Embrace the Winter Hygge

Hygge is a Scandinavian concept which is currently trending across the globe. The meaning of Hygge is 'cosy' and the idea behind this phenomenon is to promote emotional wellbeing in our daily lives by spending precious time with friends and family in warm & comfortable surroundings. With loved ones no doubt scheduled to visit over the festive period, what a perfect time of year it is to embrace the winter Hygge! So here are a few ideas to inspire your own Hygge this winter.


Tip 1 IconIntroduce Warm Colours

It is common for our homes to be spruced up in time for Christmas as we spend more time indoors during the winter months and like to prepare for the many visitors we will welcome into our homes at Christmas. If you have a large space and want to create the ultimate cosy feel into your home, consider painting your walls in a bold, theatrical colour like a warm red or forest green. If your living space is a little more modest, why not introduce these colours into your soft furnishings and accessories instead, for example cushion covers and light shades. Stainless steel and chrome ironmongery can also be swapped for copper to add more warmth to your room. Why not consider replacing your chrome door handles, light sockets and switches for those in copper too?



Tip 2 IconAdd Warm Textures

Soft furnishings really are key for dressing up the look. Tactile blankets and warm throws will instantly inject a little luxury into your living space. Consider using thick fabrics with lavish textures such as velvet and velour for the ultimate cosy feeling. If you do not have carpet in your living space, perhaps consider adding a decorative rug to increase the sense of warmth in your space. For a little extra luxury, dress curtains can be added to living rooms where blinds usually feature during the Summer months.


Tip 3 IconConsider your Lighting

Mood lighting is a fantastic way to create an intimate atmosphere, but do consider the overall look you are going for. Dark coloured lamp shades will instantly reduce the overall level of light in your room and inject an increased sense of warmth to your space, but they can also make a small room feel even smaller. If your space is a little more limited, you may prefer to invest in a dimmer switch instead so you can custom select your required level of lighting. Table lamps and lava lamps are a great focal point in a smaller room, or in a living room where there is no fireplace featured.


Read our article Introduction to Copper Door Handles for more ideas on the introduction of Art Deco into your home.