An Apartment State Of Mind
September 22, 2022
With the first day of Fall upon us, ultimate coziness is near the top of our priorities list. To set the mood, we rounded up our favorite ways to spend the ultimate lazy Sunday. Don't worry, this list isn't limited to Sundays... use these supremely cozy activities any day that works for you. (They also don't expire, so if you're in part of the country still experiencing a heatwave, hang tight until the weather cools off!)
When it comes to being cozy, we don’t know how else anyone would want to spend their Sunday other than cuddling up in 3 blankets, 5 pillows, and maybe a dog or two while sipping hot chocolate and eating cookies. So that's exactly what's on our guide to the ultimate cozy Sunday! Sit back, relax, and cozy up while we give you the lowdown on ultimate coziness.
Lighting does a great job of setting the mood, so soft, dim lighting is crucial. We love a classic string of fairy lights; their dim lighting is soothing but still provides enough brightness to illuminate the room. Enhance the hygge vibe with some candles. And if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, light that, too!
The room also needs to smell great. If your candles are scented, you can knock this out while getting your lighting right. If not, oil warmers and diffusers are great. Essential oils are our favorite because they provide a natural way to add fragrance to a room without having to light a candle.
Sometimes the best way to warm up is from the inside out. That's why for our ultimate cozy Sunday, something to snack (or should we say sip) on is a list necessity. A cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider, perhaps? If you're looking for an activity and a snack, a batch of fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies is the perfect cozy Sunday combo... Try this chocolate chip skillet cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Blankets and pillows are obviously a given. Break out all the blankets and pillows you can find and make a cozy little nest on our bed or couch. Or step it up a notch and make an awesome blanket fort. (Cozy Sundays are supposed to be fun, after all!) Maybe you'd prefer to knit your own blanket... You can arm knit a blanket in just 45 minutes – that's not even one full episode of your favorite crime drama.
Atmosphere, check. Snacks, check. Blanket bundles, check. Open your favorite streaming app or put on your favorite movie, and your ultimate cozy Sunday is complete. Whether you’re a Friends addict or want to deep dive in to the Marvel universe, your ultimate cozy Sunday wouldn’t be complete without your favorite shows, movies or books. Yep, reading works, too! In fact, there might not be anything cozier than snuggling up with a good book and getting lost in the story.