Are you tired of the cold, clinical lighting in your home? We’ve got good news for you.
If you’re stuck for ideas about how to make your home feel cozier, warmer, and altogether more ‘hygge’, all you need to do is invest in some ambient lighting. As you may already be aware, the hygge trend is a Danish lifestyle concept centered around creating snug, relaxed and welcoming environments, and its proponents love nothing more than soft lighting to help bust stress and engender feelings of contentedness.
But what exactly is ambient lighting? In this quick guide, we’ve put together a handful of ideas to help you embrace hygge lighting and transform your home into a haven of peace and tranquility.
Invest in some carefully arranged LED strip lighting
When we think of strip lighting, many of us conjure up images of the uncovered, overbearing ceiling lights found in industrial kitchens or factories. Well, we’re here to tell you that there is a lot more to strip lighting that meets the eye.
By carefully placing strip lighting in discreet areas such as under shelves, inside drawers, within recessed alcoves, or behind headboards, you can create a truly ambient environment. Since the lighting itself is hidden, the LED strips create a pleasant glow that appears to come from nowhere – great if you’re amenable to a little whimsy and magic in your home!
Don’t be afraid of fairy lights
Some homeowners are averse to fairy lights as they can feel a little juvenile or, indeed, unseasonal during summer months. However, these simple lighting saviors have really come into their own in recent years, with an increasing number of gorgeous varieties on the market. As well as being highly affordable, they are great for dispersing an even amount of light around your home.
Fill your home with candles, salt lamps, and more
Finally, feel free to get creative with your ambient lighting choices. Candles come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes and scents, and can be switched up every week or so to ensure your lighting arrangement feels fresh. You could also embark on a hunt for gorgeous vintage lamps, salt lamps, or lava lamps, any of which may help to create the soft glow you’re after.
Ultimately, finding the hygge lighting you desire is all about trial and error. Shop around for products that feel homey and don’t be afraid to experiment with different arrangements!