5 Ways to Hygge Your Home
Hoo-guh (n) -Coziness and a deeply satisfying feeling of well-being. Enjoying life's simple pleasures. Danish
1) Bring the Outdoors In
Add some greenery into your home. Pattern plants like the prayer plant or calathea orbifolia are popular in 2018 or your can never go wrong with a fiddle leaf fig. Cant keep plants alive? Go with natural elements like leather, stone or wood.
2) Cozy Textures
Texture is a big part of Hygge, says Pia Edberg, Vancouver based author of "The Cozy Life". Keep knitted or fleece blankets close at hand never skimp on the fluffy pillows.
3) Turn off the Lights
Natural light will always be pouring in your large windows but as the sun goes down switch to table lamps with a soft warm glow rather than bright overhead lighting.
4) Everyday is a Day at the Spa
Turn your bathroom into a relaxing oasis with essential oils like Lavender, Geranium or eucalyptus. Big fluffy bath towels and a quality bathmat help set the scene as well.
Tip: Try hanging a bundle of eucalyptus from your shower head, the heat and steam help to activate the herb's essential oils which can ease congestion and create a lovely fresh aroma.
5) Everything is Meaningful
Surround yourself with objects that tell a story. Decorate your home with accents that are meaningful to you. Gifts, item purchased while traveling, antiques or local artisan crafts.