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Cooler temperatures are finally upon us in most parts of the country, and we’re focusing our attention on the inside of our homes as we prepare to bundle up. Here at Hampton Flooring Center in Easthampton, MA, we’re noticing a trend that the Danish people call ‘hygge (pronounced as hue-guh). Hygge is not only an interior design movement but a way of life that encourages more closely connecting with friends and family. The upcoming winter season is the perfect time of year to infuse the hygge philosophy in your own home and life, including adding cozy rugs to your space.

While hygge is about emotional closeness and connectivity, the hygge way of life is focused on crafting an interior space that is inviting, soothing, warm, and cozy. According to POPSUGAR, hygge is best described as ‘the content feeling you get when relaxing at home with close friends over a candlelit dinner or reading a book on a chilly morning while wrapped in a comfortable blanket.’ POPSUGAR explains hygge as the practice of embracing the indoors, and it also contributes to the Danish folks’ high happiness ratings. Here are some simple ways to incorporate the hygge way of your life into your own home.

Soothing Colors

To create a hygge setting, start by using neutral colors that are calming and soothing. Ivory, pearl, taupe, ash brown, and light gray are all stylish yet monochromatic paint and furniture colors that can help create an atmosphere that is peaceful and calming. Create texture in your space with faux fur throw pillows and cable knit toss blankets.

Dim Lighting

When researching hygge spaces, lighting is a key element. Light fixtures are oftentimes simple and clean-lined, and candles are a hygge-lover’s best friend. Scandinavian design experts recommend minimizing bright overhead lighting and, instead, to use soft lighting with lamps and candlelight. Dimmers are a great option to adjust the brightness needed in your home. Feeling festive? Decorative strands of lights create a sense of whimsy and intimacy.

Soft and Cozy Rugs

One of the best ways to bring hygge into your home is through soft floor coverings, including broadloom carpet and cozy area rugs. Rugs.Shop, our online rug shop, offers hygge-inspired rugs that are warm and snuggly with immediate (and free) shipping. Check out this beautiful shag rug from Karastan for the ultimate in cozy comfort for those long winter nights.

Are you ready to bring the hygge philosophy into your own home with new carpet, flooring, or rugs? We’d love to help! Stop in our showroom today or shop the Rug Shop online from the comfort of home. Wishing you a warm, cozy, and hygge-inspired winter!

Style Name URL
Anderson Tuftex
MT099 Explorer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/explorer-zz099/chalk-00512 
MT224 Wanderer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/wanderer-zz224/calm-00512 
MT225 Wayfarer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/wayfarer-zz225/calm-00512 
MT222 Ario https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/ario-zz222/adobe-beige-00754 
MT223 Diego https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/diego-zz223/adobe-beige-00754 
MT219 Monarch https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/monarch-zz219/nordic-0554b 
MT095 San Lucas https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/san-lucas-zz095/fleece-00115 
COREtec Stone
VV564 COREtec Stone Polished 12 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/amaya-vv564-12226 
VV578 COREtec Stone Polished 18 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/sonia-vv578-18221 
VV566 COREtec Stone Matte 12 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/anjea-vv566-12244 
VV567 COREtec Stone Matte 18 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/egeria-vv567-18241 
VV568 COREtec Stone Matte 18 x 36 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/vesta-vv568-18363 
VV569 COREtec Stone Matte 6 x 48 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/angelina-vv569-16482 
COREtec Colorwall
Pure Serenity https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Timeless Luxury https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Stylish Comfort https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Casual Charm https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Shaw Floorté Hardwood
Exquisite https://shawfloors.com/flooring/hardwood/details/exquisite-fh820/safari-oak 
Magnificent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/hardwood/details/magnificent-sfn-fh821/arctic-maple 
Shaw Floorté LVT
Awaken HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/awaken-hd-milled-705sa/natural-linen 
Awaken HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/awaken-hd-accent-704sa/ironwood 
Adventure XL HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-xl-hdaccent-700sa/nordic-fog 
Adventure XL HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-xl-hdmilled-701sa/noir 
Adventure HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-hd-accent-703sa/cypress 
Adventure HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-hd-milled-702sa/bazaar-ginger 
Shaw Floors Colorwall
Find Your Comfort NS I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---solid-ea814/soft-lullaby-(s)
Find Your Comfort NS II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---solid-ea815/soft-lullaby-(s)
Find Your Comfort NS Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue---solid-ea816/sun-kissed-(s)
Find Your Comfort TT I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---tonal-ea817/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Comfort TT II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---tonal-ea818/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Comfort TT Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue---tonal-ea819/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Find Your Comfort TA I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---accent-ea820/front-row-seat-(a)
Find Your Comfort TA II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---accent-ea821/new-perspective-(a)
Find Your Comfort TA Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue--accent-ea822/new-perspective-(a)
Creating Memories https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/creating-memories-ea823/quiet-time
Creating Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/creating-memories-blue-ea826/clean-linen
Making Memories
Making Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/making-memories-blue-ea827/clean-linen
Warm Memories
Warm Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/warm-memories-blue-ea828/clean-linen