21 October, 2019

Get Cosy This Autumn And Win £100 of Lighting

Autumn is truly here and rather than be consumed by the early morning and early evening darkness,  I like, in true Hygge fashion, to add lights wherever I can to take away the gloom.

If you are prone to depression and anxiety, as I am, there is something to be said for staving off the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder and add the light back to lift the mood wherever you can.

Personally, I always love putting up the Christmas fairy lights and hate it when I have to take them down so I love all things ‘Hygge’.

In case you’re wondering, Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special.

It’s a quality you can easily create at home so I’ve put together a list of Hygge essentials so that you’ll be cosy all through the long winter months. And read on, because I have a fabulous prize of £100 to spend on lighting from outdoor and seasonal lighting specialists Lights4you to help create the right atmosphere in your home and garden.

A comfy ‘nook’

Whilst you may not have a window seat or a library with a roaring open fire (my personal dream), you can create your own ‘nook’ to snuggle in by adding soft lighting, cushions and perhaps a blanket to any corner you care to call your own.

What better place to snuggle up with a book (or your Kindle) and a mug of hot chocolate and let time drift.  We parents can all dream!

A fireplace

There is nothing like a real fire but how many of us have that luxury.  I suppose a flame effect electric fire may be as close as some of us get but it’s still on my list.

Lighting

While you may not have a real fire, these days there is a huge choice in lighting, both indoor and out, to suit all budgets.  Whether you’re a fan of twinkly fairy lights, uplighters or stand-alone lamps, these days there are loads of options to suit all budgets.

And, now that the leaves have fallen and the trees in the garden are looking bare, why not add some sparkle to them with strings of LED lights like these from Lights4you.co.uk? Outdoor lights aren’t just for Christmas.

Candles

An even quicker way to add cosiness and atmosphere is, of course, to use candles or tealights.  Place them in vintage teacups, stand them on mirrors for reflected sparkle or go ‘posh’ with a candelabra.  Whatever your choice, don’t forget to make sure they’re all properly extinguished – and keep them away from kids and pets.

Things fashioned from nature

In Meik Wiking’s book “The Little Book Of Hygge – The Danish Way To Live Well”, he suggests that things made from wood take us back to nature, as does adding displays featuring leaves, nuts and twigs.

Whether it’s a superb piece of wooden furniture (perhaps antique, perhaps upcycled), wooden toys for the children or wooden flooring, there is just something about wood that has a simple, natural appeal.

My personal choice?  An antique grandfather clock.

Books

Now although I love my Kindle, it will never replace print copy books.  There is something about reading a much loved classic novel in a leatherbound cover, a beautifully illustrated children’s story or even a cookery book that a Kindle just can’t replace.

Ceramics

In these days of one-use plastic, it’s time for a resurgence in proper, reusable crockery.  You don’t have to buy new.  Antique shops, car boot sales and charity shops are all treasure troves of quirky mugs, plates and teaware.  Your sets don’t have to match either.

Textiles

Readers of this blog will know that the husband is ‘anti-cushion’ whereas I think you can never have too many.  What quicker way to add some cosy than a range of cushions featuring your favourite fabrics – velvet, satin, silk, faux fur – the choice is endless.

Ditto throws and blankets.  We keep them over the back of our sofas so the kids can snuggle under them when it’s chilly or they’re tired.

Whether or not Hygge is a trend here in the UK is debatable but the concept has much to teach us about living well, living simply and enjoying each others’ company.

To quote Meik Wiking – “Hygge is about feeling safe.  Hence, Hygge is an indicator that you trust the ones you are with and where you are”.

What could be better?

The giveaway

To help you add some Hygge to your garden, I have a generous £100 to spend on outdoor and seasonal lighting at www.lights4you.co.uk for one lucky winner.

Entry is via the GLEAM widget and the giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 10th November. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and you can find terms and conditions on my giveaways page.

£100 to spend at Lights4you Outdoor & Seasonal Lighting

Good luck!

 

123 responses to “Get Cosy This Autumn And Win £100 of Lighting”

  1. Antonia Richardson says:

    love the LED String Lights Colour Changing 10mtr

  2. Amy Jo mclellan says:

    I love the LED Icicle Light Warm White Static Starter Kit!

  3. Melissa Lee says:

    I love the LED String Lights Large Bulb Warm White – they would be so perfect for my garden

  4. Tammy Neal says:

    LED White icicle lights

  5. Sallyanne Rose says:

    the LED colour changing string lights would be my favourite choice

  6. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    The LED String Light Ice White LED’s

  7. Alice Gilkes says:

    My favourite lighting choice would be the LED Icicle Light Ice White Flashing Starter Kit 3mtr.

  8. Ruth Wollerton says:

    Love the large bulb string lights to make my garden … de-LIGHT-ful. Thanks for the chance xxx

  9. Denise walton says:

    I love the outdoor icicle lights

  10. Amanda Gregory says:

    LED Icicle Ice White LED’s Multifunction 4mtr Set are fabulous.

  11. Susan Smith says:

    The LED Icicle light warm white flashing starter kit, been wanting something like this for years, but never get round to buying them, so perhaps this year

  12. Adrian Bold says:

    LED White icicle lights

  13. Mark Whittaker says:

    I like the LED Cluster Lights. A real feature.

  14. Troy Easton says:

    It has to be theLED Icicle Light Warm White Flashing Starter Kit 3mtr.

  15. Hannah Rowley says:

    I love the LED White icicle lights

  16. Emily Smith says:

    The Icicle Lights are lovely

  17. Kirsty Taylor says:

    My favourite is the LED Icicle Lights Warm White LED’s Multifunction 4mtr Set – they’d look great on my house

  18. greig spencer says:

    Led string lights warm light xxxx

  19. Amy Bondoc says:

    I love the LED colour changing string lights and the icicle lights

  20. Sophie Roberts says:

    I absolutely love the LED String Light Ice White LED’s Static lights to put on our tree in the front garden!

  21. Corinne Fisher says:

    Would love these LED Icicle Light Warm White Flashing Starter Kit 3mtr and the section kits for my garden.

  22. Meryl Thomas says:

    I like the icicle lights for Christmas

  23. Laura Norcop says:

    The LED colour changing string lights are my faves x

  24. Sylvia Paul says:

    The LED String Lights Colour Changing lights are so pretty

  25. LED String lights warm lights are great

  26. Kim Neville says:

    I like the Icicle lights

  27. Fabulous giveaway, thanks for the chance

  28. paula cheadle says:

    the LED colour changing string lights would be my favourite choice

  29. Anthea Holloway says:

    I love the LED colour changing string lights.

  30. Christine Caple says:

    I like the LED Cluster Lights

  31. Rich Tyler says:

    Icicle Lights

  32. donna l jones says:

    Led string lights warm light

  33. Gary Topley says:

    I like the LED String Lights Colour Changing. Thankyou for the competition x

  34. Liz Slade says:

    We need some of those colour changing lights for our garden grotto

  35. Cathryn Crawshaw says:

    Led string lights warm light

  36. Kat Allinson says:

    I really like the LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set, they’d look great around my patio wall

  37. Lynn Neal says:

    Led string lights warm light!

  38. Andrea Upton says:

    The Icicle lights are lovely would be great for Christmas

  39. James Travis says:

    I like the Icicle Lights

  40. LED String Light Ice White LED’s Static 20mtr Starter Kit

  41. LED String Light Ice White LED’s Static 20mtr Starter Kit

  42. Georgina Prince says:

    I really like the LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set, they would look lovely around a tree lit up for Christmas x

  43. Stephanie keill says:

    LED Cluster Light Warm White LED’s Static 2.5mtrs Set

  44. Caroles says:

    Love the Icicle Lights

  45. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I like the LED Cluster Light Warm White LED’s Twinkling 2.5mtr Set

  46. Zoe Milligan says:

    Love the icicle lights very festive, but my little girl would be amazed at colourful lights!

  47. claire griffiths says:

    i love the LED Icicle Lights Warm White LED’s beautiful

  48. Mel Pennie says:

    Some lovely lights on their site but I really like the LED String Lights Colour Changing 10mtr which would look beautiful when lit up and wrapped around the branches of our garden tree.

  49. Patricia Avery says:

    I really like the LED String with Ice White LEDs It would look great round one of our apple trees

  50. Megan Kinsey says:

    I really like the LED Cluster Light Warm White LED’s Twinkling 2.5mtr Set, they create such a nice, warm effect.

  51. Jemma Dwyer says:

    the ice white LED strings, they are lovely 😀

  52. Tanya says:

    Loving the icicle lights 💖

  53. Nadia Josephine says:

    I love the icicle lights they looks so festive and christmassy! The LED ones are great too. I love them all really!

  54. judy kennedy says:

    LED String with Ice White LEDs Static 15mtr Section very pretty

  55. I love the ice white LED strings, they look really effective.

  56. Lorc says:

    The icicle lights would be great for winter, but I love the idea of using the multicolored string to create a Stranger Things-esque wall

  57. Carole Nott says:

    I like the LED String Lights Colour Changing 10mtr set – these would look so good on my patio

  58. Sarah-Jane Carter says:

    LED Cluster Light Warm White LED’s Twinkling 2.5mtr Set

  59. Caroline Tinsley says:

    I love the colour changing lights!

  60. Jennifer Toal says:

    The LED string lights

  61. Alison Johnson says:

    I like the LED String Lights Colour Changing 10mtr set which would fit round the outside of our conservatory xx

  62. Ruth Harwood says:

    love the ice white LEDs for Christmas!

  63. Allan Fullarton says:

    LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set looks great.

  64. Pam Smith says:

    The LED String Lights with Large Bulbs in Ice White

  65. Jennifer Piercy says:

    I love Christmas time the lights make me happy as it makes it all look so magical. I would love to make my garden look just as magical all year round.

  66. Deanie Gillies says:

    I love the LED String Lights Large Bulb Ice White 10mtr set.. I would need a few sets but I’d love them for our new fencing. Lighting would finish our garden off perfectly. They are a really good price too!

  67. Shelley Jessup says:

    I would love the LED String Light Warm White LED’s Static 20mtr Set so I can put them all over my trees in my garden as I think it looks absolutely beautiful.

  68. Sarah Morris says:

    The string light warm lights would look lovely y in my garden

  69. Stephanie Coals says:

    the LED String Light Warm White LED’s Flashing Set would be absolutely great for the garden

  70. Alica says:

    I really love the icicle string lights!

  71. Julia Kerr says:

    I really like the LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set

  72. Louise Reeks says:

    LED String Light Warm White LED’s Static 20mtr Set as supplied to Costco
    Are my fav

  73. Fiona jk42 says:

    I would love some of the icicle lights, not sure if I’d go for the warm white or ice white

  74. stephen holman says:

    the LED String Light Warm White LED’s Flashing Set would be fantastic for the back garden

  75. Dan Gavin-Mills says:

    Fabulous lighting!

  76. Justine Meyer says:

    I like theice white string lights

  77. Ursula Hunt says:

    I like the LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set for my garden

  78. charlotte isobelle says:

    i love the warm white icicle lights for xmas!

  79. Margaret Clarkson says:

    LED String Light with Warm White LED Static

  80. Donna Loxton says:

    LED String with Ice White LEDs Static 15mtr Section are my favourite lights.

  81. Rebecca Sutton says:

    I like the LED String Lights Large Bulb Ice White 10mtr set, they would look great at my house

  82. Corinne Henson says:

    I like the led string light large bulb warm white 10 mtr set

  83. john prendergast says:

    I like the LED Icicle Light Warm White

  84. Natalie Burgess says:

    The icicle lights xx

  85. Ellen Stafford says:

    I love the icicle lights.

  86. Susie Wilkinson says:

    I love the LED String Lights Colour Changing 10mtr set

  87. fiona waterworth says:

    I like these as our street is very poorly lit, LED Cluster Lights Ice White LED’s

  88. Andrea Fletcher says:

    I like the LED icicle lights in warm white.

  89. Sheena Batey says:

    I love the LED twinkling cluster lights in Warm White

  90. Twirlywhirly says:

    The indoor fairy lights are fab for any celebration at home, fab selection

  91. Tracy Hanley says:

    I like the LED Icicle Lights Warm White

  92. Gerri Tennant says:

    I love the warm light LED’s, so magical at Christmas.

  93. james jordan says:

    Fantastic Prize 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 Wow 😮

  94. Susan Pointon says:

    Fantastic!!! I’ve been looking at getting some lighting for outside in my back garden as it gets quite dark out there at night and I can’t see where my dog has wandered off to 😂

  95. Lorna Ledger says:

    LED String Light Warm White LED’s Static 20mtr Starter Kit – for the front bushes, it would look so warming!

  96. Margaret Gallagher says:

    LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set great selection

  97. donna skelton says:

    multifunction icicle lights

  98. kris mc says:

    Tough choice but id have to say the icicle lights, they r super cute

  99. Catherine S says:

    I like the LED String Lights Large Bulb Warm White 10mtr set

  100. Susan B says:

    The LED String Lights Large Bulb Warm White 10mtr set would be perfect for us.

  101. Joanne dawkins says:

    The LED String Lights Large Bulb Warm White 10mtr set. These would be amazing for evenings in the garden!

  102. amy simpson says:

    LED Icicle Ice White LED’s Multifunction 4mtr

  103. Ani Costa says:

    Ooooh I love the LED Icicle Lights, just in time for the winter season!

  104. Anam says:

    loving the LED icicle lights! How stunning

  105. Claire Nutman says:

    LED String Lights Large Bulb Ice White 10mtr set

  106. Annabel Greaves says:

    I love the LED String Light Warm White LED’s Flashing 20mtr Set

  107. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir says:

    i LOVE SOME FLASHING LED LIGHTS TO BRIGHTEN THE WINTER GLOOM

  108. Magsd says:

    The led string lights with the large bulb would look great on my gazebo

  109. Kathleen marsden says:

    Love the LED Icicle Lights Ice White LED Multifunction 6mtr Set as supplied to Costco

  110. Christine Lockley says:

    I love these and they’d look great on the tree in the garden: https://www.lights4you.co.uk/product/led-string-light-warm-white-leds-flashing-20mtr-set/

  111. JaiGee says:

    Could be doing with lighting up my flat n life a bit more! 🙂

  112. Stephanie Lear says:

    I would love for the string light colour changing looks so lovely and Christmassy

  113. humble stu says:

    This is awesome.

  114. Karen Barrett says:

    LED String Lights Ice White LED’s Static 30mtr set

  115. Iain maciver says:

    love some icicle lights

  116. Sandra Fortune says:

    I love the Icicle outdoor lights

  117. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    I love the LED Stringlight warm White LEDs Flashing 20 mtr set

  118. Solange says:

    I like the LED String Light Warm White LED’s Flashing 20mtr Set.

  119. Terrie-Ann Wright says:

    I love the white large bulb LED lights as think these can be enjoyed all year round.

  120. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love their indoor plug in fairy light and have bought several sets!

  121. MARIA ROGERS says:

    I would love some icicle lights as I have just moved into a bungalow overlooking a park and they would look great hanging from the fascia

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