Here on the Futon Company Blog we often focus on macro trends as well as day-to-day interiors and lifestyle trends. Previous topics have focused on the ever-decreasing footprints of new houses, changes in home ownership and societal shifts in living patterns.
It’s a well-known fact that renting is on the increase among young people, and that getting a foot on the property ladder is becoming harder than ever for the 20 and 30-something generations. But little has been written about shifting trends in home ownership among the middle-aged.
According to a survey by the Office for National Statistics and the National Centre for Social Research, the number of middle-aged renters has doubled in the past decade, with more than a quarter of those in their late 30s and early 40s now renting. Those in their late 40s and early 50s are also renting in increased numbers.
This shift in home ownership can be attributed to a range of factors including insecure wages and relationship splits.
Futon Company says: With renting on the increase across all age groups it’s likely that the average person will move house more frequently than in previous decades. Whether you rent or own your own place, it’s always good to have regular clear-outs so you don’t accumulate too much stuff. What’s more, if you regularly move home it’s a good idea to invest in lightweight and versatile furniture than be easily moved from home to home and room to room. Our Leaning Furniture range is ideally designed to be moved around. What’s more, it works well in all different rooms around the home.