Pronounced “huegha”, this Danish phenomenon is the look everyone wants to get, especially in these cold, winter months. It is simply the art of being in a space that is cosy, simple and serene, which helps create a feeling of wellness and calm. Read on for tips on how to create the Hygge look in your home.
Keep it simple
According to The Independent, hygge is roughly described as a feeling of comfort and contentment by making the everyday special and embracing simple practices such as buying flowers and lighting candles.
The idea of Hygge in your home is to keep the look pure and simple, with a neutral colour palette and a room that is free of clutter. Many Danish room schemes are a mix of colour shadethat complement each other and a variety of natural textures to add interest.
Using a mixture of textures, materials and patterns adds interest to what is essentially quite a minimalist scheme. Wood is very popular for adding a touch of warmth, and it’s worth considering laminate flooring covered with a fluffy rug to keep the look simple yet affordable. Take a look at the different shades of flooring on offer from companies such as http://www.ukflooringdirect.co.uk/laminate-flooring.
It goes without saying that clutter is a big no-no in a Hygge scheme, so you’ll need to look at clever storage solutions for hiding away anything that stops your space being completely serene.
Surround yourself with carefully-chosen accessories that are made of natural materials such as wool, leather and wood. Plastic and acrylic should be avoided.
In your bedroom. Make your bed really snuggly with piles of blankets, quilts, pillows and cushions, and do the same with any sofas, layering up with different cushions and throws.
Candles play an important role in creating the Hygge look, and apparently the Danes use more candles than any other European country. The warm glow of a natural flame provides a much calmer feel than artificial light, but be aware that for true Danish style, your candles should be white and unperfumed.
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More than anything, Hygge experts say you can enhance the feeling of contentment by inviting friends and family over for tea or a meal, pulling on cosy socks and dimming the lights for a truly Danish feel.