I can’t be the only person who thinks the best thing about Autumn is snuggling up at home and enjoying a nice cosy night in. After a long and busy day, a slightly soggy school run or freezing commute home from work, sometimes coming home and wrapping up warm, sipping hot chocolate and lazing out in front of the TV with the fire on is the perfect pick me up.
1 A big, fluffy blanket
I love with being “snuggled” – I love wrapping up in a big, fluffy blanket and cocooning myself in all it’s warm cosiness. Whether it’s a nice handmade woolly blanket your granny made, a bargain from IKEA, a super soft throw or an old thing you’ve had for years – wrapping up is the first step to warming up and relaxing. Create warmth and comfort with a classic blue colourway and herringbone stitch with this beautiful Blue Herringbone Blanket Throw.
2. Scented Candles
Before you get too comfy in your blanket, light a few scented candles and let the beautiful scents surround and relax you. We have some gorgeous candles available at The Brown Box. The scents in our range were chosen as they all evoke warming, happy memories to myself and Ade.
3. Hot Chocolate
If there’s one pleasure we associate with autumn/winter, it’s hot chocolate. A treat for children and a guilty pleasure for adults, the chocolatey drink is a symbol of all that’s delicious and comforting. You can’t get through the next few months without drinking a few hot chocolates. Warm your hands on a nice warm mug of chocolatey goodness – add some whipped cream, marshmallows and a flake for extra luxury.
4. Comfy PJ’s
After a busy day at work, or just a busy day, there is nothing quite like curling up in your favourite pyjamas. I don't know about you but for me you can't beat the comfort of your warm snuggly PJ's. So what are you waiting for? Go and put your pyjamas on now!
5. Relaxing Bath
The last essential on the list is, of course, a nice hot relaxing bath before bed. Bathing induces feelings of comfort and easiness, and that kind of security allows your mind, and subsequently your body, to relax. While scalding baths can make your skin more irritated, a warm bath—in combination with certain essential oils, like coconut, olive, or lavender, and also oatmeal—can better hydrate and heal dry or irritated skin. Plus, aromatherapy is great for regulating your mood or reducing stress. Take a look at our wide range of bath products in our 'Time For Me' collection.