To Get Cozy

 

     Good morning! I thought it'd be nice to share a few tips on getting cozy today, in the name of hygge. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish concept of coziness. It has no literal English translation, it's just the word they have for getting comfortable + cozy indoors during the winter. When it's dark and cold most of the winter, they find a way to enjoy it through hygge. Most ways of infusing hygge into your winter experience include a lot of blankets and sweaters, some glogg (Scandinavian mulled wine, recipe coming soon!), and enjoying time with friends and family around a fire. Idyllic, no? For me, my hygge includes all of those things, but also a couple more!

     I find that a pallet of pillows to go along with the massive amounts of blankets is extra comforting. Also, you can take it further and make a blanket fort! This isn't a super rare occurrence in our toddler-occupied household. It's a fun way to bring children into the hygge concept.

       Another addition you can make is good scents. I like essential oils and candles, but incense is always welcome as well! There's nothing like a comforting scent to bring you into the hygge mood.

      Lastly, BOOKS. There's not a time where getting cozy isn't improved by a good book. They go together like bread and butter! Give me all of the books!

     Thanks for reading, and have a cozy Wednesday!

Weekly Moodboard, #3

     Today's Moodboard is seemingly influenced by two things. The coziness of the season and what some might call "clutter". I've always been one to accept messes and to encourage filling empty space. I love a minimal room as much as the next creative, but when it comes to my personal decor, I prefer something more relaxed and natural. It is definitely not natural for my house to be perfectly put in its place. In one word, I would describe most of these images as "relaxed" or "relaxing". To some, the filled gallery wall and the messy art session might scream the opposite for them. For me, it's all about the balance, and coziness. Always coziness.