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These are the items you're most likely to buy - but never use - in your home

New research has found the average Brit spends £928 annually on décor they never use...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 18-01-2019 09:00am

New research has found the typical Brit will spend £1,000 each year on homeware that they never actually get round to using.

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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.

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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).

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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.


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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".

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Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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