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Do we dare say this LA winter has been brutal! Thankful to be out of the drought but sooooo ready for Spring. I know you East Coasters are rolling your eyes right now, but come on, we’re not equipped for this type of weather.
One benefit to being total shut ins this past season is our new found familiarity wth the age old Danish decor ideal, known as Hygge. Pronounced “hoo-guh” the Danish word is defined as a quality of cosiness and comfort that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Associated with relaxation, indulgence and gratitude, putting emphasis on textures, layers, pleasant smells, warmth and soothing natural color palettes. If you are feeling the chill like we are, here are a few tips on how to add a bit more Hygge to your home.
Add layers of soft, supple accessories to your bedroom and living spaces. Time to break out your grandma's handmade wool throws, those oversized down pillows, thick flannel sheets, anything cashmere and faux fur rugs. You want every surface to be inviting and plush with soft textures.
Soft lighting is key. Dim your overhead lights or turn them off completely, light and scatter pretty candles and build a fire. Nothing says cozy like the flicker, crackle and warmth from an open flame.
Here's how JAC pulled off a little of our own Hygge action in one of our Marina Del Rey homes. If that lounge by the fireplace with that fur rug don't invite some relaxation, then I don't know what does. For a closer look at more of our work, click here
Think in soft neutral tones. Creamy whites and light greys, blushes and beige. Keep the colors mellow and your mood will follow.
Grab your favorite ugly slippers, a cup a tea, a good book and your dog to snuggle, because you have hit optimal cozy status.