How to Create the Cosy Hygge Theme
Hygge, pronounced "hoo-gah", is a Danish expression that describes a positive attitude or mindset towards life and reminds us of the importance of finding comfort and joy in life's simple and everyday moments. With this humble and understated approach in mind, we set about creating this modern Christmas theme that honours the spirit and tradition of Christmas without over-complicating things. Check out our Hygge Christmas Lookbook and watch our video for plenty of inspiration on how to create your own Hygge Christmas.
Baby It's Cold Outside
Visions of snow-kissed log cabins nestled in the Danish countryside, with family and loved ones warmly tucked away inside are the cornerstone of our inspiration for a Hygge Christmas. Snow-tipped trees and wreaths magically evoke a sense of cozy and warm.
Be sure to include some gorgeously textured pillows and blankets to really dial up the comfort factor.
To really embrace the natural and minimalist features of this style, bring the outdoors in with a pencil pine tree and frosted green leaf tree.
Invite Your Furry Friends
With the snowy outdoors, comes loads of cuddly and furry friends. Invite the locals in to enjoy your winter wonderland.
This gorgeous owl ornament feels right at home in a frosty white tree...
To compliment the stunning beauty of the feature pieces of this style - such as trees, snow and animals - keep your fabrics, textures other décor pieces as natural a possible too.
Gorgeous wooden tree decorations and stocking hangers keep things simple yet stylish.
Burlap flowers add extra depth and softness to your tree decorations.
A burlap and fur tree skirt and gifts wrapped in brown paper and finished off with natural textured ribbons, string and floral pieces continue the warm and simplistic them under the tree.And for those bigger special gifts that arrive on Christmas Eve, a jute gift bag or calico personalised sack is just the thing.
Deck the Walls with Hygge Wall Art
Simple and minimalist definitely doesn't mean bare and boring. Extend your natural beauty to every surface and decorate your walls with some beautiful items.
... or decorate a twig window.
You can quickly and easily create these yourself!
Decorate around your tree as opposed to on it with a wooden star string garland.
An important part of any Christmas gathering is sharing love and making memories with those special people in your life and being thankful for the time that you have together.
Embrace the sense of togetherness and cherish the love created in your warm and cozy Christmas home, by adding personalised baubles or stockings to your décor. Whilst a white Christmas is something we haven't seen for while, there no denying that this simple approach to decorating, and to enjoying the simple things in life is truly something that we can all treasure, where ever you are.
Don't forget to check out our Inspiration Gallery for more ideas on how to great this, and many other Christmas themes.