Every care home should be a comfortable and friendly environment that welcomes both residents, staff and visitors. Furniture plays a large role in this, as unappealing or overly clinical furniture can lead to a bad first impression. Therefore, care home designers need to choose furniture carefully, striking a balance between practical and stylish pieces. To learn more about the furniture that every care home needs, continue reading.
Beds are the centrepiece to any room and this is no different in a care home. A bed needs to be a relaxing and comforting space, especially as some care home residents may spend a large portion of their day in bed. To follow regulations, care homes should use heavy-duty beds from a specialist contractor. Heavy-duty bed frames can come in a range of styles and materials including wood and metal. After the bed frame has been chosen, it is important not to forget the importance of a good mattress. A heavy-duty mattress is essential for any care home. These provide adequate spinal support for individuals of any size and weight, and can also be great for those with challenging behaviours.
Sofas and chairs are another important addition to care homes. Residents should have comfortable seating within their room, but there should also be sofas in communal areas for both resident and visitor use. Care homes should choose seating that is specifically designed for bariatric use. These sofas and chairs are incredibly strong and robust, offering a long-life span and are able to support any size and weight. Selecting seating in a range of colours and fabrics can add vibrancy into the care home and ensure it looks welcoming.
While large pieces of furniture are important to get right, care home owners and managers shouldn’t neglect soft furnishings. Small touches such as cushions, paintings and light fixtures can add a cosy and relaxing finish to any room. Selecting soft furnishings in complementary colours and finishes can really bring a room together, offering a polished and refined look.
At Reinforced Beds, we stock a wide range of furniture for care homes. Our furniture is heavy-duty and is specially designed for bariatric use, meaning it can be used in a variety of medical and care settings. To learn more, browse our website or get in touch today.