It's a well-known fact by now that I will always choose a night in over a night out. The thought of going out in the cold and wind to go and stand in a bustling crowd is something that fills me with dread. With the help of LG* my nights in have just had a serious upgrade and here is my 5 step guide to the ultimate cosy night in.
An obvious addition for any night in, but there is nothing better than filling your space with the sweet aroma of your favourite scent. I not only love lighting candles for throwing a dreamy scent around the room, but I also love the aesthetic of them. When you're having a relaxing evening in you want to create a mood with your lighting and candles are the perfect way to do that. Some of my favourites include; Neom Perfect Peace Candle*, Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus* and Diptyque Baies.
One of my favourite things to do, when I was a child, was to make blanket forts with the clothes drying racks. As I'm a little big to do that now I have to do what I can with blankets and duvets. Spreading your duvet out of the floor and then draping blankets everywhere is the easiest way to create a cosy den for yourself and anybody you choose to spend your evening with. If you've got a huge space to work with you could get really creative with how big you make your blanket fort and it's totally ok if you happen to fall asleep in it too.
Normally my nights in involve switching off from a screen but having a movie night every now and then is always fun. I've not owned a TV since I was 19 and when you've been watching things on your MacBook for so long it's easy to forget how much better the viewing experience is on a TV. Especially with how advanced they are now. This LG TV* is nothing short of stunning and a serious upgrade from my 13" screen. The picture quality is absolutely beautiful and it's amazing to see all my favourite films in the quality that they are meant to be viewed in.
"So good news...I saw a dog today' Buddy, ELF #LGCapturingXmas
Even though I'm not the most festive person I still love to watch ELF every year. It's a classic and personally I don't think the story can ever get old and every year I forget just how much I adore it. It's just the right amount of Christmas for me and of course, I love the dry wit and sarcasm that is a constant throughout. This season is the perfect time to dig out all your family favourites.
It's not a night in without a selection of snacks at your disposal. My culinary skills leave little to the imagination but if you're a person who loves to get creative in the kitchen there are a bunch of recipes available on Pinterest. I personally like to go down the easy route and go for a mixture of sweet and savoury items. As it's nearly Christmas it's prime snack season and all the old classics are on the shelves once again.
What are your cosy night in essentials?
- This post is not sponsored but LG were kind enough to gift me the TV* & they are currently running a competition where you could win your own, see details here -