With winter and Christmas just around the corner I thought it was time to share with you some cosy Interior inspiration. So lets talk Hygge interiors, (pronounced hoo-guh). If you don’t know what Hygge is (where have you been?) it is a Danish word for wellbeing and hence making your life/home cosy, contempt and happy. In scandinavia it is referred to as a measure of cosiness. Hygge can be added into your life in lots of different ways, it is basically a way to help simplify and make you more contempt and happy with your life and surroundings.
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Hygge interiors, from Pinterest, and show you how you can incorporate these into your home.
Cushion & Throws
Incorporating lots of cushions and throws into your living room and bedroom instantly makes a room feel more homely and cosy. Think about the material & texture of the pillows and throws. If you want your bedroom to look really cosy then consider using some faux fur pillows with a knitted blanket and then keep the colours more on the grey scale with pops of blush perhaps. I find having greys in the bedroom really helps to make it more of a tranquil and peaceful space to be in, and adding colour into the living room brightens your home.
When it comes to your sofa look at layering different texture and fabrics but keeping them in the same colour range. If you have a light coloured sofa then look at getting pillows and throws that are a bit darker to add some contrast. I love having a really soft cosy blanket draped across the arm of our sofa, so when it gets a bit cold I can snuggle up under it. Pillow wise I love having really soft fluffy pillows that are really comfy to lean on. Look at velvet, Chunky knitted pillows , maybe even some faux fur too. At the end of the day if your living room feels inviting, cosy and brings a smile to your face you have achieved a Hygge interior.
A basket of cosyness
Another great idea is to buy a basket or wicket box and pop some blankets, books and a pillows and keep it by your sofa or in your bedroom for the cold winter day you need it the most. This way you can have a extra blanket to hand or you can dip into one of your favourite books on a cosy afternoon.
Fire Places & Candles
I always have a candle alight in our flat, it makes the whole room feel cosy and smell amazing. There is something magical about watching the flame dancing around in a jar and having a warm glow from it. By lighting a candle it completely changes that atmosphere in your home and instantly adds a cosy feeling. My favourite candles to burn are Woodwick candles; as the name suggests they have a wooden wick making them crackle as you burn them. It reminds me of siting by a warm log burner in the winter.
Talking about long burner, fireplaces are another way of adding a really homely and comforting feeling to your living room. If you are lucky enough to have a fire place then I am very jealous, when we move I would love a log burner. I could spend hours just watching a fire burn and feeling the warmth on my body. Lighting a fire instantly makes a room feel cosy and once its burning it is amazing to sit next to and keep warm. I love warming up by the fire place after a long cold walk on a chilly afternoon whilst watching a movie.
Adding some plants and foliage into your homes, whether they are real or fake, really helps to freshen up the rooms. We brought three plants about 4 months ago and I love them, it just brings our home to life. Ferns are a great choice as they aren’t too big and are very easy to keep alive, which makes life easier. There is something very satisfying about keeping a plan alive and its also proven to help your health.
If you didn’t know what Hygge was before then hopefully you now know and if you weren’t sure how to incorporate it into your home, hopefully this helped. If you want to try it out, start in one room, make it feel homely and Hygge.
So, get your candles, a crackling fireplace, a mug with a hot drink, and your wool socks, in the grey of winter, nothing will make you feel better than Hygge. Let me know if you have any other Hygge interior tips or inspiration.