Create Your Comfort Zone with Hygge Style

Posted by Trish Sutton on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 9:27am

(NC) Looking for design inspiration that doesn’t sacrifice on comfort? Take inspiration from Hygge – the Danish feeling or atmosphere of warmth, relaxation and connection to bring a stylish sense of harmony to your home.  

To help you achieve the look in your space, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her top three tips. 

Hygge your home.  

Pronounced hue-guh, hygge is any place that’s cozy, comfortable and welcoming. This makes it an ideal esthetic choice for family homes or anywhere you want to get snug. However, the concept is also a celebration of Scandinavian design, and embraces a simple, uncluttered and functional approach to living.  

“Hygge is about comfort, but not about clutter,” explains Grech. “To create a streamlined but cozy space, choose furniture with concealed storage and opt for pieces with clean modern lines for a Scandi-chic feel.” 

Inviting layers.  

A warm atmosphere is a hallmark of the style. From sitting surrounded by candlelight or next to a blazing fire with friends, creating a backdrop for peaceful moments will help you embrace hygge.  

“Add warmth to any room with soft lighting, textiles and natural materials such as wood and wicker,” suggests Grech. These elements invite you to linger and get comfortable.  

Look to the skies.  

For an easy way to get the look, consider repainting in a hue that evokes the colours of Scandinavian skies.  

You can give your space a hygge makeover by painting a room or accent wall with a product like Aura interior paint in a matte finish that will stay true over time. “Steam AF-15 and Quiet Moments 1563 are colours that instantly create serenity and invite light into any space.”

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