The Art of Hygge

Now that the nights are drawing in, our thoughts are turning to all the positives of the colder months: the roaring fires, the comfy throws, the candles.  All these things can be expressed in one word: Hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) – the comforting Danish concept that encourages us to take pleasure from the simple, cosy things in life. You can source everything you need to transform your home into a snug Scandi-styled retreat this autumn/winter season with easyfundraising – and raise donations for your good cause too. What could be more Hygge?!

Dinner Party

Hygge Hosting

Gather with friends and family around a gorgeous wooden dining table from Made.com (up to a 2% donation) dressed with classic table wear from Heals (up to a 0.75% donation). You can create a more eclectic space by sourcing a mixed selection of chairs from antique markets and car boot sales (N.B: pre-loved = very Hygge!).

Bathroom Bliss

A tub laced with Molton Brown or Elemis (from John Lewis & Partners – up to a 2% donation), + floating candles from The Glow Company (up to a 5% donation) + new super-sized towels from Debenhams (up to a 2.5% donation) = a relaxing bath time, Hygge style!

Candles

Let There Be Light

Light a couple of Jo Malone or Diptyque candles (from Selfridges – up to a 4% donation) to fill your living room with flickering lights and a wonderful burst of fragrance.  Add some stylish table lamps from lights.co.uk (up to a 7.5% donation), or string fairly lights from lights4fun (up to a 4% donation) across mirrors or pictures to create a truly welcoming space.

Tell your Story

Hygge lays great importance on personal objects and trinkets such as family photographs. Get your best snaps printed out on canvas at Snapfish (up to a 5% donation) or put them in minimalist frames from Habitat (up to a 1% donation) and arrange favourite keepsakes in a divine display cabinet from Swoon (up to a 1% donation).

Cushions and throw

Transform with Texture

Scatter some rich velvet cushions in soft Nordic blues and whites from The Designers Guild (up to a 2.5% donation) on your sofa, and layer up with plenty of knitted blankets from Etsy (up to a 4% donation) and faux fur throws from M&S (up to a 1.5% donation). To bring extra warmth to the room, add a large sheepskin rug from Dunelm (up to a 1% donation).

Love Coffee

The Danes love their coffee, and it’s served whenever people get together, whether at home or elsewhere. Channel your inner barista with a coffee machine from Argos (up to a 1.5% donation) and stock up your cupboards with a wide variety of speciality coffees from Whittard of Chelsea (up to a 6% donation),

A coffee and a book

Good Reads

The colder months offer an ideal opportunity to curl up with a good book (or magazine!). Click through to Waterstones (up to a 2% donation) for your next page-turner or take out a subscription with Magazines Direct (up to a 5% donation).

Deep Sleep

Creating a peaceful bedroom sanctuary is important both for good health and good Hygge.  Treat yourself to crisp new Egyptian bedding from the White Company (up to a 2.5% donation), add a stunning handmade quilt from Anthropologie (up to a 5% donation), plus a spritz or two of soothing organic pillow spray from Holland & Barrett (up to a 5% donation) and you’ll sleep like the proverbial baby.

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