The concept of Hygge has been embraced all over the world, and for good reason. Pronounced “HUE-gah”, this concept takes winter cosiness to a whole new level. Originating in Denmark and Norway as a way to survive the freezing temperatures and seemingly endless days of snow, this concept lies in the enjoyment of the little things in life, such as warm blankets, long soaks in the tub, hot cocoa, comfort food and family time. In essence, this concept is all about enjoying winter as a time to step back and relax rather than counting down the days until summer. How can you foster a sense of Hygge in your home? Let’s take a look.
How to Inspire Hygge in Your Space
Wondering how to up the cosiness factor in your home? Here are some simple ways to inspire a bit of Hygge for your home this winter…
Create a bedroom retreat.
Where better to spend a lazy weekend than the comfort of your bed? This is where you can pile on the blankets, eat all the junk food you like, watch movies or series, catch up on some reading, enjoy long afternoon naps or simply hide from the world for a few hours after a tiring week of work and adulting. For best results, invest in a bed that offers the ideal retreat, such as the 4You Canopy Bed, which even has slots to hang a projector. We promise… duvet days will never be the same again with a bed like this!
Cosy up your living room.
If on the off-chance you feel like getting out of bed, it is essential that your living room is geared towards optimal snugness as well. Look for comfortable modular seating that can adapt to your needs. This will allow you to structure your living room to suit your needs. For movie nights, you can create a cinema style layout, and for leisurely afternoons spent on the couch with a blanket and a good book, you can extend your seating to give you all the space you need. Make sure that you have a few blankets and soft cushions at hand to ramp up the snugness in your living room.
Plan a reading nook.
Have a quiet corner somewhere that is not often used? We have just the thing that will take your winter warming to a whole new level. Reading nooks can be enjoyed by everyone, from the youngest members of the household all the way to the grown-ups. Essentially, these nooks are made for reading and relaxing, with just enough space for a comfy cushion, chair or fold out mattress, a table and perhaps a bookcase. Add some soft cushions and a layer of blankets, and the result is a space that truly feels like you are far away from the world’s problems. Reading nooks can be temporary or rotating, making them versatile and easy to set up on the spot.
Make sure that your home is ready for winter with a wide range of modern furniture and home decor that is sure to be perfect for bringing a touch of Hygge into your space.