TRY TO RELAX HYGGE STYLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC…

If you haven’t heard all about HYGGE then I would be extremely surprised but basically the word ‘Hygge‘originates from a Norweign word meaning ‘well-being‘. For almost five hundred years, Denmark and Norway were one kingdom, until Denmark lost Norway in 1814. ‘Hygge‘ appeared in written Danish for the first time in the early 1800’s, and the link between hygge and well being or happiness maybe no coincidence. Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey and found in The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way to Live Well‘, by Meik Wiking.

Check out these images to help inspire you to create a HYGGE home.

Some ways to create HYGGE at home…
Candles are an absolute must…
Just because you are working from home, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it cosy…
Relaxation in abundance…
Lots of lovely warm throws…

6 OF THE BEST HYGGE CANDLES FOR YOUR HOME…

Candles play a big part in a HYGGE home. All these I have found are from handmade Etsy. Which one is your favourite?

A calming soy scented candle transporting you straight into the woods.
This vanilla soy wax candle smells delicious.
I love this honey soy was candle, it’s the lovely black glass pot it’s in which can be used again and again,
This cosy and warm soy candle is great as a gift.
Finally this lovely thank you friend scented candle.

HOW TO CREATE A RELAXING HYGGE STYLE BATHROOM WITH LUXURY PRODUCTS…

Let’s set the scene for a night in the bath surrounded by the most beautiful and luxury products with light coming from candles and the heating on full.

First light a Pure Thoughts Gratitude Meditation Candle. “This is an absolute beauty of a candle. The smell is divine, the light that the glass gives off when lit is a beautiful rich amber. Glorious of an evening time. This candle offers a little slice of peace to a worn out momma at the end of a LONG day” —Lottie, Pure Thoughts Customer

Hand poured with soy wax and pure essential oils. Pure Thoughts meditation candles are mindfully created to help you find pause in your day. Enjoy during meditation, mindful moments and restful evenings or relaxing in the bath.

Sink into your bath and add a dreamy pink bath and add Neom Organics natural Perfect Night’s Sleep Bath Foam… the ultimate combo. Create your own pre-sleep haven and let the feeling of calm wash over you with the NEOM Bath Foam. Softening the skin with marshmallow & coconut oil, & soothing the skin with aloe and sweet almond oil. Plus their Specially NEOM Tranquillity™ fragrance, containing English lavender, sweet basil & jasmine!

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Or, try one of my favourites from Grass & Co and their Infused with organic Tea Tree, Eucalyptus & Peppermint oils, our EASE Himalayan bath salts work to soothe aches away whilst sweet aromatherapy blends enliven and relax the senses to help in your nighttime 𝘙𝘐𝘛𝘜𝘈𝘓

The naturally cleansing salts and soothing, therapeutic essential oils will help you relax, restore wellbeing and leave your skin soft to the touch. Pop over to Grass & Co’s website for lots more lovely products.

Finish with the delicious The White Company Sleep Hand and Body Balm Upgrade your bedtime ritual with our naturally infused sleep remedies. This peace-inducing scent combines lavender, chamomile and clary sage. This luxury Hand & Body Balm is packed with nourishing natural extracts. Blended with jojoba oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, it will leave your skin feeling wonderfully hydrated and moisturised. It’s the perfect partner to our gentle Hand & Body Wash.

CREATING THE RIGHT LIGHTING HYGGE STYLE…

Creating the right lighting in a room gives it atmosphere, but putting the lighting in the wrong place can change a room dramatically. Here are some examples of how lighting can create a Hygge style atmosphere.

You couldn’t get anything more cosy than this picture which shows just how much candles can create such an atmospheric light.

I just love these set of three lights over the table which will simply send the light beaming down on your food but still keep the room looking cosy. Washing up in your kitchen can also be more enjoyable with the right lighting like the picture below.

By having just one simple big light like this one means it will still create a cosy room atmosphere but if you want to read something then you can sit directly underneath it and do not need further lighting in the room.

How cosy is this bathroom with the candles. No matter what lights you have in a bathroom the only lighting when you are having a relaxing bath has to be candles, real or false they will all give the same glow.

A simple light hung down like these two pictures is perfect to create a cosy ambiance in your bedroom. You can add a string of fairy lights over or near your bed like the picture below. But if you want a little bit more light but the darker the bedroom the cosier it will look.

 

7 IMAGES OF HYGGE STYLE BATHROOMS…

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.

AUTUMN OUTSIDE HYGGE STYLE…

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.