Hygge – pronounced as hoo-gah – is a Danish word that basically means comfort. It an idea that revolves around making your homes as cozy as possible. Think about it like this – long nights, furry slippers, a blanket to cozy up under. Sounds like heaven, right? Well, hygge is the latest in the batch of some awesome interior design ideas that people all over the world have been implementing in their homes. Let’s take a look at how you can translate it in yours.
1. Distressed textures
When it comes to hygge ‘worn out’ seems to be the newest chic aesthetic. There is just something extremely alluring and comfortable about distressed finishes that translate extremely well in the hygge concept. This image features a cozy kitchen that features some awesome distressed wooden laminates. It’s a style that is pretty reminiscent of a barn, which emulates even more coziness within the space.
2. Simple and fluff
An awesome way to emulate hygge in your homes is by using lots of down and fluffy comforters with simple furniture. The contrast of warm simplicity with the veritable aesthetic of comfort in the form of cozy duvets and stacks of pillows are an excellent way to translate the idea of hygge in any and all interior designs.
3. Use browns and wood
Do you know what the most natural way to translate hygge in your homes is? By using a colors and materials that naturally make you feel comfortable and cozied up. The best way to do so is to use lots of warm colors. The family of brown is a great selection. You can use rich tints and complement them with softer tones. You can even bring in some visual and tactile texture by using various wooden finishes throughout the room.
4. Go all out
Do not be afraid to go all out when you want to use the concept of hygge. Remember that you do not need to make your spaces look chic or austere. Instead, you’re going for a filled-up, lived-in aesthetic, which is why do not be afraid to let your imagination run wild. This bard-castle hybrid media wall is an excellent example of how to articulate this concept with a bit of fun in the mix.
5. Lighting always matters
Lighting is a pretty important part of the hygge aesthetic. You cannot opt of regular old cool toned halogens or LEDs. You need to build your interiors around a warm, incandescent glow that is reminiscent of roaring fires and candlelight. So a dim, gold light is probably what you must go for in order to truly emulate the idea of hygge in your homes.