Gaga for Hygge

The Danish philosophy of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Gah) is the feeling of cozy contentment by embracing the simple things in life. Nights by the fireplace, curled up in a blanket and indulging in that second slice of cake. It’s a concept we all chase, probably without even realising, and it’s in the home where we are best placed to surround ourselves with the things that make us feel comfortable. And what better place to feel comfortable than in our own bedrooms. A place we go to escape, rest, work and of course, binge-watch endless Netflix.

Our bedroom is a space interior designers want us to focus on sooner rather than later. It’s important to try and keep it wide, free of clutter and mindful to the part soft textures can play. In the bedroom, texture plays a vital role. We wrap ourselves in bed linen and are often barefoot on the floors. It means the focus should be on incorporating fabrics that feel good. Matte, light and luxury textiles should govern your space.

Textiles are continuing to infiltrate the home in 2019 with rugs, curtains, bedding and throws all embraced as affordable room fillers, and all adding to the Hygge effect that so many are continuing to strive for. Using throw rugs and puffy cushions can add both a visual and physical warmth to the room and using window treatments that diffuse light can add a beautiful softness.

Interior Designers often go to sheer curtains to soften a space and create a little sense of luxury. They add a bit of privacy but still let in lots of natural light.Installing sheers higher than the window frame will elongate the room and create a sense of height while adding a wave pleat will improve the flow and softness of the space. Light is great but only when you have the ability to control it. With the addition of a neutrally toned blockout curtain or roller blind, you’ll be able to shut the world out completely and own that sleep-in.

Creating flexible décor will help guarantee your curtains will not only serve their purpose but help keep the room comfortable and functional at all times. You want to be able to react to the elements and control the light shining in. If you mark both the start and end of our day with a feeling of well-being, then you’ll be a good step closer to going gaga for Hygge.