How to Have the Perfect Cosy Night in
The evenings are still chilly and that means one thing: more cosy nights at home. Is there any better feeling than putting on your favourite comfy pyjamas, wrapping up in a fluffy blanket, and relaxing in the warmth of your home?
Cosy nights in don't need to be boring, and there are plenty of things we can do to make our evenings spent at home enjoyable.
Here, we have the ultimate guide to cosy nights in this spring.
Create a cosy ambience
There are plenty of things you can do to make your home the ultimate cosy space to relax in:
- Dim the lights - light some candles for a cosy ambience and add fairy lights for a magical atmosphere.
- Make a comfortable space to relax. Arrange your cushions and throws to make your sofa or bed as snug as possible.
- Add some warmth - we've no doubt you'll have the heating on at home, but for some extra warmth, curl up with a hot water bottle and a hot drink in one of your favourite mugs.
- Wear your comfiest clothing. Your favourite cotton pyjamas are a staple for a relaxing night in, but if you're more of a loungewear person, wear that instead. Fluffy socks are optional.
Sometimes, we all need some quality time to ourselves. Whether you have a hectic work schedule that you need to wind down from, or you're always on the go looking after children, having a night to yourself now and then is important and should always be special.
We love an evening of pampering with soothing candles, a face mask and a super soft bathrobe. Treating yourself is important and there are many ways you can wind down. Whether you curl up under a blanket and watch your favourite comedy or tear-jerker, or you prefer to spend the evening bullet journaling to organise your life, it's all about what works for you.
This can also double up as a pre-bedtime wind-down routine. Getting your worries and your thoughts down on paper, having a warm bath or shower, doing some relaxing crafting or even luxuriating over your night-time skincare routine, can prepare you for a good night's sleep. We recommend you enjoy some quality me-time whenever you can during the colder months, as well as incorporating these relaxation techniques into your night-time routine.
Have a film night
When you're at home with your children, a movie night is an unrivalled way to spend time together.
Christmas may be long gone, but you can still put those new pyjamas, hot chocolate kits, and fairy lights to good use. Slip on your new PJs, dim the lights, and indulge together in some delicious hot chocolate with all the trimmings.
You could also throw themed movie nights and host one every week with your family. One week could be dedicated to your favourite Disney films, while you could binge-watch the Harry Potter films another weekend - you'll need both Saturday and Sunday, because you're in for the long haul with this unbeatable box set of films.
Don't forget your movie snacks - popcorn is essential, but you can also mix it up with some bags of pick and mix sweets as you would in the cinema.
Host a family book club
Another way you can spend some quality time with your family is to host a family book club. This is also a great way to get your little ones interested in reading. Movie nights are great, but we also love sharing the joy of reading with our kids.
You could all bring your favourite books to the table and talk about why you love them, or you could spend the time reading your children's favourite books to them. Many of us loved bonding with our parents in this way, so it's bound to work with your little ones too.
There's something about chilly evenings that just makes us want to curl up under a blanket, hot drink in hand. And why shouldn't we? When we have such busy lives, spending some quality time enjoying a cosy night in, whether with our children, our partners, or by ourselves, can never be underestimated.