The Danish way of embracing winter through mood-setting – called Hygge (pronounced hyoo·guh) — brings warmth and coziness into the home often with carefully selected accessories and activities to make memories together with friends and family. Hygge is the ultimate “nesting at home to escape the cold” mood. We can all imagine pictures of spiced wine or warm tea, thick blankets, a couch to sink into and a good book. But, as the seasons change, we wanted to explore how we can keep this feeling of homey comfort during the Spring.
Here are our top tips for bringing the Hygge-Mood to your home in Spring:
Take advantage of early spring sun
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Create a cozy reading nook or play spaces amongst the sun rays. We all love this cat-like approach to soaking up the warmth of the sun. The benefits of natural light can increase focus and boost the immune system -- not to mention a general mood booster!
Freshen up your color palette
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For the bold at heart this could be painting a statement wall or for those that like a smaller splash of color it can be as simple as adding new pillows, fresh flowers, or a throw blanket for a nice light touch. We love these details of daisies and soft rose as a subtle nod to spring yet maintain the minimalistic, neutrals of the room design.
Get your daily dose of fruits and veggies
Shop the local farmers market to add seasonal vegetables to your meals. Our favorites for kid friendly ways to enjoy fresh ingredients are healthy smoothies or to add a mix of fruits and veggies to your water as encouragement to stay hydrated with a refreshing dose of flavor. It gives us a burst of energy and helps us to feel good about ourselves!
Celebrate the day with happy-music
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Taking a break from our normal routine to dance it out is a definite mood-enhancer. Put on a light-and-airy mix while Spring cleaning or cooking can increase effectivity and also is know to increase connectivity. We made a Hygge-worthy playlist for you on The Singing Ant Spotify Account. Take a listen.
Hygge is an easy way to add more happiness into your life, whatever the season.
We hope these tips bring you some inspiration. Happy Hygge!