As the winter nights draw in and the temperature begins to fall, it’s natural to want to barricade yourself in your home and spruce up the place with some cosy interior design features. Enter the trend of the moment: the Danish concept of hygge.
What is Hygge?
Pronounced “hue-ga”, this Danish mainstay refers to feelings of togetherness, cosiness and warmth. Think scented candles, warm blankets, shaggy rugs and a slice of cake. It’s no wonder Danes are the happiest nation in the world!
To help you inject hygge decor into your own home, we have compiled a wish list of some of the most relaxing rugs around, so you can unfurl by the fire in style.
With a lustrous shimmer and texture that’s soft to the touch, this rug is quintessentially hygge. Its neutral colour palette helps to create a feeling of serenity and pairs brilliantly with Danish furniture, such as blonde-wood tables. Plus, with this shaggy rug cosying up your floor space, those toes are in for a real treat.
To complete the look, add some plush woollen cushions to your couch, dim the lights and curl up with your favourite winter warmers.
Como 005 Grey
During winter months, the combination of gloomy weather and daily stresses can prove wearing. Luckily, getting back to a hygge home that oozes tranquillity can do wonders. This Schoner Wohen rug is just the thing to help create this welcoming ambience. Made with exquisite craftsmanship, its premium quality pile will bring comfort and elegance to any floor.
Sheepskin mink rugs are perfect for adding instant warmth to a room. Whether it’s laid next to a fire or thrown over the back of the sofa, this rug’s thick Australasian wool is sure to bring a touch of class to any home. Super silky, it is made to the finest quality. Imagine curling up with a good book as your rug exudes hygge style into your room.
Clean lines and grey pastel palettes are cornerstones of Scandinavian décor, so this Sienna rug is perfect for injecting a subtle and contemporary hygge ambience into your home. It also complements other hygge decor accessories, such as charcoal throws and geometric print cushions. Its modern border design is made with 100% wool pile and has an understated elegance synonymous with the hygge style.
If you want a hygge rug as snug as your heavy-duty knitwear, you’d be pushed to find a thicker pile than this. Made from 100% polyester, this rug’s 7cm pile length is perfect when paired with roaring fires and toasty nights in. Try adding it to a ’hyggekrog’ (a nook): a place where you can snuggle up under a blanket with a cup of tea.
To achieve hygge at home, it isn’t always necessary to seek out the biggest pile you can get your hands on (although we wouldn’t blame you!). This Cascada Grey rug, for instance, has a minimal, chunky felted texture that would be perfectly at home in a Danish house. Marry this with a small, light-toned coffee table and you’re in hygge style heaven!
Cottage CT5581 Anthracite / Sand Rugs
Nordic patterns are characterised by straight, crisp lines in clean hues and mid-strength greys. Cottage rugs incorporate these Scandinavian principles in the form of geometric shapes, adding instant character to interiors. Available in a selection of different shapes, you can find the perfect rug to complement your snug space.
Chelsea 2205/902 Grey
Made with high-quality wool and decorated using geometric patterns, this rug evokes the sensation of walking through woodland. As you sit back, snuggled up in your woollen blanket, let this comfortable woven rug transport you to a homely cabin retreat in the Rold Skov forest.
Have you incorporated a hygge style into your home? Which rug would you like to get your hands on? We’d love to hear your thoughts!