MORE GREENER WAYS TO LIVE A HYGGE STYLE LIFESTYLE…

Continuing on the greener lifestyle there are other ways you can contribute to living a greener life.

If you are going to take advantage of the outdoors with the slight let down on the lock down then you need to think of the best tableware/disposables for your picnic.

Paper plates might be compost able but bamboo tableware is reusable and ideal for a picnic.

A great site with lots to offer in bamboo are Emilie O’Connor

Emilie O’Connor wrote about bamboo – The Beauty of Bamboo

When we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something by nature we call it progress” Ed Bedgley Jr summing up the kind of consumerism which has damaged our precious planet.

It is not my idea of progress.

Here at Emilie O’Connor Homestore we love to create. We love designs and beautifully made products but we don’t want to promote the kind of consumerism Ed Bedgley Jr so strikingly highlights. In the shadow of ‘progress’ we have trodden too many heavy footprints with no foresight into the way we step or what we step on. ‘It’s not always what you do, but instead, how you do it. ‘Of course, no manufacturing is without its footprints but we are committed to sustainable home-ware production making that footprint as small, kind and gentle to the earth as possible.

7 WAYS TO HYGGE DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN WITH PICTURES…

While we are in lockdown due to Covid-19 we can still practice our Hygge by going through all our photo albums and putting them in unique picture frames for the home. Here are some great examples for you.

Check out this amazing Moments Frame which holds a brilliant 52 pictures.

Or these tabletop frames from Restored Hardware.

 

This image from Famebridge includes a tutorial on Postcard Picture Framing.

Of course, if you haven’t any pictures but have some old frames you can always pop plants in them like the example above.

Or you could make your own print and pop in a frame like this one from Honeymoon Hotel.

In this beautiful vintage and modern home, pictures have just been stuck to the wall for a great effect.

This is my absolute favourite and so easy to do while stuck at home from Life Mama.

5 WAYS TO CREATE SPRING HYGGE IN YOUR HOME…

It’s that time of year when we have warmer, longer lighter days. As we all know Hygge represents cosiness, comfort and happiness. Well, with a few tweaks here and there we can soon create Spring Hygge to our homes. Here are 5 ways to instantly create Spring Hygge to your homes.

  1. Spring Clean – this is something that can instantly make you feel better inside and out. Check out this post I have written on another blog on 10 Old Fashioned Household Cleaning Tips. 
  2. Open those curtains, blinds and windows and replace with lighter fabrics to let as much light in as possible. We’re so conditioned to think Hygge is synonymous with winter, but that’s not the case. While there's an obvious correlation between the two, many elements of Hygge living can be carried into spring! I want to make sure my Hygge living transcends seasons & in addition to actual lifestyle h
  3. Change your flowers/plants in the home. Add some Spring colours to your rooms.
  4. Change your candles to white to create a more summer atmosphere.
  5. Create your outdoor space into another indoor space so you can spend as much time outside as inside by adding your candles, rugs and blankets.

HOW TO CREATE A COSY HYGGE PANTRY…

Yesterday I decided to clean my pantry and go through all my groceries. While still in isolation and lock down during this COVID-19 pandemic certain foods have been difficult to get so it was great to find so flour to bake with which seems to be in short supply.

I got some great ideas on how I wanted the finished pantry look from the images below. My pantry isn’t as big as these beauties but the effect is just the same and I felt amazing after sorting it all out.