Creating warmth and comfort with Cornish gifts
In a fast-moving world, it’s no surprise that many of us are searching for ways to slow down and find comfort in the simple joys of life. Enter “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-guh”) – the Danish concept of creating a warm, cosy, and contented atmosphere. While the word might not have a direct translation into English, it’s about cherishing the simple things in life, finding joy in everyday moments, and creating an ambiance of relaxation and togetherness.
With autumn well and truly here, now is the perfect time to create that hygge feeling, so we’re exploring the ways you can infuse your living space with warmth and comfort using Cornish gifts and homewares to enhance the experience.
The right lighting can transform a space. Opt for a soft and warm light with table lamps, fairy lights, and candles – like those made by Nature’s Beeswax. Their beautifully handmade Pinecone Beeswax Candle is giving us all the hygge vibes and contains 100% natural beeswax which is kind to the planet and toxin-free. Creating a calm and soothing ambiance, the glow of candlelight is the epitome of hygge.
Integrating natural elements into your decor can help bring the outside in. Think of Cornish gifts and home accessories that celebrate the beauty of mother nature, like the sustainable Ash Striped Chopping Board by Hartwood Timber and the handcrafted Wooden Notebook Cover by Jimagination Creations. These elements not only connect you to the great outdoors but also add a touch of authenticity to your space.
Hygge is all about comfort, so fill your home with squishy cushions like the gorgeous Fish and Friends Coastal Cushions, by Louise Daykin Prints, and velvety-soft blankets such as the Flamingo Pink Fleece Blanket by Atlantic Blankets. Curling up on the sofa with a book or sharing a cosy moment with loved ones is so much more inviting when you’re surrounded by tactile textures!
Hygge is about savouring the simple pleasures, and that includes what you drink. Sip on a cup of relaxing Chamomile Tea by Tregothnan, or a warming mug of Potterbeans for a heavenly hot drink. Enjoy it in a fine bone china mug, like Budeful’s ‘Caroline’s Windy Dog Walk Mug,’ and settle in for a quiet evening at home.
Gather your favourite people together and serve up homemade meals that ignite the hygge feeling! The Primrose Herd produces some of the region’s finest pork products, so perhaps a round of comforting bacon sandwiches for a lazy breakfast, or a succulent oven-roasted gammon to share around the table over good conversation.
There’s something magical about slipping into snug and warm clothing that instantly ushers in a sense of hygge! Whether it’s a favourite oversized jumper or a pair of fluffy socks, wrapping yourself up in comfy attire gives a real sense of contentment.
Slide your feet into a pair of Sheepskin Bootie Slippers by Atlantic Shore and luxuriate in the feeling of real sheepskin! Or treat little ones to Coastal Baby’s Merino Wool Round Neck Cardigan for a touch of super soft knitwear that will keep them toasty all winter long.
In the spirit of hygge, spend some quality time with loved ones and enjoy playing a board game or working on a puzzle together. The Cornish Store stocks The Cornwall Edition of Monopoly, for a fun take on the original! The Puzzled Artist also has an incredible range of unique and abstract puzzles for all ages and puzzling abilities!
Turn your home into a warm and inviting hygge haven with Cornish gifts and home accessories from Shop Cornish.