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Do you love to incorporate hygge and create coziness throughout your home with each season? Are you looking for new ways to make your home hygge, cozy, and warm for the fall season? You’ve come to the right place! I enjoy creating hygge spaces around my home to make it feel cozier. Each season brings new opportunities to incorporate new ideas for creating hygge spaces in your home. I can’t wait to share with you some of my favorite and simple ways to do this!
You can enjoy the colder months in your home, by yourself, or with the people you love most!
What is Hygge?
That’s a great question to ask! It can be difficult to answer because hygge can be so many different things. I like to describe it as creating coziness in your home and life. Hygge is creating a warm atmosphere in my home and my heart. It’s feeling happy with the things around me.
Hygge is a Danish term and Danish concept that is used in their everyday lives.
“Hygge is about an atmosphere and experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down. You may be having an endless conversation about the small or big things in life- or just be comfortable in each other’s silent company- or simply just be by yourself enjoying a cup of tea.” –Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge
Hygge is really anything in your life that you find comfort in. Anything that brings you joy and happiness no matter how big or small.
Everyone loves the feeling of being in someone else’s company that they enjoy being around, and the feeling of home is like no other.
Hygge is a state of being you experience if you are at peace with yourself, your spouse, the tax authorities, and your inner organs.Tove Ditlevsen, Danish writer and poet
How do you pronounce hygge?
Hygge is a Danish word. It is a term that Danish people use quite often to describe things and events in their lives, and spending time with others.
Hygge can be pronounced really anyway you want to say it. I love how author Meik Wiking says it in her book The Little Book of Hygge, “Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not important how you choose to pronounce or even spell ‘hygge’. To paraphrase one of the greatest philosophers of our time -Winnie the Pooh- when asked how to spell a certain emotion, ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it’.”
Hygge can be a verb, adjective, or noun. All of these wrapped into one tiny word makes it very powerful.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about hygge. It’s such a good book! I read it in just a day or two!
How to Practice Hygge?
You can practice hygge in so many ways! It can be done inside the home or outside. Even something as simple as grabbing a cup of coffee with your best friend to talk and catch up can be hygge.
Inside the home, creating spaces that make you comfortable is a form of hygge.
What makes you happy? What brings you joy? What creates a sense of warmness and a cozy feeling?
Answer those questions, and then you have ways to practice hygge.
Hygge is something I love to put into practice in my home to create cozy spaces. I enjoy changing things around my home with each season which creates a new atmosphere of coziness, happiness, peace, and a sense of calm.
Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I love to get my home ready for the cooler weather and activities.
I’m excited to share with you how I make my home cozy and hygge for the fall season.
____ Ways to Make Your Home Cozy and Hygge for Fall
1. Fill Your Home with Fall SCents
Do you have favorite scents for the fall season? Now is the perfect time to pull them out! I would be lost without my apple scents for the fall! I love how they fill my home with the most amazing aroma. It makes my home feel cozier and gives it all the fall vibes. This simmer pot recipe is amazing and lasts for hours filling my home with amazing smells.
You can never have too many candles in your home. You can use regular candles or electric candles. Using electric candles is safer- and they last longer. I like to set mine on timers so that they come on when it begins to get dark outside. This creates a sense of warmth in your home, the lighting is amazing when trying to relax in the evenings. Either way you choose to light candles, make sure to have plenty in your home.
3. Get a Fire Going
I absolutely wish I had a real fireplace! A few years ago, I bought an electric fireplace because I wanted so badly to have the lighting from a fireplace in my living room. I love to sit in there early in the mornings or in the evenings and have only the fireplace going with a cup of coffee. It’s so peaceful and relaxing to me. This is one of the best ways that I incorporate hygge into my life.
4. Grab a Book
Grab one of the books from your always-growing-to-be-read pile and find a soft, quiet, and comfortable place to sit and read. Sometimes I love to sit on my front porch and read, other times I love to get cozy on my couch with a warm blanket and my dog. Wherever you love to read, make sure you take time to get there and enjoy immersing yourself in a new novel.
5. Grab Your Headphones
If you enjoy listening to books, podcasts, or music more than reading, then find a place to snuggle up and relax and listen to your favorites. I love to listen to podcasts while doing things around my home. It creates a more hygge experience while doing less than thrilling chores around the house.
6. Use Yellow/Warm Lights
I don’t know about you, but LED lights are not my favorite. Sure, they can save you money, but they are so bright and do not create a cozy and comfortable environment. I prefer softer lighting in my home. Yellow lighting is warm and makes your home feel cozier! Swap out the lighting for fall in your favorite areas of your home.
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7. PLant Fall Flowers in Your Garden
A flower garden is one of the best places to be. Plant fall flowers (mums, golden rods, chrysanthemums) to brighten up your home. Pick them, put them in a vase, and sit them out somewhere you will see them every day!
8. Fix a Cup of Something Hot
Fixing warm drinks will be added to any list that I make about enjoying the cooler weather. I love hot beverages! Coffee, apple cider, hot chocolate, hot tea, or hot cocoa. These are all things I love and make me feel hygge!
9. Make your favorite soup
What’s your favorite soup? Mine is tomato or chicken noodle (basic, I know), but you can’t go wrong with soup night during a cold week.
10. Fill Your Home With All Things Soft
I love to cuddle up on my couch with a soft blanket, wear a soft sweater, and lay my head on a soft pillow. Filling your home with soft things is so comforting! Having plenty of blankets for everyone to cover up with is also a must. I have about nine blankets in my living room ready to be used!
11. Decorate for the Fall Season
Fill your home with pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, mini scarecrows, pictures with cute fall sayings, and more! Decorating for fall is fun and creates a cozy fall atmosphere inside and outside of your home.
12. Keep Your Home at the Perfect Temperature
What temperature would you say is perfect? This will depend on where you live. I love using the heater in the morning and evenings to warm up the house, and during the day it is usually comfortable to let the sun warm up the house.
13. Swap Out Your Clothes
It’s time to swap out your summer clothes for fall and winter! Pull out those sweaters and other warm clothes. You can’t go wrong with a cozy sweater! What are your favorite clothes to wear in the fall and winter months?
14. Have Pictures of Things That Make You Happy
Surrounding yourself with things that make you happy will create hygge all around you. Have pictures of your family, trips you’ve loved, your pets, and anything else that you love! I also enjoy decorating with quotes and sayings I love. Nature also plays a huge part in my home because being surrounded by nature makes me happy. Each time I see these pictures it makes me smile and feel warm inside. It’s the little things that bring a smile to your face that are truly hygge.
15. Practice Togetherness
A great way to practice hygge is to get together with the people you love the most. Spending quality time with your friends, family, and loved ones is so special! Invite them over to your home for dinner, grab coffee with your best friend (pumpkin spice lattes, anyone?), or enjoy the silence together. Whatever it is that you choose to do with them, being together is one of the simple things you can do to practice hygge.
“It is through hygge that we find and build really strong relationships with other people. There is an effortlessness in hygge, which means that we can be together with friends and family without having any plans besides relaxing and enjoying a good time together. We dare to be who we are in each other’s company, and this affirms us that we have stable relationships in our lives, meaning we will never stand alone. This is a social security of great value, and one of the most important sources of our happiness.”Christian Bjørnskov
16. Bake Something Sweet
It is the perfect time of year to bake something sweet! You can’t go wrong with an apple pie, pumpkin pie, or pumpkin bread. Filling your home with the aroma and indulging in sweet treats is one of the easy ways to create hygge in your life!
17. Settle in and Watch a Storm Pass Through
Rainy days can feel so hygge. Snuggling in, watching a movie, taking a nap to the sound of the rain. All of those make me feel cozy inside my home. My husband and I love to watch storms roll through. The sound of the rain and the thunder just makes us feel happy. We enjoy sitting on the front porch watching the action (as long as it isn’t dangerous). There’s just something about being stuck at home during a storm that makes us feel close. Break out some games, good food, or a movie, and enjoy being together at home.
18. Pull Out Your Favorite Board Games and Cards
Growing up, game night was always my favorite. We had such a great time playing together as a family, laughing, talking, and having so much fun!
19. See Things Through Your Children’s Eyes
Children see the world in such a happy light. The small things make them joyful, they have a vivid imagination, and their favorite place to be is with their loved ones. We can all learn so much from viewing the world through our children’s eyes. Create more hygge moments in your life by seeing things through their eyes!
20. Eat at the Kitchen Table
What better way to spend time with your family than to eat at the kitchen table? Talk about your days, and good things that are happening in the coming weeks, laugh, and enjoy each other’s company over dinner.
21. Add Fairy Lights to Your Porch or Sitting Area
The soft lighting of fairy lights is perfect to add to your porch or sitting area outside. Fairy lights create a wonderful hygge atmosphere to hang out and relax.
22. Fill Your Home with Comfort Food
Comfort food is one of my favorite simple pleasures in life. Coming home from a day at work, I look forward to grabbing a cozy blanket and grabbing a snack and indulging in an evening of hygge enjoying myself!
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I hope this list has helped you plan the perfect hygge fall for your home! Fall is the perfect time to transform your home into a space where you can experience hygge all around you. What are your favorite ways to create hygge in your home? I would love to hear about them!
Until next time,