Hygge Home Trends You Will Love This Year
When it comes to interiors, Scandinavians know best.
Hygge is the Norwegian term for wellbeing and this concept is applicable to home design. Considered as a Nordic ‘way of living’, Scandinavians decorate their homes in a way that inspires Hygge – a sense of warmth and comfort in the home.
Scandinavian décor is renowned for its beauty and utility and makes creative use of space to turn even the smallest of homes into a tranquil and inviting sanctuary. With houses continuing to shrink in size, it’s easy to see why spacious Scandi minimalism is hot on trend.
With this in mind, I spoke to PlumbNation about the best way create Hygge in the home. We’ve put together these top tips for an elegant home refurbishment.
If you are familiar with Scandinavian style, then you will know it is all about pared-back design. Think clean lines, smooth edges and a discreet yet functional layout.
Scandinavian homes make the most out of natural light to combat seasonal darkening, so ‘keep it light’ should be your new mantra when designing your living space. Embrace neutral colours and avoid crowding the living space with clutter.
For Scandinavians, comfort is key. Make sure you add texture to your décor with chunky knit throws, faux fur rugs and deluxe cushions.
Incorporating tactile materials into your home brings warmth to the room and contributes towards a feeling of luxury. Layering different textiles will make you feel right at home, especially with a roaring fire or soft candlelight.
Multi-fuel and wood burning stoves have soared in popularity and it’s easy to see why. They make great focal point in the interior and are a traditional Scandi style staple.
In the evenings you can sit back, put up your feet and bask in the amber glow of the crackling flames. Hygge is all about cherishing the small moments, so reconnect with nature by learning the skill of starting a fire from scratch.
Invite nature into the home
Nature is at the heart of Scandinavian design and organic materials soften the sharpness of a classic monochrome colour scheme.
Traditional craftsmanship is celebrated in Danish culture, so wooden floors, chairs and worktops really stand out as feature focal points.
Don’t be afraid to play with other organic materials such as marble or stone and opt for fresh flowers and shade-loving plants to brighten up dark corners.
Embrace freeform luxury
When it comes to the bathroom, it’s all about re-creating a spa-like experience. An open plan bathroom is a popular feature of Nordic design, so install a wet room for freeform luxury.
A wet room creates the illusion of more showering space and allows you to simply ‘walk in’ and wash away the strains of the day. A beautiful bathroom wouldn’t be complete without a luxurious shower, so opt for a digital shower.
Digital showers are game changers for comfort and offer digital temperature accuracy, warm up modes, and multi-flip shower heads for a deluxe pampering experience.
Alternatively, a ceiling drencher will put a spring in your step with a shower that feels like gentle rain.
Underfloor heating is perfect for achieving a minimalist look. An underfloor heating system does away with the traditional cumbersome radiator and offers warmth and comfort underfoot.
It works by distributing heat evenly throughout the room via hot water pipes or electric units and can be hidden beneath tile, stone and wood flooring without interrupting the existing decor.
Freeing up valuable floor space, you’ll be happy to walk around bare-foot and carpet-free!
Remember that Hygge design is all about creating the right space for you to relax and unwind in. Whilst there are key stylistic rules to follow, it’s important your Scandinavian home reflects your personality too.
Splashes of colour, statement artwork, family photographs and scented candles will all add character to your living space and will make you feel right at home.