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How to Create a Hygge Home This Fall
Hey everyone! I don’t know about you but every Fall season I live for embracing the cozy in both my home and life. For years now, I’ve loved adding warm elements such as candles, blankets, and natural items like wood and greenery to create a more “hygge” home, so today I’m excited to share a post all about this popular Danish lifestyle and design concept.
Today’s post breaks down exactly what hygge is with helpful tips for creating a hygge home, and I’m also sharing ways you can adopt this concept to improve your own space.
A Hygge Home & Lifestyle
What is Hygge, you ask? This Danish word which is pronounced “hoo-gah” stands for comfort. (Also don’t feel bad if you’ve mispronounced it for years, I did too!)
Basically Hygge is a Danish design and lifestyle concept focused on creating coziness and intimacy, and taking pleasure in the little things in life. Hygge is also very much about mindfulness, encouraging you to live in the moment and embracing a life full of joy and contentment.
As these are things I’ve always personally valued, I’ve really enjoyed the process of adopting a more hygge way of life in my home, and it’s honestly amazing the impact that a couple small changes can make.
How to Create a Hygge Home
Hygge Home Tip #1 – It’s All About the Lighting
First on the list of hygge home tips is lighting. Whether you realize it or not, lighting plays a huge role in your life. If you don’t believe me, just think about how much your mood shifts on a bright and sunny day vs. a grey, dreary one. For the purpose of your home, your lighting should create a relaxed and peaceful ambiance. During day hours, embrace natural lighting as much as possible by opening up the curtains and blinds.
For evening time, pull out your favorite premium candles and turn on accent lighting such as lamps or soft fairy lights, if that’s your style. I recently started using the White Fir Candle from Trapp and both my husband and I LOVE how it fills our home with the seasonal fragrances of Frasier Fir, Balsam Wood, and Cool Ozoic. As daily candle users we also love that Trapp Luxury Candles are made with a soy-wax blend that offers a cleaner and long burn time of 50 hours.
In case you’ve never purchased anything from Trapp, right now is the perfect time to shop with their Buy 4 Candles Get One Free Sale. Some of their other seasonal fragrances include Orange Clove, Holiday, Golden Cypress, Fireside Pumpkin, Hearth, and Lemon Sugar Cookie (how yummy does that one sound?!)
Disclaimer: With the purchase of any four 7oz poured seasonal candles, you will receive one 7oz poured seasonal candle for free, per order. To receive your free candle, put five seasonal candles in your cart and one will be deducted at checkout when you use promo code FALLTRAPP. This offer is valid through store.trappfragrances.com from September 17th – December 31st at 11:59pm CST.
Hygge Home Tip #2 – Add Elements of Comfort
My next hygge home tip is all about creating a space that is cozy and inviting. You know that amazing comforted feeling you get when you come home from a hard day and curl up under a cozy and soft blanket on your couch? That’s what hygee is all about.
You can add elements of comfort in several ways including plush, oversized furniture, soft blankets, pillows, rugs, and even fabric wall hangings.The key here is creating a space where you and your guests instantly feel right at home.
Hygge Home Tip #3 – Bring Nature Indoors
We’ve already talked about how the right lighting can positively affect your mood, but so can nature. You know how taking a walk outside can immediately relax your mind and help with stress? Bring some of those elements indoors!
If you love plants, consider adding some house plants or fresh floral elements, and if you don’t have a green thumb, opt for faux plants. Other ideas for bringing nature indoors include incorporating nature materials like wood, leather, or stone. These elements can even be added around a fireplace setting for a combined cozy and relaxing, environment.
Hygge Home Tip #4 – Keep It Neutral
Colors play a big role in setting the tone in your home. While I do love bright colors in my fashion and makeup, I’m a bit different on the home front and prefer a more neutral and muted color scheme in alignment with hygee design.
Start by choosing neutral wall colors such as grey, beige, or white, and incorporating complementary tones throughout. Keep in mind you can still add color through accessories, textiles, wall art, and furniture, just make sure it’s colors that you enjoy looking at. Here’s an example color scheme that I really love: grey, soft pink, cream, and navy.
Hygge Home Tip #5 – Simplicity is Key
Lastly on my list of tips for creating a hygge home is remembering that simplicity is key. Hygge is very much anti-consumerism at heart and moreso focuses on surrounding yourself with objects that make you feel good.
Instead of cluttering up your space with items that you don’t really need, focus on selecting favorite pieces that invoke feelings of happiness or items that tell a story. Maybe that’s in the form of candid family photos that make you laugh and reminisce, or maybe it’s a gift you received from someone close to you.
For the fall months I always love adding simple decor that reflects the season we’re in and ones that bring back special memories, like owl decor and pinecones we picked together. When in doubt, keep it simple and minimize as needed if you feel overwhelmed with items in your space.
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Hope you enjoyed today’s post on How to Create a Hygge Home This Fall. Is Hygge something you’d like to adopt for your own home? Let me know if you have any questions!
P.S. Don’t forget to head here to check out the Buy 4 Get 1 Fall Candle Sale at Trapp.
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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I love all the ideas you shared. I’ve been incorporating more and more neutrals and it does feel cozier. I love candles and cozy blankets. Such beautiful items you shared!
Thank-you! It really does make it more soothing to the eye. I still love adding tiny pops of color through accessories and decor, but they’re still very complementary of the overall hygge vibe. Glad to hear you’ve been finding success with incorporating more neutrals too.
I need this sort of atmosphere when the nights come so early – give me all the candle light & comforting feels!!!
Yes! Candles and blankets always relax me!