Today’s Trends: Hygge
Hygge is the holiday home trend here to make your life as cozy as possible.
There’s a new lifestyle trend in town and it’s traveled quite a long way – all the way from Denmark, specifically – to help make your home as cozy as possible during the holiday season and beyond. It’s called hygge, and no that wasn’t a sneeze.
This trend (pronounced hoo-gah) has been emerging for the past few months and can be difficult to distinctly define. The gist of hygge embodies coziness and warmth and all manner of things that make you feel good, in your home and in your life. It’s an ambiance, a sense of closeness. Think of that feeling of putting on your favorite pair of sweatpants and cuddling under a thick blanket by the fire with a good book in one hand and a steaming mug of hot chocolate in the other. That’s hygge.
While encompassing more of a feeling than a direct design trend, hygge in the home can look many different ways. Cozier modernism feels warm and inviting, rather than the cold minimalism of the past. Think mixing textures and fabrics to create a more lived-in feel. Different woods, woven materials and handcrafted ceramics are just a few elements that can create a more raw, natural look for a space.
It’s all about the layering.
A warm blanket is a hygge must, but don’t stop there. Utilize faux furs, warm knits and fuzzy throws to create a luxuriously cozy atmosphere to any who enter your home. Warmth and light are key factors in a hygge home. With this trend, you want your home design to be chic with an emphasis on comfort.
Hygge isn’t just a home trend, either. It’s catching on in wellness communities and family gatherings alike. It’s about making ordinary every-day moments meaningful. Hygge isn’t a single action, but rather a way of living life in a warm and fuzzy way. That includes enjoying hearty meals and warm beverages with your loved ones, making lasting memories, conversations and connections, and cultivating a sense of coziness in your home that can carry into the rest of your life.
What are you waiting for? Go put on your favorite pair of fuzzy socks, grab a good book, your fur baby, or whatever else makes you feel cozy and cuddle up. After all, it’s in style right now.
Cozy home items also make great gifts!
Spread the spirit of hygge this season with the assortment of warmth and comfort-inspired products in the 2018 Seasonal Idea Book.