We all live stressful lives with all the responsibilities of work, family, and all our other commitments. That’s why you need to make your life as comfortable as possible in any way that you can. Creating a comfortable home is, of course, a great start, but as most people only spend around half our time at home, that still leaves the other half to think about. Comfort is all about the right furniture, environment, and mood, and we have some super handy tips for all of them.
To help you make your life more comfortable, here are our top tips for your home, office, and even your morning commute.
When designing any room in your home, you need to think about balancing function with style. Nowhere is this more true than in the bedroom as not only do you want it to look great, but more importantly, it needs to be the perfect place for relaxing. The first and most obvious way to make your bedroom more comfortable is to focus on the bed. The key to any bed is the mattress and in order to choose the right one you will need to consider the type of mattress, the material, and the size. Many people find that memory foam mattresses are the most comfortable because they mold to the shape of your body while you can check the mattress dimensions as sold by Puffy for some sizing tips used by one company. As a general rule, the bigger your bed, the better!
It is usually worth spending a few extra dollars on bed sheets with a higher thread count because these will be softer and more luxurious and make sure that you have enough soft pillows to bury your head in. Your bedroom lighting needs to be spot on for a relaxing atmosphere so choose warm, yellow light bulbs in multiple small light sources such as table lamps and string lights.
The Living Room
After your bedroom, the next space in your home that needs optimizing for comfort is, of course, the living room. This is where we tend to spend most of our time relaxing during our waking hours. The first thing you will need to do when designing a comfortable living room is to think about the furniture. Every living needs a big couch where you can curl up with your friends and family to watch a movie, read a book, or just listen to the rain. Make sure you add lots of cushions for squeezing and for resting your head when you are taking an afternoon nap.
Another wonderful addition to a living room is a log fireplace. There is nothing more cozy and romantic than huddling around a blazing fire on a cold winter’s evening with the snow falling outside the window. If your home doesn’t have a log fireplace and you cannot install one because of structural limitations, there are some fantastic faux-log fires which will look very realistic but are only lacking in that authentic smell and smokiness. As with your bedroom, use warm, yellow lighting in your living room from multiple sources rather than one main ceiling light fitting as this will create a cozier environment.
We all spend a lot of time at work and so it is important that you set up a comfortable work environment. Unless it is your own office then you may be somewhat limited in what you are practically able to do but one easy way to make your office more comfortable is to invest in an ergonomic desk and chair. Ergonomic chairs ensure that you always have the right seated posture and won’t get any common injuries like neck strains or backache. The best chairs are fully adjustable so you can set everything from the height of the chair to the angle of the headrest. Ergonomic desks are perfect for people who need to spend a lot of time typing away at their computer. Some models have a curved edge so that your wrists and forearms are perfectly supported in order to avoid wrist strains or possible carpal tunnel. You may even want to consider an adjustable desk so that you can mix up your day and spend some time standing while you work. This can help to get blood flowing and keep you comfortable at work.
The morning and evening commute to and from work can be incredibly stressful being packed onto a train or sitting in traffic for hours. The best way to make your commute more comfortable will depend on the type of transportation you are using but it is usually very simple.
Commuting by Car
To make your car cozier and more comfortable, you can just add a blanket to your seats and a cushion behind your neck. There are special cushions designed for cars but really any type of cushion will do. Many people use a travel pillow like the type you use on an airplane.
Commuting by Bus or Train
Nobody likes being packed into a bus or train like a sardine and it can be incredibly hot and uncomfortable. One way to make it more comfortable is to take a small hand fan with you to cool off. In these times of Covid-19, you are also always advised to wear a mask on public transport to stop the spread of the virus. Even when the pandemic is over, you may still want to consider wearing a mask for your own safety and comfort because there are many other viruses and germs which can easily be spread in such tight spaces full of people.
Making your life more comfortable is easy if you know how! From choosing the right furniture to optimizing the temperature and lighting, there are many steps that go towards creating the perfect home, office, and commute. We all work hard and need to relax whenever we get a moment. Follow these simple tips and you will be able to make your entire day more comfortable from when you wake up to when you go to sleep.