BEAUTIFULLY SMALL FOR SETTING YOUR HOME WITH HYGGE IN MIND…

We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. Well in Beautifully Small, 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 takes 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.

A lovely book for your coffee table.

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HALLOWEEN IMAGES THE HYGGE WAY…

It’s getting closer to Halloween and these #hygge home images say it all…

Autumn decor

Pumpkins and sparkly lights just for Halloween…

amazing pumpkins

A perfect #hygge Halloween window scene…

When Hinges Creak In Doorless Chambers...

Spooky room all dressed for Halloween...

A mega cosy #hygge style bedroom ready for Halloween madness…

Creating the mood for Halloween...

Autumn decor tips! Combine miniature pumpkins in different colours with our rose gold mottled pumpkin and a twist of copper micro fairy lights.

Pumpkins galore but they all look great…

To finish, a lovely #hygge style home with lots of pumpkins…

4 OF MY FAVOURITE IMAGES OF A #HYGGE LIFESTYLE ON PINTEREST THIS WEEK…

Here are 4 of my favourite images of a #hygge lifestyle on Pinterest this week…

Being prone to bouts of depression, my friend Lynda and I have embarked on  a bit of a personal development journey together this year to maintain our  wellness, mindfulness and positivity, and look after each other.  We  regularly send each other little gifts in the post, meet up for coffee, and

This is one of my favourite infographics on 30 days of Hygge Autumn style by Nicki Franklin on Pinterest. 

Those cold winter nights call for an evening by the fire...

Love the two pairs of boots next to the fire from The Londonor on Pinterest

This basket is perfect for homes with more compact fireplaces and will hold enough logs for a whole night snuggled by the fire - very hygge. It's also ideal for laundry, toys or towels. Find more hygge decor inspiration at housebeautiful.co.uk

Nothing makes me think more of Autumn than a bag of logs by the fire like these from House Beautiful on Pinterest. 

Coziness and Happiness Delivered

This was the first book a friend bought me on Hygge and I think this picture says it all by Holding Arrows on Pinterest.

BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS THE HYGGE WAY…

Traditional Otomi designs have also been used on other products, including the Hygge & West Otomi wallpaper shown here.

Design ideas for a medium sized beach style children’s room for girls in Houston with white walls and light hardwood flooring.
like the 2 beds with a chest in the middle instead of bedside tables

This large framed print of a fox is the star of this Atlanta bedroom designed by Rethink Design Studio. The white background of the print creates enough blank space to allow for a bold wallpaper to adorn the wall without looking too jumbled. Wallpaper: Triangles, Hygge & West.

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