Home sales jumped by more than a third at John Lewis last week as overall sales climbed by almost a fifth.
Consumer confidence slipped back this month, but consumers are still interested in big-ticket purchases.
Wickes has seen its profit margins recover after 'intense' promotional offers in the kitchen and bathroom sectors.
Carpetright has seen sales rise this summer, but at the expense of profit margins.
Argos has launched a new interiors brand – Heart of Home – with its latest seasonal catalogue.