Flatpack Feuds and Decorating Dramas

By Matt Beswick || Posted May 13, 2021

We have all experienced difficult decorating decisions when living in or owning a property. What colour should we paint the walls or is that wardrobe going to fit through the door? There is usually a lot of work to be done – especially when first moving in – but flatpack furniture can often be a more accessible and affordable option to furnish a home.

While DIY, decor decisions and building flatpacks can all become very stressful on their own, it may also be the first time working together with someone on a project like this. Whether it’s taking four hours to build a TV unit that was only meant to take 30 minutes, or disagreeing over the paint colour in the hallway – decorating can cause rifts in households.

Flatpack furniture can be so off-putting that 40% of the people we surveyed said they would pay for furniture that was already built and 18% of people have actually paid someone in the past to build their flatpack furniture for them. We offer a flatpack assembly service for those households without the right tools or even time, with the most popular items being wardrobes, beds and even dining tables.

We have surveyed 1,000 UK respondents and asked them questions about their previous experiences with home improvement. Find out below how many people have come close to breaking point and who’s even fallen out with family!


The research was conducted by Censuswide with 1,000 general consumers (nat rep) between 16.04.21 to 19.04.21. Censuswide abide by and employ members of the Market Research Society which is based on the ESOMAR principles.

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