Have you heard of hygge? This Nordic style trend is based on the Danish concept that a sense of coziness and friendliness leads to contentment and well-being. Would you love to bring a dose of comfort and happiness into your home and life? Here are some ideas to get you started...
Cozy and Alone
First, create time and space for yourself. In our fast-paced, over-scheduled culture, it’s easy to forget how important it is to care for and restore ourselves. Hygge reminds us that spending a few moments everyday to relax, alone, in peace and quiet can make all the difference. Sip a cup of tea, put your feet up, gaze out the window...whatever it is that fills your soul, do it!
At Ease Together
Just as important as making time for yourself is making time to connect with others. Innately, we are social beings. And, true contentment and happiness will only come when we relate and share life with the ones we love. Carve out some time in your calendar--and some space in your home--to invite friends over or have a family game night. As you spend quality time with others, you’ll feel your hygge increase and your spirit soar!
Comfy Cozy Surroundings
In terms of design, hygge focuses on comfort and coziness. But what does that mean for you? Does comfy cozy look and feel like flowing fabrics, cushy textures, and elements of nature? Or more like lit candles, warm colors, and throw rugs? Adorning your home with furnishings and accents that speak to your sense of cozy comfort is a sure way to enhance your contentment and your home atmosphere.
Hygge Starts at the Window
Whether you’re spending time alone, with the ones you love, or personalizing your surroundings, to be truly cozy and content, you need the right window coverings. You won’t achieve hygge with glare and sun blazing in your eyes, sweat dripping as your home heats up, or window treatments that just don’t jive with your style. Our team at Grand Valley Window Coverings would love to visit your home for a free consultation to help you find the ideal window coverings for all your places and spaces. Contact us today!