Hygge Lighting: Creating a Cosy and Comfortable Space

April 11, 2023

Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish concept that has taken the world by storm in recent years. It's all about creating a warm, cosy atmosphere that promotes relaxation and happiness. One of the key elements of hygge is ambient lighting, which can make all the difference when it comes to shaping a comfortable and inviting space.

So, what is ambient lighting? Simply put, it's soft, diffused light. Think of the calming light of a lampshade, the gentle glow of string lights, or the warm flicker of a candle. Ambient lighting is all about creating a soothing atmosphere that makes you feel at home.

Here are some tips for incorporating ambient lighting into your hygge-inspired space:

Use multiple light sources: Instead of relying on one overhead light, use multiple light sources throughout the room. This could include table lamps, floor lamps, and even string lights. Doing this will create a warm and inviting atmosphere that promotes relaxation and comfort.

Ralph recommends: Festoon String Lights

Choose warm-colored bulbs: When selecting light bulbs, opt for warm-coloured bulbs that emit a soft and warm light. Avoid harsh, cool-coloured bulbs that can create a sterile and uninviting atmosphere.

Ralph recommends: Warm-Warm White LED Bulbs, Vintage Edison Bulbs, The NUD Range

Use candles: Candles are a classic element of hygge and can add a warm and comforting glow to any space. Opt for unscented candles to avoid overwhelming the room with fragrance.

Ralph recommends: Pillar candles from Citta

Create a focal point: Use directional lighting such as a spotlight or a lamp to create a focal point in the room. This could be a piece of art, a bookshelf, or even a cosy reading nook.

Ralph recommends: Check out our amazing range of lamps here

Consider dimmer switches: If possible, install dimmer switches in your space. This will allow you to adjust the light level to suit your mood and create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

Creating a hygge-inspired space is about creating a warm, inviting atmosphere that promotes relaxation and happiness. So, turn down the harsh overhead lights and embrace the warm and inviting glow of your ambient lighting. Your mind and body will thank you for it!