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Fireworks, singing and the big countdown – New Year’s Eve is one of the best times in the year to host a party. A special night for everyone to get together, this is your chance to wave goodbye to the events of the past year and welcome in the ones to come – along with making those all-important resolutions, of course.

Your sofa should be right at the heart of any party planning. It’s the place your family and friends will aim for the moment they escape the cold outside, with a glass of steaming mulled wine in hand; it’s where they’ll flop down after a good dance; and it can even be the place where they sleep once the echoes of a roaring rendition of Auld Lang Syne have faded.
So, if you’re hosting the celebrations at home this year, you need to get your living room ready. Line up the sofa, find a focal point and get serving those treats with our top tips for setting up your New Year’s sofa space.

Seating space

From a luxuriously big sofa to something chic and elegant, you need to have enough space for every party-goer to kick back. Corner sofas are a great way to ensure your guests have a place to sit without needing to invest in additional furniture such as armchairs. Not only will it be useful on New Year’s Eve, but any other time you have guests over throughout the year. The Midas is a glamourous centrepiece that adds both style and comfort to your living room. The mirror-effect chrome feet are sure to catch the eyes of your visitors too.
If you don’t have quite enough room for a corner sofa but still want something big with plenty of space, the Canterbury 4 seater can comfortably seat up to four people. With comforting fabric covering the soft foam seats, this sofa is a great place to relax on the big night.
When you’ve got more guests than your sofa allows, you can create even more seating space by throwing down the sofa scatter cushions and bringing in some dining chairs.

Seating space

From a luxuriously big sofa to something chic and elegant, you need to have enough space for every party-goer to kick back. Corner sofas are a great way to ensure your guests have a place to sit without needing to invest in additional furniture such as armchairs. Not only will it be useful on New Year’s Eve, but any other time you have guests over throughout the year. The Midas is a glamourous centrepiece that adds both style and comfort to your living room. The mirror-effect chrome feet are sure to catch the eyes of your visitors too.
If you don’t have quite enough room for a corner sofa but still want something big with plenty of space, the Canterbury 4 seater can comfortably seat up to four people. With comforting fabric covering the soft foam seats, this sofa is a great place to relax on the big night.
When you’ve got more guests than your sofa allows, you can create even more seating space by throwing down the sofa scatter cushions and bringing in some dining chairs.

Focal point

No matter what your New Year’s Eve celebrations entail, your sofa is going to be the focal point of the night. Whether you and your guests are participating in party games or rocking out on the karaoke, arranging your big sofa in the perfect place is the best way to make sure everyone feels involved. For those who have more than one sofa in their living room, push them up against the walls to make lots of space for dancing the night away.

Food and drink

It’s sure to be a night full of merriment and cheer, which means there will undoubtedly be plenty of sumptuous snacks and refreshing beverages being passed around. To save your sofa from dangerous spills, keep the feasting out of reach.
A fold-out table is a great place to lay out your buffet and can be tucked in the corner, meaning crumbs and liquids will be far away from the furniture – while also maximising space for dancing.

The big bang

When the clock strikes midnight and Big Ben’s moment arrives, you want everything to go off with a bang. Push back the sofas and chairs so that everyone can gather round the window to watch the fireworks go off.
There’s nothing better than hosting a New Year’s Eve party at home and it can be made even more satisfying if you plan everything out beforehand. Arrange your sofa in a way that makes the big night run smoothly so that you and your guests can enjoy a night to remember.

Friends drinking and eating party food
Family watching New Year's Eve Fireworks
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