5 percent more furniture in December 2013 than December 2012, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey.
U.S. retail sales dropped 0.4 percent in January, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The National Retail Federation is predicting U.S. retail sales will increase 4.1 percent in 2014.