Creating a Pinterest-worthy hygge home

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

rusticbed

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.

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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

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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.

tritone

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

pinkbed

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.

lakehouse

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

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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?

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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

greentile

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.

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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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147 Comments Add yours

  1. Heather says:

    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 🙂

  2. Postivfworld says:

    Great post
    I’m thinking of getting totally into hygge this winter!
    Will be entering the comp too! 👍🏼

  3. Love that living room with the snowy landscape outside and the white flowery chandelier!

  4. Denise Davies says:

    Love stripes and dots so that would be great to win

  5. iain maciver says:

    some childrens wallpaper

  6. COPENHAGEN BLUE/GREEN GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  7. Nick says:

    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!

    1. Hahaha, thank you! That’s alright, I won’t hold it against you 😉

  8. my852life says:

    Amazing post, I loved the cushion in point 3 ! 😀

  9. joefons says:

    They really have some nice interesting & exciting Pins

  10. Lyndsey says:

    love the Ayia grey damask wallpaper

  11. Helen Stratton says:

    I would choose the Ash Branch Russet Floral Wallpaper.

  12. Jade Hewlett says:

    I like the Florence Bracken Natural/White Floral Wallpaper

  13. jrh56 says:

    I like the FLORENCE BRACKEN NATURAL/WHITE FLORAL WALLPAPER

  14. Sheena Batey says:

    My wallpaper of choice is Zebra Platinum Grey Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper

  15. lisa dolatowski says:

    I love the HELSINKI PINK/YELLOW GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  16. Kim Taylor says:

    Stockholm gold geometric wallpaper

  17. Sobia says:

    I’d choose the Casablanca ruby red damask wallpaper for my living room.

  18. i would choose the FEATHER LILAC FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  19. sharon martin says:

    i like the MILLIE TEAL FLORAL WALLPAPER for my lounge

  20. laura banks says:

    i like the CARRICK CHOC FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER for the lounge

  21. Isabel O says:

    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. 🙂

  22. sheridarby says:

    FLOURISH PLUM FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER is lovely

  23. daisymae2017 says:

    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?

  24. I’d choose the Stockholm blue paper for my living room.

  25. Karen Ashfield says:

    Great competition thankyou. I would probably pick the beach hut one. Or a glittery one for my chicks’ bedroom

  26. Leanne Abel says:

    I WOULD CHOOSE THE CHEVRON BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER

  27. leyanpark says:

    I WOULD CHOOSE THE CHEVRON BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER

  28. Lindsey Stuart says:

    I would choose the pretty POLLYANNA SKY BLUE PINK FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER It is stunning and very unique!

  29. I do love the Copenhagen Grey Geometric Wallpaper

  30. Susan B says:

    The FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALLPAPER looks lovely to me.

  31. Alica says:

    I really like the Amelie floral wallpaper for my bedroom!

  32. jo liddement says:

    The Woodland Brick Red Floral Wallpaper is very striking and i would love this in my office

  33. Rebecca Alderson says:

    I love the look of the Chevron Yellow Geometric Glitter Wallpaper!

  34. fay says:

    Tough choice between one of the feather styles or the snow white glitter one

  35. fayxxx says:

    Would be a tough choice between one of the feather styles of the snow white glitter one

  36. Rebecca Brown says:

    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 😂

  37. I’d choose the ASH BRANCH DARK OLIVE FLORAL WALLPAPER would look amazing in my hallway

  38. Danica Clarke says:

    I really like the Sycamore duck egg 🙂

  39. laura stewart says:

    i like this one Synergy Plum Floral Glitter Wallpaper

  40. nick says:

    the green tiles are beautiful, really unusual!. It reminds me we need to redo our kitchen

  41. Katie says:

    Some children’s paper

  42. Andrea Fletcher says:

    I like Cotton Tweed Stonewashed wallpaper.

  43. Arabella Bazley says:

    I love the Copenhagen Grey Geometric, but with so many to choose from I might just change my mind!

  44. MARK HOPKINS says:

    Ash Branch Russet Floral Wallpaper

  45. Angela Treadway says:

    I like GLITTER BRICK GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER x

  46. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says:

    CARRICK GOLD FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER

  47. Charlotte Carter-Dunn says:

    I’d choose Mortimer Yellow Geometric Glitter Wallpaper

  48. Shirley A Evans says:

    LOVE THE FLORA NEAVEAU RUSSET FLORAL

  49. claire woods says:

    ATRI WHEAT GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  50. Something glittery to brighten up a dark corner

  51. Gary Foster says:

    I’d choice the Zebra Platinum Grey Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper…loOKs great

  52. Victoria E says:

    Really into Moroccan style tile prints and would love to decorate my bedroom.

  53. Cat Williams says:

    I love the LONDON TILE WHITE PLAIN GLITTER WALLPAPER. It’d look amazing in our dining room

  54. Kim M says:

    Love the Vintage Lace Marshmallow Damask wallpaper x

  55. kayleigh baker says:

    love the designs

  56. Victoria Easton says:

    I love the egg blue sycamore, really different!

  57. Marleen says:

    Stockholm Blue Geometric Wallpaper would brighten up my tiny kitchen!

  58. Carole S says:

    Calico Damask soft grey damask

  59. Amanda Jayne Davis says:

    I would choose WILD HEDGEROW PLUM FLORAL WALLPAPER

  60. charlotte bell says:

    I like the charcoal one

  61. Debbie Nichols says:

    Such a selection. I would probably go for the cotton tweed hessian https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/cotton-tweed-hessian-plain-wallpaper

  62. Dale Dow says:

    The feather lilac wallpaper is gorgeous x

  63. isis1981uk says:

    The SWEET CHERRY POWDER BLUE SPARKLE FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  64. Ray Becker says:

    wife chooses

  65. Rachel White says:

    I love the ranges of glitter wallpaper & the gold beaded paper is gorgeous I think that would be great sparkling against the open fire

  66. Stephen Temperton says:

    I’d choose the pink/charcoal floral paper on a feature wall in our living room.

  67. Ruth Harwood says:

    HELSINKI PINK/YELLOW GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  68. hayley cooper says:

    I WOULD CHOOSE THE SYCAMORE CHARCOAL FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER – GORGEOUS!!

  69. elaine stokes says:

    Feather Monochrome Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper

  70. Nicola Dow says:

    I would choose Aiya Grey Damask paper its so nice x

  71. Victoria Prince says:

    I think I’d choose the Cotton Tweed Duck Egg Plain Wallpaper 🙂

  72. dana says:

    Stockholm Blue

  73. Jess Barber says:

    I’d choose the Beach hut driftwood feature wall glitter wallpaper – its gorgeous!

  74. Anthea Holloway says:

    I would choose the QUANTUM STAR CREAM GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  75. Suzanne Jackson says:

    i like the Helsinki blue/green geometric wallpaper

  76. wendy malone says:

    Beaded wallpaper is very nice

  77. Irene Murdoch says:

    I would choose:ttps://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/oriental-landscape-eau-de-nil-feature-wall-wallpaper @Irenejanine

  78. Hayley Elvin says:

    I would choose the Highgrove Biscuit Damask Glitter Wallpaper

  79. Kathryn Cox says:

    Sycamore Grey wallpaper

  80. Kyomi Johnson says:

    Definitely would have to pick the Stockholm blue its gorgeous would look amazing

  81. Sarah Fielding says:

    SYCAMORE DUCK EGG FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER is definitely the one for me! Gorgeous!

  82. 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

  83. Pelagia says:

    White wooden cabin…. just perfect! 🙂

  84. melanie stirling says:

    I would like the Woodland Sage green floral wallpaper.

  85. Jennifer Baker says:

    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

  86. Simone Griffin says:

    I love the sycamore duck egg feature wallpaper 😍

  87. Miss Lucinda Fortune says:

    The alberto dove grey plain glitter!

  88. Sally Collingwood says:

    Love the Oriental Landscape China Blue Feature Wall Wallpaper, it is beautiful!

  89. Natasha Cross says:

    I would choose the SANCERRE DAMSON FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER to use as a feature wall

  90. Dawn Wilkinson says:

    I’d choose the Florence Bracken Aqua/White Floral Wallpaper it’s so calming

  91. The AMELIE CAMOMILE FLORAL WALLPAPER would look lovely in my bedroom

  92. Hayley Todd says:

    There are so many gorgeous wallpapers to choose from! I adore the Crown Flora Nouveau Natural Floral Wallpaper. It’s really stunning!

  93. I’am head over heels for the FEATHER GOLD EFFECT FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  94. carol boffey says:

    Stokholm blue for my hallway

  95. leeanne clifford says:

    “GLITTER BRICK WHITE FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER”
    I would love this as a feature wall in my bedroom

  96. Stevie says:

    I would put it towards the STOCKHOLM SILVER/GREY GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER for the bedroom.

  97. Mary H says:

    The Sycamore wallpaper is really beautiful.

  98. Michelle Stewart says:

    Calming and homely some of these look lovely

  99. Cheryl G says:

    The woodland duck egg blue floral paper would look lovely in my bedroom when we decorate

  100. Jeanette Leighton says:

    Calico leaf duck egg blue floral wallpaper

  101. Karl Borowy says:

    TRITONE MARONE DAMASK WALLPAPER

  102. I am in love with the glitter brick white fetaure wall wallpaper!

  103. Louise Heaton says:

    VIBRATION GOLD BLACK GEOMETRIC GLITTER WALLPAPER

  104. cheryl price says:

    im loving the FEATHER CHOC FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  105. Ali Fanstone says:

    The AMELIE CAMOMILE FLORAL WALLPAPER would be lovely

  106. Erica Price says:

    The Sycamore wallpaper.

  107. Samantha Atherton says:

    I absolutely love the FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  108. Daisarella says:

    The Sycamore is beautiful!

  109. Anthony says:

    SENATOR PLUM DAMASK GLITTER WALLPAPER would be a contender, as would CASABLANCA BOLD BROWN DAMASK WALLPAPER

  110. Terri-Louise Dudey says:

    DONEGAL JUTE PLAIN WALLPAPER

    I love this one for my bedroom xx

  111. nicky pearce says:

    Cotton Tweed Stonewashed wallpaper.

  112. Donna Caldwell says:

    I love the Copenhagen grey geometric wallpaper

  113. Caroline Smith says:

    I’d love the Calico Leaf Stone Washed Floral Wallpaper for my living room 🙂

  114. Carol Phile says:

    Crown Florence crackle rose gold

  115. hazel murphy says:

    KHILANI FROZEN PLATINUM GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  116. lynn neal says:

    Crown florence crackle rose

  117. Lia Burns says:

    I would choose the ‘feather dappled grey feature wall glitter wallpaper’ for my living room, it’s stunning x

  118. Hayley Lynch says:

    I would love to decorate my living room with CALICO LEAF SOFT GREY FLORAL WALLPAPER

  119. Alison Clifford says:

    Love the pink and black feather wallpaper

  120. Joanna Kasznicki says:

    london tile grey mist plain glitter wallpaper for my kitchen

  121. robyn297 says:

    FEATHER DAPPLED GREY FEATURE WALL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  122. Family Makes says:

    I think I’d choose the Stockholm Blue wallpaper

  123. Natalie Russell says:

    I love the London Tile Aqua paper shown in your blog – stunning! I’d love it for my kitchen.

  124. Maria Hackett says:

    The Ayia grey damask wallpaper is my fav!

  125. natalee gosiewski says:

    CARRICK CHAMPAGNE FEATURE WALL WALLPAPER

  126. Chris Fletcher says:

    I really like the Copenhagen Grey geometric wallpaper

  127. Joanna Ford says:

    I like the pastel blue lake house!

  128. winningaway says:

    CALA LILY LIME GREEN FLORAL GLITTER WALLPAPER

  129. hannah igoe says:

    I love the STOCKHOLM SILVER/GREY GEOMETRIC WALLPAPER

  130. Rachael Watkins says:

    Has to be the Stockholm gold geometric paper so lovely

  131. Francesca H says:

    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 🙂

  132. Meryl Thomas says:

    The chocolate feather wall paper https://www.inspiredwallpaper.com/wallpaper/feather

  133. I love the damask soft grey wallpaper.

  134. craftywren says:

    Id love the Beach Hut Beach Blue Feature Wall Glitter Wallpaper in our downstairs loo, i love the seaside/coastal theme

  135. Marie Rule says:

    I would choose the CALICO LEAF BUTTERMILK FLORAL WALLPAPER.

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