Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a warm atmosphere or mood that is created from enjoying the good things in life with the ones you love. Even though Hygge isn’t an interior style by definition it is often created in the home as a way of surviving the colder months. Fire places, warm throws and cuddling up to loved ones is classic hygge. To us, hygge is created by surrounding ourselves with natural materials and pieces that are beautifully handmade, but not finicky… a habitat that can be enjoyed by the family.
How can you create your own eco hygge vibes easily?
100% natural and incredibly comfortable, linen is one of those fabrics that get better and softer with use. Linen is great for the environment as it is made from flax which does require any irrigation or pesticides to grow. Even better, the entire plant is used; the seeds for either bread or linseed oil and the fibers for linen, paper and insulation materials.
Fast fashion has an enormous impact on our environment with the average shopping throwing out close to their body weight in textile waste each year. It can be comforting to know that many textile companies are giving these fibres a second life. For example recycled denim can be spun into a surprisingly soft and beautiful yarn, emerging as a good alternative to cotton.
pure wool throw
Pure wool is natural, warm and timeless. Like everything produced by humans, wool affects the environment in some way. All things into consideration though it is a fantastic renewable fibre that biodegrades readily, warm yet breathable and requires washing at a very low temperature. We love it!
Buying a rug that is 100% handmade, with sustainable fibres is a great way to add warmth and texture to your living room. Rugs made by local artisans ensure intricate weaving traditions are passed down through generations. Always look for suppliers who have Fair Trade practices.
A hygge lounge room wouldn’t be complete without an abundance of candles. As we have ranted about previously, not all candles are made equally so always opt for beeswax candles. They are free of toxins, have a longer burn time and a great honey smell.