The bedroom is one of the most important spaces in the home. It’s the place we unwind after a long day, and should associate with relaxation and taking some down time. Ultimately, the bedroom should be inviting enough to allow us to get the sleep we need each night, since getting enough sleep is so important for overall health and wellbeing. One way to make sure your bedroom is as comfortable and welcoming as possible is to practice the Danish phenomenon of hygge. Learn all about hygge and how you can apply it to your bedroom!
Just what is hygge?
Hygge is a concept that centers around the act of acknowledging a moment, feeling or scenario as special. Whether it’s having some extra time to spend quietly sipping your morning coffee or curling up with a good book on a rainy night, anything that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling is typically considered a hygge moment! Here’s some great ideas on how to give your bedroom the ultimate cosy makeover.
Add soft furnishings
The first step to your hygge makeover is to make your bedroom look and feel as comfortable as possible. An easy way to do this is by adding some soft furnishings and accessories – this means fluffy rugs, faux fur cushions and plenty of knit blankets. For windows, make sure you invest in some curtains which you can draw at night to enhance the luxurious feel even further, and keep heat in during the Winter. Even the fabrics used on your bed can make a difference, with styles like a velvet divan bed from the Sleep Station giving the ultimate finishing touch.
Choose calming colours
According to colour psychology, the shades we choose to paint our home have a big impact on our mood. Colours that are considered perfect for bedrooms include blue, soft green and grey, all of which have calming qualities. Try painting walls in one or a couple of these colours, adding a wallpapered feature wall if you prefer some extra eye-catching detail.
Bring in some greenery
Plants have some powerful qualities that are perfect for bedrooms. Plants like Jasmine and Lavender will help with sleep quality and reduced anxiety levels, while the snake plant is recommended for improving air quality. Decorating your bedroom with a few plants is also a scandinavian style staple – an added bonus if you want to give your room a Danish inspired touch!
Light some candles
Last but not least, you’ll need some nice scented candles or incense to make your space feel even more relaxing and inviting. This need not be as costly as you’d think, as you can buy plenty of quality candles at affordable prices. Scents like sandalwood and chamomile will help with the cosy atmosphere of the room – perfect for snuggling up and de-stressing.