Home is where the Hygge is

It only takes a few steps to make your home feel snug and welcoming – it’s all about creating a sense of warmth and cosiness. Or as the Danish put it, hygge (it’s pronounced hue-gah, not hi-guh!).

WHAT IS HYGGE?

Hygge is a feeling of wellbeing, peace and cosiness. The gentle, warming glow of a candle or cuddling up under the covers on a winter’s day. Hygge is what the Danes use to beat the cold and chilly winters – by celebrating good times with family and indulging in good food and cosy comfort.

What does a Hygge home look like?

Walk on the Scandi-side

So, what does a hygge home look like? Think traditional Scandi – clean lines, functionality, lots of light and supreme snugness. From accessories, to colours and furniture, here’s how you can turn your home into a hygge haven.

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Cool colours

The atmosphere should be tranquil, neutral….relaxing. Soft blues, winter whites and gentle greys make for a calming, stress-free atmosphere, and are the perfect antidote to dark winter nights. You can also mix in light greens and natural tones for added serenity.

Warm woods

The wholesome, natural look of wooden furniture is very hygge. Blonde woods such as white pine, ash and beech are the best complement to any Scandi-style, while natural grains and knots of wood provide a rustic edge.

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Snug comforts

How snug is hygge? Think snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug…and double it. Fluffy cushions, shaggy rugs and thick throws will all up the cosy factor. So nestle up on the sofa, crawl under a soft fabric or faux fur blanket and grab a nice warm hot chocolate for good measure.

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Quick Winter warmers

Some quick and easy ways to add a little touch of hygge to your home.

Cosy candles

When it comes being hygge, it’s hard to beat the flickering glow of a candlelight. They not only add warmth, but bright spots of illumination too.

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Make it personal

Add a gallery wall full of personal keepsakes and family photos for a nostalgic touch.

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Serene scents

Back-to-nature scents of rural wilderness are very hygge. Think the natural warmth of good times round-the-fire.

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Wellbeing, good times and the Hygge lifestyle

Togetherness, sharing memories and having a laugh with those closest to you is an important part of hygge. Create the perfect space for a feel-good gathering with a big dining table, ideal for hosting.

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