One of the main things that makes any old house feel more like a home is the furniture you choose to fill it with. Here’s a look at three of the most important pieces of furniture in any home.
A comfy bed
Whilst a lot of people may say that a house is for living, a lot of the time we spend in our homes is actually spent fast asleep or trying to get a good sleep. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a comfortable bed to help you achieve one of the most important tasks of the day – making sure you’re well rested enough to take on the challenges of the next day. Whilst the bed frame can make a big difference to the look of the room massively, most mattresses look the same, especially when they’re covered with sheets, pillows and throws. It’s important to remember whilst mattresses all look the same, they are built very differently. Whilst you can buy these pieces of furniture from a sliding scale of firmness, the ways they are built are a lot different as well. Make sure you find a comfortable luxury mattress rather than one with poorly constructed springs that won’t support your weight. No matter how good your mattress is, many people recommend that you change it at least once every decade to make sure it continues to give you the support you need.
A big bathtub
As well as relaxing in bed, many of us turn to the bathtub to have a long, relaxing soak. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a bathtub that you can feel comfortable in and want to spend a long time in. As well as making sure it’s long and wide enough to fit yourself in comfortably, it’s also important to make sure it’s a clean and welcoming place to sit in. If the colour of your bathtub has begun to fade or even chip off your tub, consider replacing it with a newer model. Once that’s installed, think about things like bath pillows, tables and even candles that will make the experience even more relaxing. Even if you don’t have time for a bath, if you have a powerful shower with a large head positioned over your bath you can still enjoy a nice relaxing shower whenever you want to freshen up.
A clothes airer
Whilst many people might not consider this to be an actual piece of furniture, it’s incredibly important to have somewhere to dry your clothes. If you don’t have a washing line or the weather is too cold to dry your clothes outside, make sure you have a good quality airer to hang your clothes from. As well as making sure the clothes dry smelling cleaner and are less creased, these devices also help protect your radiators from developing mould if you hang clothes directly on them.
Make sure you choose one large enough for a load of your washing which also folds away into a compact enough bundle when you want to put it away.