Workshop So cosy! How to give every room a helping of hygge
Create a cosy retreat from the outside world by applying the concept of hygge to each area of your home with Gem Personal Loans
The living room is the heart of hygge as this is where you can get seriously snuggled up. Relaxed furniture, layers of texture and lots of room for books and cups of tea are key when creating a space to enjoy that feeling of warmth and contentment.
> Choose chairs and sofas that invite lounging, napping or cuddling up with a pet and a book
> Add cushions, sheepskins, throws and blankets, and keep baskets handy for spares
> Bookshelves are a great way to create a feeling of hygge as they encourage browsing and reflection. Display mementoes from your life on the shelves to deepen the sense of contemplation
> Ensure a coffee table or side table is always nearby for cups of tea, as is a floor lamp or reading light
> Luxurious carpet should be layered with rugs and hides for extra toe-snuggling warmth
> If you need a TV, place it inside a cabinet or behind a screen to encourage conversation or meditation, rather than zoning out.
Sometimes getting out of bed is too much to ask and we need to turn the bedroom into a haven for a day of rest and relaxation. The hygge bedroom is an extension of the living area but will be a simpler space where less is demanded of the senses. Keep it simple and snuggly!
> Bedrooms are places for retiring from our hyper-connected world so create a sense of introspection with deep tones and rich colours
> Bedding is layered with natural linen, organic cotton, faux fur, velvet, sheepskin or silk all combining to create a truly sensual nest
> Large side tables leave lots of room for books, magazines, drinks, snacks and a cosy light > Shaggy rugs keep your toes warm when you climb out of bed
> A beautiful indoor plant will cleanse the air as you sleep and provide something beautiful for your eyes to linger on.