‘Hygge is not a thing or something you buy…hygge is a state of mind’ – Morten Georgsen
If Hygge (pronounced hu-gah) has passed you by up until now, let me explain. It can be simply described as, cosy togetherness. A feeling of being warm, safe, comforted and sheltered. Think natural happy thoughts…still a bit confused? Well let me explain by giving you my tips on the perfectly Hygge bedroom.
Christy Enigma Bedlinen : This silky smooth cotton sateen jacquard is effortlessly cool and sophisticated. The high thread count and high quality yarn make it indulgently luxurious.
Light: If I had a fireplace in my bedroom, it would be lit, with a pile of logs waiting by it, to put on once the fire had died down. Living light is the most preferable, unfortunately I don’t have a fire, so soft candle light is the next best thing.
Warmth : Whether it comes from what you are wearing, the fire, or the glow from the candle light, for a bedroom to be hygge it must feel cosy. Blankets to snuggle down into, with natural fabrics being important.
Welcome : Hygge originates in Denmark, and Danish homes tend to be relaxed and informal. They want their guest to feel welcome in their homes, and their homes are their sanctuary. So in bedroom that means not trying to be too perfect.
Texture : When I think of Hygge in a bedroom, I think of a cosy and warm, creating the perfect relaxing moment. Soft textures like the charcoal throw in this image. which add another dimension to the bed. Hygge is never about extravagance, indulgence yes, but extravagance no, so that’s why I prefer cottons and other natural tactile fabrics. You could add knitted cushions and sheepskin rugs to add even more layers of texture.
Graphite dressing gown : Christy
Nature : Think natural fabrics, smells and flowers. Go for a wooden bed, something that is an antique perhaps with some history, but most definitely make it the centrepiece of the room.
Friends : Why not invite a couple of your best friends around, and instead of setting up camp in the living room or kitchen, why not relax in the bedroom. Share organic face masks, enjoy some food and wine together. Put on the radio and dance, laugh and have fun!
Clothing: Think cotton PJ’s, comfy lounge wear, soft over sized dressing gowns, super thick marled socks or sheepskin slippers would be good too.
Alcohol : Hot buttered rum or warming wine. Drink from handleless pottery wine cups. Relish in this relaxing time, away from the stresses and strains of life.
So what do you think, are you on board with hygge, I know I am!
*All bedding and the dressing gown were provided by Christy in order to write this post.