Confession time: I LOVE PINTEREST. I can easily waste hours on a Sunday evening scrolling through recipes, inspiring my home decor and fuelling my wanderlust, and there’s something so satisfying about adding to my boards (shameless plug: if you enjoy this blog, you might also like my Hello Hygge board).
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is how to bring hygge into the home. A lot of people think that hygge needs to look like all the amazingly chic, white, crisp Scandi homes we see on the internet, but that is absolutely not the case! Hygge comes in all shapes, sizes and colours, and I’m going to show you how many shades of hygge there really are in the home. Let’s take a look at some of the key interiors trends on Pinterest as identified by Inspired Wallpaper and find out many ways there are to make your home hyggeligt. And if you read to the end, you’ll find out how I can help you create your own Pinterest-worthy hygge home with £75 to spend on wallpaper…
1. Country living
When I think of country living, I tend to think of rustic woods, beams, exposed brick and threadbare rugs. This massive bed looks so snug covered in blankets and pillows, and with central heating not really being ‘a thing’ in the countryside, it looks like the perfect spot for Sunday morning hygge before a bracing walk in the rain.
I love this unbelievably chic freestanding copper bath, and the little basket of towels would fit right in at any country pile. I’m hoping the rug is faux fur – imagine sinking your feet into that after a hot bath! Candles are a staple in any country home, whether it’s a crumbling cottage or a grand stately home – if the electricity cuts out, these will be absolutely essential. And of course, a candle or two never hurts when it comes to hygge, right?
2. Lavish luxe
The two things that spring to mind when I think of luxe interior decor are 1) bold colours and 2) texture, and this room delivers on both of those fronts. I know there’s a lot going on, but it goes to show that you absolutely don’t need to live in a showroom to hygge at home. This room lends itself well to nesting, with lots of places to get cosy and relax. This would look so inviting in winter in flickering candlelight – I’d love to curl up in that chair next to the fire with a book and a cup of tea on a cold December night.
I’m eeeever so slightly sold on this Tritone Marone Damask Wallpaper. This for me is a perfect example of how you can create a cosy, hyggeligt space without going for the bright, white Scandi look. It’s quite opulent and intricate, and I think this would be a gorgeous dramatic backdrop to dark wood furniture, velvet upholstery and lots of plush cushions and throws. Hygge is for everyone, even drama queens!
3. Perfect pastels
As you may well know, pale pink is my absolute favourite colour, so I naturally gravitate towards these pretty blush tones. I don’t think pink is very often associated with hygge, but for me it’s the number one colour that makes me happy, which is why I’d love to sprawl out in this pink and white bed. Give me a Nigella Lawson cookbook, a glass of wine and a string of tiny fairy lights and I’d be happy as a clam here.
And speaking of colours rarely associated with hygge, how often do you see blue featured in the classic ‘woolly socks in front of the fire’ stock images the media uses to demonstrate the concept? But this pastel blue lake house SCREAMS summer hygge to me. Imagine relaxing in here on a breezy summer morning, enjoying pancakes for breakfast and planning your walking route for your day at the lake with your family. I don’t know about you, but I’d visit tomorrow given half a chance.
4. Scandinavian hygge
I love everything about this pared-down, white wooden cabin. It’s completely unachievable for a naturally messy magpie like me, but it just goes to show that you don’t need lots of ‘things’ to be able to hygge. This is a very functional space (in fact, I think this room represents lagom pretty well!), but still beautifully cosy – there’s a throw, a couple of cushions, a couple of rugs and that lovely minimalist rocking chair. How much do you want to be sitting in that chair right now looking out over the snowy landscape?
If you want to take the Scandi concept even further, you could opt for this gorgeous Stockholm Gold Geometric Wallpaper. I loooove the eye-catching pattern (maybe on a feature wall rather than an entire room, though it depends on how bold you’re feeling!), and the metallic gold will help reflect light, making it ideal for smaller spaces. It comes in several colours, but the gold will go well with any warm neutral colour scheme – ideal for the cosy vibe.
5. Terrific tiles
The kitchen is the heart of the home
I can never get enough of these deep, opulent teal tiles. It reminds me of an enchanted woodland lake, and the addition of the zingy green foliage stops it all from getting too gloomy. Bringing nature inside is great for home hygge, and this mismatched patchwork of greenery really works for me. The warm copper and wood warms the whole colour scheme up a bit, and a kitchen like this would absolutely brighten up my mornings.
And by the way, did you know that you can get ’tiles’ as wallpaper? I certainly didn’t, but check this out – this is the beaut London Tile Aqua wallpaper, and it’s PERFECT for bringing a splash of colour into a kitchen or bathroom without the expense and effort of real tiles. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of ‘all neutral everything’ when you’re decorating, and people tend to play it safe and functional in kitchens and bathrooms. But for the two rooms everyone uses every day, why not do something a bit different and put your own stamp on it?
Win £75-worth of wallpaper for your own hygge home
So, the good part! Hopefully you’ve spotted a couple of ideas to inspire your own home decor in this post, and you’re ready to freshen up your own space. The lovely people at Inspired Wallpaper are offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win £75 to spend on inspiredwallpaper.com, to help you create your perfect environment for hygge.
Entering is easy – just complete the actions on Rafflecopter and keep your fingers crossed! This competition is only open to UK entrants, but of course I’d love to hear from everyone about what inspires your hygge home!
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The pastel blue lake house is the same style as my summer house! Blue for me is the colour of calm so this is the perfect hygge feel for me 🙂
I’m thinking of getting totally into hygge this winter!
Will be entering the comp too! 👍🏼
Love that living room with the snowy landscape outside and the white flowery chandelier!
Love stripes and dots so that would be great to win
some childrens wallpaper
COPENHAGEN BLUE/GREEN GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
Nice post Miss T,
Can’t say I agree with the teal tiles (or some of the other things) – but some really good, thoughtful and insightful views shared!
Hahaha, thank you! That’s alright, I won’t hold it against you 😉
Amazing post, I loved the cushion in point 3 ! 😀
They really have some nice interesting & exciting Pins
love the Ayia grey damask wallpaper
I would choose the Ash Branch Russet Floral Wallpaper.
I like the Florence Bracken Natural/White Floral Wallpaper
I like the FLORENCE BRACKEN NATURAL/WHITE FLORAL WALLPAPER
My wallpaper of choice is Zebra Platinum Grey Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper
I love the HELSINKI PINK/YELLOW GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
Bantry champagne floral
Stockholm gold geometric wallpaper
I’d choose the Casablanca ruby red damask wallpaper for my living room.
i would choose the FEATHER LILAC FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
i like the MILLIE TEAL FLORAL WALLPAPER for my lounge
i like the CARRICK CHOC FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER for the lounge
I think I would probably choose the ‘windward platinum grey feature wall glitter’ wallpaper, for one wall in my bedroom to make a feature wall. 🙂
FLOURISH PLUM FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER is lovely
Glad you Love Pininterest. I’ve got some questions though and they are: What is Pininterest? How much does it cost? I’ve heard different things about it and need to know. Is it secure?
I’d choose the Stockholm blue paper for my living room.
Great competition thankyou. I would probably pick the beach hut one. Or a glittery one for my chicks’ bedroom
I WOULD CHOOSE THE CHEVRON BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER
I WOULD CHOOSE THE CHEVRON BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER
I would choose the pretty POLLYANNA SKY BLUE PINK FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER It is stunning and very unique!
I do love the Copenhagen Grey Geometric Wallpaper
The FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALLPAPER looks lovely to me.
I really like the Amelie floral wallpaper for my bedroom!
The Woodland Brick Red Floral Wallpaper is very striking and i would love this in my office
I love the look of the Chevron Yellow Geometric Glitter Wallpaper!
Tough choice between one of the feather styles or the snow white glitter one
Would be a tough choice between one of the feather styles of the snow white glitter one
my choice: https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/stockholm-green-geometric-wallpaper
I’d probably go for the arabesque black/black damask to do a striking feature wall in my living room, but I’m still undecided about how to redecoratemso by the time the winner is declared I’ll probably have changed my mind!! I’m totally hopeless 😂
I’d choose the ASH BRANCH DARK OLIVE FLORAL WALLPAPER would look amazing in my hallway
I really like the Sycamore duck egg 🙂
i like this one Synergy Plum Floral Glitter Wallpaper
the green tiles are beautiful, really unusual!. It reminds me we need to redo our kitchen
Some children’s paper
I like Cotton Tweed Stonewashed wallpaper.
I love the Copenhagen Grey Geometric, but with so many to choose from I might just change my mind!
Ash Branch Russet Floral Wallpaper
I like GLITTER BRICK GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER x
CARRICK GOLD FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER
I’d choose Mortimer Yellow Geometric Glitter Wallpaper
LOVE THE FLORA NEAVEAU RUSSET FLORAL
ATRI WHEAT GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
Something glittery to brighten up a dark corner
I’d choice the Zebra Platinum Grey Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper…loOKs great
Really into Moroccan style tile prints and would love to decorate my bedroom.
I love the LONDON TILE WHITE PLAIN GLITTER WALLPAPER. It’d look amazing in our dining room
Love the Vintage Lace Marshmallow Damask wallpaper x
love the designs
I love the egg blue sycamore, really different!
Stockholm Blue Geometric Wallpaper would brighten up my tiny kitchen!
Calico Damask soft grey damask
I would choose WILD HEDGEROW PLUM FLORAL WALLPAPER
I like the charcoal one
Such a selection. I would probably go for the cotton tweed hessian https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/cotton-tweed-hessian-plain-wallpaper
The feather lilac wallpaper is gorgeous x
The SWEET CHERRY POWDER BLUE SPARKLE FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER
I love the ranges of glitter wallpaper & the gold beaded paper is gorgeous I think that would be great sparkling against the open fire
I’d choose the pink/charcoal floral paper on a feature wall in our living room.
HELSINKI PINK/YELLOW GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
I WOULD CHOOSE THE SYCAMORE CHARCOAL FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER – GORGEOUS!!
Feather Monochrome Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper
I would choose Aiya Grey Damask paper its so nice x
I think I’d choose the Cotton Tweed Duck Egg Plain Wallpaper 🙂
I’d choose the Beach hut driftwood feature wall glitter wallpaper – its gorgeous!
I would choose the QUANTUM STAR CREAM GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
i like the Helsinki blue/green geometric wallpaper
Beaded wallpaper is very nice
I would choose:ttps://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/oriental-landscape-eau-de-nil-feature-wall-wallpaper @Irenejanine
I would choose the Highgrove Biscuit Damask Glitter Wallpaper
Sycamore Grey wallpaper
Definitely would have to pick the Stockholm blue its gorgeous would look amazing
SYCAMORE DUCK EGG FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER is definitely the one for me! Gorgeous!
I’m half way through decorating my whole house and im hunting for ‘unique’ wallpaper, but now I can stop looking because i found one I love – STOCKHOLM SILVER/GREY GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
White wooden cabin…. just perfect! 🙂
I would like the Woodland Sage green floral wallpaper.
I’m just about to move into my new house in a few weeks! I love the brick wallpaper for my son and some pink glitter for my daughter’s room. For the living room id choose Aiya Grey damask! It’s stunning x x x
I love the sycamore duck egg feature wallpaper 😍
The alberto dove grey plain glitter!
Love the Oriental Landscape China Blue Feature Wall Wallpaper, it is beautiful!
I would choose the SANCERRE DAMSON FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER to use as a feature wall
I’d choose the Florence Bracken Aqua/White Floral Wallpaper it’s so calming
The AMELIE CAMOMILE FLORAL WALLPAPER would look lovely in my bedroom
There are so many gorgeous wallpapers to choose from! I adore the Crown Flora Nouveau Natural Floral Wallpaper. It’s really stunning!
I’am head over heels for the FEATHER GOLD EFFECT FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
Stokholm blue for my hallway
This would be be choice https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/energy-stripe-blue-teal-striped-wallpaper
“GLITTER BRICK WHITE FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER”
I would love this as a feature wall in my bedroom
I would put it towards the STOCKHOLM SILVER/GREY GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER for the bedroom.
This one is beautiful
The Sycamore wallpaper is really beautiful.
Calming and homely some of these look lovely
The woodland duck egg blue floral paper would look lovely in my bedroom when we decorate
Calico leaf duck egg blue floral wallpaper
TRITONE MARONE DAMASK WALLPAPER
I am in love with the glitter brick white fetaure wall wallpaper!
VIBRATION GOLD BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER
if i won i would love to go for https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/alberto-dove-grey-plain-glitter-wallpaper 🙂
im loving the FEATHER CHOC FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
The AMELIE CAMOMILE FLORAL WALLPAPER would be lovely
The Sycamore wallpaper.
I absolutely love the FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
The Sycamore is beautiful!
SENATOR PLUM DAMASK GLITTER WALLPAPER would be a contender, as would CASABLANCA BOLD BROWN DAMASK WALLPAPER
DONEGAL JUTE PLAIN WALLPAPER
I love this one for my bedroom xx
Cotton Tweed Stonewashed wallpaper.
I love the Copenhagen grey geometric wallpaper
I’d love the Calico Leaf Stone Washed Floral Wallpaper for my living room 🙂
Crown Florence crackle rose gold
KHILANI FROZEN PLATINUM GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
Crown florence crackle rose
I would choose the ‘feather dappled grey feature wall glitter wallpaper’ for my living room, it’s stunning x
I would love to decorate my living room with CALICO LEAF SOFT GREY FLORAL WALLPAPER
Love the pink and black feather wallpaper
london tile grey mist plain glitter wallpaper for my kitchen
FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER
I think I’d choose the Stockholm Blue wallpaper
I love the London Tile Aqua paper shown in your blog – stunning! I’d love it for my kitchen.
The Ayia grey damask wallpaper is my fav!
CARRICK CHAMPAGNE FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER
I really like the Copenhagen Grey geometric wallpaper
I like the pastel blue lake house!
CALA LILY LIME GREEN FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER
I love the STOCKHOLM SILVER/GREY GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER
Has to be the Stockholm gold geometric paper so lovely
The Sycamore Duck Egg would be perfect for our bedroom renovation – its all white, blues and greys, with a huge old union jack we rescued from a skip at our old job (big London Institution) which will hang on the wall behind the bed. Tattered and beautiful, it flew over London for years 🙂
The chocolate feather wall paper https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/wallpaper/feather
I love the damask soft grey wallpaper.
I like this one https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/amelie-duck-egg-floral-wallpaper
Id love the Beach Hut Beach Blue Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper in our downstairs loo, i love the seaside/coastal theme
amazing prize! Liked and shared too.
I would choose the CALICO LEAF BUTTERMILK FLORAL WALLPAPER.
I love the Copenhagen grey geometric wallpaper! Grey and yellow room would suit it!
id choose https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/annalee-beige-feature-wall-wallpaper It looks beautiful when hung!