You’ve probably come across the word “hygge” before, but do you know where it originates from and what it really means? The term might actually go back as far as the 15th century, from the word “hugge” which means “to embrace, hug” in Norwegian and Danish. It evolved over the centuries into a concept of comfort, joy and feeling cozy in the home or with friends. More than just a way of describing intimacy and wellbeing in any given moment, the term is also used to depict a state of mind. In a world where everything seems to go faster and more intensive every day, the need to sit back, relax and enjoy the small things in life have become so more important. Furthermore, the austere winters in Scandinavia couldn’t illustrate the power of “hygge” better, as the Danish people are amongst the happiest on the planet despite the darkness.

There are different ways to embrace “hygge” in your life, but when it comes to creating a “hygge” interior, including kids’ rooms, some conditions and features seem to be present almost every time. So what are they?

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The realm of sensory plays a significant role when you think of warm and cozy interiors. With elements ranging from woolly  blankets, fluffy cushions or sheepskin rugs, it’s impossible not to feel snug and warm. Even if you already have a rug on the floor, or several cushions on the bed, don’t hesitate to add more. Wool, sheepskin and cashmere are great choices, but an extra duvet filled with feathers will be good too.

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curtain canopy for kid's bed



Don’t try to make the bed look like someone isn’t allowed to sit on it without making the tinyest crease. Fluffy and unstructured bedding will bring a sense of carefree living that your child will appreciate. You will also feel more relaxed yourself, as you won’t hit your head if the bed has been made properly or not anymore. And if the cushions or blankets happen to fall out of the bed, then that’s no problem either, it actually make it look even more “hygge”.

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kid's room with Mrs Mighetto posters



You’ll often find candles in a “hygge” living room, but aren’t ideal for a kid’s room for obvious reasons. Instead, you can place light garlands a little bit anywhere – under or on top of the canopy, hanging on the wall, even on furniture, or around the window frame. There are even a few garlands on the market that have timers, so you don’t need to worry about switching them off once your little one has fallen asleep. If you don’t like garlands, opt for several discreet sources rather than one big main light.

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Wallpapers, especially the ones with vintage styled patterns in muted tones, will tie the space together and make it feel homely and special. Granny style bedding with cute florals will also bring its charm. Try to avoid pastel tones and don’t be afraid of rich, deep colours.

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What would be more cozy than your very own hide-in for a child? If a permanent hide-in bed like the one below isn’t possible, then you can try to recreate intimacy by hanging a canopy or curtains over the bed.

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Ask any child what he loves the most in the home during December month, and the answer will most likely be the Christmas tree in the living room and the presents that start piling up underneath it! Why not embrace the festive season by placing a mini Christmas tree in his room too? Add a few stars and you’ll see his eyes sparkle..

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Now that you have all the basic tips for creating a “hygge” kid’s room, all you need now is a book with a captivating story for you and your child to enjoy together. Hygge moments guaranteed!

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