Forget Hygge, there’s a new trend to snuggle up to

Dreaming of a white Christmas?
Cath Muscat

With the trends worldwide to embrace wellness across the board, we’ve adopted the Lagom style of living, which followed the comforting concept of  Hygge in interior decorating trends but now, hot on the heels of both and for the ultimate cosy cuddle-up experience, look to the Scottish, who bring us Còsagach.

Interiors trends generally stem from our need to create a space we want to live in, relax in, come together in. The Danish term of “Hygge’ means cosiness and the Swedish notion of “Lagom”, loosely translates to “enough” so manifests a lifestyle of simplicity, surrounded only by what you need. 

Voted the world’s most beautiful country earlier this year and believing that it’s the best place to experience the concept of cosy comfort, Visit Scotland are heralding the return of the age old Gaelic tradition of “Còsagach”.

Forget Hygge, there’s a new trend to snuggle up to | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
(Credit: Visit Scotland)

Embracing the snug interior surrounds whilst the outdoors blow and bluster. “Scotland is a country where Còsagach can be achieved in all seasons, but it’s winter when it comes into its own,” says Visit Scotland. “It’s no secret that Scotland can have, at times, rather harsh and ferocious weather.”

 “In the winter when the storms rage and the waves crash against the rocks, there is nothing more satisfying than being curled up in front of the fire, book, and hot toddy in hand, listening to the weather outside.”

So if a white Christmas is your thing, or you’re looking for an authentic winter holiday experience, put Còsagach on your bucket list or, grab yourself a place to escape to and… snuggle up!

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