Last year, the Scandinavian concept of Hygge took the interior design stage by storm with people around the world flocking to buy cozy blankets and sheepskin throws. This year, hygge has experienced a rebirth and visually has become the elevated, bolder enhancement of last year’s concept. It’s about purposeful design choices that stand out and speak for themselves, and not shying away from bold design decisions to make home an oasis of coziness.
Decluttering, But Not De-Styling Your Home There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home to a streamlined space. To achieve this, it’s important to periodically rid your home of extraneous items and embrace the comfy ones, like a warm blanket and scented candles. When it comes to Hygge, don’t think that decluttering means de-styling - in fact, where better to make a bold statement than with a piece you both need and want.
Invite the outdoors inside Part of hygge is being aligned with Mother Nature. Fortunately, adding natural elements to a home’s interior enhances any design aesthetic. From French country and traditional to contemporary and industrial, adding organic materials to your design will instantly add feelings of hygge.
Artfully arranged flowers and perfectly placed plants help cement your space as an indoor Eden. The positive psychological benefits aren’t too shabby either. Organic materials like wood and leather work like a charm as well. A simple way to start is by strategically adding live plants throughout your space. Whether it’s colorful florals or the more muted tones of succulents, this provides a warm, inviting space no matter the time of year.
Gather Hygge isn’t just how you design your space, it’s how you use it. Enjoying your surroundings with loved ones is sure to feed the soul and heighten your hygge. It could be a cozy night in for two or a bountiful feast for a crew - togetherness is at the heart of hygge and allows you to show off your home design.
Whether it’s just your significant other or a handful of close friends, sharing a meal around the table - especially a hand-crafted one - is a great way to nail hygge. Keeping your fridge stocked with food for these dinners. You never know when you may need to plan an emergency meal with your favorite warm comfort foods.