Home Therapy with Hygge Design

The hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) state of mind is a zen we breathe and live. It is a home therapy that anchors our home spaces with a peaceful, friendly and stress-relieving atmosphere. It is cozy as a way of life!

So, it fits into the Art Matrix philosophy designed to empower holistic well-being. Our mission is to bring the best products and reviews to you in the most simple way. authentic, eco-conscious, holistic living.

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10 Basics of Scandinavian Design

Nature is a big design influence.

Nature is a big design influence. Support this with images of nature (ie otherworldly lave fields, Norwegian fiords or waterfalls) in rustic-looking wooden frames.

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Eco-materials and efficiency.

Select materials, furniture, and accessories that are eco-friendly and support efficiency. Further, extend the lightness with furniture painted in light colours rendering more light.

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Neutral colours.

Monochrome everything with white, beige, creams and brown. Recently though, t’s becoming more popular to inject some colour such as pale grey, black and yellow. Yet, take care not to incorporate bright designs and textures that disrupt the aesthetics.

Using a neutral colour palette in your decor encourages a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere perfect for creating that feeling of hygge.

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All natural materials.

All natural materials like wood, wool, and florals help to keep things simple and cohesive. Textiles are traditionally simple cottons with gingham for authenticity and for curtains to allow light. Decorate with soft blankets and fluffy pillows.

Forms follows multi-function.

Forms follows multi-function. So the furniture designs are usually streamlined without without extra decorative additions

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Accessories which reflect light.

Accessories that include mirrors which reflect light and produce sparkling effect.

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Create a warm, comfortable atmosphere. declutter because mess causes stress and we are looking for home spaces that are calming and serene.

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Less is more.

Less is more. Create minimalism with a few quality anchor pieces: the simplicity of the design is what makes it succeed as a Scandinavian look–clean lines and simple profiles.

Lighting is key.

Lighting is key. Candles are a must for incorporating hygge decor into your space. And, the soft, warm glow created by several candles cannot be replicated by artificial light.

Use candles that don’t emit a strong, overwhelming fragrance. That said, twinkly lights for indoor and outdoor spaces give off a softer light.

Minimize the bulky and bright lamps that create a harsh glow.

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Plants, plants everywhere!

Plants in your home spaces boosts your mood, reduces stress, and helps keep indoor air clean.

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Did you know?

  • The Danes year in, year out are nominated the happiest people in the world.
  • Hygge celebrates health happiness which can be accomplished in other ways other than decor.
  • Take up a hobby. Puzzles and books are those simple pleasures that encourage being present and let us appreciate our surroundings.
Hygge Design--a home therapy that anchors our home spaces with a peaceful, friendly and stress-relieving atmosphere.
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