WHAT IS HYGGE?
If you're not familiar with the Scandinavian concept of "Hygge" (hoo•ga), Hygge is about creating a happy and cozy atmosphere in your home. Hygge can be around the dinner table with friends and family or simply snuggling up in your favourite throw for a good read and a cup of coffee in your own company. Even something as simple as lit candles on your window sill can be hygge.
Hygge is about the relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel at home and allows you to unwind and recharge. You cannot force the feeling of Hygge; however, you can help it and the right kind of furniture and decorations. This blog post will provide you with our top tips and tricks to create a "Hygge" feeling in your home.
WHEN AND WHERE CAN I ACHIEVE HYGGE?
We can find Hygge virtually everywhere, regardless of time or place. But holidays and the dark and cold winter months are Hygge's high season. The cold keeps us indoors and encourages indoor activities in front of the fire with lots of cozy blankets. Adding plants and candles is a great way of creating a warm, welcoming, cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
At JYSK, our Scandinavian roots are reflected in our selection of furniture and decorations. Our heritage is also a significant part of our culture, and we'd love to get Canadians onboard and help set the mood for Hygge in your homes. Scandinavian style is minimalistic and light, and clean lines and fine details characterize the design. At JYSK, you can find lots of inspiration for cozy, Scandinavian-themed décor which will help you create a hygge atmosphere that suits your style.
MIX AND MATCH COLOURS AND MATERIAL AS YOU WISH
A way to personalize your space is by decorating with lots of different throw cushions – the more, the merrier! Feel free to mix and match different colours, materials and patterns. Besides creating a personality, it shows courage to incorporate different colours, and maybe it can inspire your guests to do the same. By merely changing the cushions, throw blankets and rugs, these items all have a way of influencing the entire room. They can define different areas in a room, and either create harmony or add some spark to your décor.
Now that you know a bit more about this Scandinavian secret to happiness, how do you incorporate hygge into your life and home?