5 COSY HOME ESSENTIALS

11.15.2017

If you read my blog posts regularly, then it's probably no surprise to you that I love a good ol' cosy day at home when the weather is gloomy and the days are dark, but if you are new to this blog, then hey you've just learnt a new fact about me, haaha.. Now that we're heading into winter, ew I know gross, where did Autumn go? It's essential to keep my home feeling the cosiest it can be so that when I get home from work I can immediately feel warm and happy for the rest of the evening.

Lights -
Fairy lights are my absolute favourite this time of year as they make any room look super cosy and if you want to watch some tv and not have your main lights on then these are perfect as they don't generate too much light and leave the room feeling cosy and also looking real pretty at the same time. You can find fairy lights pretty much anywhere during autumn/winter as of course, they are popular during Christmas time, so you have a ton of options to choose from! But if you're on a tight budget or want cheaper options, then Primark is great for having pretty, delicate and extremely affordable fairy lights to make your home look gorgeous.

Candles -
I feel like I mention candles wayyy too much, like seriously read through every post this season and you'll see what I mean! but I don't think I know any blogger that doesn't obsess over candles, we're all addicted, there's no shame! My absolute favourite candle has got to be "Christmas Eve" by Yankee Candle, it has a sweet yet musky sort of scent to it and I honestly have never smelt anything quite like it. It's my go to scent this time of year and you can smell it throughout your entire home when it's burning, I love it! Since it's hard to get hold of candles from Bath and Body Works, I can always rely on Yankee Candle to make my home smell incredible. Other than "Christmas Eve", I am also loving "Macaron Treats", "Christmas Cookie" and "Season Of Peace" which are all part of their Christmas collection, so check them out while you still can if you haven't already! I also love all candles from The White Company, with "Winter" being one of my favourite scents.

Fluffy Blankets -
Blankets and throws are the main essential when it comes to a cosy day at home. What says cosy more than wrapping yourself up in a fluffy blanket and watching your favourite show on Netflix with a candle burning and your fairy lights twinkling? I always keep a throw / blanket at the end of the bed since I usually wake up shivering in the night and it never fails to make me feel warm and peaceful when I wrap myself up in it. I always think Next have great options when it comes to cosy homeware and their blankets never fail to be beautifully dreamy and smooth.

Winter mugs -
Maybe a slightly strange one, but hear me out! I mean what's the point in enjoying a hot beverage without it being in a mug with an adorable reindeer or penguin on throughout the winter? am I right or am I right? I've been eyeing up so many cute little mugs when I've been out and about at the moment, with places like Next and Homesense that have undoubtedly adorable mugs you'll want asap! plus they're great for featuring in the perfect cosy evening in snap on Instagram, so if that doesn't make you want them even more then I don't know what will. Although I've never considered myself much of a tea drinks, I've really been enjoying Clipper Tea's "Calmer chameleon" and "Flower Power" infusion flavours that were kindly gifted to me recently. If you like herbal tea or would like to get into drinking it then these are perfect for you. Both flavours are soothing and perfect to drink in the morning before breakfast or as a light evening drink.

Wall Art -
I love canvases, I love paintings and I love quotes, there's no questioning that. But I believe that these three things can suddenly make any home feel cosier as the walls don't look so empty and cold, does that make sense? I think quotes especially are the cosiest out of the three as it can be something meaningful, family related or some lovely winter words. You can find quotes in pretty much any homeware store or there are tons of gorgeous quotes online (Pinterest is my favourite!) that you could print off and frame.

I hope these suggestions make you want to go out and find the perfect cosy winter homeware pieces to make your evenings easier or your lazy days more enjoyable throughout these colder months. Now if you don't mind me, I'm going to throw on "Polar Express", put on my comfiest pjs and wrap up warm with a blanket and make myself a vanilla coffee, because I'm extra of course.

What are your favourite cosy home essentials?
Shannon
x

4 comments

  1. I love dark rainy days and feeling cosy inside! Your socks are so cute x

    LoneTeenTraveller | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

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  2. A big mug of tea or hot chocolate makes you feel inevitably cosy! I love fairy lights too - they give any room such a warm feel.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This post makes me want to snuggle up under my blanket with a hot cocoa and watch girly films haha!! Those socks are soooo cute!

    Kerrabella | xokerrabella.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I always find fairy lights and candles make a room more cosy! x

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