Scandinavian style has been on-trend for a while now, and with its appealing mix of comfort and simplicity, it’s easy to see why. The Danish word “hygge”, roughly translated as “cosiness”, is not only a buzzword in the world of interior design, but is also gaining popularity as a lifestyle choice. To live a hygge life is to enjoy your downtime, unwinding and spending time alone or with family, and making the most of your home as a space to relax and recharge.
Styling your space
Because of its emphasis on both cosiness and relaxation, hygge is a particularly good ambience for the bedroom. It’s easily achieved, too, with plain white or grey bedding, pared-down accessories and a few carefully chosen cushions with a pattern or cushion to brighten the mood. Elegant anglepoise lamps help to add a designer, Scandi feel, while warm-hued lightbulbs will add to the cosy vibe in the bedroom.
Choosing the perfect bed
While interior styling is important to creating an elegant yet inviting hygge feel in your bedroom, it’s important to think about the quality of the furniture – in particular, the bed, as this is the main event in your sleeping quarters. Choosing a luxury mattress, such as an orthopaedic or pocket-sprung, back protecting mattress, will help to add a touch of luxe, whilst also ensuring that you have a relaxing and comfortable night’s sleep, every night.
While you may think that nobody really sees your mattress, a good quality mattress can have a surprising effect on the overall look of your room, and even under your covers it can make your bed look sumptuous and inviting. But, more importantly, investing in a good mattress will save you money in the long run as it will be more comfortable, so you won’t need to replace it early, and it will last longer.
Relax and enjoy your hygge bedroom
Once you’ve chosen your perfect mattress and bedding, be sure to accessorise your bed with plenty of blankets, for that cosy hygge feel – you can layer them up as the nights draw in and the weather gets cooler. With the bed made, it’s time to think about the finishing touches. Light some candles, spritz a bit of lavender pillow spray on your bedding, and take a moment to relax in your newly styled hygge space.