CREATE A HYGGE LIVING ROOM
Does the word hygge sound familiar? We are sure, you’ve heard this strange word at least a few times throughout the past year. But what does it actually mean? Pronounced "hoo-ga," this Danish concept of living cannot be translated to one single word. We could describe it as creating a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. This national obsession with all things cozy is credited as one of the reasons why Denmark is always at the top of the list of the world's happiest countries, despite their infamously miserable winters. Now the rest of the world is beginning to catch on to this wonderful Scandinavian way of life.
If you've ever enjoyed reading a book and drinking tea indoors on a rainy Sunday buckled under a soft blanket, you've experienced hygge without even knowing it.
Although hygge is primarily a state of mind, we can also apply it to interior design – simply by transforming our home into an environment that brings peace and comfort. Here are some simple tips for a hygge inspired November in your living room.
1. FOCUS ON LIGHTING
One of the largest consumers of candles in the world per capita, Denmark and other Scandinavian countries have embraced the power of candlelight. We don’t necessarily need a fireplace, just a simple lit candle is seen as one of the most fundamental hygge moments to achieve.
Strings of lights, often called fairy lights, open your room up to many creative possibilities. No longer just for Christmas, light strings can be used in just about every room of the house to create a magical, romantic or festive atmosphere.
When it comes to electric lighting, we can make it warmer and cosier by using floor and table lamps instead of overhead lighting. You can install warm coloured light bulbs with a low lumen number - When selecting light bulbs for their cosiness factor, select bulbs that are warm white or soft white in colour. If you do have a lot of overhead lighting that you don't want to replace with lamps, then a dimmer is an inexpensive way to make your room glow with warm, low light.
2. ADD TEXTURE
To create the perfect relaxing moment in your living room, mix soft textures which add another dimension to your interior – think chunky knit cushions, faux fur throws and fluffy woollen rugs. Stormy weather calls for thicker blankets and cushy cushions in fuzzy, warm fabrics like merino wool. Swapping out your sofa cushions and throws is also an opportunity to add a punch of colour or pattern. Textured accessories are also a huge trend of the moment.
3. CHOOSE WELL DESIGNED FURNITURE
Well-designed seating is a must for getting cosy. Gently curved furniture with soft upholstery is your go-to style to hygge factor. Look for soft, velvety fabrics and light woods to embrace the Scandinavian look all year round. Your seating should be comfortable and supportive to encourage hours of lounging and reading.
Easily add warmth and interest to any room with special pieces that reflect your personality. Candleholders and vases are clear contenders—groupings of three or five give a pleasing aesthetic balance. Natural materials like glass, ceramic, wood and metal keep the displays looking chic and sophisticated. The key to getting it hyggeligt is to choose pieces that are simple, pleasant and cheerful—and most importantly reflect “you.”
Surrounding yourself with books is a key part of creating a hygge living room. Display them on your shelves and create a well-lit reading corner for you to enjoy them.
5. TAKE UP AN INDOOR HOBBY
It might be as simple as watching movies, or reading. It might be knitting, or doing a puzzle, or a crossword. What about catching on your favorite Netfix shoew? The sky really is the limit here. But it is about really enjoying it, setting time aside for it, and doing that lazy just for fun thing just for the fun of it.
Now it's your time to enjoy some hygge moments in your living room, with your frineds or just by yourself. It could be just tiny moments, the important is that they make you smile and uplift your soul.
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