You’ve heard about the seductive notion of Hygge and you’re dreaming of ways to create this sanctuary in your own life with a few fundamental Hygge products. But where do you start looking and what exactly is Hygge?
A word which defies any literal translation, the alluring Danish concept of ‘Hoo-Gah’ is most easily explained to be:-
“The absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things”.
Cuddling up in a thick-knit blanket by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa is Hygge. Cosy candlelit dinners with close friends and carefree laughter is Hygge. Soaking up the sunshine beside a riverbank whilst reading your favourite book is Hygge.
Here at Alexander James Interiors, we love bringing Hygge into our home designs, and have collated a few Hygge products which will help you to create that haven of happiness, comfort, kinship and simplicity in your own home.
1. English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle
With roasted oak undertones reminiscent of crackling logs on the fire, the juicy bite of ripe redcurrant and the zest of green mandarin, this scented candle by Jo Malone is bewitching and embracing, revitalising with its comforting scent.
2. Lodge Folding Log Holder
No Hygge home is devoid of a dedicated spot for the all-important wood burning logs. We’ve chosen this lodge folding holder in steel for its rustic style.
Handmade in true Hygge fashion, this beautifully crafted log holder is strong, sturdy and striking, the antique pewter finish giving it a contemporary, homely feel.
3. Lambswool Folkloric Throw
Ultra-cosy and snuggly soft, this folkloric throw by Johnstons of Elgin is made from fine lambswool, combining a contemporary weave to create this enchanting patchwork design. Reassuring and incredibly comforting, this quality throw is the perfect Hygge product for your home.
4. Indulgent Hot Water Bottles
Another Hygge feel-good gem brought to us by Johnstons of Elgin, these luxurious cashmere hot water bottle covers are lovingly made in pure Scottish fibres. The beautiful cable knit design makes them even more nurturing and inviting.
5. Sumptuous Sheepskin Rug
Embodying Hygge’s inherent character of comfort and layers of indulgent tactile sensations, is this sumptuous sheepskin rug by Cox & Cox.
With a nod to the alluring Scandinavian interior design style, these rugs are made from 100% natural long-haired sheepskin in exquisite peachy blush, grey, ivory and mink – a must-have Hygge product for anyone wanting to achieve the authentic look.
6. Sandalwood and Amber Scented Candle
Capturing that wholesome feeling of being wrapped in a familiar hug, this stunning scented candle by The White Company is warm and aromatic.
In celebration of Hygge’s love of true quality and the savouring of simplicity, this hand-poured candle in mineral wax envelops the senses in rich notes of sandalwood and amber, whilst the fresh cumin, vetivert and patchouli add enticing depth.
7. Soothing Mint Bath Salts
Run a hot bath and indulge in a Hygge moment with these sublime smelling bath salts. Refreshing, detoxifying and soothing, these mint scented bath salts by Mint Velvet are the perfect way to kiss goodbye to all that stress and reconnect with that inner sanctuary of calm.
8. Wild Fig Diffuser
Transporting you instantly to the magical Danish woodlands, the crisp, fresh air and the snapping twigs beneath your feet, this stunning diffuser scent is a woody blend of fig leaf, blackberry and amber notes, lightly softened with jasmine.
Part of Mint Velvet’s luxurious Hygge collection, this Wild Fig diffuser emits a scent of tranquillity and connection to the relaxing air of nature.
If we can assist you in implementing these Hygge products into your home, please feel free to get in touch.