Can you imagine living in a country where the temperature in winter can reach minus zero degrees and the sunlight lasts less than four hours a day? Just having a very cozy and welcoming house, isn't it? And it was precisely from this extreme condition that the Hygge style was born, straight from Denmark to the world.
Hygge – read "hu-ga" – does not have a literal translation into Portuguese, but the closest meaning we can find for that word would be something like "cozy".
More than just a way to decorate the house, hygge is a lifestyle. This concept employed by the Danes even earned them the title of “happiest people in the world” in 2016 according to the World Happiness report published by the UN (United Nations).
This is because the inhabitants of that country needed to find ways to feel welcomed and comfortable at home, since they spend most of their time there.
In other words, a house decorated in the hygge style must above all be comfortable and cozy. And it doesn't have to do with the type of furniture you use or the size of your sofa. The hygge is much more related to what you create in the environment, than what you buy.
Hygge is having a cup of tea reading a book, talking to friends sitting on the floor while the rain is falling outside or watching a movie sipping hot chocolate. All these things go through the decoration, but they are not exactly it, do you understand the difference?
Especially because comfort and well-being is an idea that varies greatly from person to person. As a result, decor hygge does not follow specific rules and standards, but it ends up having characteristics that make it recognizable in the environment. And be careful: do not confuse hygge with Scandinavian. Although they are two similar decoration trends and originating in the same region, they are not the same.
Check below what are the striking elements that the hygge decoration carries and learn how to make your hygge more:
How to decorate the hygge style
Basically the purpose of the hygge style is to promote comfort, warmth and coziness, the way you are going to do this is already completely personal. The important thing is that you are guided by this tripod when planning the hygge decoration. Check now how to make the decor more cozy from the hygge concept:
Is there anything more welcoming than lighted candles? That diffuse yellow light makes any environment more receptive, so bet on them to have a hygge home.
Candles can be used on the floor, on furniture, on the wall and even suspended from the ceiling. Another tip is to use those scented candles, which in addition to lighting and warming the environment leaves you still very fragrant.
The hygge decoration is extremely sensory and involves all the senses of the body, including touch. Therefore, abuse of soft, comfortable and pleasant textures such as those of velvet, knitting and wool, for example. These textures can come in the pillows, on the sofa blanket and, especially on the carpet. Choose a rug that is pleasant to the touch and that is able to warmly welcome you at home.
Choose to use light and neutral tones in the hygge decoration, from the walls, to the ceiling, the floor, the furniture and the decorative objects. These tones bring tranquility to the environment and enhance natural light.
Large openings, windows, doors and light fabric curtains. All of this to bring as much natural light into the house as possible. In a country like Denmark, where little sunlight is seen, it is easy to understand the importance of this topic.
Wood and natural fibers
Wood and natural fibers, such as wicker and straw, are unbeatable when it comes to a cozy, warm and comfortable decoration. Use these elements wherever you want, just don't forget them.
Perfume the house
As stated earlier, the hygge style is sensory and, therefore, the experience of this decoration goes through the olfactory cells as well. Therefore, invest in smells and aromas distributed throughout the house through candles, incense, flavorings and sprays.
Plants are also on the list of elements that help to compose the hygge style. After all, the presence of plants inside the house helps to promote this welcoming climate that is so sought after.
And finally, they: the pillows. Use and abuse this functional and decorative item by spreading it on the floor, on the bed, the sofa and wherever else you find it necessary.
It's simple to embark on the hygge style, isn't it? That's because, in fact, what everyone really wants is a warm and comfortable home. So try this style and put your face in the decoration you create, looking for inspiration in the elements mentioned above. To motivate you even more to adhere to this concept in your home and in your life, we made a selection with images of the best of hygge decoration. Settle there where you are and come with us to check out these beauties:
Picture 1 – Breakfast in the warm and comfortable bed: it is very hygge.
Image 2 – Any resemblance to the Scandinavian style is not a mere coincidence.
Picture 3 – The wooden floor warms up any room in the house, but in the bathroom, choose woody porcelain tiles to create this effect.
Picture 4 – Light, wood and a soft and warm bed.
Picture 5 – The plant vase helps to mark the hygge style of this bathroom.
Image 6 – Textures: remember them when thinking about decoration; in the picture they are on the wall, on the floor and on the bed.
Picture 7 – Small but very welcoming home office; the use of wood further reinforces this impression.
Picture 8 – Children's room can also be hygge – and colorful.
Image 9 – The tip here to make the room more cozy is to use ottomans instead of the sofa and a rug that covers the entire area.
Picture 10 – Velvet, plush, crochet: write down the textures you need to have at home to create the best of the hygge style.
Picture 11 – Velvet, plush, crochet: write down the textures you need to have at home to create the best of the hygge style.
Image 12 – Here are the plants and the brick wall that stand out.
Image 13 – Everything white to ensure the best use of natural light.
Image 14 – The chairs are more comfortable and heated with the use of the plush blanket.
Image 15 – Hygge decoration in black and white.
Image 16 – The translucent ceiling allows an even greater entry of light into the environment.
Image 17 – Sunflower to warm the room and the heart.
Image 18 – In the external area the hygge style can also be applied.
Picture 19 – Clean and cozy office.
Image 20 – Rustic wood and bricks was slightly muffled by white.
Image 21 – Let the light in.
Picture 22 – Wooden bed: is it hygge or not?
Picture 23 – Wooden bed: is it hygge or not?
Picture 24 – Wooden bed: is it hygge or not?
Picture 25 – Wooden bed: is it hygge or not?
Picture 26 – Plants, many plants!
Image 27 – Pillows and a warm blanket ready to be used.
Picture 28 – Sitting on the floor with a soft carpet like this is pure comfort, not to mention that the futton leaves nothing to be desired.
Image 29 – The cup of tea is already there.
Image 30 – Where a cushion fits, don't hesitate.
Image 31 – Rustic objects are the face of the hygge style, as well as this lamp.
Image 32 – Christmas and hygge style also combine.
Image 33 – A rug to make the dining room more cozy.
Image 34 – A room to enjoy and enjoy in the company of those we love – and favorite movies.
Image 35 – A room to enjoy and enjoy in the company of those we love – and favorite movies.
Image 36 – A room to enjoy and enjoy in the company of those we love – and favorite movies.
Image 37 – White and pine wood: a perfect combination of tones for the hygge style.
Image 38 – In the white bathroom is the green of the plant pot that stands out.
Image 39 – A balcony like this is to watch the day go by without haste.
Image 40 – Combining functionality with decoration is also hygge.
Image 41 – The pleasure of a table set: more than beautiful, it sharpens the palate and reiterates the hygge proposal of stirring with all the senses.
Image 42 – The pleasure of a table set: more than beautiful, it sharpens the palate and reiterates the hygge proposal to mess with all the senses
Image 43 – Or to be able to work lying on the living room sofa wrapped in a warm blanket.
Image 44 – The lights are also important in the external area.
Image 45 – The white and black of the Scandinavian style being present in the decor hygge.
Image 46 – Treat your home with large and bright windows.
Image 47 – And take a pillow and blanket up to the dining room.
Image 48 – The carpet covering the entire length of the room allows residents to walk barefoot throughout the environment.
Picture 49 – Discreet, but present: wicker and wood show their importance in this decoration.
Image 50 – Environments integrated in the best hygge style.
Picture 51 – The children's room has plenty of comfort and cosiness.
Image 52 – Light tones predominate in the hygge style, but gray and blue are also common in this type of decoration.
Image 53 – This double room has texture even on the chandelier.
Image 54 – This double room has texture even on the chandelier.
Image 55 – Fixtures to make reading more enjoyable.
Image 56 – Fixtures to make reading more enjoyable.
Image 57 – The brown color "warms" the baby's room.
Image 58 – The brown color "warms" the baby's room
Image 59 – The glass wall makes the visual integration of the environments.
Image 60 – No matter where you sit, there will always be a pillow waiting for you.