With the travel industry damaged significantly due to the pandemic, it is more likely that Brisbanites are looking forward to staying close to home during the summer. This is one major reason why home goods retailers and furniture sellers have experienced major spikes in the overall sale of outdoor furniture –along with other accessories like gardening, BBQs, pools, and others home related products. This is at a time when consumers are looking forward to making their respective staycations as fun as possible.
Currently, people are finding it as the best time of the year to celebrate with friends and family while restrictions are eased and house-parties are back on the cards. People are realising that the more time they continue to spend in their home, the more time they seek out things that would make the overall experience more fun and engaging. So there’s no wonder why the furniture industry in Brisbane has witnessed such an incredible spike in the number of outdoor furniture products sold during the pandemic.
People Spending More Time Outdoors
While most of the online or bricks and mortar furniture retailers observe the overall increase in the sales of outdoor furniture during springtime, the major spike currently has been driven by the global pandemic as people look forward to staying home more and as people spend significantly less on international and interstate travel.
In addition to the rising sales of specific outdoor items like outdoor sectionals, chaise lounges, fire pits, and others, furniture retailers have observed a huge rise in the sale of furniture pieces designed for apartment balconies and compact spaces.
So what’s popular right now in brizvegas?
- Wicker Outdoor Lounges: The ever-popular wicker outdoor lounge. Stunning in design, texture and feel. These outdoor lounges are all the rave right now, especially with a multitude of ‘hamptons-styled’ options on the market. Out of all the furniture options, wicker outdoor lounges have observed a major boost in sales this summer.
- Bar Settings: Bars and restaurants were off the ‘table’ (excuse the pun) for a long time. Instead of going out, people brought the ‘bar’ to them. With social distancing norms all around the major public places, you can have a great time with your close friends and family by installing proper bar settings outdoors. As you dine and drink, you can have a great time in the company of those you love.
- Pod Chairs: Okay, so this is probably one of the most popular items period. There is nothing more relaxing than a hammock – except for a Hanging Pod Chair. Pod chairs are the latest in outdoor furniture trends setting the bar high when it comes to enjoying your time outdoors. People have even started using these indoor.
- Dining Sets: Of course, gathering with friends and family is something we can all enjoy right now, so the humble outdoor dining table is a staple for every home. Enjoy a hearty meal while enjoying the company of friends and family.
About OFO Outdoor Furniture
OFO Outdoor Furniture is a boutique store manufacturing and providing a stunning range of outdoor furniture and decor products. Why shop at OFO? Beautiful products, high quality, highly rated and reviewed and fast delivery or store pickup (usually within days). OFO is a family-run business where you will experience incredible customer-service. Check out some of their reviews online. https://www.ofo.com.au/