Hygge is a Danish word that started showing up in the states a few years ago. I recently bought a used copy of
It's fascinating to read how the Danish people have such long, dark winters, but they can be made very livable by some simple concepts. Many people around the world already make their home cozy, year round. Many of these ideas can be incorporated with low cost or free items. Things like bringing in nature- leaves, branches, pine cones. Buy some books, snuggle up and read! A big one is staying in the moment, be present. Board games are making a comeback, put the phones away and have a fun round of Monopoly! Talk to each other. Bake something from scratch, have friends over for tea and cake. Listen to music with no distractions. Hygge has lots of simple concepts, here's a Hyggekrog, or cosy corner, something soft, warm drink, candle and a book-
Faux sheepskin throw on chair,
Anya in front of the heater, she 's Hygging!
Warm blanket on chair, ready anytime
Dave's fave red blanket, Anya's too. In the winter I switch out the regular pillow-
Thrifted pillow sham, full size pillow, with blue velvet, warm and cozy!
My corner, place mat made from old Sari's, electric candle, and a pumpkin!
Read some books!
Soft, nature inspired lighting-
More soft lighting, from a salt crystal, set on a timer-
More soft lighting (we do have bright floor lamps for reading)-
Made a big pot of veggie chili, with homegrown tomatoes and peppers-