I think we can all relate to feeling overwhelmed and frustrated even in places we consider to be safe and comfortable. Our homes can be filled with stress, anxiety, and overwhelming to-do lists. Bringing elements of hygge into your home is easy and allows you create your own space to relax, unwind, and feel at ease. I’m a strong believer that at least one room or space in your house should feel like a retreat or sanctuary. A place that is free of worry and overthinking. You probably already own things to create this sanctuary you just have to pull it together. You should probably read my Hygge 101 post to get a solid understanding of what this hygge thing is. If you already read it or if you are the kind of person that likes to break rules, keep reading to learn easy ways to bring all different dimensions hygge into your home.
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Using lighting is probably one of the easiest ways that you can bring a hygge into a space. Since I’m all about simplicity and budget friendly life hacks I’m going to get straight to the point. Candles. You can instantly add a sense of comfort to a space by lighting a couple candles. Chances are you have candles in your home, so light them! It will bring an instant sense of calm and relaxation into your space.
Now if you want to take lighting one step further you can invest in hygge light fixtures. The Little Book of Hygge covers some history about certain fixtures as well as the Kelvin measurement that is the sweet spot for hygge. You can find the book here and read up on that if you want to get “a for real” hygge light source. However that’s a little more technical than I ever want to get so listed below are some perfect alternatives.
String + Fairy Lighting
Rope and string lighting is ultra cozy and minimal installation required. You just need an outlet. Here are a couple perfect choices for rope lighting.
LED String Lights
Metal Cage Rose Gold Fairy Lights
Twinkle Star Light Curtain
Pendant lights are the epitome of hygge. These options are going to be a bit more pricey and require installation but worth it’s worth it to have a life long hygge element in your space. If you are looking for pendant lights there are some perfect options below.
Vintage Chandelier Pendant Light
Industrial Cage Lamp Hanging Pendant
Industrial Mini Glass Pendant Light
Next, you’re going to want to bring objects that are comforting into your space. Fuzzy blankets, warm pajamas, cozy sweatpants, favorite trinkets, whatever it might be, bring that item to the space. Again, you probably won’t have to look far for a blanket or pair of sweatpants, but if you are looking to add some additional cozy things to your hygge space, I’ve listed my favorites below.
Diffuser + Essential Oils
Get a diffuser! I have a tiny one that I keep on my night stand and I run it all night long. You can make different blends using your essential oils to further set the mood in your sanctuary. The diffuser and oils I have are listed below.
My mom has this disfuser and it also works beautifully.
Art Naturals Essential Oil Diffuser with Oils
Bring hygge into your home can be so simple and affordable. I hope that this helps you find comfort and gives you the opportunity to create a beautiful sanctuary where you can unwind and relax. Make sure that you subscribe on the right so that you can get notifications via email when I post.