Scandinavian influence has been rather large in recent years; with so many people taking part and picking up the trend. When it comes to Nordic living, the rules are simple; let everything have a purpose or use, keep things simple and elegant, buy things because that make you happy and most importantly, follow 'Lagom' - to live comfortably and not in excess.
Elm & Blue has always loved the Scandinavian influence when it comes to design and decor and we are excited to share with you the latest Nordic trend that is sweeping the nation and the world. And you can check out our other blog posts about the Scandinavian influence here.
Every culture and tradition will go through an evolution process of change, improvement and cyclic fashion influences that will come back around every now and then. The biggest influence in the Scandinavian culture right now is making things fun and bright, whilst keeping things simple, with a function and of course, 'Lagom'.
This new influence of making things fun and bright can be likened to the Danish tradition of 'Hygge' - creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life.
This idea of 'Hygge' isn't new, but it is having a big influence right now on the Scandi's and this can be seen through their interior decor, design and clothing.
Let us share with you some ways that you can begin to bring this idea of 'Hygge' into your home to create that beautifully warm atmosphere through bright and fun home accessories.
Don't be afraid to use bright coloured paints in your home or colourful, larger-than-life wallpaper designs.
Accessorise with fun and functional home accessories like a bright knot ball cushion.
This is great way to add and element of light heartedness and colour to your home decor.
Bright blue is one of the Scandi's favourite colours to use and these blue astrology prints bring that feeling of 'Hygge' right into your home.
Always use things that have a function and look beautifully bright, like our luxury velvet blanket - great for cuddling up under on colder evenings and also a lovely way to make your home feel warm, comfortable and fun.
Purple is always a fun colour to use in your home decor designs.
Create warmth with a warm floor - rugs can be so underrated and yet make such a big impact on your lifestyle; they are great for cosy toes, defining areas in your rooms and bringing a splash of colour if needed.
To truly encompass the Scandinavian influence mixed with Hygge you should have accessories that have multiple functions as well as being bright, fun and elegant.
We love this pom pom floor cushion for it's bright colour. It also has multiple uses, it can be used for an extra seat for guests on the floor, a cosy backrest on a hard chair, a foot rest for your sofa, a play mat for your little one or even a pillow for meditating on - the possibilities are endless!
How will you be adding the Hygge influence into your home? Do you already have bright and fun accessories in your home?
Elm & Blue