The interiors world is awash with the Danish word ‘hygge’, but what does it mean? Hygge, (pronounced ‘hooga’), translates roughly to ‘cosiness’.
In your home, hygge is all about simple pleasures, using natural materials and creating a welcoming, warm atmosphere in which to bring people together.
And nothing says hygge more than the pure naturalness, warm tones and textures, and the maintenance simplicity of natural stone. Granite is perfect for a hygge style kitchen as it’s scratch, stain and burn resistant, and easy to clean, so you can spend less time worrying about your worktop, and more time with friends and family. Made over millions of years the natural colours and textures found in granite add warmth and depth to your worktops.
In your living room, hygge captures thoughts of lounging in snugly jumpers, in front of an open fire, with people you love, and this is where natural stone comes into its own. Popular material choices for fireplaces, such as Bath Stone, Portland Stone, York Stone, Limestone and Marble all come in warm tones and textures, and are easily maintained.
So to truly capture the hygge spirit bake some cookies, light some candles, and bask in the warm glow of your natural stone fireplace!
For inspiration visit Coulon Stone’s website or showroom, in Stokenchurch, where you can look through their stones and take samples home with you. Or contact them for a FREE quote.