(Hooker Furniture Amani)
“There is no place like home.”
― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
There really is no place like home. Home is your oasis, your personal space, your sanctuary. It’s a place you should be comfortable. Whether you’re reading a good book in your favourite chair, entertaining guests in the dining room, or getting a good night’s sleep, comfort is essential.
At Smitty’s, our team understands the importance of being comfortable in your home and we want to help you achieve comfort without sacrificing style. Here are some of the best ways that we know to make your home more comfortable — and it all starts with comfortable furniture.
Keep It Simple
(Decor-Rest Chair 2825)
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
— Leonardo Da Vinci
Being comfortable shouldn’t take a lot of effort. In fact, it should be effortless. Keeping it simple means that your space doesn’t become cluttered with furniture. Extra items can make living in your home awkward. Keeping it simple will help your space remain functional and sophisticated.
In an era of Marie Kondo, it can seem appealing to get rid of all your furniture and only purchase key pieces that will bring happiness into your life. At Smitty’s, we know that this approach will not work for everyone, and we understand that. That’s why we aim to keep it simple too. We suggest replacing key pieces that will help increase your comfort.
A Comfortable Sofa
(Craftmaster ‘Paula Deen’ sofa)
The sofa is one piece of furniture that gets a lot of daily use and must be comfortable. When considering a new sofa, make sure that it will not only fit your space but will also accommodate the needs of your family. Ask yourself:
- Do you stretch out to read?
- Do you snuggle in the corner?
- Do you lean on the armrests?
- How many people need to fit on the sofa at one time?
Sofas come in all shapes and sizes, and some can be customized to suit your specific design taste. From condo-sized to oversized and sofabeds to sectionals, you can find a sofa that will help you feel comfortable every day.
Brentwood makes gorgeous sofas that will stand the test of time in both wear and style.
Superstyle is another Canadian brand that offers high-quality sofas that range from traditional to casual.
Comfortable Dining Chairs
(Decor-Rest’s Parsons Dining Chair #2997)
Taking the time to relax and enjoy a delicious meal is a true pleasure in life. However, if your dining chairs aren’t comfortable, then you won’t look forward to meals with family and friends. If you can’t wait to get up from the table to go relax on your sofa, then it’s time to get some comfortable dining chairs for your table.
Gone are the days of buying simple wood or plastic dining chairs that were sturdy and functional, but plain and uncomfortable. Now, there are so many wonderful types of chairs that are both stylish and comfortable. With so much to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.
Consider Decor-Rest’s varieties of Parsons chairs and armchairs for your table. Available in a wide range of fabrics, they are easy to keep clean and super comfortable.
Expert Tip: Try placing armless chairs along the sides of your table and armchairs at both ends for a very on-trend style.
(Bermex Dining Chair C-1697)
Bermex has an absolutely enormous selection of dining chairs, including style C-1697U-M, pictured above. Fully-customizable, these chairs offer the opportunity to select the:
- Wood Colours & Finishes
- Fabrics, including vinyls, Sunbrella, super vinyls, and leathers
A Comfortable Bed
(Hooker Furniture Reverie Bed)
A good night’s sleep starts with a quality mattress and bed. There’s just nothing that can replace getting proper rest, and you should ensure you are set up for success with your mattress.
At Smitty’s, we recommend Serta and Kingsdown mattresses. Offering pocket coils, specialty foams and fibres, and support that conforms to you, these mattresses will help you get the rest you need.
Once you’ve selected your mattress, be sure to place it on a quality frame to support it properly and provide a cozy finish to your bedroom. If you are looking for some inspiration, click here to read our headboards and bed frames article.
Hooker Furniture makes gorgeous bed frames and headboards, and they also have some great ideas on how to achieve comfort in your home.
For expert advice on how to make your home more comfortable, come and visit us at Smitty’s.