“Hygge-ify” Your Home

The Danes are said to be one of the happiest groups of people in the world.  And there just might be a reason for this despite their cold, harsh climate.  Actually, their long winters could be a reason for their sunny disposition.  It all has something to do with a term called “Hygge.”  It’s pronounced “HOO-GA,” and is more of a concept than a thing.  It’s about bringing peace to your surroundings.  More specifically where you live.

I had a chance to learn more about this topic from Stephanie Quinn with “Modern Edge Design” in Glendale.  She goes over the concept room by room, including the living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.  And what I learned almost immediately is the idea is simpler than you might think plus it doesn’t have to cost a lot.

The bottom line is making yourself feel at peace where you reside, whether it’s using scented candles, throws, black-out shades, or very comfortable towels. The kitchen is the focal point of where your reside, and Quinn says, it should be filled with “comfy, cozy” things, including a comfort meal. She says it’s vital to make sure your house is stress-free, or as much as possible. 

Quinn remarks the idea of bringing “Zen” to one person’s home is how she runs her company.  And now, she says, she has an official word to go with her philosophy. 

Feel free to check out the information below on “Hygge” to help you with ideas on “hygge-ifying” where you live.

TIP #1: Keep your room warm and cozy with blackout curtains

Braxton Thermaback Light Blocking Curtain Panel ($12.99 - $16.99 per panel)

Colorway: Blue

  • Soft, drapable fabric with thermal lining
  • Machine Washable
  • Panels block over 99% of light and reduce noise
  • Available at Target

TIP #2: Give yourself a spa-like experience with plush towels

Hotel Collection Ultimate Micro Cotton Bath Towels ($16.99 per Bath Towel – SALE ends 2/14)

Color: Smoke

  • Crafted of high-quality, ring spun cotton
  • Durable and ultra-absorbent
  • Extra-soft and plush feel
  • Available exclusively at Macy’s

TIP #3: Cook up a hearty meal to enjoy with friends and family

Martellata Casserole Dish ($149.99)

  • Tri-Ply stainless steel and aluminum
  • Thermally efficient aluminum core
  • 5 qt. capacity
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Available at Bed Bath and Beyond


TIP #4: Create the perfect ambiance with fair trade candles

Lambent Crystal Candleholder – Handcrafted in Pakistan ($24.99)

  • Made of Salt Crystal
    • Salt Crystal lamps are said to help in reduction of indoor air pollutants, while benefiting the health of the room’s inhabitants
  • Fair Trade
  • Available at TenThousandVillages.com

Visuals / Information Chyron:

  • Eclipse – Eclipse Braxton Thermaback Light Blocking Curtain Panel
  • Micro Cotton – Macy’s Hotel Collection Ultimate Micro Cotton Bath Towels
  • Lagostina – Lagostina Martellata Hammered Stainless Steel 5 Qt. Covered Casserole
  • Ten Thousand Villages – Lambent Crystal Candleholder

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Web Links:

Eclipse Curtains: eclipsecurtains.com

Micro Cotton: Macys.com

Lagostina: Bed Bath and Beyond

Ten Thousand Villages: TenThousandVillages.com

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