What is a Hygge Home?
A home that is inviting. Not pretentious, ostentatious, or any other kind of -ious. It’s a place you can come back to and forget all your worries. It may sound silly, but it’s about creating a space where you feel safe and comfortable. Having a space where you are able to drop all of your work and social worries is tough. But I truly believe that your home can be a safe haven from this kind of stress. After a long day at work, I look forward to coming home to a hot chocolate, a comfy sofa, and some good food…with the occasional cuddle thrown in for good measure. That’s hygge.
Interiors and design obviously play a big part in this too though. If you have a home that looks good, you feel good. And no that’s not shallow or fickle. It’s scientifically proven that pretty things make us happy. They can even de-stress us! That doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a ton of new stuff, or redecorate your entire home though. I’ve put together some some useful tips,
How to Create a Hygge Home – Tips
- Functional, but stylish
- Quality over quantity
- Good food, good drink, good company
- Craftsmanship – choose items with a story
- Lots of plants – bring a little nature into the home
- Lighting is very important! Keep it soft, and comfortable.
- Yes, that means lots of candles…
- Natural fabrics and materials
- E.g. wood, cotton, stone, glass, wool
- Soft furnishings
- Go on, go buy that cosy throw you always wanted
There you have it. My how to create a hygge home…in a nutshell! This is definitely not the be all end all of guides, but it is a handy go-to for those who want to bring a little hygge into their home. Don’t forget though, it’s as much about the ‘feeling’ as any material object. And now is the perfect time of year to invite people over, and spend more time with your loved ones.
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