Hygge is the style we’ve all been obsessed with during the colder months of the recent years - however, there's a new style in town - it's now the time of Còsagach.
In case you didn't know, Còsagach is the old Scottish word for feeling snug, sheltered and warm, and is inspired by ideas of cosy boltholes and small spaces.
It was highlighted as one of 2018's top lifestyle trends by a Visit Scotland 2018 Trend report and is now one we’re set to embrace as Autumn takes over.
So, what can you do to welcome the trend into your home? Well, Elle Shenton, the product designer for Silentnight bedlinen and accessories, is sharing her top tips...
1. Crank up the heating
Don't prevaricate – it’s getting cold, so this is the time to switch the heating on or, if you can, huddle around a real fire or wood burning stove. The point of Còsagach is to emphasise smaller spaces and to highlight what you can do to keep them warm, so embrace it by turning up the heat.
2. Incorporate texture
Throws on the sofas, the beds, and the baskets will be key, as it allows people to curl up and feel snug. Contemporary throws will be great here, providing a variety of textures, along with extra comfort and cosiness.
3. The rug game
Not everyone will have carpets, but as the colder months take over, a feeling of softness will be important. It's not about the heat - this is about comfort, particularly in the bedroom. If you have wooden floors, think about the cost effective rug you could be stashing in the loft come Spring.
4. Change your bedding
We all love a nice crisp cotton, but with winter taking over, think about fleece bedding sets. They're luxurious, warm and oh, so inviting! It's like sleeping in a giant fleece.
5. Embrace the darkness
This one isn't about hibernating - it's all about nesting, laying low and embracing the arrival of the winter months. Turn down the lighting, embrace the darker colours and settle into a feeling of Còsagach as the nights draw in around us.
Here’s to the cosy nights to come!