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Hygge is a Scandinavian word that roughly translates as ‘the opportunity to spend time relaxing in a cosy and contented environment.’ Which, if you ask me, sounds perfect for the upcoming festive season. With that in mind, I have crafted a simple bedroom makeover guide that matches with the Hygge Mindset. Read on to find out more.
Plenty of places to relax
An essential part of Hygge concept is snuggling up inside in the warm, and allowing yourself to relax during the cold winter months. Of course, to do this successfully, you need a good place to relax. Something that in the bedroom primarily fulfils this function.
What that means is, there is no better time to invest in a bed that is both comfortable and looks great. In fact, there is a range of bed types and styles that can work in a Hygge context. With some people choosing wooden versions, while others prefer things like these Strong Wrought Iron Bed Frames instead. The reason being that the latter in particular can last a lifetime, making them not only attractive editions to your home but an excellent investment as well.
Warm wood accents
Warm woods such as oak and ash also work very well in a room decorated in a Hygge style. In fact, having tables, chairs, and even exposed beams on the walls in these types of wood can help suggest that Scandinavian feel.
Although, if your budget can’t quite stretch to those kinds of items creating your own DIY rustic wooden wall decorations can be an effective alternative.
Soft and fluffy textures
Snuggling! It’s the essence of Hygge, and that means any bedroom decorated in the style needs to be stocked full of soft and fluffy textures.
Happily, this is not a task that is too difficult to achieve. In fact, there is a wide range of soft brushed cotton sheet, sheepskin throws, and even fake fur soft furnishings like cushions available.
Of course, if you are looking to keep things as authentically Scandinavian as possible go for mostly white and off white colours with the occasional touch of deep red or green.
A fireplace focal point
Now, I am aware that not all bedrooms are blessed with a real fireplace, and even if they are, it’s not always the safest or most convenient option. However, the Hygge ethos does often feature crackling flames to gather around as the nights get colder and darker.
Happily, there is a way to solve this issue and its to go for an electric fire that looks real. You can even get very realistic looking wood burners, along with fake fireplaces that can give you precisely the aesthetic that you are looking for. Along with the focal point you want. Yet, with none of the smell, maintenance or hassle that you would get from a real fireplace.
This being a feature that combined with the others discussed above should help to make your bedroom, warm, cosy, and very hygge indeed!