Have you ever dreamed of turning your home into a sanctuary of peace and happiness, regardless of its size or budget? The secret may lie in one word: Hygge. This Danish term, which doesn’t have an exact translation in English, refers to the creation of a warm and cozy atmosphere that promotes well-being.
Hygge is more than a technique, it’s an art that focuses on the feeling of safety and comfort that a home provides. In Denmark, where the weather often invites people to stay at home, the home becomes the center of social gatherings with family and friends.
Applying Hygge to your home allows you to create cozy atmospheres and turn your space into an oasis of peace, something especially valuable in bustling modern cities. According to Meik Wiking, author of “Hygge Home”, you can use color, light, and the available space to celebrate comfort.
The spaces in which we live or work can positively influence our well-being, and we can improve our happiness by modifying these environments. How? For example, with plants that bring life, and books that invite exploration and contemplation.
Carpets and paintings also contribute to the warmth and texture of a space. As for lighting, a key element in Hygge, Wiking suggests replacing uniform ceiling lighting with light spots, like a floor lamp next to the sofa or a globe lamp in a corner of the living room.
Regarding natural light, it is advisable to look for those corners where a ray of light filters in, just like a cat would do. Keeping windows clean is essential, as dirt can reduce the amount of light that enters. You can also use showcases or mirrors to reflect the natural light from outside.
Finally, if you have children at home, remember to adapt the space for them. The little ones love hideouts and caves. If you don’t have a garden for a hut, you can improvise with blankets and clips in a corner of the sofa. Even the space under a staircase can become a Hygge-filled corner for them.
So now you know, don’t limit yourself when it comes to applying Hygge to your home.
Article by Living Sitges Real Estate