Accessible Custom-Made Furniture: The Next Big Thing in Dubai’s Home & Garden Industry?

Introduction: H&G and the rise of custom-made furniture

2020 has brought with it significant changes, with a collective realization that the spaces we live in need to spark joy and be comfortable: both for our mental and physical health. 

Not only have people been spending more time at home, but offices have also been able to target flexibility and create more hybrid (or remote) models of working. At the same time, the Home & Garden (H&G) industry has also noticed significant growth in the renovation, redesigning, and refreshing of their current production tactics to fit into modern society – to achieve growth and more profitability to ‘fit the new normal’. 

Dubai has recently established itself as a hub of custom-made furniture – offering bespoke pieces to customers for the past few years. Although the trend is not a new one, with major furniture industry players such as Pottery Barn and West Elm offering custom-made furniture for years, other (smaller and medium-sized) furniture businesses and furniture makers in the UAE are slowly opting toward the trend to create bespoke pieces for their clientele. 

Statistics for custom furniture growth in 2030

According to Verified Market Reports, the market for Custom Home Furniture was valued at USD 102.3 billion in 2023 – estimated to reach a whopping USD 150.8 billion by 2030. 

As opposed to mass production, the custom-home furnishings fit right into your living space – with the kind of measurements, dimensions, colors, and themes you need to express your unique taste and functional requirements. 

The bespoke bedroom furniture or home furniture business focuses on using premium materials of your choice, with elaborate attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. What drives the custom-made furniture industry is the clients’ increasing preference for individualized living environments – and the growing need for distinct interiors that suit their needs. 

Crafting personalized furniture: dubai edition

Custom-made furniture has its own set of advantages as well – with the most appealing one being that it fits the dimensions of your home environment perfectly. 

Unlike ready-made furniture, custom-made furniture offers you the freedom to match your furniture to your room theme and aesthetic – creating a vision so unique that it stands out as part of your personality the moment someone walks through the door!

Since the Dubai H&G industry clientele seeks exclusivity and quality due to a growing disposable income, options for quality materials and colors are also increasing. From locally sourced woods to imported fabrics, everything is slowly and more readily available in these customized furniture shops.

While a few might perceive custom-made furniture as a luxury and not a necessity, the truth is that it does offer long-term value. These bespoke furniture items have durability and functionality – and they often become timeless designs.

The home & garden e-commerce trends

The home and garden industry includes home décor, furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom appliances, home office furniture, and gardening products. 

The industry has been booming because of real estate, an increase in homeownership, a major shift of interest into DIY projects, and the major contributor – The Pandemic Lockdown. The expansion of the real estate industry has also led to an increase in demand for custom-made furniture, where families are looking to decorate their homes their way – with furniture that truly resonates with them on a deeper level. Fast-changing lifestyles have offered people more disposable incomes and more home ownership, so there is a growing demand for lifestyle and home furnishing products to make living spaces more comfortable and welcoming. For now, custom-made wardrobes and custom sofa designs are topping the list.

Since the boom of hybrid and remote work models, more people are now working on creating home offices and need furniture and equipment to create corporate spaces in the comfort of their homes. 

Does customized furniture offer sustainability?

Consumers are now more conscious of their purchase decisions, and the impact on the environment of the things they buy. 

When looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, organic and sustainable products rule the clients’ hearts – such as items made from recycled materials and those designed to conserve water or energy. 

Vintage-inspired furniture has also gained popularity in recent years, with the use of Jute and Rattan to create lamps, storage boxes, and even sofas. There has also been a resurgence of classic garden flowers and plant varieties. 

What helped custom furniture gain popularity?

The home and garden industry includes home décor, furniture, lighting, kitchen and bathroom appliances, home office furniture, and gardening products. 

The industry has been booming because of real estate, an increase in homeownership, a major shift of interest into DIY projects, and the major contributor – The Pandemic Lockdown. The expansion of the real estate industry has also led to an increase in demand for custom-made furniture, where families are looking to decorate their homes their way – with furniture that truly resonates with them on a deeper level. Fast-changing lifestyles have offered people more disposable incomes and more home ownership, so there is a growing demand for lifestyle and home furnishing products to make living spaces more comfortable and welcoming. For now, custom-made wardrobes and custom sofa designs are topping the list.

Since the boom of hybrid and remote work models, more people are now working on creating home offices and need furniture and equipment to create corporate spaces in the comfort of their homes. 

The bottom line

For those who want to see what the hype of custom-made furniture is all about, Asghar Furniture offers bespoke pieces that truly speak to your soul. Take a look at some of our options for laser engraving, initial interior design consultations, and bespoke articles, and get in touch with us for a better understanding.

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