The UK may have entered ‘British Summer Time’, but it’s still spring in my books and that means I can still type these kinds of posts! I’ve heard the word Hygge (pronounced ‘Hoo-ga) mentioned quite a lot over the years.
There’s a famous book called The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living that I know a bunch of my friends have read. I did try to read the book back then but I just couldn’t get into it. I might have to find an e-book version and give it another go.
If you’ve never heard of Hygge before, it’s basically the Danish word for being all cosy and content. We all need times when we can be both those things and that’s why it’s important that your home reflects that!
Hands up who actually does their deep cleaning during Spring?
I wouldn’t say that I deep-clean because there’s only so much I can do, but I do like to be tidier! A tidy place tends to trigger me much less than one covered in dishes and dusty. I’ll admit that the word cosy immediately makes me think of winter but it can be any season. You just have to tweak things! As you can see from the title of the post, I’m going to be chatting about the little things you can do to your home this season.
Don’t be afraid to be cosy when the sun is shining
As much as we’d love to be walking everywhere and anywhere, we’re all going to be home-birds for a little bit more. There’s no rule that cosy is only a cold-weather thing. It can totally be an all-year-round thing if you want it to be. Whatever makes you feel all content is perfect!
Do you like opening your windows? Do it!
Love fresh flowers in the kitchen? Put them there and enjoy!
Wherever the sun is shining, grab a chair or even sit on the floor and read. You can make yourself a little picnic and enjoy the birdsong!
Let plants be your new friend
You don’t have to look on Pinterest long to see pin after pin of homes with plants. I was always brought up with at least one plant in either the living room or kitchen. They give the room a real fresh feel and apparently they give that area more oxygen!
Nothing like a fun plant to help you out!
Not entirely sure what plants are the best so maybe you guys can help me out there.
Throw out all that clutter
As I mentioned, clutter doesn’t make any happy.
We probably wish that magic existed and that all of it would disappear if we looked at it hard enough. Unfortunately not the case right now. We all have to do it the old fashioned way: good ol’ elbow grease! If we’re going to be at home more, might as well be happy about it. You don’t have to go crazy…just throw the items that give you no joy and you’ll feel much calmer.
Let there be light
The sun is shining, people!
Spring comes with it every now and again so we can all feel the hygge of feeling on our skin. However, that’s not the only kind of light your home can get! What I mean is swapping the dark winter items for more colourful, lighter ones. You can swap heavy knit blankets for blush pink throws on your bed, use happier cushions on your sofa and even break out the floral prints!
Have frames you’re not sure what to do with? Print out/order from Etsy a gorgeous print to fill it. I may or may not be obsessed with looking at lamb photography. They’re just so cute!!
Burn a fresh candle
Last year was the first time I had burned a vegan soy candle and I loved it! I actually still haven’t finished it but it’s definitely on the last legs! I’m hoping to use the little container for some flowers when it’s done. I haven’t gotten a spring-scented candle as of yet since I haven’t had the chance to properly look. I have heard some great things about the Diptyque Mini Freesia Candle (£27)!
Any great candles that you think I should check out?
What are your thoughts on Hygge during Spring?