Friday Fun: Hygge or Cosy

It appears that the Danish were not even aware that their concept of ‘hygge’ (comfort) is such a big idea until the British started marketing it. And yet the English have a perfectly good word for it as well ‘cosy’. Whatever we choose to call it, the appeal of curling up with candles, fireplaces, blankets and fleeces, books, a view and perhaps a pet or two… well, it’s undeniable. We need this comfort even more in these uncertain times.

Books, views and a stove appear to be indispensable items, from dezeen.com
Books, views and a stove appear to be indispensable items, from dezeen.com
It doesn't always have to be winter - here is a cosy conservatory in spring/summer. From workdon.com
Wood is a key ingredient. It doesn’t always have to be winter – here is a cosy conservatory in spring/summer. From workdon.com
Bedcovers and pets are the perfect combination, from Pinterest.
Stones and bricks also add to the appeal, while bedcovers and pets perfect the look, from Pinterest.
It didn't originate in Denmark and it's not a recent phenomenon, as Vita Sackville-West's study shows. From National Trust website.
It didn’t originate in Denmark and it’s not a recent phenomenon, as Vita Sackville-West’s study shows. From National Trust website.
Lots of seating for the many friends that you'll have visiting you, from Country Living.
Lots of seating for the many friends that you’ll have visiting you, from Country Living.
Cushions and cakes are always a good idea, from Pinterest.
Cushions, coffee and cakes – the three Cs –  are always a good idea, from Pinterest.
The problem is, with such a cosy home, you might never want to get up until spring has well and truly sprung... From Huffington Post.
The problem is, with such a cosy home, you might never want to get up until spring has well and truly sprung… From Huffington Post.

 

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18 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Hygge or Cosy”

  1. Such lovely, warm, welcoming places, Marina Sofia! This time, it was so very hard to choose among them, too! Wow! I’m going to go with Vita Sackville-West’s study, but only by the narrowest squeak.

  2. hygge is little more than a marketing gimmick to make us all go out and buy new things for the home. ‘Cosy’ has worked perfectly well for decades so I’m sticking with that!

  3. They all look incredibly appealing especially with the wind and the rain we’ve experienced – I think I’d happily stay wrapped up with a book under the throw in the last picture until Spring had well sprung!

    1. That’s why I like conservatories – the outside coming in… but in practice, I cannot use mine at all in winter, it is freezing! And a sauna in summer, of course. So there are maybe 5 weeks in spring and autumn when it is pleasant…

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