The coziest trend in years, Hygge is a Danish lifestyle concept taking the world of décor by storm. Pronounced ‘hoo-ga,’ the words meaning is simple: be cozy – but it is how one creates coziness that matters. Whether curling up with a good book and cup of tea, or lingering over a meal with close friends, there’s no place more cozy than home. Here are a few ways you can bring hygge into your everyday sanctuary.
Hygge is about creating warmth and joy around you, so start small by incorporating accents around the house. Textures can make a world of difference, so try adding a nice warm blanket or a shaggy rug to the living room, you’d be surprised how quickly it can make a cold room warm. Since comfort can be felt through a variety of senses, buy scented candles and make your home not just look like winter, but smell like it too. Just be sure to blow out the candles when your done – safety first!
To embrace this lifestyle, you’ll want to make your home as peaceful as possible. With hygge, less is more. Surround yourself with accessories and décor that have meaning – whether it’s a family heirloom or choosing colors that make you smile, home accents should always bring you joy. Hygge is about finding comfort in the little things in life, so putting up photos of loved ones or finally finishing that scrapbook you started are all mood lifters that will remind you of people and places with meaning.
And last but not least, hygge is about sharing that warmth and joy with those you love. Invite over friends and enjoy a homecooked meal. There is nothing better than being with those you care about. Warmth will always be found in sharing moments with others. Remember, hygge starts in the home – so find the sanctuary of your dreams in one of our master-planned communities and make every cozy nook your own.