According to the study, which saw 2,083 homeowners quizzed by interiors specialists Hillarys, the average person will spend £928 each year on home decor and accessories that they won't actually use.
Almost three-quarters of those asked said they had forked out for blankets or throws that had never been used (with an average cost of £97), with 64% spending money on candles that have never been lit (with a typical annual spend of £90).
Just under half (44%) of Brits splash the cash on lavish towels for their bathrooms, whilst 27% have spent unnecessary money (£20, to be precise) on jars filled with pasta and bowls of faux fruit. Most baffling of all is the discovery that almost a third (31%) of Brits will spend around £45 each year on movie posters that never make it as far as the wall.
Speaking about the survey data, Hillarys' Tara Hall commented: "Our homes say a lot about who we are as people, so there can be some pressure to try and impress guests with a certain look or particular items that we think say something about us. However, the costs soon add up, as our figures show".