With long Autumn nights drawing in and people staying home more, we are living for cosy nights in! The perfect cosy night in means something different to everyone; with a companion or alone, a good book or a boxset binge, cooking your signature supper or ordering your favourite takeaway. Here are our essentials for the ultimate cosy night in, no matter how you like to enjoy them.
Light a candle
We love candles all year round but lighting the perfect seasonal candle is an easy way to add warmth to a room. There is just something so comforting about the flicker of candlelight and warming fragrances filling your home!
Whether you love sweet, spicy, fruity or floral fragrances, we have a huge home fragrance range to choose from. Our wood wick candles are available in a selection of seasonal scents to add warmth to your home. Spiced Apple, Welsh Cake, Mixed Berries & Roast Chestnut are among our favourites at this time of year. They’re also available as handmade wax melts and tealights, for those who like to swap fragrances regularly.
The combination of soy wax and a wood wick produce a full melt pool and impressive scent throw to fill your home. Don’t forget to let the wax melt across the candle before extinguishing, to avoid tunneling and wax waste. Plus trim the wick before relighting to allow it to burn properly and avoid any smoke and tall flames.
Other seasonal favourites are available in our Tapestry Tin candle range too; including Black Orchid, Amaretto, Cuban & Cognac and Cranberry Gin. So you really will feel spoilt for choice!
We even have a brand-new collection of wood wick candles coming soon, with even more cosy scents to choose from, including Spiced Orange, Autumn Amber, Winter Berries and Spiced Plum.
Having a cosy night in is all about getting to relax and treating yourself. Why not treat yourself to some luxury, handmade skincare products to help you unwind?
Another pamper night essential is bath treats. As well as our mini bath bombs, we also love Bathing Beauty’s incredible Jones the Bones bath salts. Created by Osteopaths to ease aches and pains, these vegan bath salts will leave your whole body feeling relaxed. And they smell incredible! Bathing Beauty even recommend wrapping up in warm clothing and resting after a 15-minute soak. So it would be rude not to, right?
If you would like more inspiration for how to update your Autumn skincare routine, check out our last blog post!
Stick the kettle on
At the end of the day, there is nothing better than curling up with your favourite hot beverage. Are you a tea or coffee lover? Personally, we love hot chocolates with all of the toppings at this time of year! Make sure you make it in your favourite mug for an extra special treat.
Don’t have a favourite mug? We’ve got a new mug for everyone but here are some of our favourites to choose from:
Glosters Pottery mugs are our top pick for hot chocolate lovers. Large yet lightweight, they are the perfect size for your favourite hot chocolate with extra cream and marshmallows! All Glosters Pottery is handmade by Tom Glosters in Porthmadog, North Wales and come in a variety of playful glazes.
If you are more of a tea lover, check out Denby’s Studio Blue Brew collection. The teapots are made to hold enough for 2 cups of tea; perfect for you and your companion, or for when one cup of tea just isn’t enough!
If you’re more of a classic ceramic mug person, our very own selection of mugs may be more your style. Valley Mill ceramic mugs are available in a range of exclusive designs, created by our own in-house design team. You can even personalise them to create your own unique design too!
Did anyone else used to love building pillow and blanket forts when they were younger? There is no better way to enjoy a cosy night in than cwtched up with as many blankets and cushions as possible. They are an easy way to mix up your home decor and add Autumnal touches with minimal effort.
There’s no such thing as too many cushions, right? Relax into our linen-effect cushions, printed with sweet sentiments of home, love and comfort. Or treat yourself to Melin Tregwynt’s cushions, which are made from lambswool with duck feather inners. For those of us who love super plump cushions to cuddle up with!
There is also a vast variety of Valley Mill and Melin Tregwynt throws to suit all homes and budgets. Recycled wool throws are a budget friendly option to add your home. They come in two different sizes and are completely unique in colour and pattern.
Valley Mill woollen throws are super warm and big enough for a double bed; for those looking for something super snuggly.
For those looking for the ultimate touch of luxury, Melin Tregwynt throws are for you. Woven at one of the oldest woollen mills in Wales using soft lambswool and available in a range of traditional tapestry designs, some dating back to the 1960’s.
Online Retail Therapy
Why not indulge in a little online retail therapy to end the evening? Now is the perfect time to make a start on your Christmas shopping and our new Christmas decorations are now available to order online. Create your own bespoke design with our online design tool. Alternatively, we have a selection of exclusive designs created my our in-house designers. Head to our website where you can browse all of our Christmas decorations, as well as a wide range of other Christmas gifts which will be available soon!
And there you have it; our list of essentials for the ultimate cosy night in. These little additions to your night time routine take minimal effort but are guaranteed to help you unwind. So, light a candle, stick the kettle on, wrap up warm and relax; go on, you deserve it!