If you have young children, nervous pets or just hate the cold, then you might prefer to stay at home this Bonfire Night. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festivities, and you certainly don’t have to miss out on ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the fireworks illuminating the sky above your neighbourhood.
Here at Carpetright we love a cosy night in and we have lots of hints and tips to help you make the most of Bonfire Night from the comfort of your own home.
Grab cushions, pillows, blankets, duvets and anything else soft and snuggly you can get your hands on. Rugs can also transform a living room into a haven of warmth and comfort, setting the scene perfectly for a cosy night in. You could even build a sofa fort – a sure-fire hit with children for generations – to hide away from the loud crackling, snapping, fizzling, whizzing, screeching and banging of the 5th November.
Get the best view
Open the curtains, turn off the lights and get as close to the sky as you can. A loft with a skylight is a great place to view fireworks, but an upstairs bedroom window will also do nicely. Turning all your lights out will give a much better view of the sky at night and also prevent reflections ruining your view through a window, a great excuse to lower those high winter energy bills.
Bonfire Night food
Nothing says Bonfire night quite like a good old-fashioned toffee apple. You can buy these from most supermarkets from the end of October, but they’re also really easy to make at home.
Hot dogs are another great addition to a firework-themed feast – in fact, pretty much any food that you can hold easily in one hand whilst staring at the sky is a winner on Bonfire Night.
However, for a cosy but more substantial meal you could try baking some jacket potatoes. These are often cooked in the embers of a bonfire but they taste just as good when done in the oven. They have the advantage of enabling you and your family to choose any topping and are great for snuggling up on the sofa on a cold winter’s night.
So you see, whatever your reason to shun the great outdoors in favour of a cosy night in; kids, pets, or even just a dislike of the cold, dark nights, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the fun of Bonfire Night. Grab some snacks, and create your own little living room snug to enjoy the night from the comfort of your own home.
Browse our inspiration and advice section for plenty of guides, design tips and how to instructions.