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We can all agree that it’s been a stressful couple of years, but we got through it together.



We can all agree that it’s been a stressful couple of years, but we got through it together. Now it’s time to relax! This coming Christmas will be the first time in a long time for many of us where we’ll be able to spend some quality time with our family and friends. So, how can you create a more welcoming home for your guests? Here are some ideas from our team to help you enjoy a relaxing Christmas this year.

Small details make big statements

From handmade wreaths to sparkly favours on the dinner table, little things go a long way when you’re trying to get people in the mood. And it doesn’t have to cost the earth or much time to make your home feel Christmassy, thanks to the competitive world of super-fast online deliveries. A few small touches to your existing décor can create a yuletide mood.

You don’t have to go overboard with the decorations if you’re running out of time to buy new things. Swap in a festive cushion or throw. Add a mulled wine or seasonal spiced, scented candle or reed diffuser. If you have people staying for the duration, why not involve them in some simple crafting activities to upscale your living room or dining area? Go eco and use recyclable materials like paper to create fun additions for your special day.

Extra comfort at every level

If you’re welcoming elderly relatives into your home, why not think about ways you can make their time with you extra comfortable. If they have mobility issues, why not upgrade your armchair to a recliner so they can enjoy a post-lunch snooze? There are various options to choose from, starting with a simple pushback operated by your body. The next level is a manual latch on the side of the chair, which you pull to recline. Or you can upscale your home with a power recliner with button control, and some models have heat and massage!

Or you could take your loved one’s comfort to the next level with a rise-recliner, which will enable them to both recline and rise to an almost standing position. Ideal for anyone with mobility problems, this type of chair uses a dual motor mechanism and reduces the pressure on joints. Choose your preferred style and between bonded leather or fabric upholstery.

Sharing is caring

Sofas that look great, feel great and are at a great price. What’s not to love? Add a recline function and you will be besotted. The beauty of reclining sofas is that more than one person can recline at leisure, while other family members can stay upright. So, if your eyelids start drooping halfway through that festive film, you can have a sneaky snooze. Depending on the type of recliner sofa you pick, either push back, pull the latch or press the button. And relax!

Comfort is key when choosing a sofa, so take a moment to think about how it’ll be used and by whom. First, think about the upholstery. Messy pets and sticky fingers might be better suited to faux or bonded leather covers. If your family are older and you love snuggling together, you could opt for a super-soft jumbo cord cover. Next, think about padding. Once you’ve experienced a deeply padded, pillow back sofa, you won’t ever want to get up…

Whatever way you choose to bring comfort and joy into your home, on behalf of Furniture Online, we hope you have the most wonderful time. Now sit back, relax and have the stress-free Christmas we’re all long overdue. Pass me the mince pie…

View our full range of Recliner Chairs and Sofas. If you need advice, contact our friendly, expert customer service team by using our online web chat tool.


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