1. What Is Hygge Home?
A hygge home is a peaceful sanctuary. It’s the place you go when you need to be your true self, regain your energy and enjoy the time spent by yourself. The concept is a feast for the senses, a harmonic melody that entertains your spirit, a delightful, fragrant, warm, and inexplicably pleasant experience. But what does hygge embodies? How do you incorporate it into your everyday life and bring it inside every room of your home? (1)
Read on if you want to learn more about embracing the Danish coziness…
2. How Do You Do A Hygge?
Now that we’ve visualized it, here comes the more important question. How do you create a hygge place?
Creating a hygge life and embracing comfortable conviviality is not as simple as it sounds. But it most definitely is something worth striving for. And what’s the best way to do it? Only through changes. Those changes mean decluttering your physical space and clearing away the things that feel like a burden so you can let new energy into your home. For only a clean home equals a pure mind.
Start with this, and the rest will follow.
3. What Are Hygge Colors?
Hygge colors are how hygge comes to life. And since the hygge concept revolves around simplifying your life and making your home your safe sanctuary, the hygge color spectrum is one of the first, most important factors you must consider if you want to incorporate the Danish coziness into your life. (2)
It’s simple. Just imagine all the colors of nature. White as clouds and the untouched January snow, brown as the roots of the trees, gray as the pebbles in the ocean, beige as the early autumn leaves, velvet blue as the sky above us, soft green as that dreamy meadow in the woods, warm pastels as the most beautiful sunset you’ve ever seen and black as the night sky.
These are some of the so-called hygge colors. Incorporating these hues into your everyday life is the first step to creating that dreamlike hyggelig space.
Classic warm neutrals like sandy beige, soft white, and light gray are not only popular due to the minimal light Scandinavian northern regions face. These colors are endlessly versatile, making them perfect for peaceful environments such as your living room, your hygge nook, or a bedroom. Even more so when they’re illuminated by natural light, such as candles or a fireplace.
4. How Do You Make A Hygge Kitchen?
If you are a natural hygge practitioner, you must know how important it is to have a hygge kitchen. Hands down, a lovely hyggelyg kitchen corner is where coziness comes to life. Think of it as the very heart, the soul of your home. It’s where you spoil your senses, allow yourself to experiment, and genuinely enjoy. It’s where you cook, bake, eat, drink, and feed your body and soul. It is your very own pharmacy, your very own temple. So you have to treat it like one.
A hygge kitchen is sunny and bright. So the best way to fill it with light is by including a window in that room. Possibly with a nice, big chair underneath it, where you can rest and enjoy your afternoon coffee. Think of it as your personal bar, your cozy, little corner dedicated for you and you only. Lovely, huh?
A hygge kitchen is both pretty and functional. Every corner is used wisely. Open shelves and jars of nuts, seeds, and spices. Fresh herbs in pots hanging from above the counter. Cookbooks, nice kitchen towels, rugs, tiny wooden stools, and vintage furniture pieces of furniture.
Last but not least, a hygge kitchen is made of earthy and pastel tones, alongside natural elements such as wooden tables, cotton towels, brick walls, clay pots, and many plants.
5. How Do I Make A Hygge Living Room?
If you’ve been looking for ideas on redoing your living room and bringing some light into your old apartment, hygge interior design style is what you should be looking into.
The first thing you need to know about creating the perfect hygge living room is that the hygge concept is constituted of earthy, natural materials. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, by 90% of Scandi interior is heavily influenced by nature. Big wooden tables, leather chairs, warm wooly blankets and carpets, hemp lamps, cotton tea towels, beeswax candles, bamboo baskets and dish racks. It’s all about becoming one with our natural surroundings. And not only because it’s soothing to the eyes. More than anything, it’s because of the energetic frequency these objects vibrate on. Research has shown that natural materials vibrate significantly higher than synthetic ones.
Next on the list is your home’s color scheme. Hygge has its own authentic color palette, consisting of earthy, neutral, and muted tones. Due to the cold, long, wintery months in Scandinavia, hygge lovers pick light colors for their homes to create a breathable, airy, and open space inside their house or apartment. This is a crucial step when it comes to smaller spaces.
And how can we even forget the soft, comfy details? You cannot possibly imagine the ultimate hygge experience without blankets and pillows. Feel free to mix it with different schemes, textures, colors, and fabrics. You definitely can’t go wrong there. Your home will only get cozier and more enjoyable.
Put on your favorite tune in the background, make yourself a warm cup of cocoa with, pair it with your favorite dessert, and you have successfully created the perfect hyggelyg setting.
6. How Do You Hygge A Bathroom?
From what we’ve learned by now, the Danish concept of hygge means learning to enjoy the little things in life by creating a lovely, warm atmosphere in every corner of your home.
So, why not bring that same atmosphere inside your bathroom?
From shower doors, door handles, toilet cabinets, and air fresheners to lighting choices, here are some of the essential elements that will make your bathroom a genuine hyggelig space:
- Clutter-free bathroom is the basis of a hygge-inspired bathroom. If you are ready to transform your bathroom into your private sanctuary, you will have to get your hands dirty. And that means only one thing – deep cleaning. Start by scrubbing the whole place, washing your towels, throwing away all used products, and replacing cleaning products with natural ones.
- Mood lighting is crucial. In other words, scented candles are your best friends. Place them in every corner of your bathroom and light them up before every bath—no need to thank me.
- Textures are very important. Do not hesitate to add a little life to the bathroom by mixing different textures. From designed towels, boho carpets, and pastel tiles to interesting, unusual details in the bathroom. Allow yourself to experiment until you find what soothes you best. That’s what hygge is all about.
- Smell plays the most significant role. This one goes without saying. And I am not talking only about air freshers or nice-smelling shampoos. I am talking about scented candles, bath bombs, essential oils, and handmade soaps. Aromatherapy holds excellent potential for creating the perfect hyggelyg atmosphere. Jasmine, chamomile, lavender, and rose are just a few relaxing scents that will have a remarkable therapeutic effect on your soul.
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