The best homeware buys from Brent Cross
Get prepped for autumn with our cosy homeware buys and loungewear sets
No autumnal sofa setup would be complete without the fluffiest cushions and softest throws – not to mention the most luxurious loungewear (we’re talking cashmere hoodies, not tatty pyjamas). We’ve scouted around Brent Cross to seek out the most strokeable and stylish buys. And, just think, once you’ve bought this cosy selection, you can celebrate by heading home and hibernating with a strong cuppa and a good film.
Let’s be honest, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time horizontal on the sofa during the chilly autumn evenings so comfort is key. Add a little luxury to your living space with some Mongolian cushions – they’re super soft and ridiculously cosy! Why not play with texture and colour by pairing this M&S one with a tactile velvet cushion in a contrasting shade. It’s a well-known fact: you can never have enough cushions!
Our pick: pure wool Mongolian cushion in dark ochre, £45, M&S
CHUNKY KNIT BLANKET
Is there anything better than cocooning yourself in a big blanket and watching a film while the rain pours outside? Well, yes, actually – if that big blanket was a chunky knitted one! The essential homeware buy for snuggly nights in, this H&M blanket is the perfect partner to those super-soft cushions you picked up earlier at M&S. Just add a cup of hot chocolate and the latest Netflix hit and you’re all set.
Our pick: textured knit blanket, £59.99, H&M
Whether you use it as an extra layer on your bed or simply your sofa go-to, a luxe cashmere throw will take your hibernation to new heights. Because of its super fine fibres, cashmere is incredibly soft and luxurious, making it the perfect fabric for cosying up in.
For full on luxury, invest in a throw with the highest percentage of cashmere you can find – or if you’re looking for slightly more affordable options, look out for blends with other soft fabrics like merino wool, cotton and viscose. A good trick when buying is to hold it up to the light in the store – a high-quality throw will be tightly knit and shouldn’t shine.
Our pick: luxury wool-cashmere throw, £170, The White Company
When it comes to loungewear, it needs to be soft, relaxed and slouchy – and nothing is more comfortable than super-luxe cashmere. Great for mooching round the house, you’ll want to pull on this cashmere cardigan and lounge bottoms as soon as you walk through the door. And the best bit? This season, luxe loungewear is the new going-out wear (think Holly Willoughby and her rainbow cashmere set). Just add some all-white trainers and your weekend shopping outfit’s sorted. Be warned though – if you want to try this H&M set in store, you may not want to take it back off again!
Our picks: cashmere lounge trousers, £79.99, H&M; cashmere cardigan, £99, H&M
TOP TV RELEASES FOR AUTUMN 2019
Now that you’re all cosied up and ready to hibernate, you need something to watch. Here are the top shows for autumn that’ll satisfy even the most insatiable TV binger:
The Crown, season 3: available on Netflix from November
Liar, season 2: coming to ITV this autumn
His Dark Materials: coming to BBC One in November
Criminal: available to watch now on Netflix
The Politician: available to watch now on Netflix
The Accident: coming to Channel 4 this autumn
Catherine The Great: available to watch now on Sky Atlantic and Now TV
Modern Love: available on Amazon Prime from October