How to have the perfect cosy night in (cinema style)

I don’t know about you but sometimes there’s nothing better than coming home from work or a busy day, getting in my PJ’s and having a cosy night in. I may be getting old before my time but hey ho, self care and me time is important in my eyes…

I’m often spending my time trying to turn my tiny studio flat into a home cinema, which is something you could easily do yourself. Why not bring the cinema home with the help of Oled TV Panasonic, some tasty snacks, a warm drink and a duvet (weather permitting of course)?

There’s something about a cosy night in, especially approaching the Autumn (which is know is a few months away). It just gets me excited for bonfires, pumpkins and nights in with a hot chocolate in hand and a face mask on. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is but personally I think it’s a great opportunity to really think about self care.

how to have a cinema style cosy night in

What better place is there to think about self care than at home either alone if you need some ‘me time‘ or with good company with nowhere to be or nothing to do? Self care to me doesn’t have to be spending a fortune on going out or buying expensive beauty bits contrary to belief it can be as easy as relaxing at home with a film.

The perfect cosy night in for me has a few little rules that I’ve set myself in order to relax to the max. It sounds rather silly but I personally think my rules make it more enjoyable.

how to have a cinema style cosy night in

The 7 rules for a cosy night in that I swear by

 

  1. I’m the kinda gal that likes to sprawl out on the bed so I can be as comfy as possible (it doesn’t help that my sofa is tiny so not ideal for these situations).
  2. No day clothes allowed – You must wear PJ’s or comfy clothes or you can’t participate (no one can be comfy in jeans).
  3. Bye bye phone(s) – Yep that’s right, if Andy and I are having a cosy night in phones are not allowed, I don’t need tapping interrupting my calm.
  4. Lights out (all out) – To achieve as close to cinema feel as possible the lights have to be off, how else are you meant to feel like you’re really at the cinema?
  5. Snacks – Probably THE most important rule in the list, be as healthy as you like or not if you so wish. I personally am an ice cream fan so that works for me or a hot chocolate if the weather is on the cool side (toppings? yes please).
  6. Face mask – If I’m having a cosy night in for one (which I often do) I love to pop a face mask on and let it do its magic. Usually I don’t do this when Andy’s over as he says they ‘smell funny‘.
  7. Cinema system – Okay, so I know I said snacks are the most important but there really isn’t any compromise for a TV when you’re trying to create a ‘cinema feel‘. so maybe it’s the truly important rule as it’s difficult to watch a movie off a phone, laptop or tablet.

Of course you don’t have to follow all of my rules (or any) if you don’t want to. These are just the rules I set myself in order to truly enjoy my cosy night in, whether I’m on my own, with Andy or sharing it with friends.

Thanks for reading,

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Love Saff x

 

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3 Comments

  1. August 16, 2018 / 8:09 am

    I LOVE having my own cinema night! You definitely need it once in a while. And I can’t wait for the darker nights and it’s raining outside and you’re inside all cosy! Great tips! x
    Sophie | sophierayne.com

  2. September 6, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Oh, now you remember me that I didn’t finish watching Suits last night :-)) and I really miss a good big bucket of popcorn :-))

  3. Kim
    September 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Great ideas. I love having a movie night at home cuddled up under a blanket, preferably in my pjs. I definitely agree that it should be a no phone zone! There’s nothing more annoying than a phone vibrating with notifications or a screen being tapped when you’re trying to relax.

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