You may have heard the new buzz word recently and wondered what everyone’s talking about. Hygge (prounounced “hoo-gah”) I’m not one to jump on bandwagons, but this Danish concept appealed to me. I live in Michigan, and we are now on our 22nd day of NO SUN. We were recorded as the “cloudiest place in the world” this week. Yup. The world. So what do Michigan and Hygge have to do with each other, you ask? (pretend you asked)
Hygge basically translates to cozy. In it’s most simple form, it means taking pleasure in simple things–finding happiness and joy in the mundane. It’s a way of creating a sanctuary in your life. That could include warm, fuzzy socks, a brewed cup of tea in a fancy tea cup, or perhaps snuggling up with a good book under the comfiest blanket you can find. You see what I’m getting at here?
Hygge and a cloudy, cold Michigan winter go hand in hand. Hygge is candles, slippers, sheepskin rugs, beautiful lattes, a crackling fireplace, a raggedy old sweater that brings you comfort. Hygge is comfort.
So what does that mean for home decor? How can we “create Hygge” around us? I’ve searched the world (via Google) and brought you some suggestions. Granted we don’t live in Denmark or Norway….but sometimes it feels like it in the Midwest! Want to bring some Hygge to your life? Here are some suggestions.