Our houses look rather monotonous and bare when the twinkling lights and bright spheres fall down.
But with the New Years sale there are plenty of chunky discounts on gorgeous goodies for every room.
Whether it's a living room investment, a towel upgrade, or a brand new look for the bedroom, we've tracked down some of the most attractive discounts out there.
Discount: The Cotswold Company's dove gray Chester bench is £ 325
While dinner parties feel like a distant memory, you can enjoy your time at a stylish table – and be ready to impress when entertainment is back on the agenda.
The Broment Elm table by Perch and Parrow combines the contemporary with traditional farmhouse design.
Made from reclaimed elm with a parquet design, it seats eight and is 30 percent cheaper, now at £ 756 (perchandparrow.com). There's also a 30 percent discount on the 6-seater dining table in the West Elm Tower, now £ 699 (johnlewis.com).
LIFE OF LUXURY
Many of us have spent much of the year on the sofa. So why not take the chance to update yours while you sell?
The Hampstead four-seater at Heal & # 39; s takes a modern take on traditional design and is discounted by 30 percent to £ 1,959 (heals.com).
Save over £ 1,000 on the Lancaster Linwood Tango ocher sofa in India Jane, now at £ 3,220. The deep seating and the velvet upholstery have matching piping throughout the solid wood frame (indiajane.co.uk).
For smaller spaces – and budgets – try the two-seater Anita from Sweetpea & Willow, which is upholstered in teal with contrasting, tapered legs in black and gold. It's 20 percent off, now at £ 448 (sweetpeaandwillow.com).
The pillows are made smaller from wall to wall. Try Oka, which is 62 percent off Vallauris teal and pink pillowcases for £ 22 per inhabitant (oka.com).
40% off: For fancy cookware, get 40% off a cast iron Le Creuset casserole at John Lewis, now £ 147 (johnlewis.com)
A modern dresser can provide a much-needed facelift for your kitchen.
If space is a problem, Wayfair has a freestanding, single-door pantry with a central drawer for cutlery, four adjustable interior shelves for dishes and bulky cereal boxes, and recessed door panels with antique brushed nickel fittings.
Even better, it's 45 percent off at £ 237.99 (wayfair.co.uk).
For unusual cookware, John Lewis offers a 40 percent discount on a cast iron casserole from Le Creuset, now £ 147 (johnlewis.com).
The first impression counts. So why not invest in an eye-catching table for your hallway? The Oxford console by India Jane is gray and offers plenty of storage space in the two drawers and in the rattan shelf below.
It's 20 percent off at £ 184 (indiajane.co.uk). The Cotswolds Company's dove gray bench in Chester has two deep drawers and costs £ 50 at £ 325 (cotswoldco.com).
SLEEP IN STYLE
Now is the time to invest in a good night's sleep. Dwell's Cavendish King Bed, with an upholstered headboard and storage space underneath, has a discount of £ 150 and is now £ 849 (resid.co.uk).
Browse the mattresses offered by Bensons for beds with discounts of up to 60 percent (bensonsforbeds.co.uk). At Dunelm, mattresses receive a discount of up to 20 percent (dunelm.com).
If your bed has a lot more life to it, a statement headboard can pique interest. Willow & Hall's upholstered designs are all 20 percent cheaper, and there are many bold fabrics to choose from (willowandhall.co.uk).
Dress up your bed with beautiful sheets from The White Company, which offer 30 percent off linens – including 500 and 1,000 thread count sheets (from £ 11.20, whitecompany.com).
Work from home continues. So why not make it as comfortable and stylish as possible? For a minimalist look, Dunelm's black Softline desk is offering a 20 percent discount, now £ 167.20 (dunelm.com).
Add a playful touch to your nettle ergonomic desk chair, available in a selection of bright colors and reduced by 19 percent to £ 119.99 (wayfair.co.uk).
Soft cotton towels at dusk are 50 percent cheaper from £ 1.25 (dusk.co.uk).
For bathroom storage, try Habitat's lacquered pink Oken tray table for half the price of £ 20 (Habitat.de).
What your home really needs are … new kitchen knives
If you're looking to improve your culinary game in 2021, superior kitchen knives will help. In the Larousse Gastronomique Bible, eight basic types of blades and ten specialist blades are listed as standard.
But how many does your home really need? If you don't have enough space in the drawers, the following should be more than enough: a bread knife, a carving knife, a paring knife, a utility knife – and the chef's knife.
Ideally, this should be "Full Tang" – with the metal of the blade extending over the end of the handle.
Options include Wusthof's classic chef's knife (boroughkitchen.com; between £ 51 and £ 85 depending on size) and the Kuhn & # 39; s block set pictured (£ 41.98, amazon.de).
A set of three Sabatier knives (cook, bread, bowl) is reduced from £ 66 to £ 49.99 at Kitchen Knives (kitchenknives.co.uk).
Due to strict age verification laws for selling knives through websites, John Lewis does not sell online.
But his stores, which remain open, have bargains like a Robert Welch signature set that has been reduced from £ 100 to £ 50. This includes two knives plus a sharpener – perhaps the most important piece of all.
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