Hygge, the Danish buzzword associated with interior coziness, has increased 285% in recent Pinterest searches and is so big in Britain that the Collins Dictionary called it one of the top 10 words of 2016. It is about taking pleasure in the simplest of luxuries, yet everyone has their own perception of what hygge means to them. It could be basking in the warm glow of a candle, staying in a bed for an hour or two on a Saturday morning, snuggling underneath a warm, cozy blanket with a good book; or displaying treasured memories. While the pronunciation seems complicated, creating a hygge (pronounced hooga) home doesn’t have to be tricky!
Oak Furniture Land has pieces that can help you capture this look with chests to store extra blankets and dining tables to seat friends and family. You can also adjust to dimmer lighting by placing small lamps on side tables, sideboards, and even night tables to really amp up the cozy factor. Their furniture is crafted from premium grade hardwood using traditional methods, such as the dovetail joints on every drawer. They never skimp on materials and never use veneer, MDF or chipboard in any of their products.
Summer is on the horizon! Friends, family, food, and fun are the central motifs in our lives. That’s why I’m looking forward to gathering with friends and family on balmy weekends for outdoor cookouts, al fresco picnics, and relaxed dinners. For me, there’s nothing more hygge than sharing laughter and having deep conversations with friends and family over a warm and comforting meal in a relaxed environment like the dining room.
Dining tables like the Baku Light Natural Solid Mango Dining Table ($669.59) evoke a cozy, come-as-you-are vibe that is perfect for achieving a relaxing environment. The simple yet beautiful, rustic features give it a versatility that allows endless of styling options for a tablescape. My dining room is in no way to completion, but it’s slowly, but surely coming together with things I have found here and there to give it a vibrant, inviting, and serene atmosphere that echoes my unique home style personality.
Assembling the dining table was straightforward and easy, but help was needed when it came to flipping it over since it’s made with heavy, yet sturdy, solid mango hardwood.
The tabletop has long, elegant grooves, and the whole table is finished in furniture wax to create a beautiful sheen and protect the wood from wear and tear. Additional features include delicate grooved detailing, chamfered legs, and antique-style corner studs.
Now, my next step is deciding on what chairs would accommodate the dining table best: Industrial Style Metal and Rustic Wood Dining Chairs ($395.99 at Target), Neo Flair Mid Century Modern Gold Metal Legged Dining Chair ($153.57 at Target), or LumiSource Vintage Flair Mid-Century Modern Accent Chair in Green ($159.49 at Overstock).