Originating in Denmark, hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a hallmark of Danish culture, an inviting philosophy of comfort and coziness that brings more contentment. It's a perfect design style for a home where you want to feel embraced by serenity all day long. Here are a few ways to embrace hygge in your home this season:
Warm and soft textures
Use soft-to-the-touch materials to create a cozy ambiance. Incorporate plush blankets, fluffy rugs and comfortable cushions in your living spaces. Opt for natural materials like wool, cotton or faux fur to add warmth and texture to your decor. Introduce soft lighting with warm-toned bulbs or candles to enhance the cozy atmosphere.
Bring the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements into your decor. Use natural wooden furniture or accessories to create a sense of warmth and connection to the outdoors. Consider adding houseplants or fresh flowers to introduce a touch of greenery and fresh air to your living spaces.
Simplified and minimalist design
Embrace simplicity and minimalism in your home design to create a calm and clutter-free environment. Choose furniture and decor with clean lines and a neutral color palette. Avoid excessive ornamentation and create a serene and uncluttered space for relaxation and mindfulness.
Cozy nooks and reading corners
Create inviting spaces for relaxation and solitude. Set up cozy reading corners with a comfortable chair or a window seat. Add soft blankets, cushions and a side table for books or a warm cup of tea. This dedicated space will encourage calm and introspection, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the contentment that hygge brings to your spirit.
Ready to start a new tradition of hygge in your own home? Contact us to learn more.