There’s a lot you can do from the comfort of your own home, but it can be easy to feel bored and burnt out if you try to do too much at once. Take a step back, and take a day to just get cozy and relax. But how do you have the perfect easy day in? Don’t worry. We have all the details covered. These are our ultimate cozy day essentials.

Your To-Watch List


A day in is the perfect time for a To All the Boys marathon or hosting a Broadway production in your living room. Grab your to-watch list and dive into a great story. If you’re looking for a challenge or something a bit more random, Pinterest is full of Netflix challenges and recommendations for everything from dramas to Disney movies.

A Hot Beverage

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A trip to Starbucks might not be on the itinerary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. All you need is a cute mug (like this Friends-inspired dance mug), your favorite drink, and somewhere to sit and sip. Plus, you can enjoy it all from the comfort of your favorite pajamas. Win-win? We think so.

Perfect Lighting

Cozy lighting comes in all different forms and styles. Close the curtains and turn on a lamp or light a candle to bring in some warm light to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxing. We prefer string lights (like these twinkle lights from Target). They make a statement no matter where they are–hanging on the wall, in a jar, or framing a piece of furniture. Chic and cozy!

A Friend

Grab your favorite furry friend to watch a movie or your favorite TV show. Or, if you’re short on four-legged companions, pay attention to that houseplant you forgot about. Having a cozy space is just as much about who is in it as what you decorate with.

The Perfect Playlist

Every day needs the perfect soundtrack. We’re loving Spotify’s “Peaceful Piano” and “Lo-Fi Beats” playlists as the backdrop for a cozy day. Turn up the volume if you want to make the music a major part of your day, or turn it down low for a relaxing tone that makes sure even the quietest moments are perfectly peaceful.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.