Hygge (Hue gah) The Danish concept of wellbeing is created when enjoying good food and drink with friends and family in a warm, welcoming, cozy space. It is more of a feeling, a mood, rather than a specific set of circumstances. The simple chic of a fuss free environment that is well organized and designed for maximum comfort is the hallmark of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. We could take a page out of the Scandanavian playbook.
There is a reason why Nordic people are considered the happiest people on earth even in the face of harsh winters, much of which is spent in darkness. G-d that sounds bleak!
There was a banishing of ornate interiors, unlike Europeans, the Scandinavian people take a more practical "less is more'' approach. Clean lines with a sophisticated appeal, functionality and creating intimacy are priorities. Accessories or accent pieces are kept to a minimum, but they must have weight or substance. The Nords understand that clutter must be kept at bay and possessions should serve you in some way.
|Jeffery Alan Marks|
If you want to add a little hygge to your home, here's how ~
Make sure each room is a sanctuary
Keep it simple, its not about excess
Higgle is about a quality of life. It feels like a warm hug and smells like cocoa.
Now if you'll excuse me, I must rush out a buy a sheepskin!