Monday, October 2, 2023

Care Home Lounge Layout - Creating a Comfortable and Functional Space

When planning a care home lounge layout, it is important to consider the activities that will take place in the living space including the number of residents, and the type of atmosphere you want to create. Aside from the bedrooms, the lounge (or living area) will often be where residents spend the majority of their time. Here, they will be socialising, relaxing, and resting. So, you’ll want to create a welcoming, comfortable, and functional space. In this blog, we’ll discuss the key topics of care home lounge layout.

Clustered Layout

One way to promote social interaction and engagement is to create a clustered layout. This involves grouping chairs and tables in different areas of the room. A cluster layout allows residents to choose where they want to sit and what they want to do, whether it's watching TV, reading by a window, or chatting with a friend. 

Types of Chairs & Sofas

It is also important to provide a variety of seating types to meet the needs of all residents. For example, some residents may prefer high-backed chairs with wings for support, while others may prefer reclining chairs with greater flexibility. Match these with comforting sofas and armchairs which have a welcoming, homely feel.

It is also a great idea to consider residents who use wheelchairs or walking frames when planning the layout and to ensure that there is adequate space for them to manoeuvre around the room. Remember, it’s not only how you use your furniture, but also the space in between!


Lounge Functionality

Designing a comfortable and functional care home lounge can be achieved with a few simple steps:

Enhance the view
If the lounge has large windows with beautiful views, consider adding curtains or pelmets to frame the view and make it a focal point of the room. Chairs facing the window will provide an opportunity for a welcome view.

Choose durable furniture
Care home furniture needs to be able to withstand heavy use, so it is important to choose pieces that are made from durable materials.

Add scatter cushions
Scatter cushions can add comfort and stability for residents, and they can also be used to create a more inviting and homely atmosphere.

Use the right fabrics
Choose fabrics that are hardwearing and easy to clean. You may also want to consider using a combination of fabrics, such as vinyl and woven, for chairs and sofas that are used by residents who may occasionally need something wipeable.

By following this guide, you can create a care home lounge layout that is both comfortable and functional for residents and staff alike.

How Renray Healthcare Can Help

At Renray Healthcare, we have over 50 years of experience in designing and supplying furniture for care homes, hospitals and more. So, with our bespoke and customisable range of furniture products, we can help you build the perfect lounge for care residents that offers lasting comfort all year round. You can even see this for yourself by checking out our brochures today!

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