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8 ways to make your home more 'hygge' this fall

WordsMegan Lambert

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Scrolling through your autumn Instragam feed you’ve probably seen a lot of #hygge​​—seldom has a decor trend been a more apt cultural zeitgeist. More than just pumpkin-spiced lattes, when it comes to home decor, hygge is about creating a warm and intimate space to share with those closest to you. Sound familiar?

So, with winter fast approaching, once again it’s that time of year when we all need a little hygge in our lives. Take a look at these 8 ways to make your home decor more hygge this autumn.

What is hygge interior design?

First of all, it’s pronounced “hoo-gah”. Hygge is a Danish word meaning ‘cosiness’ but the ideology translates as ‘the art of creating intimacy’. It’s more than just hot drinks and cinnamon candles. Hygge isn’t about grand, formal entertaining, it’s cushions and throws piled high. Evenings in front of the fire in your comfiest pyjamas surrounded by those you feel most comfortable around. It’s about celebrating the winter months by hunkering down and cosying up. So, if you’re looking for ways to make your home more hygge in preparation for hibernation, here’s how.

Opt for a warm and calming color palette

When choosing a hygge color palette for your home, the key is to look for warming colors with a red or yellow undertone, rather than blue or grey. Lighter paint colors will create a relaxed, soothing atmosphere, whilst darker paint colors can make a space feel cozy and cocooning, perfect for a bedroom or a living room in the evening. Explore the warm and cozy colors from our collection.

Hygge home decor idea: natural materials

A rustic wood coffee table, wicker or rattan furnishings, and exposed beams all work to create a warm and cozy hygge home. Plus, carpets are a big no-no, it’s all about natural wood flooring with thick pile rugs. If you don’t have much in the way of natural wood in your home, what about trying your hand at some DIY shiplap cladding. Painted or left untreated, it’s a great way to create that modern farmhouse feel, synonymous with Nordic design. Our tips on how to create DIY shiplap cladding will help you get the look.

Ensure you have throws and blankets to bury your feet into

Just as with Scandi interior style, creating a hygge home means layering lots of fabrics and textiles. And when it comes to blankets, you can’t have too many. On your sofa, on your bed, or piled high in a wicker basket—just make sure there is one within arms reach at all times. It’s about texture, rather than color, so go for thick knits, fluffy throws, or bouclé blankets.

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