So what is Hygge anyways? According to Hygge House “Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special.”
Take a quick Hygge search on Pinterest and get ready to be inspired to live your best cozy life. For me the Holidays felt like the perfect time to embrace this idea and I thought I’d share a few of the ways I brought more a Hygge Christmas into our home this year.
I am not one for the traditional red and green color palette for the holidays. I gravitate much more to simple and clean looks and loved the idea of bringing real greens into my holiday décor. For our fireplace I found these lovely vintage looking glass bottles at Value Village and Michaels and just popped some cedar greens into each bottle and lined them up with some candles on top of the fireplace. I added a Pom Pom garland (I found mine at Home Sense) and a stocking and it’s getting hygge up in here! Couldn’t resist…sorry not sorry.
To me nothing says cozy holiday like coffee and gingerbread. It just feels so good to slow down and take the time to enjoy a treat during all the craziness. Bonus if they’re as beautiful as these ones from La Boule Bakery.
I’m also a big fan of adding special touches to gift wrapping. I’ve been using craft paper the past few years to wrap my gifts because I love the clean and classic look. I always think of that line “brown paper packages tied up with string”. This year I just tied some of the cedar greens onto the gifts or stamped them with simple designs. I just used white paint and dry pasta to make the circle patterns.
If you’re looking for more Hygge Inspo check out my Pinterest and I hope you have a very Merry (and hygge!) Christmas!