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?
Aren’t these just the coziest spaces?