If you think hygge has had its day and you’re over ubuntu, make way for a new lifestyle and interior trend.
Gezellig (heh-sell-ick) is set to be all the rage this season - a traditional Dutch approach to living that means ‘a cosy atmosphere, which allows good times to happen.’ And who doesn't like good times?
Like other lifestyle trends, Gezellig focuses on togetherness, sharing and creating a warm feeling among people you love.
To get you started, Gordon & Co has gathered together its top 4 tips for Gezellig success, with the perfect property pairings:
1. Keep lighting low - the Dutch aren’t fans of harsh overhead lighting and prefer to create the right ambience by using a combination of floor lamps, table lamps, and candles.
If you have overhead lights, make sure they’re on a dimmer switch. This modern two-bed apartment in Stockwell lends itself to cosy lighting.
2. Let the dining table take centre stage - eating together is a big part of Gezellig and while you might not be able to sit together at 6 pm, as is traditional in Holland, eating at the same time in the same place is to be practised whenever possible.
Don’t forget, breakfast together wins your big Gezellig points in the eyes of the Dutch! This property to rent in Hammersmith has ample space for a dining table.
3. Move over to the dark side - rather than lament winter’s lack of light and cold temperatures, Gezellig says we should embrace it and create a sense of contentment during winter months. Light the fire or some candles and snuggle under a blanket with a hot chocolate.
Make this spacious house for sale in Thornton Heath into your cosy home and look forward to gathering around the fireplace on winter evenings.
4. Make time for tea - convening for a cuppa, dunking a biscuit and scoffing some stroopwafels around 3 pm are very Gezellig - and conveniently very British too - but it’s more than just a sugar fix.
Stopping for a brew (tea is more Gezellig than coffee) is designed to give families and friends the chance to chat about their day. This unique off-plan townhouse for sale in Elephant & Castle will yield some fantastically convivial spots to sip tea and talk. Mostly about the stunning architecture.