A guide to the ultimate stay-at-home day

There’s nothing better than a stay-at-home day. We don’t mean a day spent pottering around the house either, we mean time where you enjoy just being at home even if it’s just a few hours. Although it can be a great form of self-care, some people may find it’s not the easiest thing to do. To help you make the most of your downtime, we’ve compiled our top five tips for creating the ultimate stay-at-home day.

Tip one – setting the mood
There are a couple of simple things you can do to instantly transform the atmosphere in your home. From fruity to floral, spicy to sweet, a well-placed candle can instantly lift your spirits, For fragrance, Neom really nails at-home indulgence. With scents designed to encourage relaxation or boost your energy levels, these candles will not only fill your home with delicious aroma but will help to maximise your mood. While playing your favourite laid-back tunes is the perfect way to unwind. To really perfect that spa-like feeling, try playing a calming playlist through the Bose SoundLink Mini II, which can be moved with you from room to room.

Tip two – getting comfy
Now we’ve set the scene, it’s time to cosy down. In the mood for a duvet day? Why not make your bed with a chic duvet set that’ll upgrade your boudoir. The Cozee Home designs are both effortlessly stylish and beautifully comfortabe, making them a top choice for a little self-indulgence. If the sofa is calling, you’ll love cuddling under a throw like this faux fur one from K by Kelly Hoppen to create that snug-as-a-bug feeling. When the sun’s out, get comfortable with the help of Dyson. This tower fan is a perfect way to cool down on hot days, plus, it’ll double up as a heater when we welcome back the winter. Win, win!

Tip three – love to lounge
Whether we’re throwing our very own pyjama party or feeling laidback in loungewear, comfy clothes are a must. Cyberjammies prove that pyjamas can be stylish, and with combinations of short-sleeved tops, long-sleeved shirts, trousers and shorts on offer plus an array of nightgowns and dressing gowns, you can change things up to suit your mood. If you love feeling comfortable at home in the daytime too, we’ve put together an edit of luxe loungewear that’ll keep you cosy while you look ready to take on the day.

Tip four – snack time
While not essential, a good array of snacks is a great addition to a stay-at-home day. From sweet to savoury, Joe & Seph’s popcorn range offers a flavour to tantalise every taste bud, and they’re perfect for nibbling at through the day. For those with a sweet tooth, Hotel Chocolat has the chocoholics sorted with these delicious batons that are ideal for sharing (or not…) while a Churchill’s biscuit is the perfect dunking option for a cup of tea.

Tip five – preening to perfection
If you’ve managed to grab a little bit of time to yourself, a fresh lick of colour on your nails and a luxurious face mask makes for a lovely self-care treat. Orly’s Cuticles, Colour and Care collection gives you the tools you need to achieve a salon-fresh manicure at home, while Liz Earle’s Balancing Gel Mask is an excellent choice if you’re pushed for time, as it helps to refresh and soothe tired skin in just five minutes. Giving your complexion and nails a little treat may seem like a simple task, but even the shortest session of self-care can really lift your mood.

We hope you enjoy your ultimate stay-at-home day, we know we will!