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Hygge, bringing cosiness and wellbeing to your living space

With the nights closing in, we’re thinking about how to bring some of the ever-popular Danish concept ‘Hygge’ into our homes and lives. Hygge (pronouned “hoo-ga”), is all about the feeling of cosiness and wellbeing, something we’re sure will be welcomed on a rainy Autumn afternoon. Here are some ways to bring this concept to life in your home.

Inspired by nature

Using warm accent tones to inspire your interior colour pallet is a great way to feel connected with the outdoors and seasons. Whilst you may not wish to be tied to bold colourways all-year, a great way to achieve this is to change your soft furnishings and wall art to reflect natures coloration.

Layering Texture

If you prefer to keep your décor neutral, a great way to add warmth to your room is through layering a range of textiles and textures, from faux fur and wool, to tweeds and velvet. We’re talking cushions, rugs, blankets, blankets… and more blankets – not just aesthetically warming, but perfect to snuggle into – what’s not to love?

Set the scene

Make it a complete sensory experience by dimming the lamps and lighting scented candles. We love the warmth and relaxing fragrance that fills the room with Diptyque’s Protective Pine Candle and Neom’s Scent to de-stress range™.

Bring the outside in

Autumn is a great time for woodland walks and pub lunches by an open fire. On your next walk, why not try foraging for pinecones, conkers and foliage that you can display in your home. This will help to connect your living space with nature, whilst also providing a perfect crafting activity great for wellbeing.

Time for you

Most importantly of all, relax. Light the candles, grab your book, it’s time to hunker down and enjoy a hot drink wrapped in your cosy blankets while the weather does its thing outside.

View more from our Scandinavian inspired open plan living space ‘St. Michael’s Barn’ project.

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