Have you heard the gospel of
Keep It Simple
IKEA may be based in Sweden, but Scandinavian countries share a broader design ethos that emphasizes function and simplicity, even in the coziest spaces. Emphasize that
Try New Textiles
Neutral walls and simple furniture may seem boring, but these elements are just the canvas for more interesting
Keep Out The Cold
Light It Up
If you’re going to use curtains to keep out the cold, you’re also going to block out the light, so it’s important to think about how you’ll illuminate your space. In addition to keeping the fire roaring, consider adding wall sconces, which provide warm, low light and definitely avoid the overhead fixtures. Alternatively, if you want something a little brighter than a sconce, opt for an array of reading lamps in different colors and with different bulb intensities so that you can vary the level of light in the space as needed.
Finally, to get the full
Hygge style may be a winter-driven aesthetic, but one of the benefits of its neutral base is that you can enjoy it all year round, minus a few blankets. Until then, put on your slippers and put the kettle on – it’s time to get cozy.