Until today, I didn’t really identify with a style for my home interior. I made up all kinds of names trying to describe it: Country-cashe (short for ‘casual’), rustic-mod, moderustic. Bo-rustahemian. You get where I’m going with this, right?? In reality, my spaces were just messy and no style could show through – BUT – I still had this faint idea of what I was going for. The image below perhaps describes it a little. I’m talking about Hygge.
Pronounced, “hue-gah” or “hoo-gah”
What is hygge? If you haven’t already heard of this danish concept, I’ll quick break it down for you in a western way. Hygge = insanely cozy. Coziness on all levels:
In your home
-Think warm blankets & pillows, candles and ambient lighting, a fireplace or area of physical warmth.
In your clothes
-Think big slouchy slippers or woven socks, oversized sweaters, comfy pants.
In your mind
-Think ‘feel good music’, a stimulating book, (such as this one, that’s all about Hygge!) or deep, intimate conversation.
In your heart
-Think being surrounded by your immediate family, pets, or an evening in with your closest friends.
In your stomach
-Think delicious warm drinks (like tea, or hot cocoa), sweet small morsels of cake, or even a warm, rich breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs.
To be hyggly is to feel comfortable inside and out with yourself, your loved ones, and your status. And to surround yourself with simple comforts. ANYONE can do this! It doesn’t take a lot of money to hygge, and it’s just as much in the mind as it is in your surroundings.
Read more about Hygge on our favorite blog: Messy Minimalist