Step 1: Declutter
Clutter is overwhelming, stressful and the complete opposite of hygge. You don't have to go full on Marie Kondo to achieve optimal hygge levels, but a little declutter won't hurt. A tidy and organised home will allow you to focus on yourself and relax without any distractions. Mess is stress, repeat after us.
- First things first, have a good sort out. Aim to keep flat surfaces (like your coffee or bedside table) free of clutter. These will be your essentials-only areas. Stash away the things you don’t reach for on a day-to-day basis and remember, every item needs to have a dedicated home to help you keep things neat.
- Invest in smart storage solutions like sets of boxes and fabric bags to line cupboards and utilise awkward spaces. Fortunately, gone are the days when plastic boxes were your only option. Make use of texture with woven and canvas baskets, upcycle vintage trays and tins for storing toiletries, and use glass jars for desk essentials.
- Make use of your vertical space with trend-led shelves and hooks. We recommend hanging up pots and pans, putting shelving above door frames, and creating a design feature of floating shelves above a bed.