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Creating a Hygge-Inspired Kitchen: How to Create a Space for Cosy Cooking and Gathering

Looking to bring hygge into your kitchen and transform it into a haven of cosiness? You're not alone! This delightful Danish concept, pronounced 'hoo-ga', is taking the world by storm, weaving a spell of comfort and warmth in homes everywhere.

Hygge is a way of life that enhances our mood and invites serenity into our daily routines. Imagine sipping hot cocoa in a softly lit, snug kitchen — that's hygge for you. Here´s how you create it in your kitchen.

Key elements of a hygge kitchen

To bring hygge into your kitchen, paint it in calming whites and greys. These tones create a serene backdrop, from the crispness of linen white to the depth of charcoal grey, blending airy lightness with Nordic elegance. This isn't just about colour; it's about setting the stage for a cosy, welcoming kitchen where every moment is a celebration of comfort and simplicity. 

Set the mood with colour and texture

Focus on the harmony of textures to bring hygge into your kitchen. Blend soft elements like vintage rugs with robust features like natural stone worktops and sleek tiled splashbacks. 

This combination creates a sensory experience that embodies the hygge spirit. Each texture weaves its own story, contributing to a kitchen that's not just a room, but a sanctuary of comfort and elegance.

Create a gathering space

In a hygge kitchen, every element is chosen for its ability to spark joy and bring people together. This space transcends mere cooking; it's a haven for warmth, sharing, and making memories. 

The minimalist decor here is about meaningful simplicity - a chair's sleek lines, and a table's smooth surface, all combining to foster connection and enjoyment of life's simple pleasures. It's the perfect blend of elegance and cosiness, creating a kitchen that's more than just a room - but rather, a heartwarming hub in your home.

a modern hygge kitchen

Play with the lighting 

Lighting plays a pivotal role in bringing hygge into your kitchen, crafting an atmosphere that invites relaxation and warmth. Envision the cosy glow from lamps, the mood-adjustable dimmer switches, and the charming flicker of candles on the table. This soft, warm illumination creates a soothing aura, far from the glare of harsh lights. 

Add personal touches to the decor

Infuse your kitchen with a touch of nature to transform it into a hygge retreat. Wooden shelves filled with beloved cookbooks, a rustic chopping board ready for your culinary creations, and sunlit potted herbs all add an earthy, genuine warmth. These natural elements do more than just decorate; they bring a tranquil, grounding presence, turning your kitchen into a serene, hygge-inspired sanctuary.


Hygge is the heart of a home. By embracing this Danish concept, you transform your kitchen into a warm, welcoming space where comfort and joy are the main ingredients. 

Remember, the little touches - soft lighting, natural elements, and personal decor - these are how you can weave the magic of hygge into your kitchen!


emma As a kitchen designer, I love creating a stunning space where life is easy and memories are made! So, if your kitchen needs upgrading, modernising or that much-needed breath of life, let’s have a conversation and see what you could do with your space. Check out our full range of kitchen appliances in-store!

Emma Reed – Kitchen designer – 01792 712000

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