Firelight and Hygge

Creating Bonfire Night inspired interiors with a Scandinavian feel.

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is a beloved British tradition that commemorates the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It's a night of roaring bonfires, dazzling fireworks, and the cosy warmth of gathering around a fire. While this celebration might be quintessentially British, there's a way to infuse your home with the spirit of Bonfire Night while embracing the comfort and minimalism of Scandinavian design. In this blog post, we'll explore how to create Bonfire Night-inspired interiors with a Scandinavian feel that exudes warmth and style.

Hygge Elements

Embrace the Danish concept of "hygge," which is all about cosiness and comfort. Arrange your seating areas with the intention of creating a cosy, intimate atmosphere. The concept complements both Bonfire Night and Scandinavian design. Add elements that promote hygge, such as books, cosy corners for reading, and warm beverages.


Neutral Palette with a Bonfire Flare

Scandinavian design is renowned for its use of neutral colours, and this forms the perfect canvas for your Bonfire Night-inspired interiors. Opt for whites, greys, and soft pastels to create a tranquil atmosphere that mimics the hush of a winter's evening. To infuse a Bonfire Night touch, add hints of warm colours like burnt orange and deep red in your decor. Think cosy cushions, plush throws, or accent walls that evoke the fiery glow of a bonfire.


Candles and Lanterns

Light a variety of candles and place them in Scandinavian-style lanterns or candleholders. The flickering candles can mimic the warm, inviting glow of a bonfire. Autumnal Elements:
Incorporate fall-inspired elements like dried leaves, pine cones, and twigs. Use them as decorations or create DIY wreaths and centrepieces.


Rustic Touches

Use rustic accents such as rough-hewn wooden shelves, woven baskets, or handcrafted ceramics to give your space a warm, inviting feel.


Embrace Cosy Textiles

Hygge is also about comfort, and that's where textiles come in. Add faux fur rugs, knitted blankets, soft cushions and wall hangings to make your space inviting and warm. The juxtaposition of these cosy textiles against the neutral backdrop creates a perfect blend of comfort and minimalism.


Bonfire Night Table Settings

If you plan to host a meal or gathering, set your dining table with simple, Scandinavian-style dinnerware and cutlery. Add a touch of Bonfire Night with rustic candle holders or small bonfire-themed centrepieces.

By blending the cosy, inviting charm of Bonfire Night with the timeless elegance of Scandinavian design, you can create an interior that is not only warm and stylish but also perfectly suited for the autumn season. As you celebrate Bonfire Night, you can take comfort in the fact that your home embodies the essence of this unique and cherished tradition while maintaining a modern, Nordic aesthetic. So, embrace the cosy elegance of Bonfire Night-inspired interiors with a Scandinavian feel, and let your living spaces mirror the magic of this beloved tradition.

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Posted by Felicity Crome
4th November 2023

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