The Big Hygge
Hygge, the art of warmth and comfort in your home.
Hygge - it's the Danish and Norwegian word for cosiness and comfort and the feeling of being well and content.
Generally, when it gets to November we're dashing around with the chaos of a fast approaching Christmas. This year, after the massive rollercoaster of lockdowns, fear and general unease, there has never been a better moment to shake things up a little and attempt to get our ‘hygge’ on.
So – the Danish and the Norwegians ultimately have the knack for this hygge thing. They do after all have this one word that resonates cosiness, feelings of wellness and the comfort that comes from snuggling down in your dressing gown and fluffy slippers in the dark – yet still early afternoons and settling down with a hot beverage to binge-watch several seasons of the latest Netflix hot view.
So here we'll settle, i-pad in hand for a spot of online shopping. This year November will be Christmas present preparation time for the big event. We will be the envy of all our friends on Zoom as we announce that we have ticked everyone off our Christmas list, wrapped everything up, sat and crafted with our adorable and perfect children, and surrounded ourselves with luxurious and comforting items to make home the centre of all things hygge.
In order to get hygge ready we're going to look at luxurious cushions, dark warm colours for walls and soft velvety seats to snuggle into. A few of our favourites include the Jute Grey Wallpaper by Mind The Gap, pictured here it adds a sense of cosiness, although if you fancy you can choose a beautiful deep Anaglypta pattern and give it a coat of a dark and sumptuous paint in a navy or deep dark green, it will immediately add a sense of luxury and warmth to your room. Add a sofa that is dying to be sat on like the Rivello Sofa, pictured above in Rusty Orange - or a gorgeous dusty pink. A few small finishing touches like an Ombre Velvet cushion and you have your perfect hygge hideout.
So grab a blanket and settle down with a hot beverage. It might be lockdown, but we can still enjoy a bit of cosiness at home.