How to hygge an industrial interior


Want to add a homely, Hygge feel to your space without spending a fortune?

We asked interior stylist Emma Kay to warm up our industrial inspired Brunel apartment, demonstrating her top tips for getting your home ready for Hygge season.


“When fine tuning a table display, less is more. I often find it’s about stripping back rather than adding and sometimes I find it easiest to group everything on the surface I am styling then remove objects in hierarchy of importance.”


“Adding cosy furs in neutral tones to the Brunel benches, plus plenty of metallic accents like tall candle holders and carafes to the dining table, keeps the scheme feeling organic and homely – matchy-matchy is simply not on trend!”


“When I was setting the bedroom I let my own take on Hygge take over. Donna Wilson’s fun textile animals are the perfect way to add that sense of cosiness and who doesn’t like a cuddle with a furry friend and a cup of tea in bed?”


“Filling glass vases with strands of eucalyptus gives you a double hit of instant greenery and that wonderful Christmassy smell, without the fuss of complex flower arrangements.”


“Try to think about colour contrast when styling your space – dark blue walls look stylish and sophisticated with crockery in aqua tones, bold yellow candles and gold or brass accessories.”


Living rooms should be about comfort and relaxation, not calculated matching blankets and cushions. Use a mix of textures – think furs, wools, linens and velvets – and colours to give the space a feeling of fun and informality. I love blue shades combined with ochre and golds – it feels seasonal but not in the usual colour palettes touted at this time of year.”