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.  

BEAUTIFULLY SMALL SPACES HYGGE STYLE…

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.

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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.

Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design

Lovely books for your coffee table.

HYGGE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES…

Living Hygge has a lovely subscription box as they say  ‘Sunshine can never be assured, even in the height of Summer and yet, with Hygge, we can be guaranteed of a less weather dependent happiness quotient.’

Designed to help you to take time out and appreciate what’s really important, each box is themed according to the season and will appeal to the senses and give you that warm, feel-good factor inside, all year round for only £14.95 per month

Here’s a selection of what you can expect in each beautifully presented box;

  • treats to tempt you to take time out and savour
  • items of natural beauty
  • ways to help you appreciate and gain perspective
  • sources of light and contemplation
  • creative kickstarters
  • memory makers
  • seasonal inspiration
  • ways to spread hygge to others.

 

Another company in the US is the Hygge Box have a standard hygge box and a deluxe hygge box subscription.

Hygge Box is about preserving happiness everyday. Each box includes handpicked items from around the world to support your hygge lifestyle and inspire hyggelig (nice) moments.

✓ 4-5 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits and cookies

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $25/mo

Standard Hygge Box

Hygge Deluxe is stuffed with coziness for those who value relaxed, happy moments and celebrating the simple things. Each box includes a selection of products to support your self-care rituals and hygge lifestyle.

 

✓ 5-7 Handpicked seasonal items

✓ Elements of light like candles or fairy lights

✓ Hot drinks like organic tea or cocoa

✓ Indulgences like biscuits or chocolate

✓ Home decor, accessories and bath & beauty items

✓ More full-size and luxury items

✓ Cozy, happy moments guaranteed

Starts at $36.50/mo

Deluxe Hygge Box

On the Ethical Marketplace Website they don’t have a hygge subscription per say but they have a lovely Well Being subscription. Each box includes a different scented candle and a mix of other products which link to well being and self-care. And at least one discount code. All the items in your box will either be made in the UK or ethically made abroad. And they may be different from the boxes in the images. Possible additions to your subscription box include bamboo face cloths, fair trade terracotta, traditional foot massagers and natural peppermint bath soak.

All our subscription boxes are suitable for Vegetarians. Please let us know if you or your recipient have any other needs – Vegan – loves their garden – doesn’t have a garden etc and we will try our best to fix this. Three months £25.95

ALLERGIES – some products they include (especially skincare and fragrance) may include allergens. If you need more information please let know them and they can send you ingredients lists.

Well Being Subscription Box - Pick between 1, 3 and 6 month subscriptions

HOW I WANT ME NEW HOME, HYGGE STYLE…

I’m moving into a new build in the next 8 weeks and so I am collecting as many images as possible to inspire me along the way. The ones I’m posting today are from House & Home…

I have no fireplace but love this wood surround. It will be in my wish list.

IMAGES OF A QUICK VISIT TO COPENHAGEN, SKAGEN AND OSLO…

We recently had a week’s cruise visiting Copenhagen and Skagen in Denmark, plus Oslo in Norway. Each stop left me with some beautiful images that I wanted to share on this blog.

From the famous Little Mermaid to the mass of cyclists and the massive amount of wind farms across the bay, it was all a beauty I will remember well in Copenhagen.

  

Skagen was pretty and lots of yellow houses and white windows with trendy restaurants and interior gifts to buy. Although very expensive it was well worth visiting.

Oslo to me was the icing on the cake and although a rather damp and dull day it did not dampen the visit. Looking quite autumnal with lots of leaves on the floor and rugs on chairs it. With trolls so famous in the area and in most shop windows, it brought back memories of younger years. The journey from the harbour out to see was absolutely beautiful with little islands and painted houses which seemed to go on forever.

We loved our visit to Denmark and Norway and I hope to return again soon.

COUNTRY GARDENS AND DREAMY OUTDOOR LIVING THE HYGGE WAY…