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The 10 best pieces of furniture for relaxing

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Whether its a couch, armchair or beanbag, each of us has at least one piece of furniture which we find particularly comfortable. Everyone has different tastes and needs, some prefer a softer surface, others prefer something on the firm side. To meet the different needs of our varying audience, we have put together an ideabook with 10 different pieces of furniture that you can relax on. Take a look..

The beanbag

 Living room by Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG
Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG

Pushbag 4 Living—Chair, Easy und BAG500 in Soft petrol

Global Bedding GmbH & Co.KG

The beanbag is a classic piece of furniture for relaxing. More commonly seen in the bedrooms of young people or shared houses, the humble beanbag is making a resurgence in the modern design world with a completely new face. Retaining the original idea, but shaping it into new and original forms, the beanbag can now be a staple in our living rooms. The designers of these pieces have even gone so far as to match a coffee table to the set!

Change it up

If sitting on a beanbag is too soft and not suitable for the needs of your spine, why not consider an equally as plush, but more stable option, like pictured here? Here, these upholstered cushions have the option to be changed to many different seating positions depending on your needs. Do you want to read a book, watch TV or simply recline?

Three ways

For those who share a sofa at home, you may be no stranger to the occasional argument about who gets to stretch our their legs. But when a Friday night movie beckons our bodies to recline, you should listen. With a sofa like this, three people, with three different needs, can pick and choose if they want to sit or lay down during their downtime. 

Relax in style

In these eggshell-shaped chairs it is possible to relax in style. The upholstery of the chair promises a comfortable seating experience with simultaneous headrest. For those who don't wish to sit upright, the other chair gives you the option to lay horizontally. The perfect duo for someone unable to make up their mind!

The all rounder

The piece of furniture called Sosia can adjust to our individual needs. Pictured as two separate seats, you can relax with a partner. Otherwise, if you want to lay down, simply fold in the sides! Brilliant!  

Chill outdoors

In the warm summer months, we would rather spend every free minute outside instead of sitting at home on the couch. Just because we're outdoors, doesn't mean we need to sacrifice on comfort. A soft surface to either sit up or lay down is the perfect way to spend a day. The matching roll is great for those with lower back issues; it adds extra support. You can also use it to put up your feet, or rest your head.

A must have for the beach




From used sales, our experts have created unique pieces of furniture. These recliners are durable, weather resistant, and of course, an item that shades you from the harsh rays of the sun. We think this is a new beach essential item!

Hangin' out

 Balconies, verandas & terraces  by Pimiento OHG - Crazy Chair
Pimiento OHG—Crazy Chair

Crazy Chair Collection All-Weather

Pimiento OHG - Crazy Chair

These chairs, which you would think were invented by someone who spends their days by the pool or beach, were actually invented in Bavaria. The chair to the right enables you to sit upright with your entire body weight supported. This is great for those who want to sit by the pool and read a magazine or book. Otherwise, if you want maximum relaxation, you can choose the lounge option which is tucked underneath the gazebo. The choice is endless!

Inside, outside

Aptly titled the 'Cacoon', these magnificent hanging chairs let you curl up and hide away from all the stresses and troubles in your life. A wonderful idea for both adults and children, you can attach one or more of these little gems to a balcony (as pictured), rafter or beam. Our tip: fill the cocoon with lots of pillows and blankets for the ultimate cosy experience!

To see more outdoor ideas, click here.

The porch swing

 Garden  by Pool22.Design

Pool22_Hollywoodschaukel aus Holz


The humble and classic porch swing should never be forgotten about! Most of the ones we know today are filled with rust and spiderwebs from lack of care and maintenance. But let's be honest, grandma had the right idea when she put one of these on the porch or in the garden. So, what makes this model more comfortable than the others? To begin with, the 60s plastic floral covers that we remember too well, have been replaced with washable cushions that are both durable and comfortable. The roof is also great; it folds up and down depending on how much sunlight you want to let in.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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