Although some people prefer to get palatial, spacious homes, there is now another trend which has become quite popular around the world. It has to do with what the Danish call “hygge”—a sense of cozy happiness. Essentially, the words “hygge” and “hug” come from the same root. So hygge is like receiving a hug, not just from a person but from your surroundings in general. And it’s something that you can deliberately cultivate in your St Simons home.
Small Cozy Homes Are More Hygge
First of all, you may want to ask yourself just how much space you require in your St Simons home because it’s easier to have hygge in a small, cozy cottage rather than a large mansion. Of course, you can also go for something in-between and deliberately make an effort to go through all the rooms and make sure they have a hygge feel.
Lighting, Texture, Comfort and Rusticity
So what exactly constitutes this hygge feel? How do you create a sense of cozy happiness? Think of fireplaces, soft rugs, comfortable furniture and a rustic feel in general. Dim lighting can really create a hygge feel as opposed to bright lights which are in your face. Soft textures on your furniture and under your feet are also hygge. Throw some comfortable cushions on your sofa and you will increase its hygge quotient.
Hygge Nooks and Home Offices
Sometimes, you can also create little nooks all around your house where you can curl up with a cup of coffee or a book. These are hygge. Letting in some natural light can also be hygge. You can make your home office more hygge with some rustic colors, plants and candles. No one says you can’t be relaxed while working!
Nature, Armchairs, Shawls and Throws
Some natural elements can also be hygge, like plants or furniture made from unfinished wood. Rocking chairs, armchairs and ottomans are also hygge as they increase your level of comfort. Then all you need to do is cozy up with a shawl or a throw and you’ll be all set to pass the afternoon in a relaxed manner.
Contact DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty for more great tips to add some elements of hygge to your St Simons home.