With everyone scrambling to soak up as much of the Hygge influence as possible and incorporate the style into their homes, we’ve asked bloggers Kristy and Beth of Design Chic to share their thoughts on this popular trend. Below are five ways that you can instill some more soothing elements to make your home a more tranquil space.
You’ve heard of it around the web, seen it photographed in your favorite magazines and if you are like us, you couldn’t love the Hygge trend any more! Pronounced “hue-guh” – in case, like us, you were wondering – the Danish term applies to anything that is gentle, soothing, and, in a word, cozy.
From candles to cashmere, sheepskin to a crackling fireplace, “hygge” is all about creating a feeling of tranquility and peace. At its core, the trend is centered around embracing life’s little moments and taking pleasure in the simplicity. But Hygge isn’t just for winter. Here are some of our favorite ways to create a more tranquil home all year long.
Make your bed everyday
Simply making your bed is a great first step toward a less cluttered, more peaceful existence. Small habits like this often clear the mess and pave the way for serenity and tranquility. And when your bed is beautifully-made with bedding that is a reflection of you, all the better!
Surround yourself with calming colors
Surrounding yourself with colors that promote calm, restful feelings instead of those that stimulate the nervous system can provide an instant feeling of serenity. In general, colors that emulate those found in nature are perfect for relaxing our often over-worked minds.
Create a dedicated happy space
From that chaise in the corner of your bedroom to that perfect spot underneath the tree in the front yard, having a happy place is essential. We love this beautiful dock for resting and relaxing – and it’s the perfect spot for a picnic! This charming Garnet Hill quilt is a comfortable and super cute addition that makes for a fabulous outdoor experience.
Invest in a pair of comfy pajamas
Nothing is better than coming home after a long day at work and getting in your comfy clothes! The best thing about a great pair of pajamas is that not only will they help you sleep better but you can feel comfortable and cute while lounging at home.
Look for home pieces that are curl-uppable
You know that oversized chair that everyone in your family fights over? There’s a reason for that! Curling up in a comfortable chair can help promote feelings of relaxation and calm. It can even help your mind fall into a restful state before going to bed. A soft, luxurious throw is a must. From the couch to the boat and everywhere in between we can’t get enough of this stunning mohair throw.
Check out a few of our favorite picks from Garnet Hill to add Hygge-inspired charm to your home in droves.