Counting down the seconds to 2020 in a festive crowd seems to be a logical continuation of the Holiday season for most people. However, multiple studies confirmed that the trend buckles in favor of those who prefer staying home for New Year’s Eve, even for the younger generations. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions on how to enjoy a relaxing evening in the comforts of your own home!

Without the rush of doing makeup, choosing a dress, and making sure that all your friends can find each other in the crowd, treat yourself to something nice. We turned to Montreal Instagram influencer moi_priscillalin for inspiration to make it a night to relax in a cozy and warm environment with your loved ones, your BFF, or even alone.

REFRESH YOUR HOME

Collage of Instagram influencer, moi_priscillalin, reading a book and dry flowers
Credit: moi_priscillalin, Instagram

With a diffuser or a scented candle, introduce some aromatherapy into your living space. Snuggle up in a heavy throw blanket and read a book until the clock strikes midnight. You’ve accomplished so much this past decade, so it’s only fair to want the very last hours of 2019 to yourself!

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, Scented Candle, Diffuser, Cologne.
Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, Scented Candle, Diffuser, Cologne. Credit: Sephora

We particularly like the scent of Jo Malone‘s English Pear & Freesia, evoking happy memories with its fresh sweet notes accented by floral and woody textures. Also available as a perfume, hair mist, and a multitude of body care products, the fragrance is timeless and comforting.

MAKE LIVING AN ART FORM

moi priscillalin dry flower artwork
Credit: moi_priscillalin, Instagram

Feed your body and mind with some nature-inspired therapy. Take away the stress built up throughout the year by doing something that brings you closer to Mother Earth. Our featured influencer moi_priscillalin, who works as an interior decorator, enjoys incorporating dried flowers onto a canvas to create beautiful artwork. Don’t forget to see more of her creations on her profile! Additional things to do with dried flowers include making potpourri, pressing them into a collage book, or simply rearranging them into a vase for a vintage-looking decorative piece.

Sketch by Instagram influencer, moi_priscillalin.
Credit: moi_priscillalin, Instagram

From landscapes to still life, spend the day at home sketching what inspires you most. Maintaining a sketch diary is an often-overlooked hobby in today’s fast-paced world. However, it has many curative properties that can reset a tired mind. Easy to learn and highly rewarding, it could be a new hobby you can pick up for 2020!

IMPROVE YOUR INNER SELF

superstars set origins best selling essentials sephora
Superstars Set Origins Best-Selling Essentials. Credit: Sephora

From the living room to your bathroom, any space that allows you to unwind and focus on your inner wellness can be used to meditate. While you’re at it, a relaxing facial mask and a rejuvenation treatment helps to remove all the tension that adds years to your skin. We found that the Superstars Set Origins Best-Selling Essentials sold at Sephora to do exactly that. It features, among other products, the brand’s famous Active Charcoal Mask and the Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion by Dr. Andrew Weil.

SUBTLE COMFORT IS KEY

With all the hustle and bustle that surrounds celebrating the end of the 2010s, it might be tempting to go all-out on a wild night in town. But to be honest, we just feel that the best way to celebrate the end of a decade is to welcome a new one by staying home for New Year’s Eve.

 

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