Turn Your Bed Into A Cosy Family Hang Out
As the nights are drawing in and we begin to spend more time at home, break the pattern of a busy and hectic lifestyle, with some stress-free time in bed with your family.
Organising your home for the winter season means that this time of year is sometimes a bit of a blur. Make sure you are still treating yourself to some relaxation time with your loved ones.
First things first, comfort is a priority for a lazy day in bed.
For the ultimate hang out space, the bigger the bed you have the better; so that there is more space for the whole family. A queen size bed would be ideal although any sized bed can be just as fun and a smaller size just means that you will be more snuggled up together.
If you have a sofa bed, maybe in your lounge or a bigger room; open it out and make the most of the extra space.
Use lots of cushions and throws to create a comfortable and cosy place for relaxing and having some chilled time together as a family.
SET THE SCENE
Make your hangout that little bit cozier by creating a super relaxing atmosphere. This is a time to wind down with your family and spend some quality time together, so it’s important to get the mood within the room just right .
Close your curtains and turn down the lights to set the scene and create a calming environment. Dimming the lights or turning on a lamp will create the perfect ambiance for a chilled family hang out. It will also help with the following step...
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MAKE A GRAZING TABLE
If snacks are easy to reach, they’re easy to eat!
Clear your bedside table or a shelf style headboard from alarm clocks and trinkets, and transform into a little ‘grazing table’ full of your family’s favourite refreshments.
Once your snacks are laid out, little else needs to be done and you’ll have an easily accessible grazing table, which the whole family will love. Everyone can settle in their own place, without needing to keep popping to the kitchen.
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CHILLED ACTIVITIES ONLY
Bedside tables can also keep distractions to a minimum.
Pop away your phones and games consoles into your drawers, and opt for a selection of board games and low-intensity options instead, like books or a movie.
A cosy family atmosphere is likely to last longer with these kinds of activities, so make the most of the storage around you to keep the noisier distractions at bay.
THE FILMS ABOUT TO START
Your hangout is almost perfect; the snacks, the comfy area and the low-energy activities have been covered. Now a film would be ideal for an audience who aren’t going to move away from that environment anytime soon.
It’s time to set up your tv or projector and roller blinds (if you’ve really invested in your home cinema setup) and hit the play button!
If choosing a film becomes difficult, write the shortlist onto paper slips, place into a bowl and pick out a film at random. Depending on the amount of time you have, just work your way through the different options.