You’ll be forgiven for not being familiar with the Danish term ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-ga), but this latest buzz has been big news in the press of late and has really been catching the imaginations of homeowners up and down the country.
So what is ‘hygge’? Well, if you live a frantic, hurried and stressful life, with little time for yourself, then read on. Hygge may be the answer!
Simply put, hygge involves surrounding yourself with comforts, warmth and cosiness, becoming detached from the pace of modern life if only for a short period. Eating home-cooked food, storytelling with the kids, wrapping up in a duvet to keep the cold at bay: this is all hygge as the Danes intended.
The Inspiration Centre is over the moon to report that hygge can be applied to an interior in much the same way it can be applied to a way of life. It involves turning your home into a simple yet comforting space where work and worries can be forgotten, and UK Flooring Direct is on hand to nudge us in the right direction.
Two stand-out floors from the UK Flooring Direct engineered wood stable perhaps most reflect the philosophy behind hygge. With hues at the darker end of the colour spectrum, Barlinek Balsamico Grande and Home Choice European Oak Liquorice scream Danish authenticity and either would be a fabulous underfoot addition for those looking to create their dream hideaway. The deep brown tones of Balsamico and Liquorice stay true to hygge values, delivering a warming ambiance to any home, and provide the ideal platform to continue your newly inspired interior.
Close to home, think quintessential British pub: darker wood flooring to match the beams running overhead, absorbing light and creating a naturally warming atmosphere. With a little help from UK Flooring Direct, this feeling can be achieved in your own home.
To continue the theme, why not consider a new rug. A beautiful shaggy style can deliver unrivalled, toe curling, underfoot comfort, and the deep pile can also provide the perfect resting point on which to sit as you snuggle up to a roaring open fire. By its nature, a dark floor will frame your rug as if a piece of art, and the lighter tones of the rug will really bring the character and depth of the planks to the fore.
We love any concept that opens up unexplored interior design avenues, so why not introduce the hygge way of life into your home with the help of UK Flooring Direct?