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Hygge is trendy term that has been popular for a few years now. You might see Hygge mentioned in a social media posts, accompanied by a picture of a cozy fire and someone looking warm and comfortable, or maybe a picture of a cozy reading area with a steaming cup of tea perched near by.
I may not confidently pronounce Hygge, but I totally get the sentiment, and want to bring ALL the Hygge vibes into my home this fall!
Hygge is a Danish way of living that has was all wanting to create our own havens of comfort, coziness and contentment. It has been reported that the Danish are some of the happiest people in the world, it is easy to see why, living life with a focus on a slower pace of life, and the ability to not just be present – but recognize and enjoy the present, it seems the Danish have elevated their domestic and personal routines into a beautiful art form .
Hygge is all about the home comforts, the warmth and contentment, the family time, the ambiance, and daily simple pleasures of daily life.
Here are some of the simple ways you can bring Hygge into your home and your life this fall.
Five Easy Ways to Bring Hygge to Your Home This Fall:
Layer on the Cozy Knit Blankets
There’s nothing quite as comfy and cozy as curling up on the couch with a soft throw blanket and a cup of hot tea to read a book or watch a football game when the seasons change from warmer to cooler. I look forward to these snuggly afternoons all year!
One of the easiest ways to bring cozy fall vibes into your home, is with a great throw blanket. This year, I am all about neutral tones and simple patterns, and plush faux fur throws and they’re absolutely perfect for curling up on a lazy afternoon, or during family movie night.
Enjoy the Scents of the Season
One of my favorite ways to embrace fall vibes is by infusing the spicy aromas of the season in my house. Homey fall scents instantly get me in the mindset of all things fall.
I like to use a simple simmer pot to make my home smell deliciously like fall. It’s cheap, simple and a good way to use kitchen scraps and last year’s spices. If you don’t want to use a simmer pot, you can always diffuse essentials oils such as orange, clove, ginger and cinnamon, or simply light your favorite scented candle.
Set the Mood With Delicate Soft Lighting
String lights and candles are perfect when it comes to hygge decor. Not only are they cheery and festive, but they look great everywhere. You can use them in your bedroom, living room, or any where you want to add a little Both Twinkle Lights and candles give off a softer light that add a cozy ambiance.
Go for soft white lights as opposed to bright lights as they have a more relaxing effect which is what you’re aiming for.
Add Seasonal Natural Elements
One of the main concepts of hygge is connecting to nature. So how do we bring this feeling of nature even closer to us, and benefit from nature even when we are unable to get outside? Bring it inside.
No matter what style your home decor is, natural elements will fit in, and bring some fall charm to you interiors. My favorite natural elements to add to my decor are pumpkins, gourds, acorns, and seasonal flowers like mums.
Whatever you do, the idea is to create a space where you’ll want to curl up and relax.