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 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.
There is a brilliant website called Cushions and More, which has patterns and details on every type of cushion you could ever think of, from pincushions to floor cushions. Some of my favourite ones at the moment are –
This fab knitted one above is for sale on Ebay and is 40cm square, don’ t you just love it?
These are just amazing and are hand made on Etsy.
This is another one from Etsy and reminds me of how you can cut up an old jumper and make it into a cushion cover. The pattern is on Pinterest.
Or you could try this one made from a fringed scarf which also is on Pinterest.
Metal sign ‘All I want for Christmas’ from Fine Nordic £4.79
Feel the love with our new range of #hygge ceramics! Hand-made exclusively for us by Sage ceramics, they are hand-thrown and glazed in the heart of the Sussex countryside by designer Yvonne Kirk, from Hygge Style for £9.99
Keep those keys to your hygge dream home safe on this lovely little keyring. Stamped by hand, the keyring has a red heart enamel charm, as well as a tiny gingerbread man. Gift wrapped in a kraft gift box, ready for your message; the perfect easy stocking filler. Also from Hygge Style for £7.99
Wrap yourself up in a blanket and sit by the fire—or Hygge as the Danish call their secret to happiness. The Let’s Hygge gift set is the perfect cocooning companion and will give you a chance to try Løv Organic’s hot, delicious blends: Løvely Break, Løvely Glögg and Almond Rooibos, £14.36 from Kusmi Tea
For readers everywhere who are embracing the Danish art of hygge – the first warm, wise and romantic hygge novel! The perfect feel-good novel to curl up with – light some candles, wrap yourself in a blanket and relax …Hygge and Kisses from Amazon £7.99
This one from On Sutton Placemade with gift tags would be a great one for the whole family to get involved with.
This clothes hanger countdown from Silly Old Suitcaseis just up my street and is another easy one to make using left over bits of lace fabric and paper and envelopes.
Another one to make with the family is this envelope advent calendar which I personally think looks very expensive and yet a doddle to put together from Tauni Everett.
Glitter and Caffeine also have some great DIY advent calendars and my two favourites from their list are this one made from old pyjamas. It’s quite a big job so would need to be planned but could be used a few times before it would need replacing.
And finally this one made with DIY origami stars. You can find the tutorial for the stars here
We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. In Beautifully Small, by Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers creative design and style solutions to the practical problems associated with limited living space.
In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home – a diminutive workman’s cottage in Richmond, London.
In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions.
The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration.
In Chapter 4, a series of case studies take a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.
Another of her books – Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design. Sara Emslie investigates the practise for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look – from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses – and the related rise in the popularity of the industrial design. She then explores twelve inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.