image from Melville House
If you’ve read our latest blog post on ‘what is hygge?’ you’ll probably be wondering how you can achieve a tranquil and relaxed hygge vibe in your house this christmas – well we’ve got just the thing for you! Our picture guide to hygge provides step by step information based on the five senses to help you have your best christmas yet! Satisfying the five senses is crucial to helping you keep cool calm and collected which is vitally important at this time of year!
images from left to right are from Garden Matter and Ideal Home
Fill your house with the wonderful heart-warming scents of orange, cinnamon and star anise by knocking up some simple yet effective decorations. These decorations can be made on a budget, buy pre-sliced and dried oranges cheaply online, or have a go yourself by following the guide here. Thread oranges, cinnamon sticks and christmas tree cut-offs on to string and place these beautiful garlands around mirrors for example, to create a christmassy haven that smells divine.
images from left to right are from Lindsay Marcella and Sofology
The art of achieving hygge relies heavily on being cosy and comfortable. Wrap yourself up in some soft and toasty blankets surrounded by a barricade of cushions to achieve ultimate relaxation. Our screen printed robin cushions add a festive touch to any room and come with a feather inner which makes them ideal for lounging on – buy before the 21st to receive a free notebook and free delivery.
images from left to right are from House and Garden and John Lewis
Having a beautiful home is impressive to guests but doesn’t have to be high maintenance on your part! make focal points to capture attention (perhaps drawing attention away from areas not so tidy.) This spectacular and extravagant hanging bough is easy to achieve and simply takes a little imagination on your part. Hang this over your christmas table and create a centre piece worthy of admiration. Hang from your light fitting for ease and include anything and everything you can think of to personalise it to your taste. We’ve got an idea for you – create a display using all of your household plants potted in our robin plant pots ideal for christmas settings.
images from left to right are from The Creativity Exchange and Spoon Fork Bacon
Or adorn your house with mini rosemary wreaths and pine cone garlands!
images from buzzfeed
Nothing says christmas quite like a steaming cup of spiced mulled wine – the burgundy colour paired with the pop of the orange looks beautiful and is the perfect winter warmer to give your taste buds a zing! Try serving with the orange slices in for extra flavour and just because it looks good – very hygge! If you need some guidance on how to make the perfect mulled wine click here.
images from left to right are from The Londoner and The Creativity Exchange
The sound of christmas is joyful and up lifting which attributes to a good mood essential to achieving hygge. The sound of christmas to us is the soft lull of carols, the chiming of bells and the crackling of a cosy open fire! Add some small touches to your house such as bells to your wreath to hear chiming when someone enters or exits and make an effort to play christmas music to create a merry atmosphere!
We hope this guide helps you create your own Merry Hygge Christmas