Monday, January 8, 2018

Hygge Ideas For Cozy Living

I don't know about you, but January is my month to get cozy, especially after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  
I just feel like curling up by the fire, appreciating the sound of the rain outside, reading a good book--you get the idea!
The Danish have a word for this:  Hygge.

Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") is about creating a sanctuary in our homes of coziness; enjoying and appreciating the simple things in life. 
Like a warm wool throw to wrap up in while outside on a cold day...

...or to sit by the fire and appreciate the warmth.

I love sitting in my favorite chair while sipping tea on a rainy afternoon.

I also like to turn on music and eat by candlelight.
Preferably comfort food such as stew or soup!

This is the month I plant hyacinths to force and place them by the bed, in the bathroom and on the kitchen windowsill.  

Fresh flowers and a basket of fruit in the kitchen brighten up a dreary January day too.

This is what the Danish have been doing forever!
They actually love winter, which I have always struggled with. 
But since discovering the art of Hygge, I've come to enjoy, or at least not hate winter as much!

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Sarah said...

Delores, it is so good to se you posting! Welcome back! I've always loved the winter season. Texas is hot most of the year, so the chance to wear sweaters, sit by a cozy fire, curl up in a warm blanket . . . makes me happy. BTW - I'm curled up under my black and white wool throw as I type. 😋

Rebecca said...

What beautiful photos and ideas for dealing with winter!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

All perfect ways to deal with January!

Cyndy said...

....and she's back! Always happy to find a pretty post from Vignette Design!

Maria C said...

Delores, I'm in love with your throw blankets! That grey one over the garden seat is fabulous! I'm not a winter person, either, but I do appreciate the occasional winter day when I get to stay home, and sit cozily by the fire. I think I need to expand my winter throw wardrobe. I own several very colorful ones, but nothing quiet that would make me think of hygge. Another enjoyable post! Thank you!

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