Exhibitions in China for Home & Lifestyle

China’s home décor and lifestyle industry finds itself in an enviable place; its growth assured by the powerful combination of increased urbanization, rising incomes, and cocooning trends. As the nation rapidly produces new billionaires, the local population is increasingly seeking high-quality, creative, customized and niche brands to enhance their interiors. This spike in demand positions China as a dynamic market for home decor and furniture consumption, second only to the United States in profitability. The home decor market in China is on a robust growth trajectory. Despite the global disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this sector remained resilient, achieving an annual revenue of $19.37 billion in 2023. Projections for 2024 estimate revenue to reach $20.23 billion, with an annual growth rate of 9.26% from 2023 to 2027. The modern Chinese consumer is increasingly driven by the concepts of quiet luxury, sustainability and niche discovery. As they spend more time at home, particularly during and after the pandemic, there is a heightened focus on creating comfortable and aesthetically pleasing living spaces. Per capita spending on home decor items such as decorations, carpets and candles has only increased as a result. For brands looking to penetrate the Chinese market, strategic collaborations with local showrooms, distributors and architects can significantly enhance market presence and speed up brand acceptance. Foreign brands should leverage platforms like Xiaohongshu (Little Red Book) to drum up brand awareness through influencer campaigns. Product placements with Chinese celebrities remain one of the fastest ways to achieve growth and visibility. Western home decor brands continue to thrive in China, appealing to consumers with their unique European styles and high-end materials. Notable brands include IKEA Group, Devialet, Artemide, Glas Italia and Baccarat. Regardless of point of origin, brands are best suited for success, if they embrace green materials and sustainable manufacturing practices.

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