Cozying up to Hygge
Hygge (pronounced "hoo-guh") is a Danish expression referring to "well-being" that has captured the hearts of North Americans, especially during our frigid winter months.
The concept of hygge involves finding pleasure in simple, everyday things. For example, in today's world, it's more important than ever that our homes become a peaceful sanctuary where we feel safe and secure. The calming notion of snuggling by a fire, wrapped in a cozy blanket with a steaming cup of tea and a good book at hand is a soothing image to help visualize the concept of hygge during our blustery Canadian winters.
The easiest way to introduce hygge into your home is to dedicate one room to include only the things that bring you joy. Your bedroom can be a good place to start.
With so many of us working from home, your computer may have found its way into your bedroom. Do your best to seek out another corner of your home to relocate your "home office" to. In that same vein, remove all work-related and personal clutter from the room, keeping only the items that channel your inner calm.
Think "cozy and comforting" when introducing things back into your bedroom. Layers of soft bedding in soothing colours, lots of throw pillows, and plush rugs to sink your toes into are easy additions, while copious candles and live plants can complete the mood.
Let's embrace our Canadian winter with a little Danish inspiration!