The seasons are changing, and we are entering into the autumn season ahead. While we aren’t saying goodbye to the sun just yet, we can all find that we starting to consider our home comforts a little more and spending more time indoors. But how can we enjoy this season without feeling like we are getting cabin fever? So I thought I would share with you some of the ways we can enjoy our time in our home a little more. Have you heard about Hygge? The latest trend that places emphasis on comfortable living and enjoying all the good things in life. It comes from Denmark originally, and the Danish have been known to be the happiest people in the world. They put that down to practicing Hygge. Which in simple terms is all about embracing the comfortable and good things in life. As it is Autumn, it is the perfect time to try and capture some of this for yourself and your home. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you could incorporate it into your decor. I hope it inspires you to try out the trend yourself.
Consider all the comfort factors of your living room
One of the first things to do is to get into the mindset of wanting to be cosy and comfortable in your home. That means you really need to think about the decoration, the furniture you have and the accessories in your home. While you may want to also think about redecoration of the walls, however, a white and minimal room can still look cosy and inviting with the right level of added touches. It may seem really difficult to comprehend at first, but it all starts with you. Comfortable clothing or pyjamas, no makeup and your hair scraped back off your face. Then your living room or home in general. Think about the cushions to add, the blankets, the warm and inviting hot water bottle ready for those cooler days. Finally, the comfort factor of the food you eat. This isn’t an open invitation to eat all of the carbohydrates and stuff your face with junk, although if you want to do that one evening there is nothing stopping you. Think about comfort food that is not only warming and inviting but is also packed full of good stuff like vegetables and good protein. Not only will you feel satisfied, but you will also see that you start to relax and enjoy the space you are in.
Make things cosy
The next thing to consider would be the environment you are trying to create. This is where you may want to put some focus on the furniture in your home and how you dress the window. Natural light is great, but for an evening in where you want to embrace hygge you may want to think about curtains so you can create the right ambience. The furniture you have in your living room needs to be comfortable and inviting, so while you may have already invested in all of the cushions and blankets, you may still need to think about the sofa or chairs you have. Not everyone can replace them, but adding extra stuffing to the sofa cushions or even plumping them a little could make all the difference.
Think of the colour choices in your home
The next thing to think about would be the colour choices in your living room. If you are deciding to really embrace this trend then you may want to step away from the cool stark colours that have dominated the interior trends for a while and embrace warmer colours. I am not saying paint your walls red and be done with it, but yellow and orange tones, even warmer creams and beiges can make a loving area feel that little bit more cosy and warming, rather than a white and a grey. However, if you do still love the interior look of your home, then maybe adding colour in through accessories could be the way forward.
Add candles to create ambience
Many people would agree that lighting candles can create a soothing ambiance in your home, and this is something that is extremely Hygge. A candle can create that warm and inviting glow so instead of using lamps or keeping those bright lights on, why not get those candles out instead and create a cozier environment to relax in. You could even consider scented ones to add a lovely scent to your living space. If you are looking for something relaxing, then Lavender always works well, but there are some amazing winter scents like mulled wine, apple cider and festive scents that could inspire you and set the mood.
Change the way you relax
As mentioned earlier, a lot of the hygge trend has much to do with you and your actions, so how you relax in your home will come under scrutiny if you are wanting to take this seriously. We have already discussed what you might wear and how you will present yourself, but sometimes it is a case of putting down the technology, sitting in front of a roaring fire with your loved ones and actually communicating. Talking is a great way to reignite passions and love between people, whether that is family, friends or partners. It fuels the happiness, which in turn gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
Add accessories to your home interior
Finally, there are other accessories you can add to your home to really finish off the hygge look and feel to your place. Things like indoor plants and greenery are a great additions to your living spaces. You could also think about adding fairy lights as this can really help with the ambience that candles can create by offering a low lighting option that not only makes a room feel cosy but also pretty to.
I hope that some of these options help you to embrace the hygge trend this autumn and winter.