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  • Published In : Mar 2024
  • Code : CMI6197
  • Pages :140
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  • Industry : Consumer Goods

Market Size and Trends

Global decorative shelves market is estimated to be valued at USD 7.35 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 12.68 Bn by 2031, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1% from 2024 to 2031.

Decorative Shelves Market Key Factors

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Decorative shelves are becoming increasingly popular interior décor items worldwide. With modern lifestyles and small homes, decorative shelves provide much-needed storage solutions without taking up excessive floor space. Customers are looking to outfit living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices with attractive shelf units that can neatly organize and display books, photos, plants, and trinkets. styles. Minimalist designs made of wood, metal, or stone that complement contemporary interiors witnesses’ huge demand. Growth in online shopping and furniture retail has also boosted the availability of decorative shelf options for homeowners to choose from. With continued urbanization and premiumization of homes, the decorative shelves market is well-positioned for further expansion in the coming years.

 Focus on home decor and interior designing

With people spending more time at home due to remote working and restrictions on socializing outside, there has been a significant focus on home decor and interior designing. Many people want to improve the aesthetics of their homes and make the indoor spaces more attractive and comfortable. Decorative shelves play an important role in achieving an organized and stylish look for living rooms, bedrooms, home offices, and others. These provide surfaces to neatly display favorite collected items like books, photo frames, plants and other decorative pieces. This allows people to customize their shelf units according to the theme, color scheme and overall vibe of different rooms. Special multipurpose shelves made of wood, metal or other materials having adjustable levels are very useful for optimizing storage spaces. Realizing the impact of smart storage solutions on the home environment, many individuals have been purchasing stylish wall-mounted or free-standing decorative shelves to rearrange and beautify their interior spaces. This growing demand is expected to significantly benefit the decorative shelves market. Growing construction sector is expected to drive the market growth as decorative shelves are uses in the home decorations. For instance, in India, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) or The ‘Housing for all by 2022’ schemes was launched in 2015. These programs aim to provide affordable housing to all citizens by 2022. Moreover, China is the world’s largest producer of plywood, owing to the economical labor, simple technology, and local machine suppliers.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Decorative Shelves Market Concentration By Players

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Increased popularity of DIY home furnishing projects

The lockdowns has provided more time for indoor hobbies and creative pursuits, leading to increase in do-it-yourself home furnishing projects. Many people are engaging in activities like refurbishing old furniture, crafting decorative items, and giving a makeover to their living areas. Decorative shelves play a major role in such projects as these can be customized according to the actual requirements and aesthetics of spaces. Individuals are taking up shelf building as enjoyable activities involving woodwork, carpentry, painting and installation. Attractive pallet shelves, wall displays, floating cabinets and storage towers made from recycled wood, glass, metal pipes, and others have become popular. Furthermore, ready-to-assemble shelf kits are providing ease of creating stylish furniture without expertise. YouTube tutorials and DIY blogs are fueling innovative shelf designing ideas. The popularity of unique, handcrafted home décor incorporating shelves is expected to drive continuous interest in this furniture category. People want to match their interest in Do-It-Yourself projects with making creative updates in their living environments.

Decorative Shelves Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Changing Consumer preferences

Global decorative shelves market faces several challenges. Consumer preferences are constantly evolving as new styles emerge, thus, requiring manufacturers to continually innovate their product offerings. In addition, many consumers now purchase furniture and home décor products online, increasing pressure on retailers to offer competitive shipping and delivery options. Materials costs can also fluctuate, impacting manufacturers' margins. The market remains commodity-driven to some extent, with price competition remaining fierce among many competitors, both large and small.

 Market Opportunities: Population growth and the formation of new households

More consumers are undertaking remodeling projects and looking to update outdated furniture, thus, creating steady demand. Population growth and the formation of new households mean the need for furnished living spaces will continue increasing. Niche segments like customized or handcrafted shelves appeal to consumers seeking unique pieces. Improving economic conditions typically translate to greater spending on discretionary home products.

Decorative Shelves Market By Product Type

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Insights, By Product Type: Convenience and Utility Drive Wall-mounted Shelves' Popularity

 In terms of product type, wall-mounted shelves segment is estimated to contribute the 31.1% share of the market in 2024, owing to their convenience and utility. Unlike other decorative shelf options that take up floor space, wall-mounted shelves make ingenious use of underutilized wall areas. This allows homeowners and businesses to display books, movies, collectibles and small decorative items without cramping walkways or tabletops. Wall-mounting also makes shelves easy to install without permanent damage to walls. These can be rearranged or removed with minimum effort.Wall shelves are also highly versatile - these come in different depths, widths and materials to suit any decor style and space configuration. Their suspended design keeps delicate items dust-free when not in use. Overall, wall-mounted shelves check many boxes for style, storage and functionality - explaining their broad appeal and dominance.

Insights, By Material Type: Heritage and Craft Drive Wood's Popularity

In terms of material type, wood segment is estimated to contribute the 39.9% share of the market due to its heritage and craft appeal. Wood exudes warmth, richness and quality that man-made substitutes struggle to replicate. It evokes nostalgia for antique furnishings and enhances a room's aesthetic value. Many woods like oak, walnut and mahogany become more beautiful with age as their grains deepen in color and texture over time. This longevity is attractive to environmentally-conscious buyers. Wood craftsmanship is also prized as an art form. Unique finishes, joinery techniques and natural imperfections make every wooden shelf a one-of-a-kind piece. This artisanal element adds to wood's desirability despite its higher cost. Socially, wood decor represents prestige and luxury since it is perceived as a long-lasting, potentially heirloom-quality material. These intrinsic qualities have kept wood at the forefront of the decorative shelves market.

Insights, By End Use: Home Entertainment Drives Residential Segment

In terms of end use, the residential segment is estimated to contribute the 51.1% share of the market due to the growing importance of home entertainment. As people spend more leisure time at home to save money or due to remote working/learning trends, people look to enrich their living spaces. Decorative shelving meets this need by improving storage for entertainment devices as well as displaying accessories aesthetically. Shelves to hold media devices, gaming consoles and streaming sticks have huge popularity. Floating shelves elegantly stage family photos, movies and curios near entertainment areas. Curio cabinets and display cabinets preserve collections, books and decorative accents for easy viewing. Overall shelving enhances the multi-functional, Instagram-worthy appeal of home theaters, game rooms and living rooms - a priority as people invest more in their private sanctuaries. This shifts demand towards residential decorative shelving over commercial segments that saw reduced occupancy during the pandemic. Customizable shelving continues to enable comfortable, inspiring living even when time indoors increases.

Regional Insights

Decorative Shelves Market Regional Insights

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North America region currently dominates the global decorative shelves market with estimated 42.9% share in 2024 owing to a well-established industry presence and strong consumer demand in this region. With countries such as the U.S. and Canada having higher per-capita incomes and major global brands having sizable operations, the demand for various decorative and storage home furnishing products including decorative shelves remains robust. Several large retailers offer a vast array in styles, designs and materials of decorative shelves to appeal to different customer segments. Ease of availability through both online and brick-and-mortar channels has made decorative shelves a popular choice for homes and offices. Cross-border trade within the region also supplements market growth.

Asia Pacific region excluding Japan is witnessing the fastest growth in the decorative shelves market due to rising disposable incomes, growing urbanization and changing lifestyles and home decor trends. Several Asian economies have witnessed rapid GDP growth over the past decade with the expansion of middle-income populations interested in home decor upgrades. E-commerce is gaining widespread penetration in the region and younger consumers are readily adopting online shopping habits. Local manufacturers have strengthened their presence by offering decorative shelving products customized to local tastes at competitive pricing.

Market Report Scope

Decorative Shelves Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 7.35 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 to 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 8.1% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 12.68 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Wall-mounted shelves, Floating shelves, Corner shelves, Curio cabinets, Display cabinets, Bookcases, Others
  • By Material Type: Wood, Glass, Metal, Rattan/Wicker, Plastic/Acrylic, Others
  • By End Use: Residential, Commercial (Retail stores, Hotels, Offices, Others)
  • By Distribution Channel: Offline (Furniture stores, Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Specialty stores, Others) and Online 
Companies covered:

IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, Amazon, Target, Walmart, AtHome, Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, Ashley Furniture, Ethan Allen, Bob's Discount Furniture, Havertys, Raymour & Flanigan, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland's, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx

Growth Drivers:
  • Focus on home decor and interior designing
  • Increased popularity of DIY home furnishing projects 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Changing Consumer preferences
  • Availability of substitutes products

Key Developments

  • In June 2023, NILO, a deep tech company, entered into a development and access agreement with Inter IKEA. NILO has developed and patented a plastic waste-derived adhesive for use in the production of wood-based boards. This collaboration signifies a step towards sustainable practices in the production of wood-based products
  • Crate & Barrel introduced Loring Wall Mirror with Shelves - a multifunctional décor piece with antique mirror and wire mesh shelves in February 2022. It showcases trending retro-modern styles. Crate & Barrel is a well-known retail chain that offers a variety of stylish furniture, kitchenware, and home essentials. The company is recognized for providing modern furniture, textiles, kitchen, tableware, and home decor. With over 100 stores in North America and franchise partners in 9 countries, Crate & Barrel, along with its brands Crate & Kids and CB2, is an international destination for lasting, modern home products.
  • IKEA launched the Lagkapten range of wall-mounted shelves made from recycled materials like plastic bottles and cork in June 2022. It highlights company’s focus on sustainability. IKEA, a Sweden-based multinational conglomerate, is the world's largest furniture retailer since 2008. Founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA is known for its Scandinavian design, ready-to-assemble furniture, textiles, lighting, and home decor products
  • Amazon partnered with home furnishing brand White Winston Select to expand availability of its decorative shelves on Amazon online stores in February 2022

*Definition: Decorative shelves market consists of companies that manufacture and sell decorative shelving units for residential and commercial use. Decorative shelves come in various styles, materials, sizes and designs to complement interior decor and storage needs. These are meant for displaying art, books, collectibles, photos and other household or office items in an aesthetically pleasing way. Decorative shelves can be made of wood, metal, glass or composite materials and often include aesthetic design elements beyond basic function.

Market Segmentation

  •  Product Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Wall-mounted shelves
    • Floating shelves
    • Corner shelves
    • Curio cabinets
    • Display cabinets
    • Bookcases
    • Others
  •  Material Type Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Wood
    • Glass
    • Metal
    • Rattan/Wicker
    • Plastic/Acrylic
    • Others
  •  End Use Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Residential
    • Commercial
      • Retail stores
      • Hotels
      • Offices
      • Others
  •  Distribution Channel Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Offline
      • Furniture stores
      • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
      • Specialty stores
      • Others
    • Online
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • IKEA
    • Crate & Barrel
    • Wayfair
    • Amazon
    • Target
    • Walmart
    • AtHome
    • Lowe's
    • Home Depot
    • Costco
    • Ashley Furniture
    • Ethan Allen
    • Bob's Discount Furniture
    • Havertys
    • Raymour & Flanigan
    • Nebraska Furniture Mart
    • Pier 1 Imports
    • Kirkland's
    • Tuesday Morning
    • TJ Maxx

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of global decorative shelves market is projected to be 8.1% from 2024 to 2031.

 Focus on home decor and interior designing and increased popularity of DIY home furnishing projects are the major factor driving the growth of global decorative shelves market.

Changing consumer preferences and availability of substitutes products are the major factor hampering the growth of global decorative shelves market.

In terms of product type, wall-mounted shelves segment is estimated to dominate the market in 2024.

IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, Amazon, Target, Walmart, AtHome, Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, Ashley Furniture, Ethan Allen, Bob's Discount Furniture, Havertys, Raymour & Flanigan, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland's, Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the global decorative shelves market. .

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