Home Living products range from 'big ticket items' (furniture, floor coverings, curtains and blinds) to smaller house-wares (china, cutlery and glassware). There are 240 furniture stores; 138 fabric and soft goods retailers; and 111 outlets selling floor coverings in South Australia.
Retailers may specialise in one product (for example mattresses or rugs) or offer a range of complementary items - such as furniture, carpet, blinds and decorative accessories. Apart from new homeowners and people replacing household items, businesses are also key customers. More than 6,700 South Australians are employed in furniture, floor coverings, house-ware and textile goods retailing.
Australians spend more than $4.1 billion a year on furniture, $2.6 billion on fabric retailing (such as bed linen and curtains), $2.3 billion on floor coverings and $1.3 billion on house-wares.
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