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Winter is approaching where I live, and I have finally pulled out the fluffy jackets, leggings, and sweaters. It is getting darker earlier, which is such a bummer! This type of weather makes me want to stay home more! To keep my house cozy, I am trying to implement some aspects of Hygge.
If you don’t know much about the art of Hygge, you should read up on it. I have enjoyed learning so much about hygge. I recommend the book, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living. I read this book in a few short days because I was hooked!
Since finishing the book, I have done things around my home to bring in hygge, comfiness, and coziness. Here are a few things I recommend doing around your home to begin practicing the art of Hygge this winter season.
The number one thing I LOVE to have around my home are candles! Real or fake candles are fine. I enjoy having a few real candles with warm scents like apple pie or a good fall scent. I also have many battery-powered candles around my house that I have set to turn on around the same time the sun is beginning to set. The ambient light from the candles provides a warm, comfortable feeling in my home.
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Lighting the fireplace is a definite must! If you don’t have a fireplace, don’t worry! I don’t have one either. I recently bought one of the heaters with an electric fireplace, but before that, I pulled a fireplace up on YouTube. It creates the same warm aroma with the light and wonderful crackling sound of a fireplace.
Have fluffy, soft pillows and blankets around your living or den area. This will help create a cozy, hygge environment. I have always loved a house with blankets. I get cold very easily, so I love when people have a blanket to offer me. I have recently gotten into having throw pillows (took me long enough!) on my couch. I now have several fluffy and soft pillows on my couch. It makes my living space feel comfortable and look cozy!
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Warm beverages are a must in my house! We love coffee, apple cider, and hot chocolate. This year I am excited to try mulled wine for the first time! My favorite winery made their own mulled spices this year, and I can’t wait to use them with one of the wines they recommend. Warm beverages are very inviting. They smell yummy and warm you up on a cold evening! They’re perfect to have around when friends are over or for a warm, cuddly date night.
Food is also a must (Lol- we love to eat!). My favorite food that gives me hygge vibes is soups. I love many different kinds of soups, and I enjoy making them. Soups warm me up on a cold day, they smell good when cooking, and they’re perfect to put in the crockpot and invite some friends over. If my husband had a say in a hygge food, he would choose any type of Mexican food. Mexican food brings him comfort and joy, and he always wants to cuddle up, nap, or enjoy a good movie after watching. You can’t go wrong with some good food to bring hygge into your home!
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I hope these ideas have helped you with your winter hygge journey! There are simple things you can do around your home to create a comfortable, cozy, and warm environment!
Until next time,