5. The Art Of Hygge
Get cosy. The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced HOO-ga), which helps the Danes get through long, dark winters, is now catching on with the rest of the world. Collins Dictionary declared it one of the top 10 words of this year and more than 20 books were published about it.
Young Lim, editor of Home & Decor Singapore magazine, says: “Evoking a sense of hygge means adding personal items and lots of natural texture to create an intimate and comforting space.”
Expect to see more furniture in natural, live edge wood placed in communal spaces, and soft, fuzzy rugs with a slight Nordic feel, he says.
There are simple ways to get started on the hygge journey. Holly Becker, an author and stylist who started decor8, a lifestyle and decor blog, suggests saving up for a favourite design piece instead of buying things on sale; confining clutter; and curating looks instead of copying a magazine spread. Oh, and light some candles and invite friends over.