Huge (pronounced hooga) is a Danish lifestyle which encompasses that feeling of coziness, homeliness and making the most of the simple things in life. If you want to add a bit of the huge spirit into your home this year, read on…
1. Make your home warm and comfy
One of the main principles of hygge is the feeling of comfort and coziness. It is hard to feel huge when you are freezing cold or sat on an awkward stool. Decorate your home in a way that encompasses the idea of people feeling comfortable and happy. Step away from wooden stools and instead go for lounge chairs and cosy cushions.
2. Don’t focus on style
Rather than trying to make your Home look exactly like the one from the IKEA magazine, focus on comfort and incorporating your personality into the space. If you see a piece of art or furniture you love, make the decision to get it whether or not it goes with your design. A home is a place which should reflect who we are, have some fun with it and be creative.
3. Embrace the past
A huge element in the home design of huge homes is embracing the history and culture of not only your family, but the country. Find vintage and heritage pieces to add that unique story to your home and make your guests talk and wonder about the items you have.
4. Less is more
If you have a small space try to avoid buying huge furniture which will take over the whole room. This way you can make space for the whole family and you won’t all feel cramped in your home.
5. Candles, candles and more candles
Candles are arguably the largest part of the hygge lifestyle. The Danish believe that lighting is a crucial part of life and having soft, glowing lights in the home every evening indices a feeling of warmth and coziness, allowing you to relax. Pick up some white tea lights and stick candles and place them all over the home.
6. Choose lighting carefully
Lighting is a massive factor in the hygge lifestyle. The idea is that you want light which is clear and night during the day to protect your eyesight, and in the evening you will want candles and tripod floor lamps to make soft light which involves relaxation. Go for cool toned light and avoid yellow or fluorescent light because it is not natural.
7. A family affair
The most important part of the hygge lifestyle is the value it puts on spending time with your family and friends. A typical hygge night in will consist of you and the family all sat around, warm and comfortable and eating, drinking and simply chatting about everything. Make sure you make time for your family often and hold these get togethers to celebrate the role of family in your life. It will be a lovely way to end a stressful week and relax in comfort.