I’m slowly starting to emerge from my Hygge filled winter hibernation. I spent my winter wrapped in a blanket with a hot drink in hand feeling all warm and cosy. I’ve been all about the Hygge lifestyle the past few months. As the sun starts to reappear I realise that I will have to come out from under that cosy blanket. But that doesn’t mean the Hygge has to end. After all, Hygge is about a feeling rather than just staying cosy in winter. It is possible to bring Hygge into spring.
The long summer nights in the garden with friends drinking wine and enjoying a BBQ are still a long way off. But at the same time, the long winter nights huddled around the fire as a storm rages outside are over. How can we maintain our Hygge whilst dreaming of days at the beach and nights in the garden?
I’ve come up with 5 ways we can maintain the Hygge feeling in our homes whilst enjoying the feeling of joy and contentment as the seasons’ change.
The days are finally getting lighter and the sun is once again shining. Now is the time to bring more natural light into your home. Switch off your lamps in favour of opening the curtains and letting the natural light into your home. If it’s warm enough open the windogews and door to let the fresh air in.
Keep your throws and blankets out, after all, we still have a few cold nights to come. But try swapping those heavy blankets for a lighter option. Go for lightweight materials as well as lighter and brighter colours.
As you start letting the all that beautiful natural light in chances are you’ll notice a bit of dust or streaks on your screens. Now it the traditional time of year for a good clean. Get the duster out and give everything a good clean. Your home will soon be looking fresh and ready for spring. While you’re at it now is a good time for a declutter, getting rid of things you no longer need or want. Now you have a clean clutter free home you’ll be excited to welcome friend’s round.
Bring Nature In
Spring means fresh flowers and now if the perfect time to bring them into your home. Nothing brightens a room up more than a vase of flowers. A bunch of tulips or daffodils cost hardly anything and is sure lift your mood.
Houseplants are another great way to bring nature into your home. Not only do they look great they also help purify the air so bring the greenery in. Succulents or easy to maintain potted plants are great options.
Just because it’s spring that doesn’t mean you have to give up your scented candles. Instead of the cinnamon and clove scents of winter opt for fresh florals or fruity scents. Get the windows open to let plenty of fresh air into your home. Get that fresh scent of spring indoors. And of course, now it’s warmer outdoors you can finally get your washing back outside to dry. There is nothing better than climbing into bed with fresh line-dried sheets on it.
Make the most out of the spring sunshine by spending more time outdoors. It might not be warm enough to light the BBQ and spend the evening in the garden yet but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Go out for a walk in the countryside or woods, keep an eye out for bluebells and spring blossom. If you have a garden now if the time to start doing a little work to get it ready for summer.