How to Hygge: Handling this Danish Trend

Pronounced "hoo-ga", Hygge is a Danish lifestyle trend that encompasses a feeling of comfortable contentment and finding well-being through the charm of simplicity. So how can this feel-good concept translate into interior design? We've developed a few tips to help your interiors embrace the hot trend of Hygge in what we’re calling, “How to Hygge: Handling this Danish Trend in five easy steps.”

Warm Neutral Shades

Sooth the soul by creating a sanctuary with warm, neutral shades. Blush pinks, pale taupe, softer grays, and washed whites inspire a restorative retreat that evokes a feeling of escape from the hyper activity of daily life. 

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Savoring Simplicity

Embracing the happiness of Hygge means relieving the home of any added "clutter" and understanding that simplicity can mean serenity. To master this minimalist approach choose accessories, furniture, and art with a thoughtful approach and decorate with intention.

Texture Time

From chunky knit cushions and faux fur pillows to fluffy sheepskin rugs and wool woven pillows, a variety of soft, luxurious textures gives a home that "snuggle up" sensation that the Danes savor. Bring in the tranquility of the outdoors with worn wood and natural stone adorning the floors, ceiling beams or accent walls. 

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Fuel the Feeling with Fire

What better way to achieve the art of intimacy than by escaping the season's chill with a warm, flickering fire? The peace of mind and comfort provided by both candles and a fire is a simple solution to embody the Hygge mentality.

Let Personality Prevail

Hygge doesn't mean your home's interiors have to look like they came from a Scandinavian design magazine. It’s a state of being that leads to a happy, comfortable life. Providing potential home buyers with the ability to express their individuality allows them to create a surrounding that emphasizes their well-being, which is key to the Hygge state of mind.

For more design ideas and how an interior merchandiser can help you handle the Danish trend of Hygge, please contact us today. And, be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for all kinds of creative interior design ideas.