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Few of us relish shorter days, plunging temperatures and the gloomy light of winter. But a new season offers the perfect excuse to make practical and decorative tweaks that will set up your home for the chillier months ahead.

If there's one word that sums up surviving these dark months in style, it's 'hygge'. The Danish word means living well — and applies particularly to this time of year. The concept has been embraced by Danes for well over a century, and it's newly popular in the UK. That's thanks to our ongoing passion for Scandi schemes and a slew of books on the subject.