As the saying goes “New Year, New Me”. It's that time of the time of year where we all make outlandishly detailed resolutions for ourselves, promising to change our lives for the better. Often these ideas or ‘notions’ get lost to busy schedules and the demands of modern living, however, here at EZ Living, we have an alternate proposition.
So, sit back and relax as we take a look at one lifestyle change that we can, and think you could, easily get on board with. Hygge is the new lifestyle trend on the tip of everyone’s tongue! Read on where we will explain this art of "living well" in more detail and give you our tips on how to Hygge or ‘Hoo-ga’ (as it’s pronounced) up your home this year!
Put simply, Hygge is a Danish concept for the art of living well, and a word that roughly translates to ‘cosiness’. It’s about taking pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. This can vary from the simplicity of taking the time to sit down and relax with a hot cup of coffee in the morning to making your surroundings more comfortable and cosy, and that’s where we come in! Here at EZ Living, we want to help you Hygge your home with some products we believe can send you on your way to actually achieving this idyllic lifestyle change.
One sure fire way to Hygge your home is through the gentle hue of candlelight. Nothing warms the cockles of your heart more on cold, winter evenings than the soft glow of candles lighting up your living space. From kitchens to living rooms, bedrooms to bathrooms, candles create an element of calm and relaxation, a feeling strongly encouraged by the Hygge concept in order to promote your happiness and well being. Check out our beautiful candle range here as well as some decorative candle holders to further accentuate that feeling of peacefulness and tranquillity.
You’ll want to head up to bed much earlier at night if you have created the perfect sleeping space for your room. As part of Hygge’ing your home, snug bedding is an essential element, especially for those lazy weekend lie in’s you have planned. Don’t forget cushions, blankets and throws can only add to this haven of comfort! To help you create this cave of cosiness, check out our bedding range here.
Nothing creates that homely feeling of Hygge more than some treasured memories of precious times spent with family and friends. Surround yourself with images of happy days gone by that automatically transport you to a world of happiness and calm. Simply sticking the photos on the wall with some blu-tack just won’t do, so why not check out some of our delightful photo frames here to pleasantly display your collection.
Once you have your perfect sofa, it’s time to up the comfort levels with some cushions. There’s nothing like snuggling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, a good book or watching a movie. This is ultimate Hygge living, where you can relax back and envelope yourself in cosy surroundings, forgetting all the troubles of the world outside. Have a look at some of our lovely cushions here for you and your loved ones to snuggle up to on these long, dark evenings.
To further your cosy surroundings even more, why not make the floor a treat for your feet with a plush, soft rug scrunching beneath your toes. Just imagine that fire blazing, your candles glowing, surrounded by comfy cushions all snug on the sofa with a good book and a hot drink, and that fluffy rug resting on the floor for your feet to curl in between. Total Hygge. Check out our range of rugs here.
Another essential part of Hygge living is comfort food. Creating dishes that are hearty, wholesome and homemade will promote your ethos of living well and happy. Remember, Hygge is all about standing back and appreciating the little things in life that make you happy, so why take a look at some of our homely dinnerware to accentuate your fabulous feast here.
Cute Reading Nooks
A big part of the Hygge concept is putting down the phone, turning off the bedroom TV and switching off from the technology that consumes our lives on a daily basis. A notion lost on some, but reading is actually a great way to unwind from the trials and tribulations of day to day life. So, why not create a space worth sitting back in and finally getting around to reading those books you have always meant to! Try making a cosy reading space for yourself.
So, there you have it. Surround yourself with the things you love with some of our tips and products that could be useful in making your home all things Hygge this year. If you've made resolutions this year, we recommend this to be one to stick to. We’re certainly on board. And remember, Hygge is not just for Winter, it’s for life!