The holidays are over and it’s time to take down all the decorations. If you are like me it’s bittersweet, having the tree trimmed and all those twinkle lights made my home feel warm and cozy.
I loved coming home seeing my house lit up and the feeling of warmth it gave me. Winter is here for 3 more months!
The Danes have a word for this time of year, it’s called “Hygge” pronounced HOO-gah, meaning cozy.
With up to 17 hours of darkness a day in the depths of winter people spend more time indoors. One part of Hygge is all about creating a warm inviting home. Lighting candles… a simple candle can be one of the most fundamental and achievable Hygge moments for the home. Think warm throws and blankets, faux fur pillows and woolen rugs.
Hygge is also about comfort foods and having friends and family over for a candlelit meal, relaxing by the fire, putting on warm socks and reading a book. The key idea of hygge is to simply enjoy the space around you. Each room in the home should be a sanctuary you can sink into at any given moment. So fill each space with things that help you to really achieve this.
It’s a great way to cure those winter blues.
*Light a candle/s *Fresh Flowers *Dim the lights *Put some cozy clothes on *Play some soft music *Load up the sofa with pillows and blankets *Invite some friends over *Enjoy your space and surroundings *Soak up the little things