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