Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish concept of creating joy and coziness in everyday life. Hygge is a state of mind. It is about being present in your environment, and having your home reflect the fact that it’s filled with family, friends, and good times. There are many ways to bring this feeling into your home through interior design. While it may sound appealing to have your home look like the cover of a magazine, most people want a more lived-in feel. With design elements ranging from light, texture, and color, the idea of hygge can help you create a space one wants to spend time in. Some characteristics of hygge that translate well into home decor can include:
Candles, lamps, and fireplaces are among the common uses of lighting always found in a home full of hygge. Lighting sets the mood for a space. Scatter candles throughout the space or light up a dark corner with twinkly lights. Opt for fixtures with a softer light to add a pleasant touch to your home design without being too overwhelming.
Less Is More
Select favorite pieces of decor that carry function and subtle style. Choose neutrals and whites for your wall colors throughout the house to create a sense of space and calm. Books that you love, that may spark a conversation among guests, or items with sentimental value are good examples of hygge decor.
Create a Spa-like Bathroom
Make your bathroom an oasis. Not only a place to get ready in the morning, but a place to escape and relax. Try adding a plush rug to warm up the cold tile or find a favorite cozy robe to always have hanging up.
Make a Fire
Gathering around the fire is a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends. This hygge experience represents warmth and togetherness. Sitting around firelight is such a heartwarming and cozy feeling that one should radiate everyday.
Stick to Neutral Colors
The color scheme for your hygge decor shouldn’t be too overwhelming. Everything you add to your hygge home should contribute to an atmosphere of harmony and peace. Sticking to a neutral color palette is important when creating a relaxing space. Using pastel colors like light grays, browns and creams will create a sense of ease and comfort.
Mix materials and patterns as a way of adding character and interest to what could otherwise be a relatively minimalist scheme. You can add warm, natural materials, such as wood, leather and wool.
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