Hygge: A Danish word, entailing the concept of intimacy and cosiness. Hygge is the idea that the items you have in your home can instil warmth and happiness in the form of a relaxing atmosphere. Since we are heading into winter, now is the perfect time to learn about Hygge and how you can apply it to your home. What better time to try Hygge than when the nights are cold and days are shorter.
- Heat It Up
We want to look at softer methods to add light and heat to our homes for optimal comfort and cosiness. The first step is a fire. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace, make use of it and get those soft flames illuminating the room and sending crackling heat to your chilly toes. If you don’t have a fire, make up for it by lighting some small tealights or spiced cinnamon candles to add that air of winter to the house with minimal effort.
- Say Hello To Nature
Imagine yourself in a forest, surrounded by trees and flowers… relaxed? Bring the outdoors in and make your living space a home for exotic plants and fresh flowers. If you struggle keeping plants alive, stick to succulents for a low maintenance burst of green in your home.
- Dim The Lights
If you have a dimmer switch, then great, if not, get creative and hang up some fairy lights in the room for a soft illumination. It will help your eyes and mind relax.
A clear space is a clear mind. Spend some time getting rid of unnecessary tables, chairs and items from your living space. Look up myBekins storage units near me and place your items in storage as you rearrange the space and decide what you want to keep and what to get rid of. Strip away any items which don’t bring you happiness.
- Warm From The Inside
In the winter, your best friend will most likely be your kettle. Warming mugs of herbal tea and indulgent Hot Chocolates with cream on top are just the thing you need at this time of year.
- Relax In The Tub
The bathroom should be a sanctuary of ultimate relaxation and calm. You’ll want to make your bathroom like a spa with candles, dimmed lights and of course, a space for a glass of wine by the tub. Use essential oils in your bath and Epsom salts to soothe your muscles. Play some calming music for a truly rejuvenating experience.
- Pile On The Cushions
A huge part of Hygge is texture, which is why soft furnishings should be first on your list of things to buy at the store. Make your sofa even cosier with some big plush cushions and a throw to snuggle up under. If you currently have wooden floors in your lounge, consider buying a soft, shaggy rug for optimal comfort as you walk around your home.
- Sentiment is Key
Instead of going to the store and buying a set of 6 mugs, stock up your home with ones which have been gifted to your over the years. Items which tell a story and mean something are much richer in character than those which have been bought in bulk.