Today is a big day! Today is the first guest post featured on my blog. Last week I had the honor of writing an article for the gals over at Help You Dwell all about how to clean out your closet, make money and love your style. You can check out my post here.
This week Taryn and Caroline are my guests, introducing us to the concept of Hygge.
Hygge is growing in popularity right now, and for good reason. I first heard about hygge from my all time favorite volgger, Jenny Mustard. It’s hard to find a word in english that encapsulates all that hygge is. It’s best described as a sense of coziness and comfort within the home. As professional organizers based in Knoxville, Caroline and Taryn specialize in creating an atmosphere of hygge and it’s an honor to have them featured on the blog today.
Take it away gals!
Have you ever wondered how to create an element of comfort and happiness in your home throughout the seasons?
The Danish have mastered lots of things and hygge is one of them. A concept often associated with winter months, we would love to expand that thought and encourage you to think of ways to implement the feeling in every season. When your home is in order and when your home elicits a feeling of peacefulness in you and your guests, your whole life tends to be more in balance.
Hygge: a quality of cosiness + comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment of well-being.
Where did this concept come from?
US Ambassador of Denmark describes hygge as: “the feeling you get around thanksgiving, like being cozy and being with other people”. It is imperfect and very casual. Practicing hygge is more about how things feel than how they look.
Charlotte Higgins, from the Insider describes it as “a feeling of calm togetherness and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, perhaps illuminated by the gentle flicker of candlelight.”
What does it look like?
- Shared experience
- Being an inviting person in an inviting space
- Creating a ritual, habit or space that allows you to enjoy the present moment.
It isn’t about striving for a specific style or look, but it is about being intentional with what you create space for in your home and mind.
How can you incorporate this in your life and home?
You might have a specific blanket, pair of sweatpants or coffee mug that you can describe as
hyggelig, meaning hygge-like.
These are your things that induce coziness and calm for you.
Bringing the outside in, is very hygge. Incorporating natural elements in your home creates a sense of life and growth. Another way to engage with hygge is by putting your devices down. Shifting our focus from a bright little screen to the people and places around us, invites participation in the moment.
We love that hygge is not something that you can order online, or grab at Target. It is unique to your life, your family, and the way you live. It takes a little thought and creativity to incorporate hygge, comfort and coziness into your life.
Now that you and hygge have been introduced, what’s one way that you can create that cozy, comfortable and tranquil feeling in your life in home?
Thanks again to the beautiful ladies from Help You Dwell for sharing this powerful tool for well being with us!