How To Hygge: The Danish Concept For A Cosy Home
As the nights draw in and winter edges closer, creating cosiness in the home has never been more enticing. And with a focus on spreading warmth, wellbeing and a relaxed way of life – there’s no better inspiration for this season’s interior style than Denmark’s hugely popular ‘Hygge’.
With no direct English translation, Hygge simply represents a culture of cosiness, joy and wellbeing that is embraced by Scandinavian people in all aspects of life – so it’s little wonder that Denmark is often voted as one of the happiest countries in the world.
So with natural daylight getting stark, what better way to brighten up the season and add some extra happiness to your home with décor that celebrates the joyous things in life? Our Tile&BathCo design experts explain how to use a mixture of colours, textures and accessories get the look…
Key to transforming your home into a haven of Hygge is to incorporate luxurious textures. From silky soft cashmere and faux fur throws to cosy knitted cushions, textured accessories are an essential feature for this Scandi Trend. To really embrace the look, layering tactile surfaces – think fluffy woolen and sheepskin rugs on natural wood (or wood-effect) flooring and tiles – will instantly add a warm and welcoming feel. For a modern take on this Scandi trend, opt for a moody mix of utilitarian styles in darker greys, off-whites and distressed finishes.
Lighting is key to creating the calm and cosy atmosphere that’s central to a Hygge home. Emphasize natural light with bright white walls and mirrors for daytime, and create added cosiness for the evenings with carefully placed lamps and plenty of candles.
Less Is More
Minimalism, but with added warmth, is key to the Hygge look. Carefully chosen furniture and accessories, paired with savvy storage solutions, will allow you to create a space that’s equally calm, cosy and clutter-free.
The Natural Look
This Scandi style shuns synthetic materials in favour of raw, natural finishes. Natural stone (or stone-effect) tiles and welcoming wood (or wood-effect) finishes help create the warm and inviting atmosphere that’s central to Hygge.
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Scandinavian homes favour a white colour palette for many reasons. Not only will it give your home an instant contemporary lift, but it never dates, accentuates natural daylight, makes a space seem larger and will draw attention to the features and finishing touches of your room’s décor.
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