How to Hygge your home over the cold winter months

Hygge is all about creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too.

As we embrace the colder weather of January and February it’s the perfect time to bring some Hygge into your life and there a few things that you can do in your home to help create that warm glow and contentment.

✨Warm it Up: Embrace the crackling glow of a fireplace (real or artificial), light cosy candles for flickering shadows, and snuggle under blankets or fluffy quilts. Infuse the air with warm scents like cinnamon or vanilla with diffusers or essential oils.

✨Go Natural: Winter in the UK often brings sunshine on a frosty morning, so open curtains and blinds and let it flood in. Bring nature indoors with greenery: luscious houseplants, dried flower arrangements, or even fresh herbs in your kitchen.

✨Textiles: Pile on pillows and throws in soft textures like wool, faux fur, or chunky knits. Layer rugs on top of rugs for added comfort and warmth. Drape throws over armchairs and sofas for instant hygge vibes.

✨Cosy Nooks: Designate a comfy reading corner with a plush armchair, a good book lamp, and a stack of your favourite reads.

✨Slow Down & Savour: Make simple moments luxurious. Sip on a warm drink in a favourite mug, savour a home-cooked meal with loved ones, listen to calming music, or write in a journal by the fire. Disconnect from technology and embrace the present moment.

✨Gather & Share: Hygge thrives on connection. Invite friends and family for dinner and play board games, host a book club gathering, or simply enjoy a cup of tea and chat by the fireplace.

✨Handmade Touches: Infuse your home with personal touches. Display meaningful souvenirs, family photos, or artwork you love. Bake a batch of cookies with a childhood recipe, hand-knit a scarf, or arrange a bouquet of wildflowers from your local park.

✨Create a space that reflects your unique personality, with your favourite colours, textures, and scents. Mix and match vintage finds with modern pieces, add quirky touches, and let your home tell your story.

Hygge is about creating a feeling of warmth, comfort, and togetherness. Don’t overthink it, just focus on what makes you feel cosy and content in your own haven.

We’d love to know if you already embrace Hygge, or if this article inspires you to give it a go, either way we’d love to see photos of your Hygge moments, pop them in the comments below.

In the meantime, here’s a few Hygge inspired selections from our furniture rental range:

Soft lighting:

Cosy seating:

Use mirrors to add reflection increasing light into your room:

Luxury bedding, linen and soft fluffy towels:

Thick soft rugs:

Perfect to create your cosy corner:

Comfortable dining sets for hosting games night with friends and family: