The sofa bed is on order for our office. We have decided on our colour scheme and now I am thinking of accessories. I stumbled across an article the other day that talked about ‘hygge’ being the latest lifestyle trend. No, I haven’t lost the plot and yes ‘hygge’ is a word. It is actually an old Danish-Norwegian word. The translation of hygge is a feeling of contentment. Well, that is what the magazine article said it means. No doubt, my brother, who lives in Norway, will tell me something different.
Key elements of this trend really appeal to me. As we know, I love a good Nordic trend anyway, so I don’t need much encouraging. As is true of any Nordic trend, nature is key. I love bringing the outdoors in. We don’t have a big garden, instead we have a small patio area and a balcony. Therefore, I like to bring as much greenery indoors as possible. The only problem is that I seem to struggle with keeping them alive. However, I am determined to finally keep one plant alive!
I have been thinking about how I can embrace the Nordic trend in my office and I have decided that some greenery is a must. They say that you should have green plants in a working space. Plants have been shown to decrease stress and enhance productivity by 12%. Wow, I need to get some green plants in my office pronto.
The Nordic trend is also about keeping it simple. This is supposed to help with boosting creativity. I am thinking about introducing some copper accessories into the office. Copper is simple yet elegant and whilst it is 2016 interiors trend, it is also a timeless look. I think that copper also adds a lovely cosy and personal touch which is very ‘hygge’. The copper accessories will look against the teal and brown colour scheme.
I have been curating my take on ‘hygge’ for the Island Living 365 shop. What do you think? Could you get on board with ‘hygge’?
Shop the Hygge Look
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