As the nation waits with baited breath to see who will be crowned the villa winners, eBay UK has reported a huge surge in searches for Love Island-style décor and home accessories, as Brits inject a slice of island life into their own homes.
Whilst the online marketplace has spotted a search increase of 587%* for Love Island water bottles since the season launched, it’s not just the iconic bottles that have been in overwhelming demand.
Fire pits – like the central gathering point in the show – have been searched an average of 4,802** times per day since the launch, while no-fuss astro-turf has been searched 5,139 times a day.
Meanwhile, searches for flamingo drinking glasses have risen by 76% since Love Island hit the screen, averaging 275 searches a day. Other classic features of the villa – including bean bags, bright cushions and naughty neon signs – collectively stack up to a huge 21,710 searches per day, while searches for ‘Love Island décor’ have seen a 122% increase.
Chris Gardner, Head of Home and Garden Trading, eBay.co.uk: “It’s been a Summer of Love so far, all kick started by the return of the villa and, as predicted, Brits have once again gone absolutely bonkers for Love Island.
“The villa has a distinctive and fresh, fun look, so it’s only understandable that people would want to bring that villa feel into their homes too and with the huge product selection on eBay, every Love Island lover can get the look they want.”
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