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Sometimes, office chairs no matter the cost can be a bit boring or even uncomfortable or maybe you just have an old chair that you can’t bring yourself to part with. Whatever the reason you may have, sometimes your chair can do with a little touch-up! So here are ways to make your office chair suck less.

  1. Re-upholster it

If your chair is looking a bit worn out or maybe it just looks bland and boring, consider reupholstering your chair and using bright, fun colours or even different designs like superhero’s or whatever else may interest you.

  1. Give It Some TLC

This one more count for older chairs, there are many ways to give your old chair some love and make it look all shiny and new again.

I already covered upholstery but what about a new set of wheels? or even a spray paint/re-colour of the legs of the chair?

If you have a leather chair there are many fantastic products on the market to help repair leather or make it last longer, consider investing in some of those or if you have a fabric chair, you can also purchase fabric protection and repair kits.

  1. Add More Support

Comfort is important, especially for long days in the office so whether you bought a new chair that turned out to be uncomfortable to sit on or you old chair has simply lost its touch, you can add more support to it to help this situation.

Consider adding your own cushioning or a footrest to your chair, you can even buy small neck and back support pillows that attach directly on to your office chair.

  1. Give Your Chair Some Personality

If you can’t afford to give your chair a makeover or buy a new one, then just add some personality to it!

Cover it with your favourite blanket and throw some of your favourite cushions on the seat, pin some of your favourite items to it, for example, Your favourite keychain, make it yours.

You can even use a fluffy rug to cover your chair, just cut it to size and staple it to your chair.

I have even seen examples people attach photos of loved ones, friends and pets to their chair as to make a personalised collage on it.

Be creative, there are many ways you can make your chair suck less or even repurpose it to be like brand new or just make it to suit your own personality and add a little touch of you into your workspace.

Sometimes your chair can even be the difference between a good day’s work or a bad days work and let’s be honest you don’t want to start your day off on bad terms.

Your chair is important and it’s as equally important that your chair feels good for you, so whether it’s an upgrade in comfort or just giving it a makeover you can easily make it suck less and become awesome!

If you are in the idea that to fuss over buying a mattress is a silly thing to do, think over. How much time do you spend on your bed? Probably most your time at home. A good mattress is what gives rise to an energetic start and what you look forward for comfort after a hectic day. Simply said, a mattress is an investment because it ought to guarantee you a sound sleep which is vital for a healthy lifestyle.

So, when you think it’s time to replace your old one with a new mattress or buy an extra one, there are so many factors to consider. On the other hand, you will be given an assortment of choices when purchasing a mattress. The texture, material, and quality may differ according to prices. Our guide to selecting the perfect mattress will surely aid you in your choice when selecting one.

Here’s how you should do it!

The type of mattress: There are many types of mattresses designed with different materials and textures to suit different requirements. A close look at the main types can provide you an idea of what sort of mattress will suit you.

  • Innerspring mattresses: They are the most common and widely used mattresses. They are comfortable for almost anyone and provide a proper support for overweight people. If you want the spring and bouncy feeling, this one is ideal for you. You can select among the range of layers that comes on top to ensure safety.
  • Memory foam mattresses: This is the rival of spring mattresses and some debate that they provide a greater support than the other. While they are made of different layers of foam, they are known to be comfortable since they contour to the shape of your body. Looking for a cozy sleep? Go for this.
  • Latex mattresses: As the word implies these are made out of natural or synthetic rubber. For people with back pains or spine problems, latex is an ideal option as it provides a firm support to the body while being comfortable at the same time.
  • Hybrid mattresses: If you want a combination of all the goodness in the above mattresses, go for this. These are designed by bringing together all the materials of other mattresses like latex, foam, and spring. These are known to provide a bouncy, supportive as well as a comfortable feeling to the user.

If you feel a little complicated with all these, remember to look out for the basic stuff in addition to the type of mattresses.

The support: Check whether the mattress you selected provides the desired support. It can be soft, medium firm or extra firm. But be cautious not to purchase a too soft and comfortable or too rough and firm one. This will only end you up with back pains in the morning.

Your sleeping position: The manner in which you sleep also decides what mattress you need to buy. This is basically easy to figure out if you lean on few mattresses and check if you are comfortable with the position. For further assistance, ask from a sales person as they know the pros and cons better.

Warranty period: This is very important as you don’t want to end up investing in the wrong mattress. Check for the warranty to avoid disappointment because chances are that if you purchase it with no warranty, you will have to hold pieces of your mattress in no time.

The budget:  A good mattress is never too cheap or expensive. It’s important to set a budget so that you will not be unnecessarily tempted to buy fancy ones. But it’s also important to keep your money factor aside and look into other things sometimes. Look whether the mattress you have selected fits into your lifestyle and whether it’s comfortable and will be able to meet your needs.

Most importantly, don’t hurry over your decisions. Think over, read reviews and look for recommendations and then purchase the mattress that suits you.

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