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The Danish and Norwegian idea of hygge, which is pronounced “hoo-guh,” has been getting a lot of attention as the seasons change. If you are unfamiliar with it, hygge is a way of life or sense of cosiness, connection with loved ones, and pleasure. It’s a general sense of cosiness, wellness, and contentment rather than a decorating style or self-care routine. As the weather turns chilly and we all seek for more “cosy” in our lives, there are numerous ways to adapt and enjoy this Danish way of life. However, one of the most important aspects of hygge is creating a home environment that promotes happiness and health.
Incorporate parts of nature
Even though there may not be much greenery around during the winter months, hygge practitioners nonetheless bring it inside to enliven and brighten their houses. Another element that contributes to bringing nature in and creating a cosier, happier atmosphere is wood. A key component of the hygge notion is feeling more connected to nature, which can be achieved with wood floors, furniture, or décor. Increase the amount of natural materials in your home by adding textured furniture, a lot of clay, unpolished wood, and new plants.
Put extra candles on
For good reason, many people think of hygge first when they think of candles. A winter evening is made beautiful by the lighting of candles, which uplifts the mood and casts a pleasant glow. Any place may be made cosier, more romantic, and more intimate by switching from artificial lighting to candles. There is nothing more appealing than a room lit by candlelight, whether it is spending a night alone or when hosting close friends. To add more candlelight and hygge-approved aromas to your room, see our comprehensive guide to the greatest candles of the season.
Allow for (more) light
Hygge is greatly influenced by natural light in general, not simply candles. The Danes take their lighting very seriously because of their overcast climate and the fact that it becomes dark early as the seasons change. A hygge home maximises the amount of daylight. Consider candles as your preferred option for evenings, but during the day, increase the amount of natural light in your home. To increase the amount of natural light in your home, keep the drapes open and place mirrors on the walls opposite windows. Make wise lamp choices if your room has few windows or gets very dark throughout the winter.
Establish “the nook”
Every hygge house requires the ideal spot to unwind by curling up with a blanket. In fact, the Danish word for this ideal nook is hyggekrog, which means “a comfortable corner.” Consider it your personal haven where you can relax, read a book, and enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate. Start with your cosiest chair or a favourite sofa nook to build your own hyggekrog. Place it by a window or add a warm lamp for soothing lighting, layer pillows and throws to make it the coziest area in your house, and add a side table for the ideal place to set your favorite cup of tea. If you can’t find anywhere and are looking to do home remodeling then you can incorporate it in.