The latest Scandinavian craze to be picked up by the world of interiors is the concept of ‘Hygge’. Hard to define,“HUE-gah” doesn’t quite fit an exact English word translation, but has been likened to graciousness, contentment, good feelings or perhaps a warm glow.
The Danes’ Hygge is thought to be the inspiration for our word ‘hug’, ah. So to bring some of that comfort to our homes – because lets face it January can be bleak – here are some interiors that nail it.
Think über comfy with blankets upon blankets, a crackling fire and sinkable sofas
Danish happiness also includes hot chocolate, no really
Dogs like hygge too. Hunker down with soft natural textiles
Bring nature indoors with wooden touches, these birch candles are just perfect
Conjure that wood cabin feel, chunky pottery and a view that’s pine-filled. Just breath it in
Chunky knits just say ‘ahhhh’ to me
Hygge can be translated as ‘well-being’, and for me a hot bath with a calming view and flickering candles is well on the way to aiding mine
Soft under foot and really warm, think flooring so good you’ll want to snub the chair and curl up right there and then
Finally, its friends, loved ones and those that count. Just add easy comfort food that brings a smile and a warm glow as you share stories the Danish way
This is what hygge means to me, hope you enjoyed our cosy round up! Happy weekend.