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Eight ways to create Hygge in your home

Top Tips: Eight ways to create Hygge in your home

Feeling stressed? Bring a little more zen into your life with our top tips for creating a more mindful interior and adding a touch of hygge in your home.

As our lives get more hectic, it’s more than normal to feel stressed. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a guide to help bring a little more zen into your life. Incorporate these top tips to create a more mindful interior and add a touch of hygge in your home.

Work with the character of your home

Whether you live in a Victorian terrace, modern new build or '60s brutalist block, creating a mindful home is all about making the most of what you've got. Look at your interior, think about the space and identify any standout features such as traditional mouldings, an unusual layout or modern fittings. Consider whether your possessions and furniture work in harmony with these features. Unifying the two will help your home feel like a more calm and consolidated space.

Salcombe Road, London, N16
£550,000 Share of Freehold

This top floor two bedroom apartment boasts light and airy interiors throughout and has been sympathetically decorated to compliment the period feel. The exposed brickwork is showcased to bring character alongside a feature fireplace.Contact Winkworth Hackney or call 020 8986 4216 for more information.


Don't over-furnish

A mindful home doesn't have to mean a minimalist one, however trying to fit in too much furniture will make your space feel busy and claustrophobic. Instead, invest in a small number of good quality pieces that complement your home (if your budget doesn't stretch then try second hand and vintage furniture). More floor space and room to roam will help contribute to the feeling of having 'space to think'.

Fieldway Crescent, London, N5
£1,000,000 Leasehold

This impressive three bedroom flat is set in a charming red brick mansion block set moments from Highbury Fields. Having been refurbished to an impeccable standard, the property offers light and well-proportioned rooms throughout all of which benefit from contemporary styling with high quality fittings. The property has been beautifully furnished to maintain an air of calm and spaciousness.
Contact Winkworth Highbury or call 020 7989 7000 for more information. 

Master the art of tidying and decluttering

In the words of Marie Kondo: "tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it". There's a reason why Kondo's book is a best-seller. Once a month try spending a Sunday afternoon sorting through your possessions. Donate or throw away anything you don't love - the key is to surround yourself with objects that make you happy.

Sotheby Road, London, N5
£1,775,000 Freehold

The large clean living room of this beautifully proportioned five bedroom home has been left clear of clutter and boasts an uncomplicated decor. Comprised over four floors the property offers the perfect blend of retaining many of the original period features while leaving room to put your own stamp on the property. 
Contact Winkworth Highbury or call 020 7989 7000 for more information. 

Embrace natural materials and textures

Try investing in pieces made of natural materials, such as marble, wood, hides, clay or wool. These materials are ideal for helping an interior feel more cosy and homely, which is especially important in modern new builds that can sometimes feel cold.

Downham Road, London, N1
£1,045,000 Leasehold

This 3 bedroom penthouse apartment within a fantastic apartment block built by award winning architects features balconies on the south and north side. The interior has been meticulously designed to create a feeling of space and light using natural materials complemented by stylish accessories. 
Contact Winkworth Islington or call 020 7354 2480 for more information. 

Maximise natural light

Exposure to natural light is essential for maintaining good sleeping rhythms and boosting your happiness levels. Try and make the most of the light sources available to you - consider taking down curtains or knocking down walls that block natural light from spreading.

City Road, London, EC1V
£995,000 Leasehold

A striking expanse of floor-to-ceiling glazing showcases this apartment's breathtaking views over South London and the City. The apartment is set on the 15th floor of the Chronicle Tower, an iconic development encompassing cutting edge architecture and built by award winning developers Mount Anvil.
Contact Winkworth Islington or call 020 7354 2480 for more information.

Be smart with storage

Finding smart storage that works in harmony with your interior will help hide away your knick-knacks and in turn promote a sense of organised calm. Look for solutions that are both practical and complementary to your home aesthetic.

Avant Garde, London, E1
£425,000 Leasehold

This charming studio apartment is situated on the 5th floor of the Courtyard Building within the prestigious Avant Garde development in the heart for Shoreditch. The property boasts 390 sqft and is very light thanks to its positioning and the floor to ceiling window. The property comprises a bedroom area with built-in wardrobes with sliding doors, open plan kitchen/reception with built in appliances, a modern fully tiled bathroom with three piece suite and ample storage space in the hallway. 

Contact Winkworth Shoreditch or call 020 7749 7650 for more information. 

Create a quiet space

Remember when you made dens as a child? Somewhere cosy to escape reality. Embrace your inner child and create a space in your home that is entirely devoted to peace and quiet. Whether it's a comfy chair, window seat or a pile of cushions in the corner of your bedroom, a dedicated quiet space will help you truly unwind. Just make sure it's away from technology and (if possible) other people!

Gillett Place, London, N16
£595,000 Leasehold

Spanning over 900 sq ft, the south facing living room of this two bedroom lateral apartment in Stoke Newington benefits from a secluded winter garden overlooking Gillett Square; ideal for a bit of down time. Towards the rear of the living room is a recessed kitchen and intelligently built office space giving the owner the option to work from home and have a superb entertaining space. 
For more information contact Winkworth Highbury or call 020 7989 7000.

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