The latest interior trend: Danish hygge

General, Interiors

A new trend has recently arrived from Denmark and is called ‘hygge’ which means cosiness in Danish. You may have heard of it as it’s become an increasingly popular way of living and has recently spread into home interiors. The latest interior trend: Danish hyggePeople seem to want the hygge feeling to be a part of their everyday lives. It embraces the idea of enjoying the small things in life and getting pleasure from simple things that don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. This trend comes just in time for autumn and is all about minimalism and comfort. Here’s how to spread some hygge into your home:

Memories: One of the key parts of feeling hygge is feeling nostalgic and keeping in touch with the past. Decorate your home with pictures from happy times or display trinkets from places that you’ve been. This apparently creates a warmer and more familiar atmosphere.

Candles: Candles are a big part of hygge. They’re supposed to add a more soothing influence to your home. They’ll provide a softer light in your living space and will keep it smelling lovely. Seeing as it’s autumn, why not try candles in seasonal scents such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon?

Centre your space around communal zones: A big part of this trend is quality time with those who are most important to you. That’s why your living space should be centred around tables or comfortable couches so that it’s easy to interact with one another.

Keep your home clutter free: Hygge means living in a space which keeps you in a healthy state of mind. Therefore, it’s time to try out a minimalist look in your home by getting rid of the mess and any furniture that you don’t really need. This is supposed to give you more space to think and stay calm. It’s also a tip worth noting if you only have a small space to work with.

Create a space just for you: In Britain, we tend to live very a busy lifestyle. This is a completely different story in Denmark where the pace of life is much more relaxed. The Danish believe that it’s important to have space in the house where you can have some privacy to unwind and have some time away from the stresses of everyday life. Why not try creating a reading corner? Cushions, throws and a comfy chair are all you need.

So what do you think? Are the Danish onto something with this way of thinking? Let us know if you’ll be bringing some Danish hygge into your life.

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