The perfect winter’s night in + WIN a hamper worth £350! (Closed)
Winter is here and with it brings an abundance of chilly nights and colder days. However, do not despair, the drop in temperature means we can enjoy cosy, comforting, dare we say lazy, nights at home (hooray!). Staying in is the new going out after all! From cosying up under a blanket watching your favourite Christmas movie to enjoying an indulgent hot chocolate – here are our favourite activities for the perfect winter’s night in. If this sounds like something that’ll get you excited to stay at home this festive season, we’re giving you the opportunity to win the perfect winter’s night in hamper too, just in time for Christmas! Somewhere to start … your perfect sofa A perfect night-in wouldn’t be able to begin without somewhere to curl up or stretch out on. Whether you are settling in on your favourite sofa with a deep-seat and soft cushioning like our Oliver, or you have gathered the whole family for a movie night on a generously sized sofa, like our Long Island or Izzy corner, then comfort is key to setting up the perfect night in!
Lounging is made easy with our Oliver
Our Izzy corner sofa is made for sharing… or not! That’s up to you!
Set the mood … cosy lighting
Choosing the right lighting in your home has the ability to transform your surroundings into a serene, calming environment or into a full-blown winter wonderland if you wish! The soft glow of fairy lights can be strung along almost any place in your home to create a soft, ambient surrounding. Perfect if you’re settling down to watch a film and don’t want to keep any bright lights on. If you really make the most of the festive feeling, fill your home with the scents of Christmas with strategically placed scented candles. You can’t go wrong with Pomander by Diptique with its Christmassy orange scent, sprinkled with cloves and cinnamon, which will lightly scent the air and provide gentle lighting where you need it. (Enter our competition below and you could win the chance to find out yourself why its a great addition to any home).
Light up your home with your favourite scent (image credit)
Light the way!
Tonight at the movies… With hundred’s of Christmas movies out on the market to fill your festive season up with, it’s difficult knowing where to start! Do you go for an undisputed classic such as It’s a Wonderful Life or The Sound of Music? Something a little cheesy but fun for all the family such as Miracle on 34th Street or The Santa Claus? Or if you’re gathering your friends around to your home to crash out in front of the TV, something along the lines of Bad Santa or even Die Hard may be on your to-watch list? Can’t decide? We asked the sofa.com marketing team what they will be watching this year: Claire (senior graphics designer): “I love the Grinch!…..no wait….Elf!……oh! oh! Nightmare before Christmas! I can’t just choose one…” Natalie (junior graphics designer): “Definitely the Grinch. Arthur Christmas is a good one too and the Polar Express, both aimed at 5-year-olds, but still. Also, I’m putting The Holiday and Home Alone on my list too!” Rhiannon (marketing manager): “There’s too many! I love Elf because it captures the fun of Christmas, Polar Express because it is essentially what you dream about when you’re little (and the songs are great), Miracle on 34th Street because it’s magical and White Christmas because it makes you feel all warm and tingly inside!“ Emily (content and editorial coordinator): “Love Actually! It makes you feel all the emotions, and the fact its based around Christmas, makes it the best night in option!’
Decisions, decisions … it’s movie time!
Get comfy… layer up
Layering up isn’t just for when you step outside into the cold, adding layers in your interiors means getting out the blankets and extra throws. Layers not only create extra texture and an inviting environment, layers also increase your actual comfort levels too! Try adding items like a sheepskin rug can instantly add warmth to your home, and they are incredibly luxurious and comforting. Whether you step onto it to give your feet a treat or you layer sheepskin on an armchair or sofa to add extra padding or further texture – they’re a great addition to your home (and a perfect night in!). Our Dolly and Shawn sheepskin rugs are now available exclusively in our showrooms, so pop into your nearest one to give them a test! For a more versatile addition to your home, a simply beautiful, soft woven throw will do the trick. You’ll find a comforting Lambswool Herringbone throw mad from 100% Merino lambswool in our gorgeous hamper, and they will be sold exclusively in our showrooms very soon – so watch this space!
Visit your nearest showroom to try out our luxurious sheepskin rugs
Sweet treats & drinks
What kind of night in would it be without a range of delicious snacks and drinks? Warm yourself up with a decadent cup of hot chocolate. Top with giant marshmallows and a flake or some grated milk chocolate for something really luxurious. (If you’re really making an evening of it, add a dash (or two) of Baileys or Cointreau for a really tasty drink!)
Chocolate heaven by Hotel Chocolate (image credit)
Whether you love or hate playing them, getting the board games out during the festive period has become a bit of a tradition. Dust off the Monolopy from the top of the shelves, put your acting skills to the test during charades or let your competitive streak lose with Jenga. Whichever you choose, get as many people as you can involve making a night of it!
Let the battle begin…
WIN a hamper worth £350!
Have we tempted you into planning your perfect winter’s night in? If so, let us help you get started! We’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win a winter’s hamper worth an amazing £350 filled to the brim with all the treats you need to ensure your night in is as cosy as possible! Click here to enter and for terms and conditions: Win your perfect winter’s night in Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re giving away…