Are you ready to Hygge-up your home?
If you’ve no idea what we’re talking about and are sat wondering what exactly this ‘Hygge’ thing is all about, don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. We’ll ease you into it with a little introduction to this hot new homeware trend and share some simple ways you can Hygge your home with our modern rugs.
What is Hygge?
Hygge (pronounced ‘Hue-Guh’ - not higgy or high-gee as many people would assume) is the Danish art of cosiness. It’s a lifestyle or way of living that focuses on maintaining a comfortable, safe and warm environment. The word sounds a lot like the English word ‘hug,’ which is also thought to have originated in Scandinavia.
Hygge is more than just a home trend
If you follow homeware accounts on Instagram, you’re likely to have seen photo after photo captioned with Hygge-related hashtags. It’s one of the biggest homeware trends right now but believe it or not, it’s not just about scented candles and cosy blankets. Hygge is a mind set that centres around relaxation and looking after yourself. It’s about making choices that comfort and sooth you, appreciating the small things in life and indulging in what makes you happy.
Examples of Hygge living
Still a little unsure what we mean by Hygge living? Think open fires, wool socks, sweet pastries and dinner with friends. Fluffy modern rugs, watching your favourite box sets under the covers, cosy lounge wear, a hot bath with rose petals, a morning coffee with a good book to read. They’re all simple pleasures that can help you find peace and comfort in everyday life.
How to Hygge-up your home
We’ve said that Hygge is more than a home trend and that’s very true but in order to live a cosy, comfortable life, you may need to make some small changes to your home environment. ‘Small’ being the operative word. Hygge is not about extravagance or showing off. It’s about creating an environment you and your guests feel comfortable in.
One such change could be lighting more candles in your home. Candles are associated with relaxation and can help create a calm, cosy mood, as opposed to electric lights.
Hygge modern rugs
Another change could be adding more texture into your home. Think soft, thick textures like chunky knit cushions, faux fur throws and beautifully soft rugs. We’ve shared a few of our favourite rugs below, which are the epitome of Hygge…
Elmo White by Linie Design
Made from 100% New Zealand wool, the simple, yet beautifully designed Elmo White rug offers both exceptional quality and cosiness. Cream is also perfect for your Hygge-home colour palette.
Hygge is about keeping things simple and cosy but that doesn’t have to mean boring. Choosing modern rugs with minimalist patterns can really enhance your Hygge home. Jacob’s Ladder from the new Mad Men collection by Louis De Poortere is the perfect example. This beautifully designed cotton rug features a subtle, light-reflecting copper pattern. It will add both comfort and style to any living space.
Now, we’ll ask again, are you ready to Hygge-up your home? Take a look at our modern rug collections to get started.