Hygge is so much more than just some strange word that no one — and, we do mean no one — seems to be able to pronounce on the first try. (Psst...it’s “HOO-guh”, BTW)
As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to Fall, there is truly no better time than for you to embrace the hygge spirit, the Danish word for cozy living.
While we wish that we could summarize the word with a simple definition, we just can’t. Because, hygge, is so much more than a word — it’s a feeling. The feeling of a chunky knit throw as you’re cozied up on your couch, a steaming hot cup of coffee while you sit in front of the fire, or the comfort you feel when you’re relaxing surrounded by fall scented candles.
If you weren’t already hip to hygge, one thing is certain — this trend, in design and lifestyle, isn’t going anywhere, so it’s time to get on board.
Here are 5 easy ways the Parker Gwen team is inviting more hygge into our homes this Fall and Winter:
A comfortable life starts with comfortable furniture (we promise, we’re not biased).
Not ready to go all in with new furniture? No problem! Set a comfortable stage in your home with a chunky throw or fur pillow.
MAKE YOUR HOME REFLECT YOU
Embracing your space starts with finding out which styles and decor suit you best. Take in the hygge lifestyle by filling your haven with items you love.
For example, if you love to watch movies - make a home theater retreat that’s perfect for watching halloween horrors or cheesy Hallmark Movies to come this Christmas. Or, if you love to read? Carve out a simple space in your home to create a plush, comfortable reading nook.
After all, your space should be filled with only what you love.
Backed by simple and natural scandinavian design, a hygge home is one that embraces the elements to reflect the great outdoors.
Don’t know where to start? Try picking furnishings with light, wooden stains. Or, including reclaimed wood pieces into your design. If you’re ready to go all in you can also bring in pieces from nature to pair with your furniture. Our designers’ favorites include plants, pampas grass, or birch logs.
LIGHT IT UP
We would be remiss if we wrote an article about adding hygge to your home and we didn’t touch on the staple of the style — candles. The subtle glow of a candle creates the perfect atmosphere, leaving an ambience that lifts spirits and oozes comfort.
Take it a step further, by adding hygge friendly lighting, too. Our recommendation includes lights that leave a soft, neutral glow and light bulbs that are lower in temperature. Shop Our Lighting Collection.
In this home style comfort is king (and, queen). Layering your space with a multitude of pillows, throws and textures is as inviting as it is nap-able.
If you’re not sure where to start, think comfortable rugs, fur pillows, chunky blankets and heavy throws. Shop all our collections. If you need help, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website.
Have you brought hygge into your home? We’d love to hear how in the comments below!