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HomeGoods finds Americans slacking off on home decor


FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-- HomeGoods reported that according its survey of how people live in their homes, 47% of Americans havenot updated their home decor in the last five years and 9% haven't updated their decor in more than 10 years. As for style, Americans say the overall look of their homes is traditional (44%), followed by modern (22%), eclectic (13%), country (10%) and global (2%).

HomeGoods found that only20% of Americans reported feeling happy with their home decor. And, while a majority of Americans feel relaxed in their surroundings, 14% report that their home furnishings make them feel gloomy and stressed.

According to the survey, 36% of Americansonly spend five to eight waking hours in their homes each day, followed closely by 26% stating they spend nine to 12 hours a day at home.

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