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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Hygge Inspiration For You and Your Home; Find your moment



Unless you've been avoiding the trends, you will have noticed a whole lot of Danish inspiration this autumn in the form of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah). So unique is the term, it has no literal translation in English. It's about taking pleasure in the every day things, finding a moment and making it more meaningful. Whether it's lingering over a cup of tea, lighting some candles and reading a book; Hygge means creating a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. Whether with friends or being kind to yourself, Hygge is a happy space for you to be at one or share with your nearest and dearest.


Today I am taking you through some handpicked ethically made gifts and homewares that can help you on your quest to find your very own Hygge (main image above features our reclaimed timber table with copper pipe base).


 Cosy settings for your home should include inspirational wall art like this beautiful piece by Dig the Earth


Hygge is also about time to yourself, why not try out this natural treatment mask by Bloomtown Botanicals


The Danes appreciate design, pretty things keep you happy and inspired, this key handle mug is by Gary Birks


Hygge isn't just about interiors, if you're entertaining friends make use of your garden in Autumn with this garden brazier/fire pit by Oldfield Forge


A warm cosy setting requires lovely winter scents, these bird home decorations are design led and crammed with cloves. Handmade by Terri Leahy


 Keep your most cherished book close to your favourite chair, ready for 'you-time'. Handmade basket by Zuzana Lalikova Textiles


 Aromatherapy is a sure way to help you on your journey to reach your hygge. This calming sandalwood, vetiver, red mandarin & lemongrass soy wax candle is by Nula Soy  


If you're looking for a traditional winter fragrance to create your cosy setting, this pine and tea tree with dried pine needles soy candle by The Dirt Creative is just what you need for a forest escape in your home


 A key piece of furniture in any home can really make or break an atmosphere, this reclaimed timber coffee table adds warmth to your family room. This one is handmade by Jessica Maloney


Finally, a must have on a chilly autumn night, keep a soft and cosy throw close to hand. This natural wool throw is handmade by the beautiful people from the Pendeza Weaving Project, an enterprise set up to support local communities and people living in poverty in Kenya. Sold by Wildly Woolly



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