You’ll be hygge as a bug in no time
Winter is coming so (if you’re like me) you’ll want to ‘hygge up’ your interior design using pieces you find on the high street.
Hygge is one of my favourite lifestyle trends: it’s all about slowing down and getting cosy. Basically, all the things I value most in life, so I want my interior design to reflect this too.
So what does hygge actually mean?
Pronounced “hoo-ga”, this trend originated in Denmark and is part of their cultural identity: to them, it’s all about a certain quality of cosiness – it’s feeling safe and protected from the elements outside.
Denmark is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the world, with very low levels of crime – it’s no wonder we all want a slice of that hygge, hey?!
For most of us in the UK, thinking of hygge is thinking of natural wood furniture set against beige walls and fabrics, but when it comes to designing your own home, don’t feel like you have to have a lonesome cabin in the woods to take part; you can easily bring hygge into your own interiors with the right high street shops.
Now, my house is anything but beige and I don’t have much natural wood, so I embrace hygge with blankets, lamps and candles instead.
As I’ve mentioned before, most of my interior pieces come from the high street. My tip: don’t get caught up in colour schemes, instead, create the perfect atmosphere.
Hopefully, these finds will help below; click on each image to shop.