How to Hygge

Posted on 1st December 2016



How to Hygge

Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced Hoo-ga). It does not have an exact equivalent in English, but it is essentially a name given to an atmosphere and experience of comfort and wellbeing. It may just be behind what makes Danes the happiest people on the planet and has grown into one of the biggest lifestyle and interior design trends within the last 6 months. Here are some of our top tips on how to Hygge and make your home more cozy, relaxing and inviting.


Get the right lighting

Get rid of any harsh lighting within your home. Hygge lighting is all about creating a warmer light that feels cosy and comforting. Decorate your home using lamps with warm-toned, lower wattage light bulbs as opposed to one big light to create a much more intimate feel. Fairy lights, candles or even a wood burner are great alternatives to harsh lighting that go a long way in creating that perfect Hygge atmosphere!


Create a Hygge corner

A hygge corner is a space in your house that feels like the perfect little cosy nook. The main objective is to make it feel as snug as possible so as well as low lighting, opt for throw pillows and blankets in sumptuous, cuddly and natural textures. Make sure it is a warm space and keep out the cold with thick drapes and be sure to cover any bare floors with a thick rug. A Hygge corner is an ideal space within your home for another from reading to meditating.


Use scents to your advantage

Using scented candles or essential oils in a diffuser will help make your home smell amazing as well as relax you. They work to make your home feel cozy and inviting, and can make a huge difference to how you feel.


Hygge flooring

A big aspect of Hygge is a sense of comfort and coziness, so with regards to your flooring it is important that it adds warmth to your home. Concrete and stone flooring in particular can all be very cold underfoot. Deep pile carpets are ideal for a relaxing and comfortable experience, but if you don’t have carpet flooring then decorate your home with thick sumptuous rugs to add that sense of warmth that will help you accomplish this design trend.


There are lots of different ways to incorporate this Nordic concept into the interior design of your home. Flooring has the potential to play a big part in creating hygge. If you are looking to achieve this atmosphere within your home and you need some advice when it comes to flooring, we are more than happy to help. Please give us a call on 02083601836.

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