We all know that May is one of the best months of the year: it has not one but two long weekends, and relaxing should be the first thing on your agenda! Nothing sounds better than a three-day weekend when we can just hit the snooze button, spend time with our loved ones, or simply take some time to pamper ourselves and recharge our batteries.

Counting down the days? Here are our top relaxation aids for a brilliant bank holiday weekend.

Treat yourself to a good book

Everybody deserves a soft place to land and the Stressless Consul is a classic recliner designed to provide postural support, manufactured by Ekornes in Norway.

The Consul Signature leather recliner comes in three sizes to suit different weights and builds and works with your body's movements to offer unmatched support and incomparable comfort.  Combine this with the wide range of material options, including leather, fabric and wood finishes, and you’ve got a worthy new addition to your home - the perfect place for you to escape and treat yourself to a good read!

Binge-watch your favourite TV show

Our range of luxury sofas will provide you with the perfect setting for putting your feet up and enjoying a bingeable show. Upholstered in leather or fabric, depending on your personal preference, each Duresta sofa is ridiculously comfortable and oh, so stylish - but our heart settled on the Hopper. Inspired by the beautifully balanced proportions of mid-century Scandinavian design, this range incorporates crisp, linear detailing to produce furniture well-suited to the contemporary interior style of today.

Stressless Consul Signature Chair & Footstool

Stressless Consul Signature 

Duresta Hopper

Duresta Hopper

Oakridge Recliner Set

Oakridge Recliner Set

Mighty-B Bean Bag

Mighty-B Bean Bag

Spend time outdoors

Grab a book, fix yourself a drink, and sink in the sun lounger for some you-time. Our high-back Oakridge recliner set is the perfect garden furniture setup for relaxing outdoors. The smooth reclining mechanism allows you to sit up or lie back at any angle - simply pop your feet up on the perfectly paired footstool and grab a glass from the matching table.

You may also be surprised to learn that our outdoor bean bags are UV and shower-resistant, making them the ideal solution for lounging in the garden during those long spring and summer days. Our Mighty-B bean bag is made from a robust waterproof polyester fabric, which makes it suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. Whichever colour you choose, this high-quality chair is guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Light some candles

Nothing is more relaxing than sitting in a room lit by flickering candles - or lighting one before bed and turning off all of your electronic devices. Visit us in our Sheffield store and browse our range of Wax Lyrical scented candles, which offer scrumptious scents, ideal for a spot of aromatherapy at home.

Do absolutely nothing

Doing nothing, we guarantee, is highly enjoyable. Whether you’re curled up in an armchair, stretching out on a sun lounger or enjoying a few extra minutes in your big, beautiful bed, relax and enjoy just being you.