How to Embrace Hygge This Season

Cooler temperatures are finally upon us in most parts of the country, and we’re focusing our attention on the inside of our homes as we prepare to bundle up. Here at Flooring Direct in Dallas, TX, we’re noticing a trend that the Danish people call ‘hygge (pronounced as hue-guh). Hygge is not only an interior design movement but a way of life that encourages more closely connecting with friends and family. The upcoming winter season is the perfect time of year to infuse the hygge philosophy in your own home and life, including adding cozy rugs to your space.

While hygge is about emotional closeness and connectivity, the hygge way of life is focused on crafting an interior space that is inviting, soothing, warm, and cozy. According to POPSUGAR, hygge is best described as ‘the content feeling you get when relaxing at home with close friends over a candlelit dinner or reading a book on a chilly morning while wrapped in a comfortable blanket.’ POPSUGAR explains hygge as the practice of embracing the indoors, and it also contributes to the Danish folks’ high happiness ratings. Here are some simple ways to incorporate the hygge way of your life into your own home.

Soothing Colors

To create a hygge setting, start by using neutral colors that are calming and soothing. Ivory, pearl, taupe, ash brown, and light gray are all stylish yet monochromatic paint and furniture colors that can help create an atmosphere that is peaceful and calming. Create texture in your space with faux fur throw pillows and cable knit toss blankets.

Dim Lighting

When researching hygge spaces, lighting is a key element. Light fixtures are oftentimes simple and clean-lined, and candles are a hygge-lover’s best friend. Scandinavian design experts recommend minimizing bright overhead lighting and, instead, to use soft lighting with lamps and candlelight. Dimmers are a great option to adjust the brightness needed in your home. Feeling festive? Decorative strands of lights create a sense of whimsy and intimacy.

Soft and Cozy Rugs

One of the best ways to bring hygge into your home is through soft floor coverings, including broadloom carpet and cozy area rugs. Rugs.Shop, our online rug shop, offers hygge-inspired rugs that are warm and snuggly with immediate (and free) shipping. Check out this beautiful shag rug from Karastan for the ultimate in cozy comfort for those long winter nights.

Are you ready to bring the hygge philosophy into your own home with new carpet, flooring, or rugs? We’d love to help! Stop in our showroom today or shop the Rug Shop online from the comfort of home. Wishing you a warm, cozy, and hygge-inspired winter!

Area Rug in Living Room

Dan Ratcliff

Dan Ratcliff is the CEO and President of Flooring Direct in Dallas / Fort Worth. Over the last two decades, he has grown Flooring Direct into a premier Shop-at-Home traditional & hardwood flooring company. With a true dedication to customer service and integrity, Flooring Direct has become DFW's largest highest-rated Dallas-local flooring dealer. Dan has lived in Dallas all of his life and was raised in Dallas with family roots and love for the community and local sports. It's with that sense of family that Flooring Direct has contributed to and sponsored children's organizations like Jonathan's Place and scholastic athletics like Plano's Girls Soccer.