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.

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • katrina gehman

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

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • I would have stormed there and bought everything :))

  • 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

    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!

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

  • CourtneyLynne

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

  • deb

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

  • 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!

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

  • MaryAnne

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

  • Jasmin N

    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.

    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.

  • Wow this shop looks like heaven!!

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

    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 🙂

  • 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!

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

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

  • Andrea Broom

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