Let’s get cosy: The ultimate guide to hibernating in style

Best thing about winter? Permission to hibernate. From the best beds to snuggle up in to creating a cocktail hour from the comfort of your own sofa, here’s our guide to hunkering down like a pro.

Put the world on hold

Be inspired by fika, a Swedish ritual that means ‘take a pause’. What better excuse to indulge in breakfast in bed?


Teaspoons, £30 for four, anthropologie.com

Scented candle, £45, neomorganics.com

Table runner, £22, plate, £17, mug, £10.50, and spoon, £25, (part of set), all bloomingville.com

Drinking chocolate, £12.50, rococochocolates.com

Teapot, £185, richardbrendon.com

Espresso cups, £100 for four, heals.com

From left: basket , around £11; jug, around £33; bedhead, around £917; pillowcases, around £16 each; cushion, around £38; quilt cover, from around £125; linen throw, around £92; light shade, around £108; rug, around £324, and cup, around £5, all aurahome.com.au

5 best zzz-worthy beds

Blue velvet, £2,098, Bethan Gray for Anthropologie, anthropologie.com


Four poster, £919, maisonsdumonde.com

Abstract print, £649, Mijo, evemattress.co.uk

Black metal, £425, habitat.co.uk

Green velvet, £1,249, heals.com

Kitchen therapy

It’s the warm heart of your home, so take time to savour slow-cooked stews, freshly baked bread – and a glass of wine or two…

Find similar ceramic dinnerware at toa.st. Coxandcox.co.uk has a great range of bar stools. For woven baskets, check out nkuku.com, and originalbtc.com stocks for similar caged pendant lights. Image: jeroenvanderspek.com

Cocktail hour

Create the pleasure of pre-dinner drinks at home with your own bar. For a similar cocktail trolley, try designvintage.co.uk, and for a large selection of ice buckets, try amara.com.

Handmade wine glasses, £85, thenewcraftsmen.com


Drinks stand, £395, oliverbonas.com

Bar tools set, £31.99, wayfair.co.uk

Decanter, £235, richardbrendon.com

And your own chef

Don’t have the time to cook? Don’t worry – the takeaway market has had an upgrade. Supper London works with top chefs and restaurants to offer a range of high-quality cuisine from a wide variety of restaurants at the touch of an app. Expect food from trendy vegan restaurants such as By Chloe to 20in gourmet pizzas from Covent Garden hotspot Homeslice. Minimum order is £25. Download the app at supper.london.

Check in, chill out

If you must venture into the outside world, visit these snug spots to get that warm fuzzy feeling.

The Bath Priory, Bath

Enjoy how the other half lives – or rather, hunkers down – at this upmarket country house-style hotel. Think plush lounges with squishy sofas, roaring fires and paintings, and furnishings befitting a truly posh pile. The hotel also boasts a top-notch restaurant and the country’s only L’Occitane spa. If, at any point, you feel the need to walk off one of its delicious afternoon teas, you can always pull on your wellies and wander around the hotel’s four acres of beautiful gardens. thebathpriory.co.uk

The Ham Yard Hotel, London


It may be in the heart of Soho, but designer Kit Kemp’s signature cosy-cool interiors mean you won’t want to step outside this urban-village-feel hotel. With its luxurious upholstery and sumptuous textiles, a theatre and bowling alley on site, plus a garden on the fourth floor – why would you? firmdalehotels.com

The Rose Inn, Kent

From coaching inn to no-frills pub to homely boutique hotel, the eight-bedroom Rose has been a firm favourite on Deal’s high street for more than 200 years. With its cosy mixture of vintage, Victorian and mid-century interiors, and restaurant serving comfort food classics using fresh, seasonal British ingredients, this seaside spot is as snug as it gets. therosedeal.com

Curl up with these


Mad About The House, How to Decorate Your Home With Style by Kate Watson-Smyth; £20, Pavilion

The Patterned Interior, by Greg Natale and Martin Lawrence Bullard; £43, Rizzoli

Imaginarium: A Compendium of Inspiration by Sibella Court; £77, Rocky Nook

This Is Home: The Art of Simple Living by Natalie Walton; £30, Hardie Grant

Report by Nicole Gray