With so many people aiming to revitalise their homes in time for Christmas, here at Home and Contract Design, November and December are our busiest months. Whether you’re considering revamping a room’s soft furnishings for the arrival of guests, or taking on an entire room refurbishment, now is the time to tackle it or risk being held up due to delayed deliveries and the holiday period.
So with this in mind, here are our top tips for ensuring your home’s décor is ready in time for Christmas.
The interior design of your home can have a big impact on this so with this in mind, we've put together our 6 hygge tips to transform your home into a comfortable haven.
1. Stock up on candles
Believed to be the number one way to get the hygge look, we're not surprised! The first thing that comes to mind when creating a cosy setting is setting the perfect lighting and candles are the best way to achieve this. Whether scented or unscented, embrace the warming glow of candlelight throughout your home. And their use shouldn't be confined to solely nighttime either. Danes purchase more candles than anywhere else in Europe, with one third admitting they light candles all day.
2. Create texture
When you think about creating a cosy atmosphere, notions of soft textures which add dimension instantly spring to mind. If you want to hygge your home, stock up on chunky knit cushions, faux fur throws and fluffy rugs, guaranteed to add lashings of texture. For extra comfort, choose the softest of materials, such as merino wool and cashmere for a touch of luxe.
3. Don't go overboard
You don't have to completely redesign your entire home to create a hygge atmosphere. It might just be creating a little nook you can call your own, or adding more of what you love. Remember, hygge is a feeling, so it isn't just focused on physical items. It could be enjoying a cup of your favourite coffee, or enjoying a long, candlelit bath. It's all about taking time to enjoy more of the things that you love.
4. Bring the outdoors inside
The autumn and winter months are typically cold, so going outside may not be your idea of comfort, but that doesn't mean you can't welcome the great outdoors into your home. From wooden furniture and flooring, to exposed walls and brickwork and neatly packed piles of logs, waiting to be thrown on that roaring fire, it's easier than you might think. Plus, you can easily incorporate nature into your home, with the addition of house plants, which are the perfect finishing touch.
5. Keep it simple
Hygge is never about going overboard. Yes, its focus is on indulging, but not extravagance. Hygge is not about going OTT in a bid to impress guests, but instead creating an atmosphere where everyone is comfortable and at ease. Learn to embrace the imperfections and simplicity and you're halfway there.
6. Take up a hobby at home
You've spent time creating an atmosphere you love, so make some time to enjoy it! Whether it's taking up a new hobby, or picking up an old missed one, turn off technology, and enjoy a simpler way of life. From delving into a good book, to picking up a craft, these activities will help you switch off and relax the mind and body.
If you'd like to introduce a little hygge into your home, why not give us a call and let us help you create your perfect setting? For more information, get in touch here .
At Home and Contract Design , we take great pride in sourcing a stunning array of wallcoverings from all around the world. That's why our selection of wallpaper is loved by our clients. Here, we take a look at just a few of the designers that make up our wallpaper Northern Ireland collection.
At Home and Contract Design we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of services. One of which, in particular, that we’d like to highlight is our ability to not only supply one of the best collections of fabrics and wallpapers in Northern Ireland, but also design and create your soft furnishings.
Our extensive showroom in Northern Ireland is home to our stunning collection of design houses, ranging from budget friendly to those with a more bespoke requirement. We pride ourselves in only offering collections from designers with quality we can stand behind, which is why we have travelled the world in search of fabrics and wallpapers of the perfect combination of style and perfection.
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