Hygge (pronounced hyoo-gah) is a Danish word that loosely translates to “comfortable wellness” or “coziness.” While there may not be an exact English translation, we’re all familiar with what it feels like to be in a hygge home. It’s a place where we feel welcome, warm, and invited to take our coat off and stay awhile.
You can create a hygge home any time of year, but the tidy and comforting nature of hygge elements are especially welcome in the winter months. Try it out this season to make the most of your time at home.
Add Ambient Lighting
A touch of sparkle and romance can easily be created with simple and strategic lighting. Place candles on your dining table for candlelit meals, and string up twinkle lights in your living space for a magical glow. If you have dimmable lights, bump them down a notch or two. It’s all about setting a relaxing mood that creates a sense of calm.
Settle in With Cozy Textures
Bundle up bare seating areas with blankets and pillows. It’s amazing what a difference an extra layer can do for your decor and comfort! This is also a great time to keep an extra blanket at the end of your bed, or even swap out your sheets for a warmer set.
Instead of thinking of cleaning as a chore, make it a restorative activity. Turn on some relaxing music and focus on making your most lived-in spaces as clutter-free as possible. Utilize all of your available storage space, and consider donating or gifting things you no longer need. Make a few minutes of daily tidying a part of your routine to make it stress-free.
Let Nature In
Moving with the seasons is a part of hygge. Don’t worry—you don’t have to open a window if the weather outside is frightful! Instead, let the natural light in when the sun is out, and incorporate natural elements into your decor. If you have a balcony, spruce it up with some fresh plants and a seating area to make it more inviting.
Keep Calm and Hygge On
In addition to these hygge home decor tips, consider how you can fill your Morguard apartment home with simple pleasures like music, restorative hobbies, and friendly conversation. If you have any hygge home tips, connect and share them with us on Facebook and Instagram.