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How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home

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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.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - 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.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - 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.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - 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.

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Creating a Cosy Space With Custom Modular Seating

With winter around the corner here in South Africa, the Custom modular seating range from VOX offers the perfect way to relax. This range features modular couches and armchairs as well as a modular coffee table that allows you to create a one-of-a-kind lounge that is designed to suit your space and preferences. Whether you are looking for a compact solution for a smaller space or a flexible lounge unit that can grow to suit your changing needs, the Custom modular seating range is sure to add just the right amount of comfort and style to your home.

Creating a Cosy Space With Custom Modular Seating

First gaining popularity in the 60s and 70s, modular seating has certainly come a long way over the years. This type of seating is versatile and practical, allowing you to build your own lounge suite according to your space requirements. The new generation of modular units has evolved a great deal from their early counterparts, with additional features such as hidden storage further adding to the appeal.

What makes modular furniture the ideal choice for living rooms? Keep reading to find out why this type of seating offers a budget and space-friendly solution for homes of all sizes.

Why We Love the Custom Modular Seating Range

While corner couch units are a great choice for large living rooms, and small two-seaters and armchairs are ideal for smaller living rooms, modular seating goes one step further by allowing you to customise your lounge simply and easily. Modular furniture can easily be moved to add more space, create cosy nooks, extend living areas and plan out lounges without replacing or removing any furniture. Instead, modular couches and armchairs are arranged to create corners or open areas as needed, with side tables and coffee tables added to further optimise space.

Creating a Cosy Space With Custom Modular Seating - Corner Unit

As the units are made to be moved, they can easily be adjusted for parties and gatherings, with a variety of configurations to suit just about any type of event. For movie nights, you can create a home cinema setting with a single row of seating. For cocktail functions and leisurely catch-ups, you can create a more intimate corner setting. Add a few throw cushions and snug blankets, or a pouf or two, and you can instantly transform your living room into a warm retreat to escape the winter chills. If you embrace the Danish concept of Hygge, a modular lounge will have you crafting a winter hideout in little to no time.

Creating a Cosy Space With Custom Modular Seating - Couches

The Custom seating range from VOX includes a Deluxe Corner System, Custom Corner System, Custom Sofa, Custom Sofa with Coffee Table, Custom Armchair and Custom Coffee Table. Cushions and backrests are available in a range of colours, including sky blue, blue grey and beige, allowing you to customise your seating according to your preferences.

Browse our full range of living room furniture to find the Custom modular seating range and other essentials for your space.

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Scandi Style Home Decor Dos and Don’ts

Dreaming about modern Scandi style home decor that turns your space into a soothing retreat? This trend has evolved over the years, from a stark monochrome look to something that is warm, unique and surprisingly low-key. The versatility of this trend makes it ideal for just about every space. To help you stay on track, we have put together some simple dos and don’ts on how to use Scandi style home decor effectively.

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How to Maximise a Small Living Room

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If you have been battling to free up space in your small living room, you may be wondering how to make the best use of the space you have. While there are many ways to make your living room look larger, the most effective space savvy solutions typically do not take as much effort or investment as you may have thought. One of the biggest mistakes that many make when trying to maximise is underestimating the role played by storage solutions.

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