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.

 

Weekend Fun: More Nooks to Curl Up In

I got too wrapped up in long overdue book reviews to have time for a Friday Fun post, so here is something for the weekend instead! Some places to curl up in with a good book, but with nature surrounding us, so we can make the most of the spring weather (when it does arrive).

From Domaine Home.
From Domaine Home.
Clooney's holiday villa, from Architectural Digest.
George Clooney’s holiday villa in Mexico, from Architectural Digest.
From Garden magazine.
From Garden magazine.
From Go Glamping.
From Go Glamping.

Mind you, that last one might get a little hot in summer…