I’m not a gardener but somehow (subconsciously) I have managed to pull off a hygge inspired garden. Like I said a few posts back I am obsessed with creating cosy comforting spaces – simply because they immediately make you happy. It’s got nothing to do with material stuff it’s about creating experiences and memories that literally make you feel happier.

Here’s some tips for hygge-ifying your garden:

FIRED UP

Have a fire-pit. I am obsessed by fire, I’ve got an outdoor fire pit, an outdoor fireplace and a fire pit installed in the outside kitchen for Dutch oven cooking – I’m obsessed. Fire pits are fab, particularly in spring when there is a bit of a nip in the air. I sit outside wrapped in a squishy blanket transfixed by the flames with my cup of coffee or glass of vino. It makes me happy.

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THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL

Little touches bring gardens to life like ferns on tables, outside lamps, beautiful pots – oh and my bird feeder. We have quite a big bird family living amongst us and they get through a ton of wild bird food (I’m replenishing daily) – but I love their chirping and fluttering around.

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Photo: My garden

CANDLES, CANDLES AND MORE CANDLES

Glass baubles are suspended from trees which I light weekend nights as dusk drops and the flicker and sway and look beautiful. Also festoon lights strung throughout the whole garden look amazing, their threaded amongst the trees running all the way down the cabin at the bottom – super snugly.

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ADD SEATING AREAS

There are areas all over this garden for plonking, catching a few rays of winter sun and sometimes in places I hardly ever sit – by the side of the cabin for example. They look beautiful and cosy up the garden.

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Photo:gardenliving.com

The most important point about hygge is that it’s about enjoying each seasons little moments. It’s less about looking ahead and craving summer, it’s more about taking joy in the now.