Loosely translated, the Danish concept Hygge means cosiness but that doesn't even begin to explain its many facets. In essence, Hygge is a feeling of warmth and exploring the simple pleasures that make you truly happy. With many interpretations, it's up to you how you adopt this of the moment ritual in your home.
Build a sanctuary of calm and an inclusive feeling of closeness in your living room, huddled around a log fire. Hygge in the home is all about belonging to a moment and to each other - family and friends.
Make the dining table the hub of your home, surrounded by your favourite people eating and drinking for hours on end, setting the world to rights. A work-life balance is an important principle of Hygge and compared to the busy working world of some countries, possibly explains why the Danes are amoung the happiest communities.
At this time of year, feeling warmth in every sense of the word is vital to survive the season and Hygge is on hand to deliver. Snuggle into a pile of plump, cosy cushions and layer up with woven, wool and chunky cable knit throws for the ultimate feeling of wellbeing.
Danish winters are long and dark, so with Christmas just round the corner what better way to combat the looming darkness than to Hygge!! Surround your home with the warm glow of candlelight and grab yourself a warm glass of mulled wine to make online shopping and writing the mounds of Christmas cards that little bit easier.
We've pulled together some of our favourites cushions, throws, lighting and accessories to help you Hygge-up your home and illuminate your soul the Danish way...