With fall weather cooling down, the days getting shorter, and more time than ever being spent indoors, 2020 is the perfect year to turn your home into a hygge retreat. The Danish design trend synonymous with coziness, comfort, and wellbeing took off in the US in 2016, but with social distancing and staying at home still a part of daily life, it’s primed for a revival. These elements will help you capture that contentment as you curl up at home this winter.
Incorporate Soft, Warm Lighting
Soft light lamps and warming candlelight is popular in this Scandinavian design trend and is one of the easiest ways to make your space feel welcoming and cozy. With sundown coming earlier each day, warm lighting can help boost your mood without fighting against the dark with harsh overhead lights.
Add Cozy Woven Textiles
Curling up under a comfortable blanket with a good book and a mug of tea is the perfect way to embrace hygge in your home. This chunky knit blanket made from merino wool comes in a calming ivory white that pairs perfectly with other neutral hygge elements.
Step into Comfort
Hygge is all about unpretentious comfort, and nothing cures uncomfortable cold winter floors like pulling up your wool socks and stepping onto a plush rug. Sheepskin is a classic Scandinavian choice, and can be placed by the bed, under your desk, or draped over a chair.
Keep It Neutral
Scandinavian style relies on natural elements and a neutral color palate to make your home a calming place to be. Whether it’s a throw pillow for your couch or a fluffy bedding set, look for areas to add visual interest through texture versus loud pops of color.
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