How to Make Your Home More Hygge
After a year of spending pretty much all of our time inside our homes, the “Hygge” lifestyle is a concept that you may not have heard of but chances are that you've felt it before. This Danish term loosely translates into "coziness" and has become an Instagram-worthy lifestyle filled with warm blankets and glowing candles. Often used by people who find a cozy feeling when snuggling indoors on cold days, many enjoy the hygge vibe in their homes while enjoying company around food that warms them from inside out! Here are 4 easy ways to incorporate the Hygge lifestyle into your daily routine.
1. Keep things Simple
Hygge is all about peace and relaxation. When it comes to decorating your home, you should never have a color scheme that's too overwhelming or exciting. A neutral palette of pastel colors in combination with unique textures (like Vegan Fur & Suede Throw Rugs) will make for the perfect relaxing space in which you can enjoy with friends. The idea behind hygge is balanced between harmony & excitement so when designing your home’s style, keep this balance at heart by using only calming tones and add textures throughout the space that feel natural- like cashmere or fur blankets for example!
2. Use Candles as Lighting: Have Your Space Dim
Imagine walking into an apartment after having been out all day and seeing a candle lit on the countertop welcoming you home; this small act could make even those who don't consider themselves "hygge" feel cozy inside. The soft and kind glow of a candle cannot be replicated by anything else. Candles are perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere because they can bring people together in an intimate setting like never before. It doesn't matter if you're with your significant other or just trying to get some alone time; all you need is one single flame (or two) to feel at peace again!
3. Pick Up a Book and Put Down the Phone
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the Danish tradition of hygge doesn't involve screens. In fact, turning off your laptop or phone for just an hour will help you learn how to better appreciate physical space instead of digital activity! A book is an essential item to have to replace your tech time. After a long day of work or school, heading home and losing yourself in your favorite novel will instantly put you at ease. You don't need anything fancy—just find one that speaks to your soul.
4. Cool Off with an Iced Beverage
Remember that the key to hygge is a feeling of content. When we enjoy our favourite beverage such as an iced tea or refresher, it is a pause in our day to appreciate the moment. Grab a Balance Water Bottle or your favourite tumbler cup and find yourself your favourite blend and enjoy a delicious, feel-good drink.