Having previously written about the absolutely lovely danish concept of hygge (pronounced hue-gah!), I thought I’d start a series of posts on how to achieve those qualities of life we all aspire to – warmth, cosiness, peace, tranquility, togetherness and contentment.

Today I want to focus on an inexpensive and very easy way to achieve a little hygge cosiness in your home this autumn – candles!

Candlelit Hygge

For the Danish hygge lighting and design are especially important, lights (including candlelight) are used to make spaces feel relaxed and warm, and the Danes have fully embraced the trend of low-slung hanging lamps in kitchens and over dining tables! Candlelight in particular is very flattering, bringing a warm peachy glow to a room – and everyone in it!

Scented candles add another dimension, creating an extra layer of warmth and cosiness in any room in your home. I know many Danes work with a scented candle on their desks. They change the scents to improve their productivity by encouraging creativity, clearer focus or even to de-stress – what a great idea!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive some candles from Shearer Candles – they are a complete joy to behold, and smell!

Founded in 1897 by Mr Shearer and Mr Harvey on the outskirts of Glasgow, Shearer Candles is the UK’s longest established lifestyle candle company. Their best-selling Amber Noir candle is amazing, and reminds me of a lovely Caron perfume I used to wear! It contains the essence of tuberose, violets and amber, and is warm, sensual and mysterious. Hygge in a jar! The packaging is luxurious and will add a splash of dramatic colour to any interior!

Amber Noir – My favourite!


I also love their Cranberry and Ginger tea lights – perfect for winter hygge, and I’m sure they’ll be finding a place in a few Christmas gift bags this year! Think festive red berries with a splash of orange liqueur and a hint of fiery ginger spice…

Cranberry & Ginger Tealights


So, if you want to give yourself or your friends a little winter hygge treat, why not pop over to the Shearer Candles website, it’s filled with tempting purchases to create candlelit hygge!

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