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Make your home cosy this winter

When we feel that winter chill in the air, creating a heightened sense of cosiness in our homes becomes a must.

A Danish term that’s becoming more and more familiar in Australia is hygge – pronounced “hoo-gah” – which is all about embracing a warm, peaceful atmosphere to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, together with good people. Simplified happiness is the essence of hygge.

The hygge lifestyle can also be applied to interior design and is epitomised by super soft rugs and plush pillows, calming fireplaces and candles, indoor plants, glowing floor lamps, meaningful items, vintage furniture pieces and good books to curl up with.

Wondering how hygge interior design applies to home flooring? Let us explain!

The big picture

Overall, when it comes to a hygge-inspired home, keeping the foundation warm, simple and natural is essential. This generates a sense of calm and wellbeing, which is critical to perfecting hygge.

In terms of colours, it’s all about neutral tones that comfortably bring the outdoors inside. Lighter colourings, rather than rich tones, also create a sunnier outlook into the home.

Hygge in hardwood

Hardwood timber flooring tops the list of hygge flooring choices because it’s earthy and provides the feeling of being connected to nature all while you’re comfortably tucked away from the elements indoors.

Lighter, more neutral woods with subtle natural textures are your best bet.

Wide planks are a solid choice too; they provide a sense of calm and simplicity as they open up a space.

Hygge with wood-look flooring

If you’re looking for a more affordable option – but still want all the beautiful hygge features hardwood timber offers – luxurious vinyl plank or hybrid flooring (which fuses laminate and vinyl) are great ways to go.

Hybrid flooring delivers a stylish hardwood look while being incredibly durable. It has many upsides, such as being 100% waterproof and it won’t lift, crack or buckle with fluctuating temperatures. It’s also scratch and stain resistant, so if you’ve got younger kids or pets, it’s ideal.

Vinyl plank flooring is another wonderful alternative to authentic hardwood and is super simple to maintain because it doesn’t need polishing or sanding, and cleaning is straightforward.

Both options come in a range of true-to-life timber colours and textures, and are easier to install than hardwood timber.

Carpet the hygge way

When turning your home into a hygge haven, carpet can also be a winner, thanks to its uber cosy attributes.

Think understated textures, neutral tones and high pile when it comes to carpets.

Want to make a hygge statement? Opt for elegant plush white carpets that feel super lush and relaxing to walk or lie on. They also offer a fabulous platform to build your room on.

Cosy up with Parrys

Ready to hygge-fy your home with us this winter?

Contact a Parrys Flooring Solution Specialist today; we’re only too happy to guide your journey to a cosier, happier home.


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Ian Minotti

About Ian Minotti

Ian is a renowned floor covering expert in product knowledge and installation. He is specialized in all types of floor coverings for many years and his knowledge in the industry is exceptional. Feel free to ask Ian any floor covering question you may have.

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