A recent survey has looked into how often the UK redecorates, and revealed the age group that does this the most
The survey, conducted by Anglian Home Improvements, found 48 per cent of young people would move out of their parents' home between 18-25 and would subsequently look to keep their homes 'on trend'. This, perhaps explains why it was those between the ages of 18-24 who are most likely to redecorate – amazingly, 35 per cent said they do this every 12 weeks.
37 per cent of 18-24-year olds are in debt, already owing an average of £2,989 (excluding student loans and mortgages). However, with 92 per cent of people in that age-group saying their home is on-trend at least some of the time, it seems many prioritise having a fashionable home.
At the other end of the scale, it is those aged between 55 and 64 who are the most likely to 'never' redecorate (14 per cent), as they believe their interiors "will come back into fashion eventually".
Half of those (51 per cent) in this age group also say they don't follow trends.
The study also investigated the most popular interior trends in UK homes, and found they are:
- Wooden features and items (40 per cent)
- Wall art (37 per cent)
- Copper items (20 per cent)
- Succulent plants (18 per cent)
- Brightly-coloured front doors (17 per cent)
A huge 91 per cent of millennials have said they have at least one of the UK's hottest interior trends in their home. They also want to include the most fashion-forward, up-and-coming trends including brightly-coloured front doors (26 per cent) and sage green colour schemes (22 per cent), both of which are proving big hits this year.
Brits feel the most important room for decor is the living room (70 per cent), followed by the kitchen (nine per cent), whilst 18-24 year olds showed more interest in the bedroom (18 per cent).
Liza Wrigley, Digital Marketing Manager at Anglian Home Improvements, said: "Young people tend to move out of the family home between the ages of 18 and 24, and our research suggests they make having a stylish house a priority. While it seems that many young people feel you need to redecorate every few months to stay on-trend, following classic styles with just a few choice on-trend items can ensure your house stays perfectly fashionable, and provides excellent value for money too."