Inspiration · Interiors

Hygge at Home

Header image above from decordots

For the last few months, I have been seeing the word “hygge” floating around and have had absolutely no idea what it meant. I finally took a few minutes to look it up and discovered that it is a Danish word that is pronounced hoo-gah and it means the enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. Apparently, Danes are among the happiest people in the world–in part because they know how to create cozy, welcoming homes filled with friends and family, candlelight, natural elements , and warm beverages and home-cooked meals.

During these very cold and dark months I think the idea of incorporating the philosophy of hygge is comforting. It is all about creating a safe, cozy, loving, and warm space for your family and friends. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?

Here are some spaces that seem very hygge-friendly. Hygge elements include the fireplaces, sheepskin rugs, chunky blankets, candles, and comfy furnishings.  Everything is very cozy and warm looking.  Can’t you just imagine settling down in any of these spaces for the afternoon with a warm cup of tea, a slice of cake, and a good book?

Kara Rosenlund’s Australian Cottage : Because I’m Addicted


My Domaine


My Scandinavian Home


From the movie The Holiday :  Between Naps on the Porch


Lorilangille : picture taken by Morten Holtum
Mademoiselle Claudine le blog


Kara Rosenlund


Pretty Designs


Ideal Home

Aren’t these just the coziest spaces?

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