How To Create The Perfect Cosy Night In

Sunday, December 27, 2020
Winter is here and with it comes dark nights, cold temperatures and dull weather (that is pretty much the norm in Manchester all year round) but it also means that we have the excuse to for many cosy nights in (with your household or bubble). It is admittedly my least favourite time of the year, however there are many ways in which to make it more bearable such as cosy nights in, comfort food, movie days and a valid reason to buy all of the hygge inspired homeware your want including candles, sweet treats, throws and bedding. 
Today's post is all about my tips and personal recommendations to create the perfect cosy night in and the ingredients you will need are as follows: snacks (lots of them!), warm beverages of your choice, movies or TV and cosy bedding or throws. I think that the perfect cosy night in requires all of those elements but you can pick and choose or add in items you love as well - cuddly pets would be ideal. 

The lovely people at Dusk created a little experiment to see which foods and beverages create the most mess and spills on bedding - a highly scientific and useful experiment, I think we will all agree. They found that nachos were the messiest snack and difficult to clean too and tea/biscuits came in at second place. Chocolate bars and crisps were the least messy and easier to clean so choose your snacks wisely! 

TV and movies are also essential, I've been watching good old favourites on Netflix; the TV recently has been awful so I've almost exclusively been watching movies and TV shows on streaming services. In addition to TV and movies, you could also add boardgames and pampering products or even a FaceTime quiz to your cosy night in.  
*Dusk Chelsea Duvet Cover - White (from £31.80)
My final cosy night in essential has to be cosy and warm bedding as well as a knitted throw! Dusk have a wide range of gorgeous bedding in a range of styles, colours and sizes, so you are bound to find something cosy to suit your home. I was kindly gifted their Chelsea duvet cover, pillow cases and a gorgeous throw - they are all currently on sale so go, go, go.

The Chelsea duvet is 200 thread count cotton (which is breathable and very soft) and it is a classic style with delicate stitched detailing which makes it look quite luxe and expensive! The duvet is so incredibly soft and cosy, it is so much better in terms of quality than all of my others so I now know where to purchase my bedding from in the future. 

*Dusk Chelsea Oxford Pillow Cases - White (from £16.20)
The pillow cases are equally as amazing in terms of design and quality as well as how super soft they are! I also love the extra hem (I'm not sure if that is the correct term) and stitching around the edges of the duvet and the pillow cases - they look extra fancy with just that little touch. The cosiest bedding is the ideal accompaniment to a cosy night in, as is a knitted throw. 

*Dusk St Ives Throw - Light Grey (£73.80)
A few years ago I arm knitted my own throw and the process wasn't very difficult, however the quality wasn't amazing and it began to fall apart very quickly - although I'm still fairly proud of my first complete knitted item. A pre-made knitted throw is definitely the easier and quick option; it will also last much longer! I have the light grey colour but there are others available, all of which look very cosy and unique. I think a soft, oversized knitted throw is a fantastic addition to any home (or cosy night in) during the colder months as it makes any room look instantly more inviting. 

You can find out more information about Dusk bedding on their website and don't forget to check out their blog for more information on their 'Netflix and spill' food experiment!

What are your essentials for a cosy night in? 

7 comments

  1. That throw looks so cosy. I definitely need one of those.

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  2. Netflix and cozy blankets (and a hot water bottle) are a must for a cozy night in x

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  3. The throw looks gorgeous, I'd love something like that for our next home xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  4. This is my kind of cozy night! The throw looks beautiful!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  5. Nothing like Netflix and chilling in a cosy bed!

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  6. I absolutely love the look of that grey throw x

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  7. Lovely bedding! And I love that popcorn, it's my favourite :)

    Jasmine xx

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