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At the end of the day, there’s nothing quite like coming back to a cozy home. So
If this is the first time you’re hearing about
What Is Hygge?
Unless you speak Danish, Hygge is not a well-known term in the average American household, at least it wasn’t until it became a trending style. This Danish word means “to create a warm atmosphere and enjoy the good things in life with good people”, according to Visit Denmark. The idea of warmth and coziness are two ideas when it comes to creating a home with
And, if you’re wondering how to pronounce
Using Hygge In Your Home
Creating a warm and cozy home first starts with thinking of your home as a peaceful place. That’s why I recommend before even picking out any decorative items to enhance the warmth, you make any repairs that may have been stressful to think about. Hiring a contractor can help to make sure the work is done without worry. So, if you’ve been putting off that HVAC fix or stalling on that brick repair, contact a pro today.
The next step is to incorporate warm and welcoming décor. Here are a few ideas to incorporate
- Thick Blankets
- Large Throw Pillows
- Soft Lighting
- Neutral Colors
1. Light Candles
Not only do candles smell great, but they increase the comfort of any room. It’s the perfect complement to décor of any style. Whether you’re relaxing by yourself or enjoying the company of good friends. It’s sure to increase the sense of
As always, when using candles in a room, refresh yourself on fire safety basics. Never keep a candle near drapes, books or other flammable objects. Always blow out the candle before leaving the room. See more fire prevention and safety tips.
2. Use Thick Blankets
Nothing quite says “cozy” like a thick blanket you can use. This is best in a living room or bedroom. The large, knit blankets are currently trending but those can be expensive! If you’re looking to snuggle up without the extra cost, you can DIY this project. Even if you have no knitting experience, you can easily create one of these chunky blankets using only your arms. Here’s a great tutorial on how you can do this in under an hour from Simply Maggie.
3. Choose Large Throw Pillows
When I’m looking to relax in my home, I like to lean into my big armchair with pillows all around. So, it’s no wonder that choosing large and luxurious throw pillows can make such a difference in creating
4. Turn On Soft Lighting
In addition to candlelight, you’ll want to make sure the lighting in your room is soft and not startling. Overhead lighting might not be the best choice for creating a comfortable atmosphere. Table and floor lamps can easily help create a comfortable space with soft lighting. Choose bulbs that are a warm white versus bright white.
An update to an old fixture can help alleviate any harshness of the light as well. The average cost to install a new light fixture is $421, with most homeowners spending between $177 and $328.
5. Pick Neutral Colors
A cozy and comfortable environment isn’t typically full of bold colors. If you’re looking for a color scheme that’s relaxing, think as the Scandinavians do when it comes to home décor. Follow neutral colors in different shades and minimal patterns to warm up
Interior Designer Costs
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Make your home cozy for the cool weather. Start using the Danish concept of