The Latest Trend in Home Decor: Get to know HYGGE!

The Latest Trend in Home Decor: Get to know HYGGE!

Introduction to Hygge: A Cozy Concept for Home Decor

 Understanding the Hygge Philosophy

Imagine coming home after a long day, curling up on your favorite chair with a warm cup of tea, and feeling an overwhelming sense of comfort and contentment. That, my friend, is hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) – the latest trend in home decor that embraces coziness and creates a soothing atmosphere.

Hygge is more than just a design style; it's a way of life rooted in the Danish lifestyle. The concept aims to create warmth, happiness, and a sense of well-being through simple pleasures and mindful living. From flickering candlelight to soft blankets, hygge is all about creating a space that makes you feel safe, calm, and content. Get ready to embrace the Hygge philosophy and transform your living space into a sanctuary of simple pleasures and tranquility.

The Growing Popularity of Hygge

Have you ever wondered how to make your home feel like a warm hug? Look no further than the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah"). This unique style embraces coziness, comfort, and a sense of well-being. So, grab your favorite blanket, light some candles, and let's dive into the delightful world of hygge!

Soft Cushions and Pillows

Nothing says comfort like sinking into a mound of plush cushions and pillows. Opt for soft, natural fabrics like cotton or linen and choose neutral tones that blend seamlessly with your decor. Scatter them on your sofa, chairs, or even on the floor to create cozy nooks for relaxation.


Modern Velvet Square Throw Pillows


Designing a Cozy and Inviting Space

To create a hygge-inspired space, focus on making it cozy and inviting. Soft textiles such as plush rugs, oversized knit blankets, and fluffy pillows can instantly make a room feel warm and welcoming. Incorporate warm lighting with dimmable lamps and candles to create a soft, soothing ambiance. Don't forget to add personal touches such as family photos or cherished keepsakes to infuse your space with love and nostalgia.

 Grey Fringed Throw Blanket Velvet Square Modern Throw Pillow
White Faux Fur Rug or Throw

Incorporating Natural Materials and Textures

To bring nature indoors and enhance the hygge atmosphere, incorporate natural materials and textures into your decor. Choose furniture made of organic materials like wood or rattan, and adorn your space with plants and fresh flowers to create a sense of vitality and tranquility. Soften harsh surfaces with natural textiles like linen or wool, adding depth and warmth to your environment.

 Wicker Rattan Floor Pouf Throw Pillow White Hemp Rope Ceramic Vase
Wooden Plate Candle Holder Tray

Utilizing Warm and Soft Lighting

Say goodbye to harsh overhead lights and embrace warm and soft lighting options. Invest in table lamps with dimmable bulbs or fairy lights that create a magical glow in the room. By using softer lighting, you'll instantly set a calm and tranquil mood that encourages relaxation.

Light Wicker Rattan Dome Chandelier Lighting

Candlelight and its Role in Hygge

Candles are a hygge staple. Their soft flickering flames create an intimate ambiance that is hard to resist. Choose scented candles with cozy fragrances like vanilla or cinnamon to enhance the hygge experience. Place them in clusters around your living space and let their warm glow work its magic.


Soothing Lavender Mint Relaxing Candle


Choosing Soft and Neutral Palettes

Colors play a crucial role in setting the mood for hygge. To create a serene and harmonious atmosphere, opt for soft and neutral palettes that invoke a sense of calm and tranquility.

Earth tones like warm browns, soft greys, and muted greens are perfect for achieving a hygge-inspired color scheme. They bring a sense of nature and grounding into your space, creating a connection to the outdoors even when you're indoors.

Focus on creating a cohesive color scheme throughout your home. By using variations of the same color family, you'll achieve a harmonious and balanced look. Mix and match different shades of neutrals or stick to a monochromatic palette for a more minimalist approach to hygge decor.

Bringing Nature Indoors with Plants

Adding plants to your home not only improves air quality but also brings a touch of nature and tranquility. Choose low-maintenance houseplants like succulents or peace lilies to create a calming oasis. Place them strategically near your favorite reading nook or on your bedside table to create a connection to the natural world.

The Hygge style is the perfect bridge between summer and fall, and it works for nearly every room.  Just add more layers and texture for the colder months. We have everything you need at The Finishing Touch!


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Heather S.

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