We have recently moved to a new home down south and the house we bought was nearly finished which meant the white suite and tiles were already fitted in the bathroom. All the rest of the room is also white so it was easy for me to finish it with accessories.
Check out these Hygge style bathrooms including this lovely one from Mother Distracted who say that by using a simple white base for your bathroom, the furniture will not only be timeless but also produce a serene space.
This one from Foam and Bubbles is another example of how white can be cosy. They say “Lighten, brighten and simplify” should be your new mantra when designing your bathroom. Painting your walls white maximises the light in your room, again brightening up the dark winter months.
This next bathroom is one of my favourites and shows how lighting can make such a difference. Hygge Home explain that Lighting can be one of the easiest ways to create a warm and cosy ambience in the bathroom. As an example, dimmable lighting is a great choice for the bathroom as it will give you an abundance of light when you need it with to create a calm atmosphere in the evening when you want to relax. Placing scented candles will also allow you to create a tranquil ambience.
I love the storage in this bathroom from Pinterest. I wish I’d thought of something like this. Simple but very effective.
You could be a bit more daring and add wallpaper like this one also from Pinterest,
And finally, The Culture Trip say that rather than a rushing for a quick shower in the morning, make sure your bathroom is a place for rest and rejuvenation. The trend for spa-style bathrooms is on the rise with even saunas – a favourite among Scandinavians – becoming more common in bathrooms across the globe. Simple is often best, however, and nothing beats a soak in a steaming hot bath. Invest in candles, fluffy bath robes, clever storage, good lighting and even a sound system to make your experience as relaxing as possible.
Here are some of my favourite images of what I think relate to a Hygge Christmas.
Just because Autumn has arrived it doesn’t mean we have to just be cosy indoors. Check out these cosy Hygge outdoor rooms bringing the outside in.
Here are some lovely images of cosy rooms kitted out ready for the Autumn.
Onling, the ultimate Danish Hygge clothing is an online shop full to the brim of all you would embrace in Hygge wear.
You immediately think natural exquisite materials which make you look and feel great.
Not only do they sell clothes but they also sell wool and run workshops and events ( although not very local for us Brits).
One particular class which has totally sold out and caught my eye was ‘knitting class for experienced knitters, learn to read English patterns’.
Onling say “We believe that the fashion industry needs to change by producing better products that last longer and are environmentally friendly.
At Önling we select fabrics that leave the smallest possible impact on the environment, as we know that a piece of clothing will not stand a chance of becoming the modern consumer’s favorite, if it is not responsibly produced.
We select the best, natural fabrics for our clothes. We only use organic cotton, we buy left-over fabrics – called deadstock – from other brands, and we incorporate sustainable fabrics like bamboo, Lyocell and fish leather into our limited collections. We only produce 200 pieces of each style, which means that you will get a unique product, when you buy Önling.
In addition to that, we have completely avoided plastic in our packaging, as we do not want to add to the plastic islands floating around in the pacific ocean. All our products are wrapped in recycled paper bags and even though this might sound like small thing, for us it is big. We have saved the environment for 70.000 polybags by now, and we are proud to take on this responsibility.”.
Lets hope others follow this lead and become as environmentally friendly as Onling.
13 ways to embrace a Hygge lifestyle…
- A peaceful place
- Open fires
- Long walks
- A book
- Roaring Fire
- Hot Chocolate
Nearly every paper that I pick up today has at least one article on HYGGE and how it is influencing people all over the world to enjoy this type of lifestyle.
Being happy and content with your life is how the Danish lead their everyday life which isn’t really practised in Britain, and yet most of us would love to lead this way of life.
So, how can you enjoy a Hygge lifestyle? Well, it all starts off with what you have around you. Are you surrounded by clutter, is your room full of bits and pieces that you keep meaning to go through? If so then start by going through all your clutter one room at a time. Don’t try and clear every room straight away as you will probably give up immediately. Work on one room at a time and then you will see how wonderful you feel with the decluttered regime.
Now, look at your colours. What colours are in your room, could it do with a little more light or a complete make-over. First things first, look at what is letting the light into your room. What sort of curtains or blinds do you have up? What sort of lighting have you?
These simple steps of changing a rooms curtains/blinds and lighting could completely alter the theme of your room. So much so that you might not need to give it a complete make-over you may be quite happy with the paint colour or decide to just change one wall to a lighter colour. If you look at any book or website on Hygge you will immediately see how the right colours and lights can change a room completely.
Finish the room with the right accessories. It’s amazing how accessories even down to the right plants can completely change the look of your room.
Some of my favourite websites with Hygge living ideas are Pinterest, Houzz and Hyggestyle.