9 ways to embrace hygge for the holidays

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By now you have probably heard of hygge, the Danish term for cosiness and contentment. While hygge can be incorporated into the home and one’s lifestyle throughout the year, the holidays is certainly the perfect time of the year to infuse some hygge.


Looking for ways to incorporate a sense of hygge, this holiday season? Begin by evaluating your whole home and then look for ways to uplift each space with a sense of holiday hygge.

Infuse scents

In nature, each season brings a fresh fragrance and scent. Fragrance can also help to provide a sense of calm. Consider infusing winter scents into your home over the holiday season such as juniper, fig, pine and sage.

Create cosy areas

Create areas in your home that can be used as places for you and your holiday guests to refresh, recharge and renew.

Find a focal point

Even if you don’t have a fireplace for everyone to gather around, you can still rearrange your space in order to create a focal point that can serve as the “hub of holiday activity”. This could be done as simply as creating a cosy room or attractive communal table.

Incorporate nature

Natural elements such as wood can help warm a space.

Play music

From soothing sounds such as water to sounds such as bells and chimes, one can incorporate a sense of holiday hygge through the use of calming sounds.


Provide comfort

From welcoming your guests with their own cosy throw to providing individual slippers, providing comfort is the cornerstone of hygge.

Use greenery

Evergreens and winter hearty plants and trees not only help add freshness to a space but also help to improve overall indoor air quality.

Change your colour scheme

Adding earth tones goes a long way to adding warmth and hygge to a space. Consider warm shades of brown, green, yellow and red.

Open the windows

Natural light not only impacts moods and helps to enhance lives but improves a sense of hygge. In the evenings, holiday hygge can be achieved by adding lights through the use of festive elements such as string lights and candles.

The Danish are considered to be amongst the happiest people in the world. Why not incorporate some of these holiday hygge tips to create a sense of wellbeing and calm into your home this holiday season?

– Tribune News Service

– TheStar

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