A what? A Hygge! No, I didn’t make the word up and you can find it in the Danish Dictionary. I learned of this fascinating term while in conversation with a friend. Hygge (pronounced ‘hooga’) roughly translates to the word cozy. Hygge is a term used in and around the holidays that means to create a warm atmosphere and enjoy the good things in life with friends and family. The high season of this stylized look is coming around the bend faster than you can say ‘Hygge’!
Here are four tips on how to embrace the hygge home lifestyle:
1. Less is more: Decorate with small items such as nesting tables instead of a large coffee table.
2. Simple Styling: Carefully select the accessories you bring into your home. Purchase items that bring meaning into your space. I like decorating with antique and vintage finds that remind me of my travels.
3. Invest in candles: Did you know Danes burn more candles than any other people in Europe. I can get on board with that. I love purchasing new holiday scents to fill the air when I am decorating my space for the long winter haul. Its not close but its not far, my favite candle store is located in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, called Society.
4. Holiday Hangout: Embrace the cold and fire up that fondue pot. Getting together with your friends and loved ones is one of the most important ways to share in the hygge way of life.