Sales across Debenhams’ homeware and furniture sale are booming, as shoppers spend more on their home due to the wet weather and less on holidays.

Debenhams furniture ranges soared 55% in the last six months compared to the same period last year, said the Daily Mail.

The department store chain increased homewares and furniture ranges by more than two thirds since last year to 1,700 products.

A marketing campaign, launching this weekend, will be used to push expanded lines.

Debenhams home trading director Steve Lightfoot said: “As foreign holidays become more costly, we have seen a trend for home improvement. Customers are spending time on their home and on more expensive furniture goods.”