A HYGGEKROG – A PLACE TO SIT OR LIE…

The Danish say that every home needs a ‘Hyggekrog‘, which means ‘a nook‘.

It basically means it’s the place in your room where you love to sit or lie under a blanket with your favourite book or magazine and a cup of tea. We all love a place to curl up and relax but the Danes seem to know how to do it properly.

You can easily make your own ‘Hyggekrog’ in your home, just find that quiet area and pop your cushions and blanket ready for you to relax and chill.

Apparently, many of the buildings in Copenhagen have bay windows which are transformed with cushions and blankets for people to sit and relax after a busy day.

That doesn’t mean to say you need a window to create your ‘Hyggekrog‘ just a cozy area that is suitable for you to relax in.

I think us Brits find it quite hard to include this sort of relaxation in our lives even though it will make us feel so much better. We seem to be watching the clock 24/7 instead of taking regular breaks.

One of my favourite hobbies is making cakes but I always feel exhausted after I have finished washing all the pots and pans and making sure the kitchen looked as clean as it did before I started baking. So, why can’t I just sit down in a comfy corner while the cakes are cooking and enjoy some ‘Hyggekrog‘ time. I really have no idea why, I guess it’s just habit, but I feel sure if I did this I would enjoy baking even more.

This cosy reading nook was created by designer Jeffrey Alan Marks 

The Culture Trip write about ‘Hyggekrog‘ and say every home should have a little cosy nook to retreat to, preferably a window seat with a view looking out to nature. Add layers of cushions and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of peace and quiet with a good book. Now imagine yourself relaxing at your Hyggekrog. You have your favorite blanket over your legs as you are looking outside at the birds. Listen to the gentle rhythm of the raindrops hitting the window, as your hands are wrapped around your favorite mug and you are taking in the aroma of your favorite tea.

6 OF THE BEST KITCHEN ORGANISERS…

I would love ALL 6 of these #kitchen organisers in my #kitchen.

Organisation stations Speaking of efficiency, consider a kitchen organisation station to keep the family in check. In the 10th most-saved kitchen photo of 2016, the highlight is the bonus end cabinet that incorporates clever space for keys, a pegboard and a notice board for family organising and to-do lists, as well as stowaway slats for magazines and cookbooks.

This is an example of a medium sized traditional u-shaped enclosed kitchen in Boston with a submerged sink, shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood flooring, an island, white cabinets, granite worktops, beige splashback and porcelain splashback.

Install a cupboard within a cupboard – How clever is this idea? If all your above-bench cupboards are the same depth, make maximum use of the one closest to the stovetop with a double layer of shelving. A swing-out spice rack like this one means you can layer containers on both sides, and still have room for condiments behind.

Drawers are another place where small items tend to cause problems. Start things off on the right note by putting simple drawer organizers in place wherever small items are stored: Kitchen drawers, junk drawers, desk drawers and entryway drawers can benefit from organizers.

Determining the right size. In a perfect kitchen scenario, your pantry could be as big as you like, but we’re all limited by the spaces we have.

Using a number of smaller pockets also allows for similar items to be grouped together, which makes finding the one item you are looking for so much easier. 5 Chef-Approved Tools Every Asian Kitchen Needs.