Hygge

Published
28 August 2018

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Hygge, pronounced ‘hue-gah’ is a way of life in Denmark. In essence Hygge brings focus to the simple things such as your daily well being and living in the present.
hygge

Hygge style complements a simple yet fulfilled lifestyle. Creating hygge means a cosy home with simple pleasures such as candles, a beautiful warm fireplace, neutral tones and wonderful textures.

We don’t have a word for ‘hygge’ in the English language but as hyggehouse.com explains, ‘the idea of hygge can be described as cosiness, charm, happiness, ‘contentedness’, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and (simplicity). It is always cosy, charming and special’.

hygge living room

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Creating Hygge

Create hygge at your place by cranking up the fire, stocking up on candles and incorporating neutral styling wherever you can from flooring and surfaces to soft furnishings through to clothing. Updates including textured throw rugs and cushions, oversized jumpers and thick woolly socks and scarves are a good starting point to create your hygge.

hygge dininghygge bedroom

image credit: digsdigs.com and image credit: homedecorh.com

Natural stone tiles and pavers will work with any neutral palette and provide a beautiful unique floor. Natural stone wall tiles and wall cladding will bring an earthiness and beauty to any space, inside or out.

While we shed the Winter woollies in Oz and prepare for Spring we can still get our ‘hygge’.

hygge living

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According to Countryliving.com ‘hygge’ is definitely a winter thing but you can practise all year round just like the Danes and include picnics in the park, backyard dinner parties, bonfires on the beach and outdoor movie nights.

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