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How To Choose Right Cushion

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Comfort is extremely important in our day to day lives. In fact, it is the considered to be the second most thing when buying household item, the first one being the price. Cushions are an important part of our lives. Whether it is a cushion for your wheel chair, desk chair or even your sofa, choosing the best cushion that would make you feel at home and make you comfortable is extremely important.

Customized cushions

There are many brand names to consider when buying cushions. However, it is not necessary for the cushion to be branded to ensure the quality of the product. In fact, cushions nowadays can be customized as well. You can even get embroidered cushions according your preference. 

Just take a look at these embroided cushions before you visit a store. You just have to see whether the cushion you are buying would suits your needs. There are certain things that you need to look out for when buying cushions.

First things first

One of the first things that you would need to consider when buying cushions would be to pay attention to the necessary dimensions. If you are looking for a cushion for your wheelchair, the usual dimensions would be 18 inches in width, 16 inches in depth and 2 inches in height.

If you do not pay attention to these dimensions there isa very big chance for you to end up with a cushion that is too wide, deep or even too short. This may make you very uncomfortable when you use it on your wheelchair which is why paying attention to the dimensions are important.

Money is important as well

Once you have finalised the dimensions of the cushion the next step would be to consider the purpose of the cushion or in other words, what you will be using the cushion for. Knowing this is important once again to make sure that you end up being comfortable and your cushion is made into proper use.

For example, if you want to use the cushion on a chair you need to make sure that cushion is not too high and will allow you to sit on it for a long period of time and this requirement would change if you are looking for a cushion for your sofa.  This would also ensure that you money is not wasted. Yes, money may not be able to buy happiness but it can certainly help to buy cushions and that is important.

Materials used to make cushions

Cushions are usually made with either foam, air, gel, water or all of these materials. Out of these materials the cheapest cushions are made from foam and is the standard cushion we all are aware of. In the recent times the popularity of the gel cushions has also increased and is considered to be better in terms of comfort when compared with foam cushions.

The gel cushions also have the added advantage of protecting your skin against friction when compared with other types of cushions. Cushions that are filled with water are also relatively cheaper and has the additional advantage of cooling your skin.

Well, one thing is clear and that is that cushions are an important part of everyone’s lives and if chosen wisely they can make our lives more comfortable.

Georgiana Lake
the authorGeorgiana Lake