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How to have a Hygge bedroom?

How to have a Hygge bedroom? The answer is here! This room had initially nice furniture pieces (Bed, bed side tables, and chest of drawers all from West Elm – One of my favorite shops) and a beautiful swing which wasn’t installed as the room was crowded with some baby furniture. Now that a baby girl was moving to her own room, our “IN PERFECT HARMONY “couple needed a bedroom upgrade where a quality of coziness is brought in to create a feeling of contentment and well-being.

The changes here are minimal. We decided to remove the curtain placed above the bed and close the existing non-sense windows with two large frames. We aimed to find a good place for the swing and the rest of the work was pure styling.

Here are some tips to bring more hygge into bedroom.

Get rid of anything that doesn’t make you feel happy – It’s the law according to hygge. You don’t need to splash out on expensive furniture. Simply choose pieces that you love, from a cozy knitted throw to a vase of fresh flowers. Hang fairy lights over the headboard for a sense of softness in the space.

It may be trendy, but plain white walls won’t give you the cozy, contented feel you crave in a master bedroom. Choose a calming shade of blue or green for the walls to add an instant style upgrade. I’m a fan of darker hues, which tends to bring about a bolder change.

Avoid patterned linen, it can make the room look messy. Stick to plain colors and natural or textured materials such as linen. Having too many cushions isn’t practical: Stick to two large pillows at the back followed by two smaller ones and up to three scatter cushions. It’s enough for a boutique hotel style feel but won’t take you ages to move back and forth each day. Use a wicker basket to store any excess cushions in while you sleep.

Adding art is an opportunity to show your personality – And you can easily do so on a budget. Choose photography you love rather than something you see commonly in other people’s homes – I often download free photography from Unsplash to print and frame. Simply select a theme (My favorite is architecture) and create a story.

Having an old-fashioned tiled floor is a common bugbear in the UAE. If you’re stuck with unsightly tiles, a large rug can work wonders. And if you own the place or don’t mind spending a bit more money, a parquet flooring can be a good investment and make a huge difference to the look and feel of the space.

When it comes to the finishing touches, a good mantra to keep in mind “excuse the mess but I live here”. A great taste bedroom isn’t overly styled or streamlined but is a relaxing space that works for you. Make it practical and stylish by having your slippers laid out ready and task lighting that’s within easy reach of the bed. I’m not a fan of symmetrical side tables but you should have a least one while, lastly, a footstool or pouf is handy for laying clothes on.