Whether you’ve got a night on the tiles planned with your best girlfriends or you’re going to have a quiet one with a bottle of wine, a Chinese take-away and a classic 80s chick flick, here are a few things you simply can’t forget to take with you when staying at a mate’s house.
- Your ID
If you’re planning on making a night of it, the one thing you don’t want to forget is your ID. Be it your driving licence or passport, forgetting it will see you spending the entire night trying to explain to bouncers that you just look young for your age. Your mates won’t thank you for getting them turned away from the best bars, so stick it in your purse safe.
There’s nothing more awkward than having to share a bed with your mate when you’ve forgotten your PJs. Sure, she might offer to lend you a set of hers, but no one likes sleeping in someone else’s clothes! Make sure you shop for your own sleepwear in Preston in advance.
- Your new outfit
It’s so annoying when you buy a new outfit specifically for a special night you have planned, only to leave it behind at home. Make sure that £50 you shouldn’t really have spent doesn’t go to waste by packing the new dress the night before.
- A selection of DVDs
You love a good horror but your mates are wusses, or maybe they’re hell bent on watching a romcom. The solution? Bring along a selection of your finest DVDs, making sure there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.
- Change of clothes
Going home in last night’s outfit is not a good look, especially if you’re getting the train the next morning with a load of smartly dressed commuters. Pack a cosy jumper and your favourite pair of jeans so you can sit back in comfort as you head home.
Always following the latest colour trends? Well, you’ll be interested to know that Pantone recently revealed Greenery 15-0343 to be 2017’s Colour of the Year. Yet before you rush out to buy tin after tin of pea-coloured paint, you need to think about where this bold colour can be used wisely – you don’t want the inside of your home to look like the local park!
Take a look at our tips on where to add a touch of Greenery to your home.
- Kitchen cupboard doors
Imagine how gorgeous your kitchen would look if you paired a granite worktop in Leeds with green cabinet doors. A paler shade may be best if you’re opting for white or grey granite, but feel free to go as dark and bold as you like if your worktop will be black.
You might not want to paint your entire living room green, especially if you’re used to more neutral tones, so a sofa in Greenery is the perfect compromise. The burst of colour will really stand out against your beige walls and hardwood coffee table.
If you prefer to play things a bit safe, there’s no reason why you should immediately write off using Greenery. Accessories like cushions, throws, rugs and even curtains are a subtle yet stylish nod to this year’s ‘it’ colour, and would look good in any room of the house.
We’re not saying you should ever resurrect your awful runner bean-coloured suite of yesteryear, but with Greenery in fashion right now, there are a few things you can do to give your bathroom a contemporary twist. Swap your boring beige soap dish or toothbrush holder for something green, and put up a shower curtain with a gorgeous green pattern. You could even go back to point one and give your bathroom cabinets a makeover – just be careful not to go too dark!