When the weather is bad, staying in can seem like the more attractive option as opposed to heading out. Now is the perfect time to make the most of the cold nights and engage in all the cosy activities you can’t do in the summer months when the local beer garden calls your name. Here are our top recommendations!
Make your space cosy
The first thing to do to prepare yourself for a cosy night in is to make sure you have a space you actually want to spend time in. This doesn’t mean you must have a lavish house, rather it’s about sprucing up your existing space.
Consider draping your sofa with throws and cushions – not only will they keep you warm, but they will add a beautiful finishing touch to your living space. Having something to snuggle up with is guaranteed to make for a warming winter’s night.
Another element which will make your room cosier is to rethink your lighting. Add smaller lights to create ambience such as a side table lamp or a set of fairy lights. Dotting around candles is also a great way to create a warm hue whilst also making your living space smell fantastic!
Whatever you do, don’t have your big light on for movie night!
Snacks and drinks
No night in is complete without the perfect selection of nibbles and beverages to accompany it. Look up a festive hot chocolate recipe for you and your friends to make from scratch or if you’re fancying a drop of alcohol, why not get creative with some experimental cocktails?
When it’s particularly harsh outside, leaving the house to secure your favourite treat may be the last thing you consider doing. However, you can treat yourself to your favourite chocolate by having it delivered by post, so sit back, relax, and simply wait for your snacks to arrive.Make sure you serve your food and drink with your best set of kitchenware – just because you are choosing not to go out, doesn’t mean you can’t make it a special occasion!
You may feel as if your options are limited by choosing not to go out. However, there are an abundance of things you can do in the comfort of your own home. Why not organise a games night, a karaoke a party, or film marathon?
The opportunities to get creative are endless, so put in the effort and enjoy your well-deserved cosy night in!
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.