Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish concept we can thoroughly get on board with at Coggles. Roughly translated as ‘cosiness’, hygge is about warmth, comfort, intimacy, and spending time with family and good friends. Hygge comes into its own in the winter months; Demark is famously cold and dark at this time of year, so Danes do what they can to make their homes as enjoyable to spend time in as possible. It’s little wonder, really, why Scandinavian homes are so stylish.
This home is in Sweden – so technically not Danish – but it’s still got plenty of ‘hyggeligt’ features. The apartment is compact but neutral colours and only the necessary pieces of furniture prevent it from becoming over crowded. Walls are white throughout, with light wooden floors and exposed brick in the open plan kitchen providing a touch of contrast, while the use of dark steel adds an industrial edge to soft rooms.
It’s the mixture of texture that gives this home its cosiness – from the rug and blankets in the living room, to the cushions and throws covering the bed in the master bedroom. Keeping the colour palette to whites, tones of grey and accents of dusty pink enables the space to retain its minimalist Scandi aesthetic.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Anders Bergstedt via Entrance Makleri