I want some hygge in my home


I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a few (OK, few too many) times that hubby and I are in the process of buying our first ever home. And we decided that we’re dumping our old furniture which has followed us through a few rented accommodations and whereas much loved and well used, has definitely come to the end of its lifeline. I mean, they’re not useless or anything and we’ll donate them to those who have none – but we’re treating this move as a clean slate and a lick of paint, redecorated bathroom and new furniture come with that.



And besides, I’m totally into all things hygge now. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah, doncha know) is a Danish word that means a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. It might sound like new-age crap but it’s actually really sweet. The greatest pleasures in life come from the smallest things and we do need to teach ourselves to recognize them, lest we miss them.



And I don’t know about you but I’m all up for some more pleasure and happiness in my life. BRING IT now pls.



Anyway. Now that I can start from scratch I want to hygge up my home, which means decorating and furnishing with things that invoke cosy, soft and warm feelings. Hygge doesn’t really have a literal translation, but it could be described as the art form of creating intimacy in any given moment. And this is the feeling I want in my home.



Cue Listers. Founded in 1967, they have 3 showrooms in the North West and we’re lucky enough to have one in Chester. They used to keep shop in the city centre but I suppose the Mall wasn’t big enough for all their stock, and now they’re based in the Sealand Road retail park.



Listers source furniture worldwide and they say they’re the first company in the UK to supply reclaimed oak furniture to the public. Now I don’t know if that’s true but what I will say is that their reclaimed oak furniture is pretty darn sweet.



It’s like hygge central in the shop, y’all.


The majority of Listers’ furniture is hand crafted and hand finished which gives it a really individual and unique look, and I’ll be damned if I don’t furnish the vast majority my house from here.



I don’t even care all this hygge-tastic stuff is exactly the kind of thing my mother back in Scandinavia would drool over like it was going out of fashion. Mom, I’m becoming you and I’m alright with that.


Kind of.


Do you hygge? Tell me all about it in comments.


  • Mal @intothecity.me February 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    So many beautiful pieces, now I wish my flat was twice as big haha. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of hygge all over the show in your new home Hun

    Mal x

  • Nadine Cathleen February 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Reminds me on a modern country house in summer – super lovely! I love shopping home decor! X

  • Nicole Aguilar February 13, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    This makes me want to redecorate! Holy cow! Gorgeous and simple. Elegant. Love it!

  • Angela Zimsky February 12, 2017 at 6:29 am

    This place has all of their displays set up perfectly. Even if I had those gorgeous furnishings my house would still be a mess. Ahhh the life of a mom with a toddler.

  • stacey February 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Congratulations. You have good taste and I hope all the beautiful furniture graces your new home sooner than later.

  • Kimberly Hsieh February 11, 2017 at 5:13 am

    This place looks so awesome! Hygge all the way!!

  • katrina gehman February 11, 2017 at 3:28 am

    i need to get there. that large clock is awesome. i love it.

  • Sara February 10, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I love this shabby chic style! Nice pictures, I have something like that in my place.

  • Meeta February 10, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I have a few corners in the home that need some extra hygge too. Luckily I am going to an exhibition tomorrow to get some ideas. But I am really loving this store!

  • Anna nuttall February 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Omg I want to move into the store. It like my dream house. xx

  • Jenny February 10, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    My need to play sims just kicked in xD I love furniture. Too bad my house is too small to get anything other than a couch.

  • Scott Balaam February 10, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Thanks – this is really interesting. Never heard the work ‘Hygge’ before. We are in the process of getting ready to re-paint our place. Going to move away from neutral colours and be more adventurous!

  • Blackellis February 10, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I would have stormed there and bought everything :))

  • Carol Cassara February 10, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I love their decor! Everything is just so beautiful. I think it’s nice that you were able to showcase most of their collections, makes me want to change everything in the house!

  • Robin Rue February 10, 2017 at 12:18 am

    All of these pieces are gorgeous. I would love to just be able to go in there and pick whatever I wanted and redo my whole home here!

  • Margot Guilbert February 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Congrats! I’ve recently heard about the Hygge concept and I love it.
    xo, Margot

  • CourtneyLynne February 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Omg so much fabulousness!!!! I just love home decor shops

  • deb February 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    MAN I want everythign from this store!!!! LOVEEE the rustic chic pieces!

  • saranda February 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I love the meaning of this word, Hygge! The store looks awesome by the way, much more cozy than your average Ikea! 🙂 Good luck decorating!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti February 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I love everything from the furniture to the decor. Love the flowers. Great store.

  • MaryAnne February 9, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Very nice thing for house remodel! gotta visit that place ASAP

  • Jasmin N February 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Okay I just literally fell in love with those huge wall clocks! I’ve seen those somewhere here for 50€ and I think I’m going to buy one eventually.

  • Elizabeth O. February 9, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I want them too! There are so many lovely furniture here. I love the French Country feel of the decor, it will make any home feel more cozy.

  • Thehappylifesisters February 9, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Wow this shop looks like heaven!!

  • Karoliina Kazi February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Having your own place and making it just the way you want is amazing – go hygge all the way lady and enjoy the process 🙂

  • Milton Goh February 9, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Never heard of hygge before but now that I’m looking at it, I love it too! Thanks for introducing me to this type of look and design!

  • Chloe February 9, 2017 at 5:18 am

    It’s amazing how a style or colours can radiate a certain vibe. I felt so cozy looking at your photos!

  • AJ Money Matters February 9, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I just got so much inspiration by looking at these pictures! I wish we had this store in Australia. Furniture and decor shopping is simply the best. Amanda

  • Steven Goodwin @ MyFamilyOnABudget February 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I don’t know, this stuff looks a bit over cluttered to me. Maybe it’s just because it’s a store front though. I like wide open spaces and minimalism as much as possible. We have a nice ranch with an open layout. I do, however, love our bookcase/entertainment shelf where we have our favorite books as well as some trinkets from our journeys together as a couple doing life together.

  • Ana De- Jesus February 8, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    This is gorgeous! If I had my own place I would like hygge as well and these pictures are so inspiring x

  • AMANDA February 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    OMG! I am loving that clock fixture! We are buying a house as well now, i will have to get something like that for it!

  • Ada February 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    This looks wonderful! I can’t wait when I buy my own house and start decorating it ! It must be exciting time for you now 🙂

  • Krysten February 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I love that bed so much! I feel like that would give you major hygge!
    It’s nice to have a clean state to work with!

  • Amber Myers February 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I love all this decor! We recently bought our first home and are slowly decorating it. I love this store!

  • Author Brandi Kennedy February 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Wow. If this is where you’re choosing you home decor from, then your house will be absolutely beautiful!

  • Andrea Broom February 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    OMG. This place is awesome. I just moved and I really wanted to do the same treat this move like a clean slate.


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