To hygge or not to hygge?
This winter the media has been all about hygge, and how to replicate this elusive Scandi concept in our homes. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock and have no idea what this is all about, check out Hygge House, as Franco-Danish Alex explains it far better than this Irishwoman ever could. But (in case you can’t be bothered to click the link), it’s about creating cosiness, and intimacy and being mindful in our homes and lives so that we can enjoy the simple things, like sitting by the fire, with an appropriate drink in hand.
I think this is is partly a reaction to the various events this year, but also a snappy way to discuss the seasonal hunkering down we all crave as the days grow ever shorter and winter winds chill the air.
And whether this is a marketing ploy to convince us all to buy sheepskin rugs and thick knits, or a real movement for change in how we live our lives, I’m all for anything which prompts us to pause and enjoy what we have: our loved ones, our homes, the simple pleasures in life. And be grateful for them.
Creating a home with heart and personality is what I’m all about. And if talking about hygge means more people are thinking about that, it can only be a good thing in my book.