Creating a homely environment with the COLLECTION

When furnishing a retirement village, a welcoming atmosphere and comfortable setting are absolutely paramount. Here’s how the COLLECTION from YTM can help you achieve this.

By 2045, the Office for National Statistics predicts that a quarter of the UK population will be over the age of 65. These continuously rising figures will no doubt place increasing pressure on retirement villages to provide an attractive, functional and comfortable home for society’s older residents.

Comfort is the optimum word here. Recent research, including a study published in Cancer Nursing, have explored the importance of comfort in providing the best environment for nursing home and retirement village residents, concluding that comfortable surroundings can help to reduce anxiety and even boost health.

Creating the optimum environment in a retirement village can be a challenge, which is why introducing the very best quality furniture is a must. And that’s exactly what the COLLECTION from YTM provides.

Cutting edge design, superior manufacture and immaculate finish encapsulates what the COLLECTION provides. Here at YTM, we don’t believe there’s any reason why retirement village residents should enjoy the same level of luxury comfort as the most top-end hotel guests. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how our most exclusive range of premium items yet can help create a comfortable and stylish environment for your residents to enjoy.

Sumptuous seating

Of course, the right seating is arguably the most important design element to consider when trying to create a comfortable environment. The Edina armchair is the COLLECTION’s greatest example of tradition and modernity brought together in a single comfortable design. This armchair boasts a plush design that makes it the ideal addition to any community space. The Edina is also available in your choice of gorgeous vintage inspired hues, including relaxing pink and rich green. Boasting sumptuous velvet upholstery, the Edina is a great way to add a touch of class to a space while also adding plenty of practical comfort.

With the Paulson chair, it’s oh so easy to add a touch of Nordic charm any cosy communal area. The gentle tones of the soft upholstery complement this neutral setting perfectly, making the most of the light filtering into the room. The raised back of the chair offers plenty of support without sacrificing a sleek design, and the slim legs add a touch of modern flair to the design which brings it firmly into the 21st century.

For an example of comfort and style brought together in harmony, you don’t need to look any further than this Meredith occasional chair. Occasional furniture is that which breaks up a space with a striking piece of design, offering furniture which is often useful and always stylish. The Meredith is a prime example of this, featuring solid statement legs and bold fabrics to make it the perfect means for adding something unique to an otherwise neutral space. Like all of the pieces in the COLLECTION, the Meredith can be tailored to suit your tastes using bespoke features. Choose from a range of leg and carcass finishes and tailor make you retirement home from start to finish.

Creating a community feel

Communal areas are paramount in creating an enjoyable and comfortable environment for your residents. Warm hues and wood tones give this space an instant sense of homeliness, welcoming anyone to sit down and enjoy its ambience. In particular, the Grandiosa seating is deep and comforting, mixing design eras to create something sumptuous and unique. A super sleek and contemporary silhouette, blended seamlessly with a hint of retro glamour, makes the Grandiosa seating collection feel right at home in sophisticated communal locations. Here, the rest of the space has been decked out with the same flair of bohemia, helping it connect immediately with users of the room.

An attractive dining space is crucial for encouraging socialisation in any retirement facility. This is a space where people can get together and catch up in leisurely ease, and the Malea dining collection pictured here allows residents to do this in a cool yet refined space which feels both casual and luxurious. This is eating and entertaining in style, using intriguing shapes and rich tones to create a look which is truly unique. The table’s meet-in-the-middle legs are particularly eye-catching, adding a real statement to the space. An attractive sideboard can help you provide enough storage while also adding a stunning feature piece.

The plush upholstery on this Valeria suite provides the maximum comfort for residents, while also allowing them to unwind and relax in style. Combining gentle tones with a high end wraparound frame offers maximum support alongside a great design, and in this scene we can see how the two three-seater sofas have been positioned opposite each other to encourage socialisation among residents. Industrial elements such as the large metallic staircase and exposed brickwork counteract the dreamy appearance of the Valeria seating beautifully.

Surfaces to stand the test of time

Be sure not to overlook surfaces and storage when furnishing your retirement village. This Hyuna hall table allows you to organise and display in a mid-century style. For its design, we took inspiration from sleek vintage pieces to created a piece which is perfectly suited to modern living, yet maintains a retro quality. This console table uses contrasting finishes and shaeds to inject personality into any space, be it a hall, a living area or a dining room. The drawer and open shelving units ensure you can save its surface for purely decorative purposes, while still successfully hiding clutter.

This is an alternative take on the Hyuna hall table, foregoing the storage aspects to create a sleek design with oodles of elegance. This paired back piece maintains a personality which is all its own, making for a perfect living room coffee table or bedroom display table. Try adding some retro glassware to its surface as a way of adding even more mid-century style to its design.

The Shea offers a unique take on the classic sideboard, turning it into a display cabinet where you can proudly display decorative elements for residents to enjoy, whether it be delicate glassware, ornate ornaments or a selection of reading materials. The subtle geometric finish and dark hues of the Shea provide a modern take on 70s chic. For a look at the Shea in action, take another glance at the scene above featuring Grandiosa seating.

A simple yet effective combination of tables and chairs can create a communal space with a great contrast. The cost vibe of these light Garbeaux dining chairs uses comforting fabrics and Scandinavian structure to stand out dramatically against the sturdy durability of this Joanna bistro table. This small round table offers the perfect spot for luxury dining for two, making a powerful design statement with gold extravagance and metallic flourish. This is a table design which is both eye-catching and versatile.

Discover more of the COLLECTION from YTM right here, and download the brochure to learn even more about our most premium furniture designs yet. If you want to speak to the YTM team directly about your requirements, you can. Simply call us on 01977 66 50 50 or leave us an enquiry online by clicking here. Our expertise, paired with your own experience, can help your retirement village flourish.

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