AN INTRODUCTION TO HYGGE IN DESIGN:

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This Danish term, Hygge, has become increasingly popular over the past few months, and was originally coined as a term for well-being back in the 18th century. It’s pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’ and the exact meaning is hard to pinpoint. Although it has no literal translation to the English language, it does intend to convey a sense of comfort and coziness in life’s everyday moments. Hygge can be achieved in design through a balanced use of sensory items to create a space where people feel at home. Using soft lighting, as well layering, through a combination of floor and table lamps, gives spaces a warm atmosphere. Minimalist pieces of furniture, that display clean and simple lines, allow the area to feel calm and collected. Complete your design with soft and warm-toned textures such as blankets and throws. For a finishing touch, incorporating personal touches such as favorite books or pieces picked up from travels, can spark conversations and really give your space a sense of personality

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