*This is a guest article*
Whilst we may not be tackling huge new year goals this year, after 2020, a little peace and mindfulness is on everyone’s list of resolutions, right?
If like us, you’re after effective ways to make your home cosy after what can only be described as the worst year ever, then we have just the pick me up list of big and small ways you can bring some hygge to your home in 2021.
But wait, what is Hygge?
Hygge isn’t a new phenomenon, however, it is a trend that is becoming more popular, especially this year.
But what does it mean?
Put simply, Hygge is a relaxing, balanced atmosphere. It can be created through a range of methods, but the end result is always the same. Comfort, cosiness and a feeling of well-being.
Now, doesn’t that sound wonderful?
So, Hygge is a lifestyle?
Well, yes – but to get to that state of contentment, there are a number of things you can do around the home. To create your dream Hygge lifestyle, consider introducing more natural light, removing tech and filling your space up with greenery.
So, without further ado – here are out top 3 ways to create your Hygge home of dreams.
Step 1: More soft furnishings
What’s homely about bare, freezing cold tiles or rough wooden flooring? Nothing. And sure, you can don a pair of cosy socks to combat the chill, but that’s a temporary measure that won’t help you to create that cosy home environment you so yearn for.
The solution? Rugs – and lots of them!
From your hallway and landing to your front room and your bedroom, bright, soft and welcoming rugs can be just the thing you need to complete a space, add a pop of excitement to an otherwise neutral part of the home and to help you feel truly at home.
Step 2: Minimalism is key
When it comes to Hygge, less is almost certainly more and you can achieve your dream aesthetic simply by removing unnecessary clutter and tat. After all, a tidy home equals a tidy mind.
So, if you’re looking for a way to get started with your Hygge space, that will cost absolutely nothing – get clearing out!
Step 3: Opt for warm, welcoming woods
Wooden furniture, fixtures and fittings are the perfect fit for a Hygge home. They’re warm, cosy, comforting – and stylish too. And where better to opt for this traditional take on interiors than with the biggest and most attention-grabbing part of your home, the stairs.
Staircases are versatile elements of any home and are so often overlooked as a means of styling your space. But, if Hygge is your goal, opting to create a rustic wooden staircase can be the perfect way to get that log cabin aesthetic, even more so if you opt for natural oaks and walnuts.
If you’re looking to put last year in the past, 2021 has only just begun, so it’s the perfect time to Hygge your home. Get started today!
Thank you for reading.