Minimalist Home Decor For Every Season
As the season changes, we’re storing away our darker, heavier home decor items in favor of lighter and brighter ones. But as always, we aim to create a calm and comforting space—to embody the Danish word hygge even on the warmest spring and summer days.
Hygge is about removing all the unnecessary distractions and taking comfort in the present moment. It can be as simple as sipping coffee in your favorite chair or lighting a few candles and playing your go-to playlist. If you’re looking to infuse more calm, cozy and minimalism into your home this season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite hygge-inspired neutral home decor items from our favorite eco-friendly and fair trade home brands.
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Rugs & Lamps
The building blocks of any cozy room have to do with the physical feel and look of the space—that’s why we’re starting with rugs and lamps. The best part of relaxing in your space is being able to kick your shoes off and snuggle up next to a warm, gentle light with your favorite book.
During the colder months we love curling up next to a good fireplace, but with spring and summer on its way, we love to curl up next to a window while the sun sets so we can indulge ourselves in the last light of the day.
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Throws & Pillows
No matter the season, we love a good blanket. Thick, chunky knits for winter and lightweight woven throw for warmer months, you’ll always be sure to find us bundled up on movie nights. The woven and textured trend has made its way to pillows too—and we’re here for it.
These soft details help ground a space and create a welcoming presence for you and your guests alike. Plus, these are the quickest and easiest ways to change the mood of a space—so we like to have a couple of throw pillows and throws on hand to swap out seasonally and give new life to our decor.
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Mugs & Candles
To top off the perfect cozy environment, we love to spoil ourselves with more affordable indulgences like handcrafted mugs and eco-friendly candles. These details help switch our brains from work mode to relaxation mode—and remind us to take comfort in the simple things.
Add some tea or coffee, your most relaxing playlist, and your favorite people and you’re all set. Hygge is about removing all the unnecessary distractions in order to connect with what matters the most. So no matter what your space looks like, embrace things and people that soothe you—and what makes you feel most whole.
Emily Torres is the Managing Editor at The Good Trade. She’s a Los Angeles transplant who was born and raised in Indiana, where she studied Creative Writing and Business at Indiana University. You can usually find her reading or writing, caring for her rabbits, or practicing at the yoga studio. Say hi on Instagram!