Study reveals householders' furniture quirks

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A new study has revealed that many of us have a surprisingly strong affection for our household furniture, although leading online furniture retailer Furnishing Homes suggested that perhaps this isn't quite as surprising as it might seem.

A new study has revealed that many of us have a surprisingly strong affection for our household furniture, although leading online furniture retailer Furnishing Homes suggested that perhaps this isn't quite as surprising as it might seem.

The survey, carried out by Furniture Production, found among other things that furniture could be a potential divorce battleground for many - more than half of respondents participating in the survey said they would most likely fight to retain their most treasured items of household furniture in the event of a break-up with their partner.

Perhaps more surprising is the finding that 25 per cent of respondents would rescue their most prized piece of furniture in the event of a fire, potentially putting their own safety at risk to do so.

"Here at Furnishing Homes we know just how dramatic a difference good furniture can make to a home - so we're not all that surprised that so many people are so attached to their own furniture," said Simon Jones, Sales Manager at Furnishing Homes. "Having said that, even we were a little surprised to learn that so many said they'd go back into their burning house to rescue furniture - but nevertheless, that goes to show just how much people value good home furnishing."

According to the Furniture Production survey, 51 per cent of those polled said they either owned a chair they wouldn’t allow other people to sit in or had a relative who did likewise. Just under a third - 32 per cent - of respondents said they owned heirloom furniture which they didn't use themselves but still weren't prepared to dispose of.

In addition, 12 per cent of respondents said they'd be prepared to salvage an item of furniture from the rubbish, while 3.5 per cent had either destroyed or damaged furniture cherished by other people during arguments.

To see for yourself just what's on offer at Furnishing Homes, simply visit the website at http://www.furnishinghomes.co.uk/ today.

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