February is the month for special occasions with your significant other, but sometimes just spending time with them at home is all you need — especially when it comes to cuddling! When you cuddle with your partner, you increase your oxytocin levels (the feel-good love hormone), promote strong pair bonding, strengthen your connection with your partner, lower stress, and strengthen your mental health!
So, on this upcoming Valentine's Day, make sure you spend lots of time cuddling your partner. But before you snuggle up, it's time to ask yourself, is your furniture cuddle-worthy? Sure, you can cuddle anywhere, but comfort is king — which means finding the best furniture that is made for cuddle sessions! And that's where we come in!
Not everyone will have a cuddle partner, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have cuddle-worthy furniture. Whether you are single or are a proud fur parent, an armchair boosts your comfort. It's the perfect spot to cuddle with a fur baby, giving you similar health benefits to cuddling with a partner, like anxiety relief and improved oxytocin! But if you and your partner love being extra close, that works too!
Armchairs come in several styles, so look for the one that suits your home's style. And if you have pets, look for removable covers you can wash or pet-friendly materials like leather and microfiber (these are easier to clean!).
Pro Tip: Look for oversized armchairs to make cuddling even comfier!
For the couple that loves to snuggle up close, a loveseat is ideal! Most loveseats are two-seaters, which is great for those romantic nights watching your favorite rom-com or horror movie (how else should you watch a scary movie?). But even if you don't want to catch a movie, loveseats make conversation extra cozy.
The good thing about loveseats is that they can fit just about anywhere — but it's always a good idea to measure beforehand!
What's a cuddle chair? It's a chair similar to loveseats with oversized dimensions (just big enough for two!) designed for cuddling! Usually, they feature curved backrests to make it easier to have conversations and to feel extra cozy during the snuggle parts of your day! Plus, they come in so many styles that you'll surely find something that fits your home décor perfectly.
Pro Tip: Look for power reclining cuddle chairs to feel extra cozy!
Do you and your partner need more breathing room? No problem — a comfy sofa will do the trick! Sofas have three seats, giving you extra space for you and your significant other to spread out. Or you and your partner can lie down as you cuddle watching your favorite show, especially if you have a sofa with a chaise.
But if you want to enhance your relaxation and stay close, look for triple-reclining sofas that let you recline next to each other!
If you're looking for even more space to cuddle, sectionals are the way to go! They let you stretch out on different sections but still have plenty of room for snuggling. You'll also have plenty of room to spread out and work on other projects while remaining close. But if you like to cuddle in the corner, look for sectionals with ample armrests that act like comfy pillows!
The key with sectionals is to keep the shape in mind, straight, L-shaped, or U-shaped, and to measure carefully. This way, you'll find a sectional that doesn't dominate your space.
How to Choose the Right Cuddle Spot
When choosing furniture for cuddling, there are several details to pay attention to, including:
- Comfort: look for a cozy seat that distributes your weight and supports your back, like memory foam.
- Size: measure your space carefully and avoid bulky furniture if you have a tight space!
- Shape: depending on your seating type (sofa, loveseat, sectional), pick the shape that fits the room.
- Seat Depth: taller people need a deeper couch, around 23 to 25 inches deep; shorter or average-height people need a seat depth of 20 to 22 inches.
- Seat Height: most seats average 17 to 18 inches from the top of the cushion to the floor; look for a seat height that doesn't leave your legs dangling.
- Legs: look for sturdy legs to support the frame, like straight or tapered.
- Throw Pillows: soft, foam throw pillows increase comfort and can also add texture and style.
- Cleaning: look for upholstery that is easy to clean, like polyester and microfiber.
Keep Calm & Cuddle On
With these tips in mind, it's the perfect time to start thinking about you can make this upcoming Valentine's Day extra special! So, if your current living room furniture isn't quite cuddle-worthy, don't worry; that's what Westco Home Furnishings is here for! We have a large in-stock inventory and most items can be delivered quickly!
Have any questions? Give us a call or stop by!