How to hygge in your home this Autumn?
Autumn, what a magical time of the year! With the colour of the leaves changing, a bounty of fresh, flavoursome produce on offer and a slight chill in the air, how we all love Autumn. Allowing us to wrap up in soft jumpers and protective boots as we walk within the beauty that is the fallen ombre leaves on the forest floor, Autumn is the perfect season for hygge home decor.
Fitting perfectly hand in hand with one another, by adding some cosy Hygge decor to your home this Autumn, you too can have a warm and cosy Fall to enjoy.
What is Hygge
If you happened to miss the excitement and buzz that is Hygge up until now, then let us educate you. Hygge pronounced as hoo-ga is a Danish, Scandinavian word used to describe cosiness and contentment. The perfect partner for the darker, colder months, you may have come close to experiencing Hygge when snuggled up under a blanket with a thick cup of hot chocolate.
Helping you to master Hygge, by following our simple tips, you too can have a delightful Autumn and a bearable Winter.
How to Hygge this Autumn
Whether you choose to add some new soft knitted throws to your sofa, scented candles, to the addition of the color of pumpkin that we associated with Autumn, follow our top tips and have a delightful snug Fall for yourself!
The power of smell is incredibly powerful and for those wanting to create a warming and welcoming area, we recommend starting with scents. From the addition of spiced pumpkin candles dotted about the house, to a wood burning fire, a welcoming, an Autumnal scent can welcome you,instantly destressing you after a busy day.
A key to mastering the skill that is Hygge, add some layers to your home in the form of blankets and throws. Whether you choose tartan, knitted or faux fur, the addition of blankets to your living room and bedroom can create a soft and welcoming area, while promising to keep you warm during those cold nights.
Lighting is key when it comes to creating a welcoming and calming environment.Instead of switching on the bright over room lights, instead switch on your floor standing lamp and sidelights for a magical, warming glow.
Adding style and charisma to your home, what light you choose to use and where you choose to place it is very important in creating the ultimate Hygge home.
A large shaggy sheepskin to an environmentally friendly rag rug, with the addition of rugs to your floor, you can add some much needed warmth to your home. Brightening up the room, while adding a layer of cosyness, you will be amazed at the improvement that a rug can make to an otherwise bland room.
Along with the above selection of necessary accessories, when adding Hygge to your home and rejuvenating your home with added comfort, the furniture you use is equally important. By
adding a large soft velvet sofa or a large contemporary armchair, collapse in your seating of choice at the end of the working day with a large glass of red wine.
Now that your home is Hygge ready, the time has come to improve the snugness of your wardrobe. By adding soft cashmere jumpers, thick knitted socks and sheepskin slippers, you can remain comfortable and relaxed throughout the day. If you are wanting to master the Danish Hygge look, then consider a pair of felt slippers.
Both your home and your wardrobe are ready for the change in season and you cannot wait to snuggle up on the sofa, all that is missing is a hot beverage!
The perfect fall beverage to enjoy after sunset and that is a thick homemade hot chocolate, with a naughty layer of whipped cream and marshmallows dusted on top. If this beverage choice is too sweet for your liking, how about a large red wine, allowing you to celebrate the end of another busy day.
There you have it, by following our simple tips, you too can improve the appearance and enjoyment experienced at home. By mastering the art of hygge in your home this Autumn, you can enjoy, making the most of the change of season and mentally brace yourself for the looming arrival of winter.
From the changing of colours, deliciously comforting home cooked meals, end everyday in a state of bliss by making sure to Hygge this Autumn.
Thanks for reading!
(Guest blog post)
About the Author
Charlotte Johnson is from the sunny south of England and is a copywriter and SEO assistant. With clients ranging from gaming, construction to velvet and contemporary armchairs, there is little that Charlotte cannot write about.