15 Things to Do on the Couch: Fun Hobbies, Date Ideas & More

15 Things to Do on the Couch: Fun Hobbies, Date Ideas & More

It is widely known that Malaysians enjoy spending their leisure time watching TV. Data indicates that on average, Malaysians spend approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes per day in front of the screen. However, excessive screen time can have negative effects on both physical and mental well-being. Grab a cosy blanket, kick back on the couch, and get ready to discover some exciting new ways to pass the time.

Fun Hobbies to Do on the Couch

1. Reading

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One of the best things to do on the couch is to read a good book. Reading can transport you to new worlds and introduce you to interesting characters. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, there's a book for everyone. To create a cosy reading nook, add some throw pillows, a blanket, and a good table lamp to your couch area. 

2. Colouring or Painting

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Another great hobby to do on the couch is colouring or painting. Colouring books for adults have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for a good reason. It can be relaxing and meditative, perfect for unwinding after a long day. If you're feeling more creative, try painting or drawing instead.

3. Knitting or Crocheting

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Knitting or crocheting might be for you if you're looking for a more tactile hobby. These crafts can be done on the couch and are perfect for making blankets, scarves, or hats. Plus, they're great for keeping your hands busy while you watch TV or listen to music.

4. Playing Video Games

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Playing video games on the couch is a classic pastime for gamers. Whether you're playing solo or with friends, there's a game for everyone. So grab your controller and get ready for some fun. 

The Duncan Sofa is a perfect companion for these gaming sessions. It's not only easy to clean, making snack time worry-free, but also durable enough to withstand being seated by many, ensuring comfort and longevity for countless gaming adventures with friends.

5. Watching TV or Movies

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Of course, one of the most popular things to do on the couch is to watch TV or movies. With so many streaming services available these days, there's plenty of content. To create a cinematic experience, consider investing in a high-quality sound system or a comfortable L-shaped sofa to fully immerse yourself in the action.

6. Writing or Journaling

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If you're feeling introspective, writing or journaling can be a great way to pass the time on the couch. You can write about anything on your mind, from your hopes and dreams to your fears and anxieties. Plus, it can be a therapeutic way to work through difficult emotions.

7. Listening to Music or Podcasts

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Another great way to relax on the couch is by listening to music or podcasts. Whether you prefer classical music or the latest pop hits, there's something for everyone. And if you're in the mood for something more informative, try listening to a podcast on a topic that interests you.

8. Doing Puzzles or Crosswords

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For those who love a good brain teaser, doing puzzles or crosswords on the couch is a great option. These activities can be challenging and rewarding and help keep your mind sharp. They’re also a great way to pass the time on a rainy day.

9. Meditate

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Meditating on the couch can be a comfortable and convenient way to incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily routine. However, it's important to ensure that your posture is upright and aligned to avoid drowsiness or discomfort. Additionally, minimising distractions such as TV or phone can help create a more conducive environment for meditation.

10. Style your hair or have a makeover

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Styling your hair or having a makeover on the couch can be a fun and convenient way to update your look without leaving home. With the help of online tutorials, you can experiment with new hairstyles, makeup looks, and fashion choices from the comfort of your couch.

11. Eat Together

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If you want a fun date idea, try eating together on the couch. Eating can be a great way to bond with your partner, and it's fun and romantic to do together. You can make a new recipe or recreate a favourite dish from a restaurant.

12. Play Board Games or Card Games

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Another fun date idea is to play board games or card games on the couch. This can be a great way to get competitive and have fun together. Try classic games like monopoly or scrabble or something new and exciting.

13. Have a Wine or Beer Tasting

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If you and your partner enjoy a good glass of wine or beer, try having a tasting on the couch. You can pick out a few different bottles or cans and try them together, comparing notes and discussing your favourites. This can be a fun and educational activity to do together.

14. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset

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For a romantic date idea, try watching a sunrise or sunset together on the couch. You can snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy the beautiful colours of the sky as the sun rises or sets. 

15. Have a Spa Day

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If you both need some relaxation, try having a spa day on the couch. You can light some candles, put on some relaxing music, and give each other massages or facials. 


There are endless possibilities for how to make the most of your couch time. However, before diving into your favourite couch activity, it's important to consider the quality of your sofa and your posture. Spending long hours on a low-quality sofa and in an improper position can lead to discomfort and even back pain. That's why it's worth investing in a quality sofa that not only looks great but also provides proper support and comfort.

CUURA Space offers the best sofas in Malaysia at affordable prices so you can create the perfect setting for all your favourite couch activities. Whether you're binge-watching your favourite shows, catching up on work, or getting creative with your hobbies, CUURA Space has a sofa that's just right for you.

Time to get comfy on your CUURA sofa and get ready to enjoy all the amazing things you can do on the couch!


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