As the cooler and darker months draw closer, ushering in a desire to slow down the pace and begin to wind down; it’s the perfect time to start planning how to hygge your home, transforming it into the perfect cocoon of cosiness for Autumn.
With more of an emphasis placed on staying indoors, the Swedish tradition of hygge is all about creating a sense of intimacy and taking pleasure from the soothing, simple moments in life; with IKEA having numerous products on hand to help create this relaxing atmosphere.
Evanthia Nikoglou, Sales Leader of Lighting and Workspaces at IKEA UK and Ireland says:
“Hygge is an integral part of the Autumn/Winter period, enabling us to take a step back, and appreciate a calmer sense of wellness with friends and family. At the heart of this is the home, our central hub where we unwind, cosy up and enjoy spending time together.”
“Whilst incorporating snug cushions and comfy throws is a wonderful way to instill this, this isn’t the only route one can take, with sound and lighting playing a significant role in creating the perfect ambience.”
“At IKEA, we have numerous smart living products on offer to embrace this, with our TRÅDFRI range enabling you to change the atmosphere of your home with the touch of a button. A smart lighting remote puts you in charge of up to 10 wireless LED lights, allowing you to switch from cool to warm light, dim or brighten to create a range of moods using the remote control or app. Whilst a bright, white light makes it easier for your eyes to focus on details, great for cooking a comforting winter meal or curling up with a good book; warm, dimmed light creates a calming atmosphere encouraging socialising and relaxation.”
“In addition to this, IKEA’s wireless LED light panels are also great for adding a little extra glow to these darker months, lighting up your walls and ceiling, which again can be controlled using our TRÅDFRI remote. To fully integrate this into your space, why not try our LED light doors, which can be fitted to METOD kitchens and BESTÅ storage furniture.”
“As well as lighting, sound also plays an important part in setting a harmonious mood to help you unwind. IKEA’s stylish portable ENEBY speaker, for example, emits clear, powerful sound, enabling you to connect and play your favourite tunes from your phone, computer or any other Bluetooth®-enabled device.”
“On the other hand, our latest collaboration with Sonos, the SYMFONISK range, compromises of two new multipurpose products, making high-quality sound available for everyone through affordable stylish furniture that blends into the home in a new way. Whilst the SYMFONISK bookshelf with WiFi speakerenables multi-functional usage in the home, whether that’s tucked away or on display, placed horizontally or vertically, the SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker creates both a warm light and sound simultaneously.”
Please find a selection of smart living products from IKEA to help hygge your home below. For more information and for high-res imagery, please do get in touch. To explore more new wonders visit ikea.co.uk.