Article: Christopher George
Research: Believe Housing
Finding the right furniture and home décor that satisfies the renovation you had in mind requires a lot of time, energy, and creativity. Regardless of whether it is fashion or homeware, trends come and go. These flat wooden structures are commonly used for the transportation and display of goods in the likes of supermarkets and storage facilities. However, have you ever thought of a pallet table or sofa? Recent Google search data find that ‘pallet furniture’ is becoming an increasingly searched term across the UK, with the term increasing from just 4,400 searches in January 2019, to 74,000 by May 2020.
Although a wooden pallet doesn’t sound like the comfiest surface to sleep on every night, it does make for a stylish and rustic frame for a low-platformed mattress to be placed on. So much so that the term ‘pallet bed frames’ has dramatically increased on Google over the last year, going from being searched 720 times in January 2019, to 1,600 times in August 2020. As for the term ‘pallet bed’, this is found to be increasingly talked about. This term rose from 5,400 searches in January 2019 to 12,100 searches in August 2020.
The term ‘pallet tables’ has experienced significant increases in monthly search volumes from January 2019, accounting for 880 searches, to 6,600 searches in May 2020. It seems the nation is looking for creative new coffee tables too, with the term ‘pallet coffee tables’ increasing from 1,600 searches in January 2019, to 4,400 searches in May 2020.
As for the exteriors of our homes, it appears the nation adore the woodland, cottage-style feel that pallet furniture captures. The term ‘pallet garden furniture’ has found to be an increasingly searched for choice of décor, with the term increasing from 1,300 searches in January 2019, to 14,800 searches in June 2020. For those that are looking for a new addition to your deck area, the term ‘pallet sofa’ has excelled in popularity over the years. The phrase was searched for 880 times in January 2019, rising to 12,100 searches in July 2020.
A pallet sofa provides a stylish touch to your back-garden furniture. To save time on figuring out how to DIY your pallet sofa, you could purchase a one pre-made from a supplier and then add your own décor to it once it arrives. For example, get creative with colours and paint it to match your garden aesthetic. Or, purchase a variety of cushions and throws to add to it.
When it comes to quirky home décor, there is inspiration wherever you look. Since the UK has a newfound adoration for pallet-crafted furniture, learn a new DIY skill this winter and assemble a timeless furniture piece that is unique to your home.