Hygge for the Home

March 21, 2018

I like to think that I am relatively up on the latest design trends and lingo as much time as I spend reading/watching/thinking about interior design.  That said, I've been on a major hiatus the past few years since having kids so I'm cutting myself a little slack!  Anyway, about a month or two ago, I found an Instagram account that I was really enjoying - Hygge_for_Home





There was just something about the super homey vibe and the coolly edited photos that I was really digging.  I did read that the account I followed was located in Cardiff, Wales so I just assumed "hygge" was their street or neighborhood or some Welsh word I wasn't savvy enough to know.   I didn't think too much about it other than enjoying the photos I was seeing.  Then suddenly I kept seeing that work "hygge" pop up everywhere.  I finally did what any curious person would do and I googled it to see what in the world it was.


And no wonder I was totally into the photos that I was seeing.  Hygge is a design mantra that I can completely subscribe to, but have only just been made aware.  According to Hygge House, "Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word [not Welsh after all!] used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special."


Um, hello?  No wonder I liked what I was looking at!   We're talking about a style that is summed up as cozy, kinda Christymasy looking, hot-chocolate-by-the-fire-drinking, stay inside laughing and hanging with your best friends.  If there ever was such a thing as me, THIS.IS.IT.  I know spring is here (supposedly!) and I should be coming out of my hibernation but after learning about this, I may stay cuddled up by my fire for a while longer...


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So, how do you hygge?


xo, Cameron




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