While cozy lighting is essential for dark winter nights, the long, light-filled summer days also harmonize with hygge. Light, in general, is critical to hygge, whatever the season.
In the summer, hygge capitalizes on outdoor living. As the sun sets, light outdoor spaces with twinkling rope lights, step/path lights, table lamps, dimmable sconces, pendants and chandeliers made specially to withstand outdoor conditions.
Inside, use natural decorative elements and place lamps, dimmed mini spotlights or electric lanterns thoughtfully throughout the space. Take advantage of natural light flowing through the windows to create dramatic dark and light contrasts.
Play around with combinations of lighting to create the perfect hygge setting for every occasion: soft summer evenings, crisp mornings, rainy afternoons, chilly winter nights.
When the light in your home is sufficiently hygge, there is a greater sense of wellbeing that leads to a feeling of pure contentment and bliss accomplished through finding pleasure in small, everyday moments.
For help finding your hygge, visit a local ALA-Member Showroom.
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