跟丹麥人學「Hygge」家居生活 Having less, enjoy more

生活在寒冷地區,日照時間短,卻是全球最幸福國度,丹麥人的快樂泉源來自Hygge。與我們常掛在嘴邊的「小確幸」類似,來自古挪威文Hygge沒有明確的中、英對譯詞語。

若要解釋便是一種溫暖的氣氛、切實的體驗:坐在單人椅子上披著毛毯歎一杯熱飲、依在窗台邊看書享受Me time、在秋涼的晚上與親友圍著營火,這些讓你感到安逸快樂的場景轉化成一個詞語,那就是Hygge

Everyone knows Denmark is a land of ice and snow in the Winter. The Danes, however, have been proven to be the happiest ethnicity in the world thanks to Hygge, their source of joyfulness. Rather than just a word, we will call it a concept as there is no literal translation.

It is about coziness and immersing yourself in the little things that can make life good, like warmth, light, seasonal food, and drink. Here is the visual representation of the hygge setting. Let’s say you combat the dark and cold weather with warming food, candles, and wool blankets. This atmosphere that makes you feel secure and warm is hygge.

天氣寒冬,不想出門,在家中如何感受美好時光?不如效法丹麥人的Hygge佈置方案!

It’s windy outside, and some of you may avoid getting out. Spending more time at home, you may want the interior to look cozier. Here is some hygge décor solution. Let’s try!

1. 劃分休閒小角落「hyggekrog」Design a snug area

丹麥人會在家中劃分出「hyggekrog」,意旨舒適的小角落,您可在這蜷縮在地氈裡,喝著手中的熱茶,享受著Me time時光。尤其在寒冬中,沒有什麼比一個專門讓人感到舒適、放鬆的空間更吸引人了。不妨利用茶几、單人梳化建構屬於自己的私人空間,再加上羊毛毛氈、檯燈甚或Cushion,堆疊溫暖的中性色調,為空間增添誘人的能量。

It is not easy to switch off after a hectic long day, and setting up a snug and comfortable area is an effective way to help you shut down and ultimately relax. The Danes call this snug area that enables them to hunker down and get cozy “hyggerkrogs. ” Find a corner in your apartment and introduce some layers and textures in the form of side tables, sofas, table lamps, pillows, and wool blankets. Therefore, you can enjoy your me time here.

2. 引入天然植物及光源 Embrace Winter greenery and light sources

植物能讓家居生機盎然,無論是大型盆栽或是多肉植物,添加綠色盆栽能夠創造溫暖自然的氛圍。繁忙的都市人可選擇蘆葦等乾花,同樣能為家居注入生氣。

Planting the greenery at home can elevate the general vibe of your interior. Although it is better to go for live plants, artificial greenery can bring a fresh vibe to the environment if you don't want to do more chores.

談及北歐家居,腦海便會浮現出一個場景:窗外下著白雪,屋內的你坐在火爐前暖身,黃橙橙的光從火爐中透出。雖然大部分的香港家居都不會用上火爐,但我們想要的是相似質感的光線。從燈具入手,挑選一款以溫暖柔和為主的地燈、吊燈,創建一個適合與親友共聚的Hygge空間。

The ideal scene will immediately come to your mind while discussing Scandinavian home interior design. Snow falls outside, and families and friends gather together in front of the stove that illuminates our living room with the natural yellow firelight. Warmth and togetherness are essential when it comes to hygge experience. Though we will not install the stoves here in Hong Kong due to the usual climate, we can still source lighting products with similar textures. Having layers of light, such as table lamps and ceiling lamps can bring such a feeling of home in hygge home decor.

 3. 選用藤織小物、木製家具 Bring the natural elements in

藤籃、木質飾物及針織地氈予人柔和溫暖的氣氛,採用具不同質地的家具可令空間增加層次感,創造質樸又溫馨的空間。選色方面,以白、木色為主調讓人放鬆,需避免使用太過複雜的圖騰設計,椅子亦以簡約線條為主。

Hygge can be seen as the crossover between Scandinavian design and rustic sensibilities, so you can incorporate the sense of rawness and natural materials wherever possible. We already mentioned adding houseplants, such as artificial flowers, but you might also consider introducing other organic materials like a rattan accent basket or wood accent furniture.

4. 放置蠟燭 Lit a Candle

北歐國家擁有漫長黑夜,使當地的人們特別期待光明,故此,他們常把蠟燭燃點,驅散長夜的黑暗。雖然蠟燭的功能性在我們而言並不大,但都可以為餐桌增加質感,令每一餐更有儀式感,更Hygge

Candles on the dining table or coffee tables are essential for creating a pleasant personal interior landscape. Have distinct lighting conditions mostly since winters are not as gloomy as those in the Nordic nations.  Although we will not use candles to keep ourselves warm here in Hong Kong, using candles as decorative accents may elevate every meal.

5. 書本及紀念品 Build a reading nook

在睡房渡過一個歡樂時光,是舒適生活的一部分。因此,丹麥人都會在這裡營造出有安全感的氛圍。書本可呈現個人思想和風格,也能作為裝飾品。除了能在夜晚讀書給孩子聽,更可在假日清晨享受一邊用餐一邊閱讀的樂趣,是丹麥Hygge生活不可或缺的要素。

Cushions and blankets are crucial for warmth and comfort in any Hygge interior design residence. Every house needs simple pleasure like a ‘reading nook,’ with hot chocolate and a good book, which is a nook or pleasant space packed with throw pillows and comfort.

6. 鋪設地毯 Warm up your cold floors

除了床上的舒適感,腳底的觸感也相當重要。冬天時,下床後腳底會格外冰冷,在床邊鋪設地氈,可避免雙腳碰觸冰冷地板。踏在軟綿的地毯上,令人瞬間變暖,極為舒服。

In addition to the comfortable feeling in bed, consider taking care of your feet during the Winter. The soles of the feet will be cold after getting out of bed. Laying carpets beside the bed can prevent your feet from touching the icy floor.

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