You can be preparing for going out with friends on Friday or Saturday night, but there are those who prefer to stay at home and make their own private party. This usually includes movies, popcorn and warm blankets or eating with friends and having nice conversations.
If this sounds tempting and fits you, know that you are not the only one. Cocooning is a new trend that is gaining more and more ground. People seem to prioritize their personal comfort and choose a different approach than to go out with friends. Of course, such a choice is also accompanied by the corresponding environment. That’s why you will read below, how to make your home space so that they are ready to host this kind of night.
Whether you are planning to stay alone or if you are thinking of calling friends, the living room is the perfect backdrop. Take special care of the lighting. Strong lighting does not help to relax, instead a light-lit lamp or a dimmer stand will help a lot to create the right atmosphere. Although sofa and armchairs are necessary to be comfortable, make sure you have a carpet or pouf or pillows on the floor that will make your guests feel comfortable.
When we are talking about the bathroom, you can go your own time at home to other levels. Wooden furniture and wood decoration in general will give the room warmth and will relax you incredibly. You can put plants in your bathroom in order to clean the air and leave out any negative energy. Fill the bathtub with water, add essential oils and enjoy a glass of red wine. Of course, not everyone is able to have such a place, but with some smart moves you will take advantage of what your space allows you to create a very relaxing environment. A very simple and economical idea is to turn off the central lighting and fill your bath with candles. Just make sure you leave a window open if you want to stay long in it. You can also create a ceramic tiles pattern above your bathtub in order to add a colorful touch to the space.
If you want to escape from everything and everybody, then your bedroom is the right place. In order to maintain a “Zen” atmosphere, think in a simple way and keep only the essentials. Anything that creates clutter will stress you and that’s exactly what you’re trying to avoid. Put a warm mat under your feet, a plant and a beautiful duvet and build your own retreat where only the ones you allow can enter.
You can have the privacy you want in the bedroom, but in the dining room is the place you can enjoy the group of friends and a nice conversation. You can have fun, have a tasty wine and talk with the hours. So here is the lighting, add some artwork to the walls, candles and beautiful decorative objects and you have just created a positive and cozy atmosphere for a beautiful and quality evening at home!
Even if the party’s ingredient is missing from the cocooning recipe, you can use your free time to relax at home. Step into your favorite armchair with a blanket, a hot chocolate and a good book. Last but not least, take some time to treat your body, such as turning your home into a gym. You don’t need to stress yourself; you can just add candles all over the space and enjoy a home yoga lesson. Who said that exercising can’t be relaxing too?