The holiday hustle and bustle is over and the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year. The bulk of winter still lies before us, without the holiday excitement to take our mind off of the gray skies and the cold weather. This is a good time to glean some wisdom from our Danish friends and adopt the lifestyle of hygge, (pronounced heu-gah). Hygge is, by my definition, a way to make your home a nurturing, cozy place during the bleak midwinter. Here are some of the things I have found that help to do just that.
Especially if you live in a house with wood or tile floors, you will want to add some visual warmth to your home in the winter by adding the cozy texture of rugs, pillows and throw blankets.
Winter is the perfect time to get out your warm colored metals. Bronze, gold or copper accessories add a warm glow to your decor.
Keep a cozy sweater handy-
Sometimes, even with the heat on and the fireplace crackling, you still need a cozy sweater and a warm pair of slippers. Keep your favorite sweater or soft warm hoody on a hook where you can grab them anytime.
Winter is the time to make sure you are well stocked on your favorite hot drinks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Also, keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with the ingredients to make your favorite soups and stews. There's nothing like coming in out of the cold to find a welcoming bowl of hot soup ready for you to enjoy! You can find a few of my favorite soup recipes in this post.
Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
and a safe and BLESSED weekend!