Which styles, materials and colours have inspired you this Christmas?
You know you’re in Scandinavia when the whole room smells of Julkuchen (traditional Christmas cookies) and Glögg (Scandinavia’s answer to mulled wine). We want to bring this hyggelig atmosphere into our own home and really get cosy for the festive period.
Hygge: A sense of comfort, cosiness, contentedness, hygge is an attitude towards life. Last winter even saw the emergence of a hygge-inspired diet to boost your happiness and well-being. It’s time to ditch the detox and pick up a hot chocolate, my dears!
We’re loving gold tones for a truly Christmassy feel this year. Blacks, dark blues and dark greens combine beautifully with precious metals. Frame these opulent colours with matte greys and rich cream tones for a modern and elegant feel. Natural materials such as wood warm up these cooler, darker tones, adding depth and making the room feel cosier.
Scandinavian style is all about expressing yourself all while maintaining a pared-back feel. As such, ornaments and busy colour and fabric combinations are kept to a minimum.
We’re going for a modern and elegant feel for Christmas 2018. Our Christmas decoration colour scheme is a mixture of golds and creams, with blues and greens. We chose to mix grey and pine green, leaving us room to play with other colour combinations, too.
–Love Deea&Laura from Les factory Femmes.
Christmas trend colour: Nightwatch green
Just like Laura and Deea from Les factory Femmes, we at MYCS have fallen head over heels for the deep, rich shade of “nightwatch green”. This sumptuous tone is reminiscent of the richness of nature and luscious Christmas trees.
Nightwatch green is the perfect way to bring the outdoors in. It brings a sense of tranquil vitality, and unique pieces of furniture in this colour make for wonderful accents. A cosy and inviting nightwatch green sofa, for example, will always take centre stage. For a real standing ovation, though, add contrasting cushions in midnight blue, beige and cream for a truly irresistible style statement.
The colour also looks fantastic on walls; combine a nightwatch green wall with gold tones for a warm yet bold atmosphere. If you prefer cooler, more soothing statements, add stainless steel and silver elements. If you’re not quite ready to paint a whole room this colour, nightwatch green also works brilliantly as an accent shade, either for a feature wall, or even a smaller section of the wall. Richly-coloured wooden pieces add depth and intensity to this luxurious contrast.
One last interior design tip: our elegant chaise longue in pine green wool with walnut CYRCLE legs ticks all the boxes for this trend!
If you’re still in need of some festive inspiration for your home this Christmas, check out our top 10 tips for a cosy home here.