Creating a Cosy Environment
At the heart of hygge lies the idea of fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere. This starts with creating a cosy living space. Soft blankets, plush cushions, flickering candles, and warm lighting all contribute to a comforting ambiance. Natural elements like wood and plants add a touch of nature and further enhance the sense of serenity. Hygge is about designing a space that invites you to unwind and relax, a sanctuary from the outside world.
Soft Earthy Textiles and Cosy Layers
The essence of hygge is embracing softness and comfort. Wrap yourself in the warmth of Klippan blankets and throws crafted from natural materials like organic wool or cotton. Opt for neutral or earthy tones that evoke a sense of calmness. Layer your bed or sofa with these cosy textiles, inviting you to sink in, unwind, and find respite from the outside world.
Candlelight and Ambient Lighting
To infuse your space with a warm and intimate ambiance, incorporate candles into your hygge homewares collection. Choose from scented or unscented candles and scatter them throughout your home. The flickering glow creates a mesmerising atmosphere, especially during evenings of relaxation. Enhance the ambiance of candlelight with soft, soothing lighting, from bed side table lamps to grand statement pieces like the Luna Lamp. Lighting sets the mood and enhances the cosy experience.
Bringing elements of nature indoors creates a harmonious and soothing environment. Incorporate wooden furniture like OYOY’s large oak Kotai table, potted plants or even an indoor greenhouse like Design House Stockholm’s Greenhouse Set. To add warmth and nature without the maintenance of a plant try our artificial flower range from Gry & Sif made from 100% pure wool felt.
Comfortable nooks for hygge time
Hygge encourages us to embrace simplicity and be fully present in the moment. It's about disconnecting from technology, slowing down, and savouring life's small pleasures. Enjoy sipping on a warming beverage like Teministeriet teas or a hot Oboy Chocolate in your favourite Marimekko mug and reading your favourite book or magazine. Add oversized Poufs and soft cushions that are perfect for sinking into and enjoying these moments of relaxation.
Hygge is more than just a word, it's a philosophy that encourages us to prioritise our well-being, find happiness in the simple moments, and create a life filled with cosiness, connection, and contentment. So, let’s all slow down, light a candle, sip a warm drink, and embrace the hygge way of life. If you'd like to explore the culture of hygge, and learn how to live your life to the fullest, Nordic-style then check out our How To Hygge Book.