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The best homeware buys from Highcross

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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 the best homeware shops at Highcross 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.

Faux fur cushions

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 faux fur cushions – they’re super soft and ridiculously cosy! Why not play with texture and colour by pairing this faux fur cushion from Next with a tactile velvet cushion in a bright, contrasting shade. It’s a well-known fact: you can never have enough cushions!
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Our pick: textured faux fur cushion, £18, Next

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 John Lewis & Partners blanket is the perfect partner to those super-soft cushions you picked up earlier at Next. Just add a cup of hot chocolate and the latest Netflix hit and you’re all set.
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Our pick: textured knitted throw, £60, John Lewis & Partners

Pure silk throw

Whether you use it as an extra layer on your bed or simply your sofa go-to, a luxe silk throw will take your hibernation to new heights. With a pure silk face and soft cotton backing, this throw is the perfect fabric for cosying up in. A good trick when buying is to pick up the throw and make sure it feels soft and smooth with no spots or cubes, which are signs of damage.
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Our pick: white silk throw, £200, Debenhams

Cashmere loungewear

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 joggers 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!
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Our picks: cashmere lounge trousers, £79.99 H&M; cashmere cardigan, £99, H&M – order online and collect in store

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:

1. The Crown, season 3
: available on Netflix from November
2. Liar, season 2: coming to ITV this autumn
3. His Dark Materials: coming to BBC One in November  
4. Criminal: available to watch now on Netflix
5. The Politician: available to watch now on Netflix
6. The Accident: coming to Channel 4 this autumn
7. Catherine The Great: available to watch now on Sky Atlantic and Now TV
8. Modern Love: available on Amazon Prime from October

Showcase Cinema de Lux at Highcross 

Don’t miss the latest releases at our Showcase Cinema de Lux! How about The Addams Family? It’s dubbed to be one of the biggest releases of autumn 2019, so definitely worth leaving the house for! Why not make a night of it and grab a bite to eat while you’re visiting? Discover our top restaurants here.

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