The Danes have always had some great ideas; Lego, Google Maps, dry-cell batteries and of course, hygge. While most of us will be pretty familiar with the first three concepts (especially just after Christmas), that final one might stump you a little bit if you’re not from a Scandinavian household.
Hygge, pronounced hyoo-guh, doesn’t directly translate into English but it’s, in essence, a word, used in Norway and Denmark, to convey a mood of comfort and cosiness that has associated practices that involve wellness and being contented. Given the long, dark winters of Northern Europe, it’s perhaps not too surprising then, that this idea is central to Danish culture.
With the festive season now out of the way and the UK still stranded in the midst of bleak mid-winter, perhaps it’s time for us to be a little more Danish in our thinking but how do we get that cosy hygge feeling? Well, there are several key aspects to the notion that will help you achieve a little bit of Scandi snugness.
The retro vibe is back with aplomb and taking interior décor by storm up and down the country, mixing classic and contemporary styles.
Now a burgeoning style across fashion, interior design, and accessories, it seems like vintage style is here to stay. If you want to get in on the act, it may be tricky to know where to start and how to maintain a cohesiveness. Fortunately, we’re here to help with how you can stay up to date with furnishings that go back in time.