One of the most important elements of hygge is being natural - one with nature. During the winter months it can sometimes be too cold to go outside. So how do you interact with the natural elements of hygge? Bring the outdoors indoors!
There are many ways to do this either by physically bringing nature into your home (plants, natural light, etc.) or by incorporating natural elements into the design of your home (wooden floors, exposed beams, etc.)
Ronique Gibson from Fresh Home highlights 10 Simple Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside:
- "Bring in Natural Fibers, Textures and Patterns
- Use colours that are inspired by the outdoors
- Use natural flooring instead of man-made flooring
- Use elements found in nature in your decor
- Entice your senses with ourdoor cues
- Let in natural light
- Open your windows and breathe in fresh air
- Ensure all windows have a gorgeous view
- Decorate with fruits and vegetables
- Choose eco-friendly materials for your home"
This Holiday season, here are some ways you can bring more nature into your Hygge Home:
- Treat yourself to a live christmas tree ... better yet, rent one! This allows you to bring an element of nature indoors, and is eco-friendly. Some companies now rent potted christmas trees, where they deliver a tree to your house, you welcome it into your home for the holidays. Afterwards, they pick it up and take care of it until next Holiday season!
- Natural Light & Fresh Air. Allow as much natural light into your home as possible (keep the curtains drawn back), and maybe even, open your windows intermittently. Try 15-20 minutes, and maybe on a day that is not as cold. This fresh cool air is both refreshing and energizing!
- DIY Centrepiece - A simple addition of greenery to your dining table creates a quick connection between the outdoors and indoors. Try using evergreen or holly tree branches, even pine cones, to create a centre piece at your dining table. Try one of these great DIYs: Miniature Evergreen Centerpiece or Fresh Holly & Tea Lights
For more great ideas on how to bring Hygge to your home over the holidays check out our 24 Ways of Hygge!