Now that the weather has turned chilly it is the perfect time to Hygge (hoo-GAH) your home. Hygge is the Danish concept of adding warmth and coziness to your lifestyle. During the long Winter months it is important to bring in elements that will help you not only endure but embrace and enjoy the season.
The easiest way to add Hygge is to bring out fluffy blankets and throws and spread them around your home. Place them on couches, chairs and the foot of each bed ready for an impromptu snuggle or nap. Last year I found Sherpa pillows and throws and they are perfect Hygge elements. Pile them up in a basket in the living room or den.
Surround yourself with natural elements, such as pine cones and seed pods, branches of bittersweet and holly. Green plants and orchids bring life and nurturing to your home as you turn your perspective back inside. Turn down the lights and burn candles with earthy scents such Chestnut & Acorn or Black Ginger.
A mug of hot cocoa or tea every afternoon as the sun dips and temperatures drop creates a comforting Hygge ritual. Set out a wicker tray and pretty mugs or teacups along with a selection of your favorite teas, a jar of honey and a silver spoon. A reminder of a relaxing time now awaits you.
Simple, soothing and soulful… from warm socks to hearty soups to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald singing Autumn in New York, let the season begin!
Resources: Sherpa pillows and throws (Pier 1), trays, silver spoons, Chestnut & Acorn and Black Ginger candles (Hollyhocks).