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Two ways to make your home cosier and more comfortable

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There are several things that you can do to make your home both cosy and comfortable. Read on to find out what these things are.

Invest in a recliner lounge suite

The type of seating that you have in your living room can have a significant impact on how comfortable this area of your home is.

For example, if you currently have a set of rigid armchairs and sofas that don't recline, you and your family members may find yourselves forced to sit in an upright position whilst reading, relaxing or socialising in this room.

Sitting in this stiff, upright position for an extended period of time can be physically uncomfortable and make it difficult to fully relax and enjoy your family's company or focus on the film you are watching or the book you are reading. You may even find yourself feeling a little sore and achy after spending too much time on this type of furniture.

In this situation, it may be worth purchasing a recliner lounge suite. The angle of a recliner lounge or armchair can be adjusted so that it suits your individual leg length and preferred seating position. This means that you can lean back and truly relax whilst, for example, you're watching something on the television and make small adjustments if your current position starts to cause any aches or pains.

A recliner lounge suite is a particularly good option if you have any back or joint pain, as you can change the angle of the seat so that less pressure is placed on the sore areas of your body.

Opt for deep-pile carpeting or rugs

The type of flooring you have in your home can also make a big difference to how comfortable and cosy it is. For example, whilst tiles and laminate can look quite stylish, they can feel very cold underfoot. Furthermore, due to the fact that these are solid, unyielding materials, they can also leave you with sore feet if you regularly walk on them without wearing supportive shoes.  

As such, if you currently have hard flooring in your home, it might be worth covering it with deep-pile carpeting or a few rugs.

The reason for this is as follows: deep-pile carpets or rugs serve as a soft, cushioned floor surface which makes padding around your home in your bare feet or socks a lot more comfortable. They're also far warmer than hard floor materials and can contribute to the creation of a cosy, warm home during the chillier months of the year.

If you decide to add a few rugs instead of fitting carpeting in every room of your home, make sure that you also purchase some non-slip underlay for each of the rugs that you buy, as most rugs that are placed on hard floors without any underlay will slide forward or backward every time someone walks over them; this could lead to you or a family member slipping and injuring yourselves.