30 Night In Ideas For Staying In With Friends And Family

Whilst exposed floorboards are a gorgeous feature, but aren’t necessary the best way to retain warmth, especially if they’re old or have gaps in between. Stone, vinyl or laminate flooring can also get frosty under foot when the winter arrives.

Your radiators are the first defence in the battle against the cold, but when they’re not working effectively it’ll take longer to heat your home, and won’t emit enough warmth for those toasty evenings in. If you find your radiator has cold patches, doesn’t heat up evenly or makes loud gurgling noises, it’s time to bleed it. Make the most of the natural light in your room by addingmirrorsto walls opposite windows. Reflecting daylight into every corner, sports against autumn-winter moodiness a mirror will create the illusion of a larger space, as well as adding a decorative feature to your room. Wooden frames go great with a rustic feel, whilst metal ones are more subtle and modern. This is a great tactic for somewhere like a bedroom, a place where you’ll want plenty of natural light to help energise you in the mornings. Try hanging multiple lights together over your dining table for a really gorgeous setting for every meal.

How often do you get a chance to sit around and watch Disney movies all weekend? Disney+ launched at the beginning of the March lockdown which was perfect timing for parents around the world. Prepare to be obsessed if you haven’t downloaded it yet. David Beckhamkept busy during the first coronavirus lockdown by building Lego sculptures with his kids, and who can blame him? Lego is perfect for keeping your mind busy and you get the ta-da at the end of it. More and more of us are turning to virtual slumber parties via Zoom so we can keep up with friends, have a laugh, a glass of wine or three, and make the best of the lockdown. Why not become the Quiz Master and organise the ultimate pub quiz.

Get stuck into a good mobile game to pass the time. One of our current favourites is My Talking Tom 2, which is free to download and similar to a Tamagotchi style game where you look after an animal!

If you love your gels, you might want to invest in an at-home gel machine set. Lighting is everything for the atmosphere in the evenings and using candles or lanterns will help to create that cosy feel on a summer night. Making your own candles is really easy and rewarding as you can choose the fragrance as well. If you love a delicate scent why not try making a rose candle or if you’d prefer a zing you could go with a lemon verbena placed on your new DIY pallet table! Lanterns can be made, they are great DIY projects and hung above and over structures to give that cosy summer nights feeling. Make sure you choose a yellow or pink-toned bulb for that relaxing feel. There is something so relaxing and fun about using pallets in the garden or even on an allotment.

Maybe it’s time you looked into making a business out of podcasting. You’ll need all the technical equipment, but first, swot up with how you’re going to make your millions from your dining room table. It’s time to read that book that’s been sat on your shelf for the last few months. Get inspired by a best-selling memoir, indulge in a celeb-approved bookor escape to a different world for a few hours. If you don’t own a Kindle Paperwhiteyet, you might wish to invest. Sometimes it’s the small things in life that make us feel better, with a fresh manicure being up there. Take some time for yourself, push your cuticles down, slather on some hand cream and choose a shade that makes you smile from ear to ear.

What can you do on a winter night cold?

Cook up a storm. A cold winter’s night is the perfect time to cook up something warm, like a carrot-coconut soup or a beef stew.
Play truth or dare.
Host a beer tasting for two.
Have a game night!
Find a fireplace.
Make it a weekend.
Plan a trip.
Cuddle up for a movie night.
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Change it up and sleep there for a night – you might find you have even more fun than in your bedroom. Rugby and football seasons in the UK take place over autumn and winter. Sports fans can find local games on near them or pester a pal with a season ticket to let you take your beau on a date to a big name match. If you’re looking for some cute couple photos, hire a photographer to spend a couple of hours shooting some seriously magical portraits of you. A snowball fight, decorating your tree, with your pet or out in nature are all great photo shoot ideas. Vintage, second-hand or charity shops are goldmines for ugly Christmas jumpers. See who can put together the most garish outfit for each other.

Trainers from London, NYC and LA all took part in a 15-minute live stream class on Instagram (@facegym), and each masterclass focused on a different muscle group to tone, lift and sculpt the face. Now there are kits you can buy to use at home for the second national lockdown. Pick up your needles and take the time to hone a new skill like knitting. Not just for grandmas, knitting is considered incredibly therapeutic and practical. It’s time to have a little fun with some sweet treats. Why not try your hand at icing some beautiful snowflake biscuits from the comfort of your kitchen?

Getty Images2019 is set to be all about the art of staying in, curating low-maintenence meet-ups and inviting friends and family to join the fun too. As a nation, we love nothing more than snuggling up in the great indoors – and now we’re taking things to the next level. It’s icy cold outside and our bank balances are still recovering from December’s indulgences – there’s never been a better time to hibernate at home.

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Take a bath together or trade massages for a romantic night in. Try this aromatherapy massage oil with the sensual scents of ylang ylang and patchouli for only £6.99 from Amazon. We also love this ready-made gingerbread campervan and this DIY 3D christmas tree gingerbread kit for something different to decorate.

It might sound cheesy, but reading to each other has been scientifically proven as a way to foster intimacy and connect with your partner. Find a great winter book (check out Waterstones’ book of the month) and take it in turns to read a chapter to each other in front of the fire. If you’ve got a sheet mask, a bath bomb and some massage oil at home, this is a completely free date idea. Even if you’ve got to pop to Superdrug it’s a cheap one. An at-home spa experience is all about pampering and relaxing.

Simply cut off the sleeves of an old jumper or cardigan and slide it either round a lone candle or a vase for the perfect winter centrepiece. If you wanted to make it more secure, then you could use double sided sellotape to attach the jumper to the candle, or you could use a hot glue gun.

Changing yourlampshadesfor cosy colours will add a warm filter to the light in your room, transforming your room into a more intimate area. Stick to reds, yellows, oranges and pinks for a snug space, perfect for those long evenings. Use more opaque lampshades on desk lamps in corners where you don’t need as much light and translucent ones for ceiling lights that you’ll be using to illuminate the whole room. You’ve seen the light up LED letter lights, but there is now a fun more cosy approach with letters for the festive season. Fuzzy faux fur letters are not only just fun to make, but they also look amazing on a mantlepiece or windowsill. If preparing for the festive season, you should opt for a seasonal colour such as red, white or green. All you need is a large pillar candle, cinnamon sticks, a hot glue gun and some ribbon to finish of your masterpiece.

When the room is designed the way you want it, a cost can be worked out. This is also a great time to replace skirting boards, piture and dado rails to change the appearance of a room completely. Dado rails can be used to split the room in half with one half being painted and the other wallpapered. Internal decorating is the most popular winter DIY job and something as simple as washing painted walls can make so much difference. To wash painted walls, use Sugar Soap available from the tool store and start washing walls from the bottom, not the top. Dark Winter evenings are very popular with burglars and installing outside lights is a very good idea. Passive Infra Red lights will detect movement and switch themselves on, these can be spots, or lanterns and will also provide a welcome for legitimate visitors.

If it’s too cold to go out, or I’m too tired, then a night in with a DVD, bottle of something alcoholic and some knitting is pretty cool. 2-3 hours a day just seems enough DirtyG… especially when the legs are only just working. If I had the money I’d spend all winter making LEGO though. Climbing wall and spin classes – I know, not at home, but it’s indoors and a great way to spend winter evenings.

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What can you do when your bored at home alone in the winter?

Winter might soon be your favourite season!Do a jigsaw. This is perfect for extra-chilly days.
Have a snowball fight. If you don’t fancy getting cold and wet, set up targets and see who can hit the most.
Have an indoor snowball fight.
Go bowling.
Go on a date.
Take winter photos.
Plan warm outfits.
Bake a dessert.
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And if you’re spending most of January doing just that, you’re certainly not alone. If you don’t already have a hole for a fireplace, this renovation will require a larger budget and more time. Winter is also a good time for larger internal improvements like a new bathroom or kitchen. If you have a job like this in mind go to the projects section and look at the projects we have on planning kitchens and bathrooms.

Begin by glueing the cinnamon sticks onto the candle one at a time – take care with the hot glue as it can be dangerous if misused. Once you have stuck down all of your cinnamon sticks then leave your product to completely dry for an hour. Then, using a material or ribbon, complete your design by tying it around the candle, and you’re finished! Well, now you can make your old leftover clothing into a stunning winter decoration to add to your home!