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Get cosy and banish the january blues

Waving goodbye to the magic of Christmas might leave you feeling a little down in the dumps. After all January is the time to return to work (the office seems sadder without the tinsel clad tree and there’s not a festive hat in sight). Then there’s the sight of the imposing brown envelope on the doorstep, a cheery letter from the bank reminding you it’s time to pay your credit card bill – Happy New Year!

But don’t go into hibernation just yet, January does have its plus points. First off, it’s the beginning of a brand-new year, a chance to start afresh and ring in the new. So, let’s celebrate the welcoming month of January and remind ourselves of why we should embrace it.

Baby It’s Cold Outside.

There’s no denying, it’s a chilly month, but January offers the chance to get snug. Look on it as an opportunity to light the fire, fill your mug with hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallows) and snuggle up for some homely winter warmth. The Chesterfield 3 Seat Sofa from VOGA allows plenty of room to cuddle up with family. Put on an uplifting winter movie – think Groundhog Day or the family fave Happy Feet and enjoy a cozy afternoon in.

Get into a Good Book.

It’s dark and frosty out there, what better way to while away the evening than to curl up in an armchair by the fire with the latest blockbuster for company? Light a couple of candles and turn off the harsh central lighting in favor of the softer light from a lamp. The art deco style Bestlite Floor Lamp from VOGA gives focus and its adjustable stand means it can be adapted to fit any situation or need. Enjoy the peace and tranquility as you dip into a literary masterpiece and escape from the daily grind.

Showcase Your Cooking Skills.

Want to meet up with friends but a bit short on cash for a meal at a pricey restaurant? How about organizing a “bring-a-dish” post-Christmas feast? We all have good intentions to catch up with our nearest and dearest before Christmas, but it’s not always possible.

January is usually quieter, so there’s more chance to find a mutually agreeable date for people to get together around the table. The eye-catching and unique Super Elliptical Table from VOGA will bring a touch of class to your dining room and offers plenty of room for friends and family to gather round.

With everyone feeling the pinch keep the cost down by asking your guests to bring a dish (and a bottle)! Enjoy a scrumptious buffet, a couple of glasses of leftover Christmas fizz and a really good natter with your besties.

Welcome January VOGA style.

Here at VOGA, we love the idea of welcoming a brand-new year and aren’t put off by the crisp cool air that January brings. Instead we see it as an opportunity to enjoy home comforts. Take a look at our beautiful mid-century and Scandinavian inspired furniture, with a focus on designers such as Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen and many more. With stylish interiors to suit every taste, you will be sure to find complementary pieces that will bring out the best in your home.

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."

Edith Sitwell