It might be nearing the end of winter and the start of Spring, however that doesn’t quite mean you can throw open the windows in the house just yet. Here in the UK it’s mostly winter for 11 months of the year, which is why the phenomena that is Hygge fits perfectly in to our way of life. Also, because people my age (21… *ok 31*) tend to want to stay in and binge watch the latest hyped TV show, and to do that you need some hygge in your life.
I am sure you all know what hygge is, if not it loosely translates from Danish as making the ordinary special and beautiful; living a cosy simple life. Now to me that translates as spending all my free time in bed under lots of blankets with a good book. I’ve teamed up with United Carpets and Beds to bring you my tips for perfecting your cosy bedroom space, which you can watch below
As you can tell you don’t need to change much, or spend a small fortune; it’s the lifestyle trend that suits any budget. Most items you likely already own, and you’ll own several of them if you’re anything like me – I have a thing for blankets and throws. By selecting some key pieces and strategic layering it’s simple to keep it hygge.
Think cosy ; knits, faux fur, faux shearling. But don’t just stick to one, mix them up. As you can see from my set up I have faux furs in short and long hairs, linen and knits. Wrap your bed and yourself in lots of different textures then snuggle up with a good book
One blanket or one cushion is never enough. The more cushions the merrier, and the more blankets the cosier. I have around 5 blankets in the bedroom alone, what can I say, I like to be snug. The contrast of various shades and textures of a items really adds to the hygge feel.
Candles, everywhere. Lots of candles in different shapes, various shades that tie in with your décor and in homely comforting scents. I never have the ‘big light’ on in the bedroom, and tend to use candles and my little reindeer fairly lights to add a warm lighting.
To up the hygge ante you can invest in some natural wooden furniture or bring the outdoors in with lots of plants – I cannot do this, as I can’t even keep a cactus alive. Fake plants work just as well and I do have a collection of pretend succulents on my work desk which is in my bedroom. You’re all set for the simple hygge life, now all that’s left to do is pop the kettle on, get the marshmallows out and have yourself and hot chocolate in your new hygge bedroom. Are you as obsessed with the hygge trend as me?!
Post in Collaboration with United Carpets and Beds