The Comfy Trinity

Regardless of individual tastes in decor and design, everyone wants a comfortable home.  After all, this is where you spend the bulk of your free time, and having drafts, leaky windows and other little irritations can really bring down our mood. Whether you’ve just moved into a fixer-upper or you’ve had your home for years and want to make it that much comfier, here are the 3 main things to think about when you’re trying to create a more comfortable home.

Furniture

The furniture in your home, particularly in any communal areas, is extremely important for keeping your home as comfortable and welcoming as possible. The next time you’re in the market for a new sofa or an armchair, take your time selecting it. A lot of people tend to rush through the process, finding a piece that fits the surrounding decor and colour scheme of their house, and then putting their money down. Spend a long time looking at all your options, and finding that one chair or sofa that’s comfortable enough to sit in, but not so soft that you sink right into it. Spend enough time shopping around, and you’ll find a piece that’s so comfortable your whole family will be fighting over it!

Heat

Regardless of individual tastes in decor and design, everyone wants a comfortable home.  After all, this is where you spend the bulk of your free time, and having drafts, leaky windows and other little irritations can really bring down our mood. Whether you’ve just moved into a fixer-upper or you’ve had your home for years and want to make it that much comfier, here are the 3 main things to think about when you’re trying to create a more comfortable home.

Furniture

The furniture in your home, particularly in any communal areas, is extremely important for keeping your home as comfortable and welcoming as possible. The next time you’re in the market for a new sofa or an armchair, take your time selecting it. A lot of people tend to rush through the process, finding a piece that fits the surrounding decor and colour scheme of their house, and then putting their money down. Spend a long time looking at all your options, and finding that one chair or sofa that’s comfortable enough to sit in, but not so soft that you sink right into it. Spend enough time shopping around, and you’ll find a piece that’s so comfortable your whole family will be fighting over it!

Heat

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There are few things more irritating than having a home where you can’t get the temperature just right. Obviously, you’ll want to take every possible step to make sure your home stays toasty in the winter and cool in the summer. This can be tough, especially if you live in a particularly old house. If you think you were on the verge of hypothermia at a few points last winter, you can usually avoid this issue next year with one or two home improvements. You might have knackered loft insulation that needs replacing, piping that needs to be wrapped in heat tape, or the kind of home that could do with a roof heating cable. Do a little research on the most common causes of cold homes, try to pin down the route cause in your home, and then make a tweak that’s been known to help the issue. Making a big home improvement like this can be expensive, but you’ll ultimately save a lot of money on your heating bills.

Lighting

Although this isn’t what a lot of people think of first when they’re trying to make their home more comfortable, the lighting you have in your home can have a major impact on how comfortable and relaxed you feel every time you come through the door. If you’re getting too much or too little light in your eyes, it can lead to you feeling restless, which will obviously make you feel less relaxed. One improvement that can fix this issue is installing dimmer switches. This will give you more control over the lighting in your home, allowing you to set the right mood, and avoid any sleepless nights.

There you have three of the most important things to look at when you’re working towards a more comfortable home.

From Wikimedia

There are few things more irritating than having a home where you can’t get the temperature just right. Obviously, you’ll want to take every possible step to make sure your home stays toasty in the winter and cool in the summer. This can be tough, especially if you live in a particularly old house. If you think you were on the verge of hypothermia at a few points last winter, you can usually avoid this issue next year with one or two home improvements. You might have knackered loft insulation that needs replacing, piping that needs to be wrapped in heat tape, or the kind of home that could do with a roof heating cable. Do a little research on the most common causes of cold homes, try to pin down the route cause in your home, and then make a tweak that’s been known to help the issue. Making a big home improvement like this can be expensive, but you’ll ultimately save a lot of money on your heating bills.

Lighting

Although this isn’t what a lot of people think of first when they’re trying to make their home more comfortable, the lighting you have in your home can have a major impact on how comfortable and relaxed you feel every time you come through the door. If you’re getting too much or too little light in your eyes, it can lead to you feeling restless, which will obviously make you feel less relaxed. One improvement that can fix this issue is installing dimmer switches. This will give you more control over the lighting in your home, allowing you to set the right mood, and avoid any sleepless nights.

There you have three of the most important things to look at when you’re working towards a more comfortable home.

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