How Having the Right Furniture in Your Home Can Make the Difference Between Ordinary and ‘Super Comfy’

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Marleny Hucks
Marleny Hucks
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It is likely that you have been in plenty of homes that have looked nice, smart, and clean, but there can’t be too many where you have wanted to relax, roll around on the bed, or drape yourself right across the couch. Having the right furniture in your home can make the difference.

If being ‘super comfy’ is the goal, then you will want to feel relaxed the moment you walk through the door, and you will want your guests to feel the same. Providing this look will no doubt take effort, but it will be well worth it when it all comes together. It will create a more relaxed you for certain and less tension amongst those who you live with.

#1 Introduce textures 

Certain textures induce a feeling of comfort, while others certainly do not. For instance, having a long-haired thick rug will bring to mind thoughts of sinking your toes into it, and you may even find that you cannot resist feeling it with your fingers to see if it is as soft as it looks. 

However, this feeling should not be limited to the floor dressing and can be carried around the room. Soft, luscious cushions and throws can also make a room feel incredibly comfy, especially when accompanied by long drapes that pool on the floor.

#2 Seating arrangements 

Seating plays a particularly large role in making a room look comfy – especially if it is the living room. Having seating that you can fall into after a hard day at work or that has your guests not wanting to leave is comfort in itself and can only be enhanced with the addition of a bean bag ottoman to support your feet

In addition to this, you need to understand the basics of furniture placement. Having chairs or couches placed facing a table or each other is far more comfortable to the senses than facing a wide open expanse.

#3 Invest in curved lines

Although a lot of modern furniture embraces hard lines and angles, introducing a few curved items into your home will work wonders. This is because hard lines and angles, if overused, can cause anxiety in some people. Curves, however, are seen as a more natural phenomenon and can help calm the mind and make a space feel far more comfortable.

#4 Color schemes

You should also pay attention to the color scheme that you choose in your rooms. Certain colors move the mind into a more comfortable zone, whereas others, such as a true red, can be harsh and spark discomfort. Seeking calmer and paler shades could help you bring that touch of comfort into your home and provide you with an area to totally relax in.

So, to wrap it all up.

When you are kitting out your home, you should pay attention to the designs of the furniture you are purchasing and to the textures present in the material it is made from. When considering furniture in your home, a good balance of different types of textures and styles can bring interest as well as a comfortable feeling. Of course, you should always make sure that you have a gentle palette for your backdrop to showcase your items in front of you and to get the overall finish perfect.

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