Hygge is a Swedish term and it’s all about creating cozy atmosphere and making your home warm and welcoming in winter.
I’m a big fan of all things hygge. . . which is why way before I ever heard of it I was good at hyggeing up my personal space.
Maybe that’s because I come from a line of Swedish great grandmas. . . or maybe it’s just because I don’t like being cold so I do everything possible to make things warm and comfy. I’m pretty sure it’s the latter.
Either way creating hygge is easy and it makes your home feel awesome. Here’s how to do it Connie style.
Get yourself a lighter and enough white candles to be able to burn them whenever you want and still always have some on hand. Even simple candles like Ikea tea lights in short mason jars will create awesome atmosphere. Try clustering them together.
Diffuse essential oils like Douglas fir, Siberian fir, cinnamon, cassia and wild orange to clean up stale air and make your home smell yummy.
Gather attractive throws and blankets and stack them in a big basket for easy access.
Keep a selection of teas and hot chocolate mixes and all the fixings including little cookies etc. along with mugs and saucers and a teapot nearby to make it fast and easy to get yourself something delicious and warm.
Get in the habit of making soups or stews and have a pot on the stove, especially during winter storms. Other welcoming winter foods include hot breads, casseroles, and warm puddings.
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace it goes without saying you’ll want to have some comfy sofas and chairs clustered around it.
Place rugs on your floors to help cozy things up in the winter. Keep the rugs clean by having people take off their shoes when they come in your door.
Keep a selection of warm socks and slippers in a basket for slipping on chilly feet.
Gather a few interesting books and magazines to read and browse through.
Make your bedrooms pretty and inviting by cleaning up clutter and putting luxurious sheets and blankets on your beds.
Keep a good smelling selection of soaps, bath salts, face masks and candles etc. near your tub for in house spa nights.
Use string lights to add atmosphere and warmth to rooms and windows.
Ok, so having live plants in your house isn’t exactly a hygge thing but it will make your house feel and look better and bring in some fresh life so I’m all for it!
Always be warm and welcoming when people come to your home. Invite them in and offer them a bowl of soup or a cup of tea etc. This is a super important part of creating hygge in your space.
Now you know how, happy hyggeing and let’s get through winter ya’ll!