Hygge [pronunciation: hoo-guh] is the Danish way of life that’s taking Britain by storm. Although it’s quite the opposite; hygge is all about embracing all things cosy, calming and comfortable with friends and family. Some might say the art of cosiness. As autumn and winter are now approaching, this concept, which lends itself to darker evenings and chilly weekends is just what we need. Whether it’s lighting some candles and curling up on the sofa after a long day, or cooking a favourite meal for your family, here are our top ideas to introduce more Hygge into your home.
Put the kettle on
First thing’s first, pop the kettle on. Tea lovers and coffee fans alike will know that there’s nothing like a brew to put a smile on your face and a warm glow in your tummy. We have a beautiful range of mugs to enjoy your favourite cuppa from.
Light a candle
Set the mood with cosy lighting and flickering candles. Hygge is all about feeling warm and fuzzy, so the perfect lighting set up is a must. We love sparkly tealights and elegant pillar candles to create an autumnal atmosphere.
Snuggle into a throw
Layer up your sofas, beds and armchairs with soft throws, blankets and cushions. Your excuse? Hygge. This season is all about staying warm and mixing textures so team soft cosy blankets with velvety cushions for ultimate comfort.
Light the log burner
If you are lucky enough to have a real fire in your home, it’s time to show it some love. Nothing beats the toasty warmth of logs crackling in the hearth on a chilly evening. We have some fabulous Swedish Kotten pinecone firelighters to make lighting the fire the special occasion it is.
Bring a little greenery inside
Connect with nature indoors. Acting as a natural air-filter, plants also create a cleaner environment by absorbing dust and toxins, whilst simultaneously releasing oxygen and moisture. What’s not to love? So give house plants a stylish home in our gorgeous brass pots.
Invite round friends and family
Hygge is all about embracing quality time with loved ones. Now you have set the perfect atmosphere, bring friends, family and significant others together with a delicious slow cooked meal and delicious home made pudding. Turn off electronics and enjoy catching up with those who mean most.
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