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When you hear the word hygge, what comes to mind? For most, it's cozying up over the winter months. The Danish way of living that sparked a trend in warm, stress-free spaces definitely makes most of us want to curl up in front of the fire with an extra blanket and a good book. But while hygge can be ideal for the colder months, Reena of @hygge_for_home believes it’s a way of life that can be embraced all year long. Even in the outdoors, there are ways to create an intimate, charming space. This weekend, the Cardiff-based blogger took over the Domino Instagram to share some of the ways her own home embraces this comfy, relaxed way of life—and how you can, too.
"Hi everyone! Reena, @hygge_for_home, taking over for the day to share how to make your home hygge, no matter the season. Plus, a few peeks inside my Victorian Terraced house, starting with the kitchen, which is the heart of our home. This is where my family spends most of our time (my husband and I both work from home), so it was important to create all year hygge here. We added bi-fold doors, so we have a view of the garden and feel connected to the outdoors. I also wanted the space to feel warm and relaxed, so we opted for wood worktops and a wood table top. I love industrial design, too, so we added steel elements, but cozied them up with fluffy Ikea rugs." Photo and design by @hygge_for_home #SOdomino
Bring on the warm materials
Just because the weather is getting warmer doesn't necessarily mean you need to shy away from using warmer materials and finishes in your home. Take Reena's kitchen, for example. The space feels lived-in and comfortable, thanks to the natural wood tabletop, brass accents and textured decor. And of course, those iconic Ikea rugs are the epitome of hygge.
"For me, bathrooms go beyond being just a functional space. I wanted to create the same hygge feeling in this room, so it really flows through the entire house. An easy way to create a hygge bathroom is to add plants, bringing the outside in, and also candles. I love the deep green against the wood and the white, it feels earthy and natural. Lots of candles makes it a very calming and peaceful place to be after a long day looking after the children." Photo and design by @hygge_for_home #SOdomino
Adding a bit of greenery to your home with some fresh houseplants is one of the easiest ways to not only breathe life into a space, but add a touch of personal comfort as well. So instead of overlooking your tiny bathroom, give it some extra TLC in the form of a few plants and soothing candles.
"When we moved in, our garden had a broken, uneven, and not very accessible patio. We decided to keep the design here clean and simple. I bought a vintage wooden chest from a local flea market to use as a table and we had a modular seating system created. I painted the fence black to create contrast and a backdrop. Here, I wanted to bring the indoors outside to create a cozy space. When the weather permits, we fill the space with cushions and blankets. All we need now is a fire-pit and to toast some marshmallows for ultimate hygge time. Thanks for following along!" Photo and design by @hygge_for_home #SOdomino
Load up the texture outside
Since hygge is a way of life, no one ever said it had to be confined to the indoors. We love the way Reena layers textures in her outdoor space. The pillows are the perfect finishing touch.
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