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Hygge, peace, and serenity

Hygge, peace, and serenity

  • Hygge is a Danish word that can be best described as enjoying life’s simple pleasures. It was created as a concept and lifestyle by the Danish in the 18th century and is now a fundamental part of their culture.
  • While the word is meant to encompass the Danish way of life, it also embodies their decor. The main idea of hygge decor is to create a peaceful, serene space that is free of clutter.
  • Clutter can cause stress, which is the opposite of the calming and happy way of the Danish lifestyle. Even though hygge is a concept that is commonly associated with winter, it was actually meant to be enjoyed year-round. 


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How to hygge

Hygge is a Scandinavian way of life that spreads warmth and calm. It celebrates health and happiness and can be accomplished in other ways besides just decor. Here are some ways that you can incorporate hygge into your lifestyle:

  • Surround yourself with friends and family
  • Enjoy the simple pleasures
  • Be present and thankful
  • Stay an extra hour in bed
  • Barbeque outside
  • Reuse and recycle
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Don’t stress
  • Appreciate your surroundings
  • Enjoy a good book.


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Stick to a neutral color scheme

Stick to a neutral color scheme

The color scheme for your home decor should never be too overwhelming when it comes to hygge.

Sticking to a neutral color palette is important when creating a relaxing space. Using pastel colors like light grays, browns, and creams will create a comfortable area for you and your guests to enjoy.


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Create a comfortable atmosphere

Coziness is key when it comes to hygge decor. One way to do this is by decorating with fluffy pillows and soft comforters. Snuggle up on the couch with layers of blankets and pillows for a warm place to unwind.

You can also do this by creating cozy nooks like a window bench or a love seat. These make for a great place to relax with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa for some peace and quiet.


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Decorate with candles

Decorate with candles

When you think of candles, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it’s romance, a relaxing bath or a calm night with a book. These are all things that encompass the hygge lifestyle.

The soft and kind glow of a candle cannot be replicated by anything else and should be used throughout your home to create a warm radiance.


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Light up the area with twinkly lights.

Twinkly lights are also ideal when it comes to hygge decor. Not only are they cheery and festive, but they look great everywhere. Y

ou can use them in your bedroom, living room, or even outdoor areas. Like candles, they give off a softer light and can add a pleasant touch to your home design without being too overwhelming.


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The fireplace

The fireplace

Having a fireplace is an essential element to hygge decor.

It represents warmth and togetherness and is most fun when enjoyed with loved ones.


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Add texture

Introducing texture to your living space is a great way to add interest to an otherwise minimalist design. Y

ou can do this by incorporating warm, natural materials like wood and wool into your decor. You can also add variety with different types of flowers for a small pop of color.


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Create a spa-style bathroom

Create a spa-style bathroom

Instead of just using your bathroom for a quick shower in the morning, make it a relaxing retreat. Your bathroom should be a place you go to for rest and rejuvenation.

  • To create a bathroom that is pleasant and peaceful, make sure you have lots of hidden storage space to avoid any unwanted clutter.
  • For extra enjoyment, invest in candles and comfy robes for a design that is laid-back and serene.


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