Pronounced “hoo-ga”, Hygge is a Danish lifestyle trend that encompasses a feeling of comfortable contentment and finding well-being through the charm of simplicity. So how can this feel-good concept translate into interior design? We’ve developed a few tips to help your interiors embrace the hot trend of Hygge in what we’re calling, “How to Hygge: Handling this Danish Trend in five easy steps.”

Warm Neutral Shades

Sooth the soul by creating a sanctuary with warm, neutral shades. Blush pinks, pale taupe, softer grays, and washed whites inspire a restorative retreat that evokes a feeling of escape from the hyper activity of daily life.

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Savoring Simplicity

Embracing the happiness of Hygge means relieving the home of any added “clutter” and understanding that simplicity can mean serenity. To master this minimalist approach choose accessories, furniture, and art with a thoughtful approach and decorate with intention.

Texture Time

From chunky knit cushions and faux fur pillows to fluffy sheepskin rugs and wool woven pillows, a variety of soft, luxurious textures gives a home that “snuggle up” sensation that the Danes savor. Bring in the tranquility of the outdoors with worn wood and natural stone adorning the floors, ceiling beams or accent walls.