If there’s one gift that the Danes have given to the rest of the world, it’s the concept of Hygge. Without it, how would we ever know when it’s time to sit back and relax in warm comfort? The loose definition of hygge is to wrap oneself in cozy calmness and warm relaxation. For a place that is subject to cold and dark winters, it’s no wonder that they were the first to come up with and embrace the concept.
You Know Hygge
You might already be aware of Hygge, and you might even do it as often as possible when the warm summer breezes turn into the cooler winds of autumn. Hygge is warm blankets and cozy throws, soft lighting and soy candles, fireplaces that burn down to the very last embers, and enough friends to enjoy it together.
As the weather heats up and summer suns begin to shine brighter and longer, people look to stay cool rather than warm; this leaves some to wonder what happens to Hygge in the summertime.
Keeping It Going
The good news is, you can still hygge when the weather is warm; you just have to make a few adjustments. After all, a relaxed and comfortable state of mind is something that you should hang on to all the yearlong to avoid becoming tense and overstressed.
- Lighten Up. Replace those heavy wool throws with lighter cotton or linen. They still have the neutral tones you desire and can be used on cooler summer nights.
- Keep The Candles. Who says that you need to extinguish the flame when winter dies? Burn your soy candles even when the sun shines for the good feeling of the open flame without the heat of the fireplace.
- Open Invitations. Summer is actually a perfect time to host your friends. Open a bottle (or two) of wine and make spritzers, put out easy finger foods, and chat the night away. Host a cookie making party over the Christmas holiday!
- Relax. Sit and let the sun shine on your face, let the warm breeze flow through your hair, or visit the shore and let the ocean waves echo in your ears. Whatever you do, take time just to be at peace every single day.
The Gilded Pear has all of your hygge needs; visit the website and see how easy it is to shop and buy in the comfort of your hygge home.
Why not light the soy candles and invite a few friends over tonight?