ONLING THE ULTIMATE DANISH HYGGE CLOTHING…

Onling, the ultimate Danish Hygge clothing is an online shop full to the brim of all you would embrace in Hygge wear.

Knitting atmosphere with yarn, needles and zippers

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’. 

Chabel hat with stripes of light grey, dark grey and dusty rose, made in wool and alpaca

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.

Choosing natural fibres for sustainable design

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LOVELY SIMPLE WAYS TO ADD HYGGE TO YOUR LIFE AND JOURNAL…

This is a lovely infographic on simple ways to add hygge to your life and journal from Page Flutter 

Adding Hygge to my journal routine for cozier, happier winters!

Adding Hygge to my journal routine for cozier, happier winters!

Adding Hygge to my journal routine for cozier, happier winters!

HYGGE THE FREE WAY…

Hygge the FREE way.

The old-fashioned saying ‘The best things in life are free’, can be achieved if you want to change your home into a Hygee home.

According to Meik Wiking the author of The Little Book of Hyggehygee is humble and slow, it is choosing rustic over new, simple over posh, and ambience over excitement. simplicity and modesty are central to hygge’.

You can soon change your style of home into a hygge home. Go through each of your rooms and write down how you would change it, what little things might make it more hygge, what accessories or furniture you want to finish it the hygge way.

Home is where the heart is, you can transform a room with the simplest of items which you could get for FREE or for very little by checking your local FREE pages or popping to your local car boot. If you just enter what you want into Google with for free after it you would be surprised what comes up.

Summer hygge means more outdoors so look at your furniture outside and think of ways you can transform them into something more cosy with simple throws. Add candles and the right lighting and carry the lights on into the patio door to extend your room. Summer is probably the easiest time of year to enjoy hygge.

6 HYGGE ACCESSORIES YOU WILL LOVE FOR YOUR HOME…

Just love these SIX Hygge accessories for your home. This typography cushion from Red Bubble is perfect for any chair or bed in your Hygge home. The cushion cover is 40x40cm and is only £15.60

A fabulous A4 print on Etsy of a pretty Copenhagen cityscape style illustration, featuring some of the beautiful buildings in the city. With waterside Nyhavn buildings, with some of the cities towers in the background. The illustration is digitally coloured and printed onto a high quality 170gsm matte paper. Digitally coloured in pretty pastel shades. It’s a Helen Carrington print available on Etsy for only £15.

Diffuser’s for a Hygge home – their description of this diffuser is Hygge [HU-GAH]. Hygge is Danish DNA, a reflection of the Scandinavian art of creating intimacy, fellowship and cosiness in the smallest everyday moments. With echoes of brewed tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint this room diffuser from Skandinavisk will scent a room for at least 3 months, available from Trouva for £35

I LOVE this Clockhouse Log Table available from Grace and Glory Home for £165 – Made of oak with a painted wooden top, it stores logs neatly and provides valuable tabletop space for lamps, books, or cups of tea!

Cosy up with this comfortable luxury faux fur bean bag at £79.99 from Bean Bag Bazaar. Only the highest quality, hand-picked faux fur is used for this chic bean bag. The bead inside has insulating properties meaning the seat will feel warm and cosy, especially with the thick faux fur cover. This luxury bean bag features a matching faux suede base panel to prevent slipping on wood floors and gives a high-quality finish that shows attention to detail. The faux suede and faux fur fabrics were selected for their realistic look and feel.

Finally, this pretty set of three photo frames will help embrace the notion of family, friends and togetherness by displaying your most treasured photos, mementoes and keepsakes for £17.95 available from Grace and Glory.

 

 

THREE FREE INTERIOR DESIGN BOOKS WORTH READING OVER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND…

  1. How to Declutter and Simplify Your Life: Essential Tips on Getting Organized and Living in a Stress Free Home by Kathy Stanton – You’re about to discover essential tips on how to declutter and get organized. This book will teach you the importance of living in an organized home. It will also explain how clutter affects you and give you some great ideas on how to deal with clutter. Also, it will give you a list of advantages that working in a clutter free area can offer you. A clutter free area can lead to many positive changes in your life! Now is the time to take charge of that clutter and start fresh. Once you apply the techniques learned in this book, you will reap the rewards of living stress free and organized! 
  2. Interior Design : Dream Design on a Shoestring – A guide to Feng Shui, Decorating, and Interior Design on a Budget by Jennifer Lake (Author), Ron Rothwell (Editor), Lilly Stone (Foreword), Freddie Bing (Narrator), Peter Rogan –
    Today, a large number of people are involved in this profession, and even more people are interested in joining. Some are just left behind because they don’t have a way to start. Here in this book, our target readers are those who have a passion for interior design and just need some guidelines on where to start. Whether you want to design your own house or step into the world of interior design profession, this book will provide the foundation for that goal. We have tried to focus here on the basics of interior design: how to prepare yourself to be an interior designer, the basic principles and elements of interior design, etc. We also discuss some popular interior design styles that can serve as an inspiration for beginners. Instructions are also given on how to start a business as an interior designer. A careful reading of this book will provide a variety of useful information for beginners. Our goal is to present the basic ideas and rules of interior design to the readers, whether they are designing their own house or working for others. Hopefully the information in this book will help you design your first project successfully. 
  3. DIY BOOK – 25 Modern Tips and Suggestions on How to Refresh Your Home and Save Money by Baldwin Foster -It has become incredibly hard to stretch a dollar these days. And with mortgage, utilities and upkeep rising every single year it can seem like a real uphill climb just to improve and manage your home. This book manages to find ways to beat the economic downturn however and through the magic of ingenuity you can too! In this book we will take an in depth look at just how you can make great improvements to your home and save a lot of cash while doing it! Utilizing proven techniques of affordability make your house stand out from the rest! Learn how to put in affordable flooring, new electrical wiring, install new pipes and even roofing all on a low budget! This book is empowering, cutting right through the nonsense and placing the dictates of home improvement right back where it belongs; with the home owner! Learn 25 DIY home improvement projects that you can afford no matter what your budget is! 

BRINGING HYGGE WALLPAPER INTO YOUR HOME…

Wallpaper Warehouse say with hygge in mind, how should you go about selecting wallpaper that jives with your understanding of the philosophy? What should you look for in a wallpaper design to fully express coziness and relaxation.

Textured wallpaper is one of the best ways to promote hygge in your home environment. Textured walls are the ultimate cozy addition, and they make you want to snuggle up on the nearest couch and stay a while. Whether you choose a pattern or stick to a solid, textured wallpaper helps you achieve hygge in your living spaces.

 

If you look at examples of hygge-style homes in the pages of a decorating magazine, you’ll notice that most of the walls are light-colored. While most hygge designs shy away from darker colors, there is no rule that dictates a wall’s color palette. The warmth of a rich red or vivid orange can help create a hygge home, especially if those are the colors that you associate with comfort.

Remember, hygge is about what you find cozy and peaceful — your home should be an expression of you and your family, and what brings you joy.

Some of the best hygge wallpapers are those that recreate a natural look. Faux wood wallpaper can create a cabin-like coziness. Green leaves or a forest scene can have a similar affect, tying your home interior to the natural world and promoting a stress-free environment.

Are you looking for hygge wallpapers to complete your home’s cozy design? Wallpaper Warehouse has a range of products that will help you live out your philosophy, and decorate with family, friends and comfort in mind.