Why Living Room Furniture Is Important For Comfort


Why is living room furniture important for comfort? You don’t sleep in it all night. It’s not like you have a furniture showroom in your home. So, does it really need to be comfortable? The answer is – yes. It is called the “living room” for a reason – the family lives there. Here are some reasons why, and ways to make, you living room furniture more comfortable.

Living Spaces



You’ve heard the old term “A man’s home is his castle.” This relates to women, as well. A castle represents a personal domain, with your taste and control over every detail.

However, your living room is not the ultimate spot to express your personality. Remember, people live in the room, too. If you are a very orderly, formal type of person, you will want more austere and tailored furniture. End tables are not intended to hold drink canisters, and coffee tables are not there to prop feet on.

The living room may not be the best place to have things your way, if that is the case. You will constantly be agitated and dissatisfied if everybody is living in your personal space, with your personal tastes.

Living spaces in the home need to be accessible and UN-threatening. That means that, if someone props their foot on the coffee table, they will not get a dirty look from you.

Comfort in Living Room Furniture


Living room furniture can be uncomfortable in many ways. Even overstuffed chairs can be uncomfortable if people are not required to put their feet up in the chair, or sit on the arm of the chair.

Granted, there are some rules that have to be enforced in order to keep furniture from being broken or worn out before its time. But, in general, make sure that your living room furniture is not considered a sacred spot to remain unmarred. Sure, teach the kids to use coasters under their drinks, and expect them to take their shoes off before they come into the room, but let them prop their feet up.

Save the heirloom furniture for the guest room, or the parlour. Keep it in the master bedroom, until the kids are grown.

Live in the Room


The living room is the heartbeat of your home. If you are single, and a loner, then you can probably find a great deal of comfort in décor and style exactly as you want them. If you have children, or entertain a lot, your living room is the area where the group is knit together. Memories are made in the living room, where children hide colourful plastic lizards in the colours in the area rug, and have an “Easter egg hunt” in the autumn. It’s where you cuddle up under a blanket and watch scary movies. It is where you have to keep the breakables on a higher shelf because the dogs wag their tails and knock stuff over.

Living room furniture can be pretty, yet still be comfortable. It is all in how you allow it to be used.

Gardening A Great Hobby


Are you looking for a new hobby – one that can be exciting and rewarding? Then consider gardening! That’s right, gardening can be one of the most satisfying hobbies you’ve ever tried, and here’s how to make it happen.

Inside Gardening

Apartment dwellers, don’t be discouraged from gardening just because you have limited outside access. Indoor gardening is fun, and can create beautiful results. For example, Bonsai gardening is a centuries old tradition with lots of science behind it. Do your research, and find out what kind of plants and trees can live the best indoors as you perform the art of Bonsai, clipping roots and branches and training the growth of your selected plant. Indoor landscaping doesn’t even need to use real plants, there are plenty of artificial house plants that look real enough to give your home that special finishing touch, but you’ll need to do a bit of work on the lighting.

Lighting for inside gardening may be a problem at times, but that is easily overcome with the use of grow lights. You can purchase a single grow light for an area of your home, and it will provide enough light to help plants grow for an area of about 5 feet. If you have selected low-light plants, you may not even need a grow light, but you can still use one to get the mandatory amount of light for your plants every day, if you need to. This is especially helpful if you want to raise herbs.

Plants that thrive in little to no natural light are lucky bamboo, spider plants, and golden pothos ivy. Lucky bamboo is a section of bamboo that is rooted in a potting mixture. It will continue growing, allowing you to sculpt the branches as it grows. Bromeliads are another great choice, surviving for months in low light, with their brightly colored blooms cheering the space.

Outdoor Gardening

When you say the word “gardening”, outdoor gardening is usually the mental picture that people have. Acres of vegetable gardens may come to mind. However, this is only one type of outdoor gardening. Container gardening is increasingly popular, and can be accomplished by the city and apartment dweller. It’s almost an artistic take on gardening with the use of beautiful containers as part of the attraction. The flow of plants as they drape over the edge of the container, and the combination of height, color, and textures, can make the container gardening a beautiful addition to your porch, veranda, or balcony. It doesn’t have to be limited to container gardening either, keeping the lawn in good condition can either be satisfying, or it can be a chore. The question is, are you the one that will do it? Or will you hire a company like lawnmaster to get the job done for you?

Raised gardening is another popular take on the traditional kitchen garden. These are usually built out of rot-resistant wood and filled with rich, fertile soil. At 18 inches to 30 inches high, and usually no more than 3 feet wide, the raised planting bed is much easier to tend than the traditional row gardening.


Nothing can beat the reward of a beautiful garden. The combination of textures, seasonal growth, and colours is constantly evolving, presenting new and beautiful scenes for your enjoyment. You can see the fruits of your labours take bloom, literally, as you garden to your heart’s content. And, don’t forget that every living plant adds oxygen to the atmosphere and filters the air. Not a bad exchange for your work, is it?

Refresh Yourself With A Trip To A B&B


Are you planning a holiday in the UK? As you peruse lodging selections, remember to add an often overlooked option – the bed and breakfast. B&Bs, to this day, suffer from stereotyping as overly-frumpy manifestations of a crazy cat-lady’s idea of hospitality. The truth is, B&Bs are far from the cliché.



One of the images many people have of the bed and breakfast is a remote location. It is often assumed that the B&B is a lonely farm house that the owner has converted to a business in order to try to save the farm.

The truth is, you can find B&Bs everywhere. In today’s entrepreneurial atmosphere, if farm houses are converted to inns, you can bet it’s because the owners know that people want to be in the country, away from the hustle and bustle. It’s not a desperate attempt to rent out a single room that shares the family bath. It’s an honest-to-goodness escape to the country.

But, there is more. You can find the most charming B&Bs smack in the middle of town! In fact, some of the most comfortable lodgings are located in the older districts of town and cities, where the finest restaurants and historic sights are. Since these were once private residences – and may still be, to a certain degree – they have their own private gardens that are open to the lodgers, giving you privacy with all the ready access to nearby shopping and activities. You can spend the day shopping, sight-seeing, and dining at nice restaurants, and then walk a few steps and be “home.”



Face it – B&Bs have a bad reputation as far as bathroom accommodations go. Everyone expects to have to use the family bath down the hall. Once again, the stereotype is far from the truth. Property owners who remodel their homes and property for business purposes will make it a priority to include a private bath for each room. There are still a few “community bathrooms” out there, but most rooms include your own private bath – often with a whirlpool bath – for two!



Now, back to the “frumpy” part. You can find B&B accommodations in Somerset to fit any design taste you like. Whether you crave the classic Victorian frills and antiques, or sleek, uncluttered modern, there are B&Bs out there that will make you comfortable.



You will not be sleeping in grandma’s feather bed. These lodgings have to follow the same health codes as any other business, and your beds will be fresh, clean, and sanitary. You will also probably have your own garden area to enjoy.

Other Benefits

If you have food allergies, the cooking staff is usually more likely to help out with a special menu. Some more remote B&Bs will provide a vehicle, upon request. Plus – and this is a big one – there are not very many people there! B&Bs are typically much quieter than hotels, and being smaller, do not attract large groups of people.