World cup at home: how to set your house for a comfortable and fun time
Wow it is World Cup time! I must confess that will be challenging when Brazil will play against Switzerland on Monday. My heart is mixed :-). Being born in Brazil I grew up watching football in the weekends with my father. It is part of our culture and we are very proud our nation.
What a good time to review a few house arrangements and here are some tips how to optimise your house and have fun with family and friends during this festive time.
Tip 1: Set a comfortable distance between your sofa and TV screen.
The best viewing distance depends on the size of television screen, as well as the resolution of the television display.
All TVs have a recommended TV viewing distance and angle that you will want to consider when setting it up in your home. The best and most immersive viewing experience is when 40 degrees of your field of view is taken up by the screen. This field of view distance can be calculated by just knowing the size of your TV. To get this suitable distance, multiply the screen size by 1.2. So for a 75 inch TV, that means sitting 90 inches, or 2.3 meters away.
The good news is, if you can not respect that equation it won’t cause an eye damage, there is no long term effects from sitting too close to the TV, but it does cause strain to your eyes. This is why you might have a headache or blurry vision after you’ve focused on a screen for too long, it’s not permanent, but it is temporary strain.
Tip 2: Select the right Sofa
Generally, the seat depth is 60 cm, but we know that deeper sofas offer greater comfort when watching TV. The golden tip is not to stop experimenting: the height of each person interferes with the type of sofa that is more comfortable for him.
If your sofa is retractable, do not forget to check the total measurement of it open and the dimensions of the room to know if the bill closes. The recommendations is to have at least, 70 cm of circulation between the furniture and the wall in front.
To be nice and comfortable to be occupied, each seat of the sofa should be at least 80 cm wide. This will also ensure that two people can sit together on the seat, without anyone needing to occupy the seams. Corner or L-shaped sofas are great for larger rooms and provide more seating for everyone to gather around.e recommendations is to have at least, 70 cm of circulation between the furniture and the wall in front. To be nice and comfortable to be occupied, each seat of the sofa should be at least 80 cm wide. This will also ensure that two people can sit together on the seat, without anyone needing to occupy the seams. Corner or L-shaped sofas are great for larger rooms and provide more seating for everyone to gather around.
Tip 3 - Select the most appropriate Sofa material.
Remember to think of fabrics that are comfortable and easy to clean in case food and drinks fall out, so common when watching the games.
If your sofa is near windows, opt for synthetic materials, which, unlike natural materials, do not deteriorate in direct natural light. A cover for the furniture can also be something interesting for the World Cup days, since it is much easier to wash it.
Another point to be observed is the density of foam seats and backrests, to ensure a comfortable and resistant sofa. The densities of the seat, arms and backrests should be different, because the fatigue is not the same. Research and ask is never too much.
Have fun and enjoy the World Cup :-)