Winter is the perfect time to embrace hygge. Whether it’s a long evening spent by the fire, curling up with a good book or taking the time to enjoy your favourite coffee, hygge creates a feeling of contentment & well-being from enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
Creating a warm, inviting home is key for the festive season and the Hideaway trend calls for lots of soft textures. Invest in mohair pillows, chunky knit throws and fluffy rugs to add warmth to your space and stick to a soft color palette of gray, white and cream to create a calming ambience. The key to achieving this look is to keep colors simple and build character with various textures and patterns.
In a nod to the pared-back lifestyle hygge encourages, Christmas decorations should be minimalist and free from over-the-top embellishments. A simple color palette of cream, silver and gray works best, favouring the ‘less is more’ concept when it comes to baubles and tree decorations. Place rustic wire ornaments, pine cones and lanterns filled with tealights around the home and finish the look with seasonal foliage such as holly, mistletoe and sprigs of blue spruce in clear glass bottles.
Long winter nights are perfect for gathering friends and family and enjoying a glass or two of mulled wine over a lovingly-prepared dinner. The Hideaway trend encourages stress-free entertaining with its effortless dining style. Instead of a fussy tablescape, keep it simple with a color block tablecloth, matching napkins and simple glassware. Crisp white or soft gray tableware adds a Nordic touch to the look, with tapered candles and natural foliage creating a cozy, intimate setting for your loved ones.
Wreaths and garlands are a key element and add the perfect finishing touch to the Hideaway trend. Ideal for bringing the beauty of nature into your home, the deep green shades of these seasoned botanicals can transform a simple mantelpiece or staircase into a chic Christmas focal point.
Finish your carefully curated look with a selection of candles throughout the home. Seen as one of the fundamental additions to achieving hygge, the flicker of candlelight against your seasonal decorations will transform your home into the ultimate festive hideaway.