Hygge-up your home this Autumn {in line with AW/17 Homewear trends}

Hygge-up your home this Autumn {in line with AW/17 Homewear trends} With the nights getting shorter and the days getting cooler, it wont be long before we’re all snuggled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate / red wine* (*delete as appropriate) and nestling down for the night to watch X Factor on the TV. With that in mind, it may be time to invest in a few key items to boost the hygge factor in your home and make it more cosy for the winter. Having a quick scan through the ‘new arrivals’ section of my favourite homewear stores, it seems that dark colours, rich textures and brass are going to feature heavily in AW 17/18. I’ll go so far as to say that deep green is going to overtake that amazing lusty blue that we’ve all been yearning for in recent years, particularly those of us who’ve taken a step over to the dark side. Below are five key ways to add some hygge to your home this winter, remaining true to the seasonal trends. Although whatever your style, they key thing to remember is that hygge is a feeling rather than a certain ‘look’. It’s about creating atmosphere with a sense of safety, happiness and warmth. Providing a hygge update to your home need not break the bank, all you need is a little imagination and a few key items. I’ve set out some of my top finds below;

1. Go forth with Green

Room with Green sofa, walls and accessories

Maison Du Monde

A quick scour of Pinterest shows clearly that green is the colour of choice for 2017/18. Interiors trends appear to be moving away from the abundance of greys and blues that have been popular over recent years and edging towards more botanical tones such as sage and hunter green. In fact the Pantone Colour Institute named Greenery, ‘a fresh zesty green’ as colour of the year for 2017. Darker greens seem to be more on trend for interior accents and there are a number of statement pieces available out there, however softer shades such as sage and teal are a great way to introduce the colour if you’d prefer to keep your room a little lighter. Break the look up by using prints and patterns in contrasting shades to add a little interest.

2. Cushions and Throws

Green velvet sofa with blue velvet cushions

H&M

Blankets and cushions are a must have in any hygge home. Swapping lighter coloured cushions for those with a deeper hue can really transform a room. I found these beautiful velvet cushions in H&M, Next and Marks and Spencer. They are a perfect way to add a touch of sumptuous elegance to your home, whilst maintaining a cosy vibe. If you don’t want to go all out with the deeper hues, you can mix things up a bit with some natural shades too. This season velvet is appearing in a whole host of shades from bold jewel tones such as emerald to fresh blush and duck egg blue.

3. Brass is the new Copper

living room with brass accents

Johnathan Adler

Metal features heavily in interiors styling for AW17, but rooms appear to be taking on a more regal air with brass and gold replacing copper as the hottest metal on the block. Introducing gold is the perfect way to add a bit of elegant warmth to your interiors. You can embrace the trend subtly, opting for furniture which incorporates gold overtly, or create more of a statement by adding bold brass accessories. The high street is awash with amazing gold trinkets, I’ve included some of my favourites below.

4. Texture

cosy living room with cream throws and cushions

Pinterest

Having a hygge home is not just about the way things look, it’s just as much about the way they feel. Never underestimate the depth woven textiles and natural fabrics can bring to a room, especially during the winter months. A macrame hanging will add a focal point to a wall, while plants in wicker baskets create a homely, earthy vibe. This trend is all about natural elements being used together. Try to work with a combination of textures off-setting any rough materials with softer items such as velvet cushions and smooth metal planters.

5. Lighting

Image: Pinterest

Light is of course the key element of any hygge home as it is the easiest way to create a warm and cosy atmosphere. Danes absolutely love candles, without candles there’d be no hygge! But if you have pets and/or small children and don’t fancy running the risk of burning your house down, festoon lights and fairy lights are the next best thing. Table lamps are also perfect for creating smaller pools of soothing light, perfect for reading or simply lounging around.

So there you have it, my five tips for creating a cosy hygge home this winter. I hope you found them useful. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more interiors insights please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Hygge x

 

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  1. 27th September 2017 / 12:49 am

    Your pictures are fabulous! Erin x

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