Hello 2021! Happy home New Year Resolutions: Part One

2021 Is finally upon us and 2020 has been and gone - YAY!! So let's get the year off to the most amazing and positive start. In this blog, and in the next one, we have listed our top 10 New Year's resolutions for a happy home.

New Year resolutions don't just have to be about dieting and working out! But also about improving our lifestyle in the space we value, relax and recharge time in - our homes.

Notepad with handwritten 2021 Resolutions words on wooden table and a glimpse of a brown cat

Number 1 - Read more 

"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book" - Jane Smiley 

Make a point of picking up a book every now and then - aim for a book a month to get started - chances are you will find some real gems which you will not be able to put down! And with all this reading going on you will, of course, need somewhere to keep all these books - give them pride of place in the Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Bookcase. In the right spot, you can create a small reading corner in your home - all you need is some shelving for your books, a small armchair and maybe a small side table for your reading lamp.

Two images of same reclaimed wood bookcase with assortment of books, plants and ornaments

Photo featuring: Chelwood Reclaimed Wood Bookcase

Number 2 - Keep the hallway tidy

The hallway is an often forgotten about part of the house - it's not a place we spend much time in so don't give much thought about furniture in it. But our second resolution suggests we should at least sort out some practical hallway storage - who likes to walk into a home tripping over abandoned shoes and bags? A narrow console table is perfect to put a handbag down on and you can get one with a shelf below and drawers if you resolve to keep clutter-free. A hallway storage bench is a perfect allrounder - somewhere to sit down while you get your shoes on and off as well as compartments or baskets to hide them away.

Number 3 - Get a better work/life balance

Working from home is a lot more in our lives now - invest in a good home office desk and desk chair to make your working time as productive as possible - it's so much more comfortable than the kitchen table. Also, if you have a designated workspace then it is much easier to switch off and spend downtime away from work distractions. We love the Standford industrial desk which is crafted from gorgeous reclaimed timbers; it's a very popular choice with our customers too!

Industrial style home office with reclaimed wood industrial desk, industrial bookcase and grey faux leather swivel desk chair

Photo featuring: Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Desk, Standford Industrial Reclaimed Wood Bookcase, Standford Grey Faux Leather Office Chair

Number 4 - Live a greener life 

Start a new greener life in 2021 - if everyone took a few small steps like recycling and reusing, then together we could really make a difference. Little shifts in habits, like a couple of vegetarian meals a week, recycling more, choosing reclaimed wood furniture, cutting down on single-use plastics and composting food waste, could really bring in change.

Reclaimed wood extendable dining table with white trestle legs and matching wooden bench

Photo featuring: Dorset Reclaimed Wood Extendable Trestle Table, Dorset Reclaimed Wood Bench, Dorset Reclaimed Wood Dining Chairs

Number 5 - Sit at the dining table for meals

Make time every week to have some family meals sat around the dining table. We love the Dorset trestle table for this - a reclaimed wood dining table that gives your kitchen or dining space a hint of Scandi style. With the option of extension leaves, upholstered dining chairs and dining benches it's a brilliant family option and a must have when entertaining.

For part 2 of our Happy Home Resolutions, see our next blog!


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