- A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).
If there’s one thing we love the most about autumn, it’s embracing the opportunity to get as cosy as possible. Typically, we spend more time in our homes during the colder seasons, so making it a haven of comfort is a goal that many aim for. And as cat owners, we’re keen to do the same for our furry companions.
Hygge is all about enjoying the simplicity of life’s pleasures. It could be curling up on the sofa with a warm blanket with your feline friend at your side, or popping on a pair of fluffy socks that instantly make you smile. Creating this atmosphere of comfort and warmth allows our minds to focus on good and find happiness in the small things. And of course, togetherness is a big concept of hygge too, placing emphasis on spending time with the people (and animals) we love. Therefore, there’s no doubt about it… hygge is totally cat-friendly and we are big fans of that for sure!
Thankfully, giving your home a hygge update is much easier than you might think. Here’s just a few of our favourite ways to cosy up your home for autumn, which your cat will definitely thank you for.
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A hygge gift set? Sign us up! This beautiful collection of Nordic treasures includes everything you need to add a touch of hygge to your home. The gift set offers an array of goodies including a huge 6×6 ft natural sheepskin rug, slippers made entirely of natural materials and aromatherapy goodies. Just one problem… you might have to compete with your cat for that blanket. Shop online from www.notonthehighstreet.com.
This cat basket just epitomises hygge and your cat will definitely thank-you for the upgrade. Felines with a penchant for the finer things in life can easily seek solace in this unique nest-style luxury cat bed, which appeals to their natural desire to nestle in a warm and comfortable space. Available at www.store.styletails.com.
One of the principle concepts of hygge is based on the notion of instilling the perfect ambiance, which begins with lighting. This season, turn your attention to cute lamps to create dimly-light rooms, perfect for switching off from the world. We think this cute cat lamp would easily match a wealth of home décor styles. You can create a soft, cosy atmosphere thanks to the textile shade that spreads a diffused and decorative light. Shop it at www.etsy.com.
Oh chair of our dreams…. how we do love thee! If there’s one thing this chair shows us it’s that hygge definitely isn’t confined to just the living room. Creating a cosy corner in your bedroom will allow you to prepare for your day in a clam and relaxed manner. Just make sure you don’t accidentally sit on your ball of fluff, who will no doubt find this chair just as appealing! Shop it online at www.maisonsdumonde.com.
NEKO CAT MUG
Hygge and a hot drink go hand-in-hand. Whether you prefer tea, coffee or a delectable hot chocolate, serve yours in these stone mugs. Created by Brooklyn based illustrator, Leah Goren, who lives with her curly-haired cat, these charming feline motif mugs lend a classic cosiness to tea time treats. Shop at www.anthropologie.com.
CAT MOTIF PYJAMAS
Nailing the art of cosiness means you’ll need the right attire and thankfully these pyjamas are ideal for lounging around like a cat! Now all that’s left to do is nestle yourself on the sofa in front of an open fire. Available at www.laredoute.co.uk.
STUDIO TIGERSTRIPES CAT CAVE
Serving as both a playhouse and bed, this catcave is an ideal spot for fun, sleep, observation or a quick escape. Lovingly made in Copenhagan, the hygge concept is definitely alive in its design. For maximum cat-appeal – especially cosiness and warmth – the cave comes with a piece of long-haired, organic sheepskin from Iceland. Available from Style Tails at www.store.styletails.com.
How will you hygge your home this season? Tell us in the comments below!