Introducing Hygge and Scandi style into your home
Hygge: the new buzzword in the interior design world. You may well have noticed this odd term springing up everywhere – in the press, on the high street, perhaps on Instagram. Imported from Denmark (could this be Brexit backlash?), Hygge basically translates as a state of cosiness and calm.After a week of stormy weather and long days at the office, this sounds like just the right remedy to us.
Scandinavian design has long been celebrated for its clean and simple approach to modern living. Who doesn’t love the idea of creating a little haven at home, where you can relax and unwind. As Christmas approaches, we are definitely planning on snuggling up with some scented candles and a sheepskin rug. So how best to bring some of that Scandi warmth and calm into your home?
1) A log fire or wood burning stove
These aren’t the easiest to install, but once you have one it’s there for life. Plus, a wood burning stove can help you save on your energy bills, especially if you can source your wood at a reasonable rate.[caption id="attachment_4603" align="aligncenter" width="821"] Universal Fires & Stoves in Newcastle offer a good range of products[/caption]
2) Cosy textiles
Whether it’s a plush rug, a velvet sofa, or a knitted blanket, adding some soft and cosy fabrics to your home is just the ticket in winter. Think about your existing colour scheme and try to match or complement it. Grey shades and blush pinks work beautifully together and are very much on trend this season. Try this grey knitted throw, £100 from White Stuff together with our Eaton Sofa in dusky pink.[caption id="attachment_4605" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Delcor’s Eaton Sofa in pink and a grey knitted throw from White Stuff[/caption]
3) Scented candles
The Danes burn more candles per head than almost any other country in the world. We love the metallic lanterns available in many high street shops at the moment. Our showrooms usually have some in stock, or if you'd like to order online take a look at the range on nordichouse.co.uk.[caption id="attachment_4606" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Lanterns available from Nordic House[/caption]
4) Board games
Hygge and the Scandinavian lifestyle embrace a back-to-basics approach. It’s about switching off technology and instead enjoying real life moments with loved ones. What better way to do this than a traditional board game. The perfect way to enjoy Christmas day… just don’t argue over who gets the top hat! This lovely wooden Nostalgia Monopoly edition is available from iwantoneofthose.com.[caption id="attachment_4607" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Nostalgia Monopoly from iwantoneofthose.com[/caption]
5) Create your own little hygge snug
Has your living room been taken over by teenagers on laptops? Is the cat sprawled out over half the sofa? Then create your own space in a comfortable corner. Pull up an armchair, footstool and a big, fluffy cushion. Settle down and enjoy your favourite book while they do their own thing. Delcor’s Windsor Armchair is an indulgent addition to any living room, and you can order it in a fabric to match your current furnishings.[caption id="attachment_3450" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Windsor Armchair in grey velvet by Delcor[/caption]
Will it Fit?
It is important to make sure that your new Delcor furniture will fit into your home. This quick guide will help you to work out if your furniture will fit into your room via doors, hallways and stairs.
If it does not fit, then don’t worry - all of our furniture is custom made and for a nominal charge is able to come apart and be assembled on-site by our qualified delivery team.
Firstly, note down the length, depth and height of your furniture. This information can be found on the product pages of our website.
Let's start at the front door. Open the door as wide as possible and measure the distance between the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of your doorframe at its narrowest point.
Compare the width of your doorframe with the height of your item allowing a little wiggle room on either side. This will determine if we can take the item through on its side. If the door width is greater than the height of your item, then it will fit through.
If the width of your front door is too narrow, then our delivery team can try to bring your item through upright. In this case, measure the height of your doorway making sure that it is greater than your item width. Again, check that there is some wiggle room.
If it does not fit give us a call as we can take off the legs or look at alternatives such as taking your furniture apart and assembling it on-site.
We need to make sure your furniture can get into the room that you’d like it to sit in. Measure the width of any areas that the item must pass through, such as hallways and internal doors at their narrowest points.
Remember to take note of possible obstructions such as radiators, shelving, skirting boards and light fittings. As long as the width at the narrowest point is greater than the height of your item, then your furniture will fit.
If your furniture needs to go up any stairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. Remember to take any handrails or light fixtures into account. If this distance is wider than the height of your item then it should fit.
If you have a bannister and the furniture needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the item. Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery team to manoeuvre your item into your chosen room.
If you have any questions please give us a call or pop into one of our showrooms, we would be happy to help.
The final part of the Delcor experience is delivery. We understand the importance of and respect that is required when delivering to your home – that’s why we do it ourselves. All our deliveries and installations are carried out by our own trained delivery teams using our own vehicles.
We will call you 7 to 14 days prior to your delivery to discuss the exact dates. At that time, we can talk about an am or pm delivery. You can change your delivery slot at any time but this may affect when the next delivery slot will be available.
On the day we will give you a call one hour before your delivery is due. We will remove and packaging and ensure the room is left just as we found it. Please ensure that the room is ready and the space for your new piece of furniture is ready. Unfortunately, we cannot remove any old furniture due to health and safety.
POR - Price on request, please contact Head Office on 0191 237 1303.