Interior Lifestyle

Cosy Cupboard

I recently made some changes to our guest room. This was nothing major; more a case of moving the furniture around a little and generally de-cluttering. With the emphasis now being on staying at home and social distancing as much as possible, due to the Covid-19 virus, this year has certainly provided ample opportunity to get some jobs done around the home and to de-clutter. Have you managed to use time at home in a similar way?

I recenty considered buying an ottoman, for the guest bedroom. It would be useful for any family or friends to store their belongings, when they visit us. Then, while I was browsing furniture online, I happened to find a very lovely little cupboard/sideboard which would fit at the end of the guest bed perfectly. This little unit comprises of three reasonable sized drawers and a cupboard which has a shelf in the middle. I knew this would be even more helpful for our houseguests and so we had it delivered to us a few weeks ago.

Here it is:

I’m not the biggest fan of the cold seasons here in the UK. Don’t get me wrong, I love being indoors, in the warm and feeling cosy, but there’s no getting away from the fact that my Parkinson’s symptoms are far worse from the moment autumn hits. This is something I have come to dread.

Offering some remedy to this, is the lovely Danish culture of Hygge; a lifestyle which involves making our homes cosy, comfortable and all of the good, snug things that we would hope for them to be over the cold seasons. inspired by Hygge, and a need to have the comforting feeling that Hygge delivers at a time when my body faces an onslught of the worst symptoms, I looked at the new little cupboard and thought it looked perhaps austere; as much as I love it.

I looked online for something to resolve this and I found a simple table runner. It was decorated with an autumn leaf design and, indeed, has the warm colours of orange, crimson and russet. What cosier colours could there be? This was perfect.

I ordered the table runner and it arrived and is now in place on the little cupboard. It has immediately contributed to that Hygge look and feeling, just as I had hoped.

Here it is:



The table runner was inexpensive; less than £10, in fact. This is another example of how you can introduce the Hygge look and feel into your home, without breaking the bank.

Have you heard of Hygge? Does Hygge influence your own style at home?

(c) Deano Parsons. 2020.

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