The Danish concept of Hygge was one of the buzzwords of 2016, but more than that it is the idea of creating a comfortable and relaxing environment in your home, and who doesn’t want that?
Home interior website Baytree Interiors share their tips on creatinga comfortable and relaxing home with Hygge.
Hygge encompasses the use of natural textures and materials to add that wow factor into a room. Wood and leather are both great natural materials to use especially when combined with softer textures such as pile rugs, faux fur and knitted throws.
Colours schemes also take a nod from nature, using neutral tones of brown gray and cream to create a tranquil setting. Hygge doesn’t have to feature a certain look or design trend, instead it is about the feeling that a room gives you when you enter it.
Lighting is one of the most important aspects of a Hygge home and is one of the easiest ways of creating a warm and inviting environment. Lamps and candles provide an ambient and relaxing space, but try not to overdo it as too many lights can ruin the atmosphere you are trying to create.
The philosophy of Hygge doesn’t just stop at creating a comfortable home, it is about being content in life and spending time with family and friends in a welcoming environment. Homemade meals such as Stew’s and soups are a must in the winter months, so adding casserole dishes and good quality pans to your cookware is a good idea; let your family help too, or invite your friends round and get cooking.
Taking up a new hobby or relearning an old one is a great way of unwinding and relaxing after a long day. Turn the fire on and curl up with a book, listen to soothing music or learn a crafting hobby like knitting or sewing. Craft hobbies have been gaining popularity over the last decade, you can get the whole family involved and even give your creations away as gifts or use them to style your home.
As you can see Hygge is about the little things in life, a feeling of contentment and comfort in your own home.