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Did you know that Denmark is considered to be one of the happiest nations in the world? Surprising, considering their winters are long, cold, and consist of about 17 hours of darkness each day! But there’s a secret behind why Danes are quite happy to be snowed in all winter long, and it’s called hygge. Pronounced HUE-gah, hygge is an attitude toward life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. It is taking pleasure from the presence of gentle, soothing things. Candlelight is hygge. Cooking dinner with friends is hygge. Getting cozy with a blanket and a good book is hygge. Because we all know we have many long weeks ahead of us this winter, we’ve compiled a few ideas that can help you incorporate the hygge lifestyle into your own home!
Soften Your Space
It may seem like a small thing to do, but incorporating more soft items like cozy blankets, a few floor pillows, or area rugs will make each room in your home feel more inviting and it won’t seem so bad to stay inside all day away from the cold!
Incorporate Natural Woods
Another way to make your home more inviting is to introduce natural wood pieces. The brown hues will add an extra dose of warmth while the natural materials will help you bring a little bit of the outdoors in!
Display What Makes You Happy
In many ways, hygge is about prioritizing the things in life that bring you joy. We love the idea of creating a gallery wall of pictures that display your favorite people, places, and memories.
Clear the Workspace
Do you work from home? Clutter can weigh down your mood, so try organizing your papers and other odds and ends so that you can enjoy a little peace of mind while you work.
Light Some Candles
If you were to enter any Danish home, you would find a preference for soft, warm light – like candles. When it’s cold and dark outside, placing a few candles around your home can implement hygge by adding warmth. Try a softer, earthy scented candle!
Keep it Hot
What feels better than a hot mug of coffee, tea, or cocoa while lounging around the house! Pair your drink of choice with a blanket and a good book or movie for the perfect night in!
One of the biggest aspects of Danish hygge is seizing the time to build and grow your relationships with family and friends. If you’re going to be stuck inside, away from the cold anyways, you may as well enjoy it with loved ones by your side. Cook a meal together, gather around the table, play some cards, or just enjoy some great conversation!
Here’s to embracing the Danish tradition of hygge in your own home this winter!
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