Hygge was all the Nordic rage last year and the media went mad for it. In reality, the concept boils down to making your home cosy and comfortable for you and anyone who drops by. It goes without saying that a kiln-dried log fire is a must, but what else is essential to this Danish philosophy? With the nights’ drawing in and everyone spending more time indoors, we’ve taken a look at six of the ‘hyggiest’ things out there to make you and your fireside warm and toasty.
100 Acre Scented Candle
No interior designer worth their scatter cushions would consider a room complete without a selection of scented candles. The market has flourished in recent years and with it, lots of great, family-run businesses including 100 Acres. Based in the Cotswolds, their candles are hand-poured using natural, organic products.
Combining lemon myrtle, rose geranium and lavender, their three-wick, signature scent candle costs £40 and will fill your house with the aroma of the English countryside.
Google Runner from Turnberry Rug Works
OK, so it’s a runner and not a hearth rug, but it’s fun and it’s bespoke and it’s a rug featuring the location of your home on a Google Map.
However, Scottish rug makers, Turnberry, also give you the opportunity to design your own rug offering a host of different weaves, materials and colours. Why not feature your faithful hound or your child’s handprint as a work of floor art?
The Google Runner starts at £582, so take care when cleaning your wood-burning stove.
Melin Tregwynt Ysbryd Blanket
Inspired by the colours of the Welsh countryside and including designs called Waves, Quarry and Heathland, these blankets are made from 100% pure new wool and are both cosy & hard wearing.
There has been a mill on this site near Haverfordwest since the 17th century and it is open to visitors nowadays, where you can watch the traditional weaving process in action.
Perfect for keeping warm in the coldest of winters, the Ysbryd range starts from £289.00
Tim Fenna Mug
Next, you’ll need a big, comforting mug to fill with your hot drink of choice – be it chocolate, tea or even a cheeky little mulled wine.
We’re rather taken with Lancashire-based potter Tim Fenna’s simple, yet satisfying, handmade mugs which are made to order. Available in dark green or off white, at £16 a piece, you could treat yourself to a pair.
Jaz & Jul’s Hot Chocolate
Having decided on a mug, you’ll need to fill it with something equally as lovely. How about one of the delicious and tempting flavours from London-based chocolatiers, Jaz & Juls?
Their products are natural and made from ethically-sourced chocolate, spices and essential oils.
Tempt your taste buds with Gingerbread, Man! or Cinnamon Rose or how about Masala Mojo? Tasters start at £3.00 a sachet, a large packet is £8.50 or giant packs for an entire winter of hygge cost £32.00.
Celtic & Co Sheepskin Slippers
Putting on the perfect pair of slippers after a tough day at work can make all the difference. Celtic & Co offer a range of sheepskin slippers that are both colourful and comfy.
Choose from bootees or mules through to more traditional slippers or even house boots, all great value and all made in Great Britain.
Happy hygge – we’d love to hear your hygge ideas so do drop us a line!