We’re sure you’ve heard of the Danish word “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-guh”). It’s a concept that’s been gaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason. Hygge is all about creating a feeling of warmth, cosiness and contentment in your life. It’s about taking the time to appreciate the simple pleasures, like enjoying a hot cup of tea on a rainy day or snuggling up with a good book. In essence, hygge is about finding joy in the little things and creating a sense of comfort and happiness in your everyday life.
Life can get a little crazy sometimes, and we all need a sanctuary to destress. For many of us, that sanctuary is our home. However, if you’re coming home to a cluttered mess, your home may start to feel like more of a prison you want to escape from rather than to. If that’s you, worry not! We’ve got five ways for you to tackle your demons head-on and create a hygge-filled home.
Find your personal aesthetic
One reason you may not feel too comfortable in your space is that it doesn’t feel like you. Start by establishing what your personal interior style is and go from there. An easy way to personalise your space is by adding plants and artwork or painting the walls. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is a great alternative if you’re renting.
A common tip but a worthwhile one! A cluttered space sends a signal to your brain that there’s more to do and clean, which ultimately prevents you from mentally decompressing after a long day. By removing excess shoes, decorative items and appliances, you can create a soothing space that will encourage your brain to shut down.
Invest in subtle lighting
Switching on the “big light” in a room can almost feel like an assault on the senses, and it does prevent you from relaxing. Instead, invest in a floor and table lamp to add enough light to see comfortably but not so much that it feels like you’re sitting under a police spotlight.
Feed the senses
Never underestimate the calming effects of scent and sound. Lavender, vanilla and jasmine are three popular scents to boost relaxation and are easily available. Whether lighting candles or using a diffuser with essential oils, up the relaxation factor with a playlist of your favourite ambient noises to better prepare your overstimulated mind for bed.
Don’t skimp on comfort
From a soft rug under your feet to a fluffy blanket on the couch or a velvet-soft cushion behind your back, invest in cosy comfort items that you’ll want to sink into after a long day. The cosier the item, the more likely you are to snuggle down and simply enjoy a well-earned moment of relaxation.
Whether you need a temporary storage solution to protect furniture while you paint the walls or could use a little extra space to store household extras you’ve decluttered, Pink Hippo is your solution. Pop into our top-rated facilities in Reading and Leatherhead or give us a call at 0118 957 1573 (Reading) or 01372 386 916 (Leatherhead) to learn more about how we can help you.