Bring a bit of Hygge into your home

The Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') roughly but rather inadequately translates to 'cosy'. Why do we say inadequate? Because in the case of hygge, it is much, much more than just your physical surroundings being cosy. It's the feeling of love, warmth and wellbeing - obviously your physical surroundings can play a huge part in that!

Taking the time out of a busy day to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate is high up on the hygge essentials - whether you're cradling a cuppa whilst enjoying time with friends or family, or you're on your own. Create your own 'Hyggekrog' - a home snug - with layers of sumptuous cushions and soft blankets, surrounded by your favourite books and pictures or a window seat where you can watch the world go by.

Saltalamacchia Aegitna Vallauris Coffee Set Pot Cups & Saucers

Saltalamacchia Aegitna Vallauris Coffee Set Pot Cups & Saucers

Vintage Pink & Blue Checked Wool Blanket

Vintage Pink & Blue Checked Wool Blanket

The concept of hygge has spread widely over the last year and it's not surprising it gains new recruits in the run up to Christmas. The warming, flickering glow of candlelight is the perfect escape from the cold, dark  winter nights.  Winters in Denmark are long and dark, with just six hours of sunlight a day! Candlelight creates the ultimate hygge atmosphere and the Danes burn more candles per head than anywhere else in the world.
Vintage Enamel Candle Holders
“It’s about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.” ~ Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well 
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Kernow Furniture - online store based in Cornwall for vintage, retro & antique furniture, gifts & home accessories and quirky Christmas presents.

We specialise in good quality 19th and 20th century furniture & have 100s of items for your home and garden in stock now. We regularly stock Ercol, G Plan, Ladderax, mid century, arts & crafts, antique pine, mahogany, solid oak, good quality vintage & antique furniture. We love vintage chairs!

 

 

December 21, 2016 by Benita Ellis-Kelly

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