The clocks went back merely two weeks ago, and with it came a sharp, crisp air to accompany those dark early evenings. This is the time of year that people spend more time indoors, which is apt considering we have been asked to stay home for a four-week lockdown to protect the NHS.
Autumn doesn’t have to be mean being stuck indoors though. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, then it can quickly become the season of fireside conversations or cabin cuddles.
Hygge, a Danish ethos, pronounced hoo-ga is all about cosiness and intimacy, which is why autumn and winter are the perfect seasons to practice Hygge. Blankets, candles, bubble baths and a connection with nature are fitting, but it’s also about finder deeper meaning in life and connecting with the world again.
How to Hygge – 10 tips
- Spend time with friends & family
- Sit around a roaring fire
- Sit in candlelight
- Bring the outside in with natural accents in your interior
- Enjoy nature
- Drink warming hot drinks
- Be cosy
- Take care of your mental health
- Reduce your screen time
- Don’t go without – enjoy life
The garden is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, spend time with your family and enjoy the beauty of life beside a firepit to keep you warm. Should the weather take a turn for the worse a cabin or garden room can shelter you to continue enjoying some time away from the house.[adsense]
Of course, the essentials will depend on the things that make you feel good and your own personal preference, but here are some of our suggestions. Check out our How to Hygge Pinterest board here.
- Hot chocolate
- Marshmallows to roast on an open fire
- Warm, fluffy blankets for all
- Cosy jumpers
- Your favourite music
- Some games like cards or Jenga
Perfect Hygge Hideaways
We’ve taken a look through the listings on our site and come up with five perfect hygge hideaways for you to take a look at.
Large Bespoke Treehouse by Castles Carey
What could be more fun than a treehouse? Each treehouse is designed to suit your specific requirements. Castles Carey will give advice on planning applications if needed. Engaging accessories and strong and natural materials ensure long-lasting enjoyment of your treehouse.
10 Seater BBQ Hut by Living Outside Ltd
Have a BBQ, whatever the weather, at any time of year with a BBQ Hut. Book those BBQ Hut party weeks, even months in advance and tell your guests they definitely won’t need a coat!
The benches in these BBQ huts also convert into generously sized beds, so the BBQ Hut can be used both during the day for entertainment and at night for guest accommodation or sleep-overs!
Bespoke Garden Room by Garden Room Cabins
This Garden Room & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy autumn evenings. Whatever your needs, Garden Room Cabins buildings can be designed to fit your requirements. All designs have a steel frame and base, which means they are fully portable if you decide to relocate.
Bespoke Shepherds Hut by Greendown Shepherd Huts
Greendown Shepherd Huts offer a bespoke service that allows you to design a luxury hut to your specific requirements with all of the features necessary to create your ideal home on wheels, without having to make any compromises on either design or quality. They’ll design, build and deliver a tailor-made hut that follows your exact specifications, all the while devoting ourselves to presenting you with a finished product that you’ll fall in love with.
Tripod Octo by Woodworks Designs
Each Tripod Octo is an original, bespoke design built to your personal aspirations. Tailor-made to fit exactly into the space you have chosen for your room, just tell designer Barry what you want and where it needs to fit. Great design requires attention to every little detail. Many of Barry’s designs are based upon geometric shapes to create fascinating whilst functional spaces with proportions that sit well in their natural surroundings. These are available within a 30-mile radius of Canterbury Kent, although you can contact them for deliveries further afield.