• Anne-Marie Earl

Monday Stat: Consumers Looking for Decorative Accents


According to the 2017 Gift Book Consumer Survey, 72 percent of consumers plan to purchase decorative accents in the coming year, and 71 percent plan to purchase decorative pillows, throws and area rugs. 58 percent plan to purchase wall art, and 49 percent plan to purchase lighting. With these stats in mind, retailers will do well to carry inexpensive pieces for consumers to freshen their existing décor, including textiles, wall art and lighting. For more insights, read the digital version of 2017’s Gift Book.

Anne Marie EarlAnne-Marie Earl | Managing Editor

Anne-Marie covers news and trends related to the home, tabletop, bath & body and gourmet categories of the gift industry and serves as managing editor for both print and digital publications.

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