As the clock strikes midnight and the sky lights up with fireworks, the moment of transition from one year to the next fills us all with anticipation for what the New Year will hold.
Many of us start the New Year with a list of resolutions. Promises we make to ourselves to improve our lifestyle, cut out unhealthy habits or take up new hobbies.
You don’t always have to dream big when it comes to setting resolutions – little things make life better. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, read on to discover a few little promises that could make 2019 a year to remember.
Entertain your friends
Being around friends and family over the festive season reminds us just how much fun it can be to spend time together. In the new year, you could invite your nearest and dearest into your home more often, whether that’s for glammed-up dinner parties or a cosy movie night. Laughing and smiling with the people who know you best – it doesn’t get much better for the soul.
You could arrange something momentous at your house, like an old school reunion or an extended family meet-up. Buying a new sofa will ensure you can accommodate everyone. Enter, the Majestic, which feels like it was made for that very job. With wide, deep seats that create an open, inviting atmosphere, it’s the perfect setting for a long overdue catch up over canapes and a glass of fizz.
Live a healthier lifestyle
For many of us, exercise and healthy eating sit atop our New Year’s resolution list. Make this the year it sticks. Find an activity you enjoy – it could be something like jogging, yoga, swimming or aerobics – tie up your laces and get those endorphins flowing from head to toe.
However, when you’ve had a long day at work, the heavens have opened and the sky is grey, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to leave the house. Thankfully, your sofa can help you keep up the energy levels. Sofa yoga is a combination of gentle stretches and positions, which can help to soothe your body and mind. Sofa yoga is a great yet simple way to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution, even on the days when you don’t feel like it.
Transform the spare room
Your home is a special place where you can unwind and recharge your batteries, so it needs to be the perfect haven for you. The spare room is a classic example of a space that’s often not used to its full potential. It’s brilliant when guests stay over, but for the rest of the time it usually accumulates cardboard boxes, spending its days as a storage space.
Sofa beds are an inspired way to open up this floor space. It could be your new home office or perhaps a cinema room where you can watch the latest Netflix releases. When guests arrive, simply fold out the bed, dress it with crisp linen and welcome them with open arms.
The Glastonbury is a super cosy sofa bed with plump cushions and an easy-to-use mechanism, which transforms the sofa from a seating area into a sumptuous place where your guests can dream the night away.
Cutting down on technology time
Technology has enriched our lives in more ways than we could ever imagine. We can call loved ones who are far away and hear the comforting sound of their voice. Thanks to technology, we can share special moments with each other, sending images and videos in an instant.
However, sometimes we can feel like we spend a little too much time on our phones, tablets and laptops. Seize the opportunity to make a change and reduce your technology usage in the New Year. You could introduce a board game night to relive your childhood memories or whip up a feast in the kitchen. It feels so rewarding and is a more memorable way to spend your time.
Craft the perfect reading room for when you need to relax – somewhere you can curl up with a book and a mug of something warm. Instead of flicking on the TV when you get home, fill your shelves with literature and spend the evening hours getting lost in the pages.
Spend quality time with your family
New Year can be about big, life-changing decisions – but remember to think about the little things too. Treasuring the special moments with your family and relishing that feeling of home are resolutions that will bring you joy every day.
To make the most of family time, buy a new sofa that perfectly suits your needs. The super-spacious Fairmont corner sofa welcomes everyone to snuggle up and get cosy, with up to seven seats finished with luxurious, crushed velvet fabric. When the evening draws in, you can all sink in and relax, cherishing the feeling of togetherness.