Every year there are particular words or phrases that sum up the zeitgeist of the past 12 months. While 2015 saw an emoji take the title, only traditional words were in the running for 2016 – one of them is ‘Hygge’. Referring to a Danish lifestyle trend, hygge sums up a feeling of comfort and contentment, enjoying life’s subtle moments with friends and family. As a trend that is centred on the home, Art2Arts highlights some of its many charming paintings for sale that can help any hygge seeker re-create this popular atmosphere.

A widespread subject in the world of interiors, the leading online art gallery has also tackled this topic in its latest blog post. Peaceful scenes of childhood memories are seen in ‘Rowing Boats on Lago di Orta’ by Maddalene Pacini, capturing the serine sense of nostalgia that can evoke the unique hygge happiness, while ‘The Awakening III’ by Gillian Luff showcases a powerful, mood boosting abstract piece, using only colour and texture to depict this heart-warming feeling.

Michelle Gibbs, Director at Art2Arts revealed “Lifestyle trends come and go, but hygge has seduced and captured the imagination of our nation. We’re enjoying Christmas, a cosy occasion, which may also explain our draw towards this grass-roots comforting style. A painting can have a powerful impact on any room and choosing the right one can complement any hygge home, adding to its overall atmosphere.”

Art2Arts bridges the gap between artist and consumer, making original artwork accessible to those who admire it. Whether it is for the seasoned collector or just those with a desire to decorate with beautiful, one off pieces, Art2Arts stocks an extensive collection of paintings for sale at a wide range of prices, sold directly by original artists, covering all genres and styles.

An artist herself, Michelle Gibbs also showcases her own artwork on her unique online platform. Her ‘Coastal’ piece provides the calming hues of a sandy beach, perfect for submerging any room with the same sense of serenity.