Incorporating Hygge Into Your Interior Design

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) has been a hugely popular lifestyle trend in recent years. This is a Danish concept that is all about leading a comfortable lifestyle. There is no direct translation to English, but essentially it means a feeling of comfort and conviviality in a warm atmosphere to create a feeling of well-being. It can involve being lazy without feeling guilty about it and this can bring many benefits. It is all about being comfortable both with others and by yourself and, crucially, being offline and away from screens. 

Hygge can also be an interior design style that helps you to create the perfect environment at home for getting warm and cosy. Here are a few of the best ways to incorporate hygge into your interior design. 



Neutral Colours 

In terms of colour, you will want to choose neutral shades to create a relaxing and peaceful feel. You should avoid anything too harsh as this will be hard on the eye and can create stress. Additionally, using natural colours can help – nature plays a major role in a hygge lifestyle.  Neutral colors go well with lots of decor, they reduce visual clutter, and they generally age better than loud colors. 



Add a Subtle Fragrance

The fragrance also plays a major role in hygge as you can use it to create a cosy, welcoming, and peaceful atmosphere at home. A scented candle is ideal because candles can also be relaxing, but you want to make sure that the fragrance is subtle and not overpowering.  These days there are endless options for sophisticated, modern scents in various forms.  We recommend a smell that is natural in origin, and doesn’t have artificial odor components. 



Use Soft Lighting

Lighting is how you create mood and atmosphere in any room, so it is an important consideration when trying to incorporate hygge. Dimmer switches are ideal because they allow you to control the lighting and create a cosy feel. You can also use high-quality lampshades to add another layer of light, which can help to create cosy reading corners. Additionally, decorative lighting like fairy lights can help to create a welcoming and comfortable space. 

There’s nothing that kills the mood or adds aggravation like hard overhead lighting, so invest in lighting that fits your space, and your style, while also improving the comfort and hygge of a space.



Create a Spa-Like Atmosphere 

Ideally, you want to create a spa-like atmosphere at home so that you can completely unwind and recharge your batteries. A lot of this comes down to small touches like having soft robes and slippers that you can switch into when you arrive home. Additionally, having reading materials, potted plants and plenty of cushions can help to create the right atmosphere. 

Hygge is a Danish way of life all about comfort and it is something that everyone can benefit from incorporating into their life. One of the best ways to do this is with interior design as turning your home into a cosy, warm, and comfortable environment can make a massive difference in your life. The above are a few of the best ways to incorporate hygge into your interior design so that you can make your home a peaceful oasis and somewhere that improves your mental well-being.