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How to bring hygge into your home with natural stone

At the moment the interiors world is awash with the Danish word ‘hygge’, but what does it actually mean? And how does natural stone fit?  It may be hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, but the Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') translates roughly to 'cosiness'. In your home, hygge is all about simplicity, being natural and creating a welcoming, warm atmosphere in which to bring people together, and enjoy the good things in life.  

And nothing says hygge more than the pure naturalness of stone. The tones, colours, textures and very feel of natural stone add a unique dimension to any space. It also invariably adds a timeless, durable and low maintenance option, making life generally a little easier too. Stone, quartz or granite are just perfect for a kitchen worktop as they are durable, don’t scratch, stain or burn and most importantly, are easy to maintain. Their hygienic and heat resistant abilities also means you can directly cut meat and vegetables and put pots straight from the oven onto them.

Similarly for your bathroom; marble, granite, slate and limestone are also hygienic and durable, plus there is the added benefit of these surfaces being easy to clean too. Regardless of whether you are seeking a dark, cosy effect or a bright and light room, natural stone comes in so many different colours and patterns there is bound to be something to suit your liking.

Ultimately, hygge encapsulates thoughts of snuggly jumpers and socks, a hot drink, book and comfy chair in front of an open fire and this is where natural stone comes into its own. Popular material choices for fireplaces, such as Bath Stone, Portland Stone, York Stone, limestone, slate and marble are all heat resistant and easily maintained. They are also easily carved, which when hand finished by Coulon Stone create a bespoke centre piece to frame your crackling fire.

So to truly capture the hygge spirit bake some cookies, light some candles, and bask in the warm glow of your natural stone fireplace!

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At the moment the interiors world is awash with the Danish word ‘hygge’, but what does it actually mean? And how does natural stone fit?  It may be hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, but the Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') translates roughly to 'cosiness'. In your home, hygge is all about simplicity, being natural and creating a welcoming, warm atmosphere in which to bring people together, and enjoy the good things in life.  

And nothing says hygge more than the pure naturalness of stone. The tones, colours, textures and very feel of natural stone add a unique dimension to any space. It also invariably adds a timeless, durable and low maintenance option, making life generally a little easier too. Stone, quartz or granite are just perfect for a kitchen worktop as they are durable, don’t scratch, stain or burn and most importantly, are easy to maintain. Their hygienic and heat resistant abilities also means you can directly cut meat and vegetables and put pots straight from the oven onto them.

Similarly for your bathroom; marble, granite, slate and limestone are also hygienic and durable, plus there is the added benefit of these surfaces being easy to clean too. Regardless of whether you are seeking a dark, cosy effect or a bright and light room, natural stone comes in so many different colours and patterns there is bound to be something to suit your liking.

Ultimately, hygge encapsulates thoughts of snuggly jumpers and socks, a hot drink, book and comfy chair in front of an open fire and this is where natural stone comes into its own. Popular material choices for fireplaces, such as Bath Stone, Portland Stone, York Stone, limestone, slate and marble are all heat resistant and easily maintained. They are also easily carved, which when hand finished by Coulon Stone create a bespoke centre piece to frame your crackling fire.

So to truly capture the hygge spirit bake some cookies, light some candles, and bask in the warm glow of your natural stone fireplace!