Your home is your safe space, your retreat from the outside world and one of your happy places. Or at least it should be. If you don’t feel this way when you’re thinking about your home, it’s time to implement hygge.
ADD HYGGE TO YOUR ROUTINE, EVEN IN SPRING AND SUMMER
In case you’ve never heard of it, hygge is a lifestyle trend gaining popularity in the U.S. It is based on the Danish way of living that prioritizes comfort and coziness as ways to be happier. Although this is usually talked about in association with cold winter weather, the principle applies year round despite the climate. Here are ways you can live the hygge way no matter how hot it gets.
Even when it’s peak summer temperatures, you want your home to be a place where you and others can find comfort. Nighttime is when we especially want to feel that way, but it can be hard in warm weather. Try some blankets and sheets that’ll keep you cool when all you want is to cozy up and relax.
Bring Outside In
Oftentimes spring means rain, and summer can at times be too hot to bear. Try bringing the outdoors in for days when you’d love to be outside but the weather makes it difficult. This is as easy as adding some live greenery to your home. Plants have plenty of benefits for the indoors, which include making the air cleaner and brightening up your space with some color.
Your bed is your ultimate cozy space no matter the season. To make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit from it, you’ll definitely need to have a mattress so comfortable that sleep comes easily. Without the right base, you’ll be tossing and turning all night, and no one enjoys sleepless nights. Another way to help you get a good night’s rest is to keep your electronics and anything else that has the potential to distract you away from your bed.
Be the ‘Hostess with the Mostess’
We often find comfort when surrounded by people we truly love and care about. With that in mind, invite those people over and let their energy fill your home. Weather permitting, spend time in your yard and have a picnic. If the weather isn’t so great, have everyone over for a movie night and potluck. You can always find something to do that will bring all of you joy, so long as you’re together.