As the sun begins to set on another Autumn, and with Winter creeping up just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about cozy nights in front of the fireplace, warm mugs of hot chocolate and soft, snuggly woolen jumpers. The Danes have a concept called hygge – a term that evokes the warmth and cosiness of a family home in the winter time – and hygge can help you to make sure your home is perfectly comfortable and relaxed this winter. Here are some great tips.
Light some candles – A room lit with glowing candles evokes calm and relaxation. As the days get darker and shorter the soft glow of a flickering wick can make your home more inviting in the winter.
Spread the love – At its core, hygge is all about creating a beautiful family atmosphere that makes each member of your clan feel cared for and valued. Placing special family photos around your home is a great way to keep your home cozy when it is cold outside. Consider framing them in a variety of ways, and make sure that you turn a few of your favourites into delightful 3D photo crystals that will reflect your candle light!
Bake something spicy – Pumpkin pie, carrot muffins, apple crumble – baking any of these spicy treats in your oven will flood your whole home with the intoxicating smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. This is the perfect way to welcome any guests into your home!
Snuggle up – Drape your home is soft blankets, fuzzy knitted throws and woolen carpets in order to keep your living space inviting in the cold.
With these starter tips you can focus on creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere in your home this winter. Enjoy!