Hygge. After Brexit it’s the buzz word of 2016. Pronounced hoo-ga, it’s the Danish word for cosiness and appreciating the simple things in life. Your favourite PJ’s, twinkling candles, cuddling up on the couch with your loved ones. As winter rolls in, don’t we all appreciate a little cosiness?
The Danes may just be on to something. After all, Copenhagen has been voted the happiest city in the world to live in. So, what about the happiest room in your house in which to get your hygge happening? Is it your conservatory or now that the seasons have changed, has it become off-limits due to a distinctly outdoors in winter Danish temperature that has nothing to do with hygge cosiness going on in there?
Fortunately, we have the hygge restoring answer for you because here at Elglaze we just love to hygge – under one of our Equinox tiled conservatory roofs. This winter, seal the hygge and the heat in with you. Once you enhance your existing conservatory with an Equinox tiled roof, you can move your favourite comfy couch out into the conservatory (if it is not already in there). And while throws and blankets are most definitely hygge, you won’t need too many of them as adding a tiled roof to your conservatory essentially transforms it into a room just like any other in your home – with energy saving costs and heat efficiency thrown in.
So, if you’re thinking of adding a roof to your conservatory to turn it into a hygge heaven for all seasons, what other ways will you be able to bring hygge into your new, more functional space? Here’s some ideas:
Candles: The Danes say you need at least five flames to appreciate proper hygge. With Christmas around the corner most shops and supermarkets are now fully stocked with reasonably priced scented candles. Imagine one or two in every window of your conservatory sending hygge out into the cold outdoors – while you snuggle inside.
Comfy clothes: New PJ’s, snuggly socks or even that onesie. You can’t hygge properly unless you are in soft, comfy clothes. Forget those tight jeans and ditch that suit the moment you come in the door. It doesn’t matter whether your budget stretches to Primark or Harvey Nichols. It’s how they make you feel that counts.
Throws and blankets: Yes, we know we said with one of our Equinox roofs on your conservatory you won’t need too many of them, but let’s face it – curling up on the couch in winter wouldn’t be the same without a soft, fluffy blanket or throw. Again, ‘tis the season to be hygge and most stores have a wonderful range of reasonably priced, warm hygge-inducing throws on sale right now.
Comfort food (and drink): Hot chocolate, mulled wine, cheese on toast, soups and stews – it’s not called comfort food for nothing. With a new Equinox roof keeping you toasty warm you can have a hygge feast in your great indoors – no matter what it is doing outside.
‘Me’ time: When did you last have some? Let’s face it, when we add up the hours we spend at work, with the kids, running around and also plugged into our phones/tablets/computers, chances are we’re busy doing something every minute of the day. So, how about the fine art of hygging? Slip into those PJ’s, grab that mug of chocolate or your favourite tipple, snuggle up on that couch with a good book and unplug from everything for a while. Chances are the world will be just fine without you for a bit as you gaze out your conservatory windows and think about how warm and hygge you’ve become under your Equinox roof.
Want to get your hygge happening? Give us a call to discuss how one of our Equinox tiled conservatory roofs seals in that warm, cosy feeling this winter and the hot chocolate’s on us!
See our time-lapse video of the Equinox System installation HERE