A lot of the time bad weather can mean a bad mood as well. Pouring rain and grey skies can significantly affect a happy disposition, especially if plans have to be cancelled and you have to wait out the storm inside. However, a day inside can definitely be to your benefit. When it’s cold outside, rugging up for a little pampering will make you feel rejuvenated and refreshed for when the sun is out again.
Alternatively, a day inside is the perfect opportunity to achieve those neglected house projects you’ve been meaning to get around to. Whether it’s getting cosy in your fluffy socks with your favourite movie, redesigning your abode or getting creative in the kitchen, Stockland Cairns has all the rainy-day inspiration you’ll need.
When the weather is poor, most of us don’t feel up to a day of busy meetings or public outings. Instead, we want to cosy up in our favourite pyjamas, tune out with our favourite beats and enjoy some self-care pampering! And who says your PJs have to be any less stylish than your daywear? We’re loving the sleepwear range from Bras N Things. Dusty pinks and floral prints make for an elegant and comforting combination.
After all, when you work hard, you deserve to rest hard as well. Use a rainy day to indulge in that mid-afternoon nap or bubble bath ritual, and when it’s cold outside, a hot bath is just the thing to revitalise the soul. Our top pick for a sensational soak goes to the Zoella Lagoon Love Bath Milk from Target. With hydrating coconut water and radiance boosting lychee, your bathroom will feel like a tropical paradise even if the weather outside is anything but.
Bras N Things Dusty Rose Playsuit $49.99, Dusty Rose Wrap $59.99, JB Hi-Fi Apple iPad 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular $669, Sony CH400 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $79.95, Target Conair Reflections LED Lighted Mirror $39, Eye Mask $5, Zoella Lagoon Love Bath Milk 40g $5, Zoella Quench Me Moisturising Body Sorbet 200mL $12
Spending the day at home is the ideal time to have a look at refreshing your interior design and give your home a new look. The right features and themes can make your home the Eden you won’t want to leave on an overcast day. If you’re in the mood to update your décor, opt for a monochromatic colour palette for a look that is as cohesive as it is chic. Our recommendation would be a cool grey to get you through season to season with effortless flair. Add some warmth to the room with metallic features such as this detailed wall hanging or geometric light feature from Big W.
If you’re the home-made genius we know you are, check out our DIY confetti vase instructions to add a personalised touch to your living room. Swap out the rainbow colours for silver and gold for a sophisticated and on-trend version. One of the biggest interior design trends is filling your house with plants, plants and more plants! Even a little bit of foliage can add a lot of life to your house. Check out our guide to DIY indoor gardens for every top tip you need to know about plants.
Big W Design House Simplicity Wall Hanging $15, Edgar’s Mission Cooking with Kindness Book $24, Knot Cushion $15, Mirabella Sadie Table Lamp $29, Target Hanging Basket Faux Fern $20, Soy Blend Scented Candle $6, Stirling Metallic Print Throw $39, The Reject Shop Fluffy Cushion $12, Rose Gold Look Wall Clock $12
If you’re a foodie, a rainy day is the ideal chance to turn on the oven and whip up something yummy to enjoy while the weather is bad. Dreary days gives you the opportunity to stock up the freezer, or try that new dinner recipe you’ve had hidden away. However, we think the best way to brighten up a cloudy day is to gather the baking gear and create some sweet treats to enjoy over a warming cup of tea.
We’ve found the best way to be inspired to make something magical is with some new utensils and equipment. The range at Woolworths has cake pans, muffin trays and everything else in between to make baking up a storm easy and fun! If you’re not at a pastry chef level of confidence yet, don’t fear. The pre-mixed options from Coles are delicious building blocks on your culinary journey. This Betty Crocker Strawberries and Cream Cake is a must try!
And of course, nothing chases away rainy-day blues like a warm drink such as a hot chocolate topped off with indulgent mini marshmallows. Putting together some delicious treats for the family to enjoy is a fabulous way to turn a gloomy day into a day well spent, so make sure you’re stocked up on all the essentials today.
Coles Betty Crocker Strawberries & Cream Cake 540g $5.20, Twinings Herbal Infusions Camomile Tea Bags 12g $1.70, Noni B Heart Print Apron $24.95, Target Celebrate Mug $5, Celebrate Scalloped Mug $5, Pink Marble Mug $2, The Reject Shop Glass Clip Top Jar 700mL $2, Bamboo Utensils 5pk $5, Woolworths Inspire Bakeware Spring Form Pan 22.5cm $6, Sshmallows Cake Decoration Mallows Mini Assorted 100g $2
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