Simply stated, hygge is the Danish word for extraordinary comfort and coziness. Here are six ways you can bring warmth and happiness into your home this season.

 

1) Choose comfort. Warm blankets, cozy furnishings and

piles of pillows are some of the hallmarks of hygge for a reason.

 

2) Embrace texture. Décor that offers tactile sensations, like fluffy rugs and nubby throws, stimulate the senses, while natural textures like wood and wool allow for a bit of the outside to come in during cold winter days.

 

3) Bring in the light. As the days get shorter, think of ways to maximize light in the home, whether it’s keeping the blinds open, a well-placed string of twinkle lights or utilizing your fireplace.

 

4) Cut down on clutter. When surfaces are covered with clutter, you may find it hard to relax. Minimize where you can, and stash the rest out of sight.

 

5) Set up spaces for gathering. Hygge is all about celebrating the things that make you feel safe and comfortable, and that includes having friends and family over for gatherings.

 

6) Cherish your cuppa. A coffee bar or special teakettle and mug can embody the warmth of hygge on cold days.