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.

HYGGE GOING GREENER WITH PAPER BALLOONS AND BUNTING…

We are all aware that going greener is the way to go but which eco switches would you like to make. While all being at home during this Pandemic we are sure many people will be having a birthday and in particular, the younger generation who will feel a little left out without all their friends around. Try swapping plastic balloons for paper and get the children making their own.

You can also buy Japanese paper balloons. Petra Boase has a lovely range including penguins and fish.

Japanese Paper Balloon - Small Orange Fish Japanese Paper Balloon - Penguin

Or go for felt bunting which again you could make yourself or have it personalised. A great site is House of Hooray who has lots of ideas and simple banner flags like below.

If you love having a go yourself but are not quite sure of the sizes etc then head down to Homemade Gifts who have images and tutorials on how to make your own bunting. There is even a tutorial for a no-sew bunting.

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.

16 SELF CARE IDEAS TO TRY…

I found this great infographic from Treasure Jewellery Shop on Pinterest which has 16 self-care ideas to try which I thought we could all benefit from during this COVID-19 virus.

16 self care ideas to try

PHOTO WALL TO CREATE A COSY HYGGE FEEL TO YOUR ROOM…

Check out this ‘amazing’ company called ‘Photo Wallwho are based in Sweden and make wallpaper, prints, posters and wall murals. After looking through lots and lots of what you could only call ‘inspirational’ patterns we stumbled on ‘Madame De Pompadour in Silver’.
The colours of the birds pick up my accent colours in both the bedrooms and if we leave our bedroom door open we can lie in bed and admire the relaxing theme of this wallpaper. They use the highest quality materials and printing for their wallpaper. Assembly is easy and their products are printed to your exact dimensions so they will fit perfectly on your wall and it even included the Wallpaper Paste. London Skyline 2 - Canvas print - Office Sunbeam through Trees - Poster - Bedroom It has motivated us to look outside the box and think of papering other rooms with one of the Photo Wall’s papers or maybe have a mural. I can’t believe the difference it has made. Their own ‘Inspirations Page‘ which has over 10000 wall murals, over 1000 motifs, over 10000 canvas prints will definitely stimulate you. From Nature to Cities and places you are sure to find one to suit your wall. Photo Wall is offering my followers on my Back Pain Blog 25% discount with the following link “backpainbloguk2021” it can be used as many as you want for a month.