Hygge with plants and flowers

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour.”

John Boswell

Thanks to the Danish, we have a way and a word to be at one with Winter and embrace all things cosy. Hygge is more a feeling than a meaning. It’s that feeling of sinking into a hot bath, or sitting around a roaring fire with a glass of red and your favourite friends.

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“Hygge, during the short, dark days and long nights, is akin to wintering. To slowing down, allowing the year to fold in on itself, and tending to ourselves and to each other,” says Louisa Thomsen Brits, author of The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well.

“It leads to a sense of a rich inner life that radiates out through bleak days.”

Louisa Thomsen Brits

You can hygge up your home with candles, books and of course flowers and other  botanical offerings of the season.

Here’s a few ideas for hygge with plants and flowers

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General greenery and candles.
Jug of blooms by the window

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Or for a big space, large gnarly branches. (From a workshop with Prunella Flowers)
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Herbs in jars….

Hygge is all about being with the season, embracing it, going slow and creating beautiful and cosy aesthetics to warm the soul. Forage where you can or choose seasonal flowers and botanics when at the florist. They’ll know what’s in season, it’s usually cheaper and in abundance.

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