Hygge - What is it? Plus the basics to get you started
Hygge is a lifestyle adopted from the Scandinavian culture that relies on simplicity to create calmness and comfort. Its key principles include appreciating the simple things, being present in the moment, and ensuring everything you own has a meaningful purpose. Hygee is a lifestyle and embracing it in your home is important. Here are some basics to get you started on your Hygee home.
Stick with neutrals
Think greys, tans, and creams. These colours create a more calming and relaxed mood in your home and are crucial to Hygge principles.
Adding candles to your space is one of the easiest ways to embrace Hygge. They fill a room with scent and warmth. Try to choose candles based on how the scent makes you feel and opt for more subtle and natural fragrances.
Use your fireplace
Let’s be honest, how many times have you actually used your fireplace? In Hygge traditions, it should be a focal point in the home and used as frequently as possible.
Keep things minimal
The most important aspect of Hygge is to only buy the essentials. That means basic furniture and décor - and most of all no clutter.
Include soft fabrics
Cosiness is key to Hygge so keep this in mind when you’re choosing blankets, rugs, and bedding. Opt for a faux fur rug over a bright jute rug - and a white down comforter over a colourful quilt.