Have you heard of the Danish term Hygge? I’ve recently been hearing about it a lot and love the idea of it. Basically, it is the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as friends, family, and graciousness. In Denmark, the winters are long and dark so they embrace hygge as a way to enjoy life, even in the months when they are stuck inside. Now, some tips on how to keep your home cozy in the summer:
how to keep your home cozy in the summer
As I’ve been cleaning up our home after the big kitchen renovation, I’ve been trying to make it cozy or hygge and thought I’d pass on my best tips for doing so.
bring outside in
The beauty of summer is that flowers are fresh so cut some out of your garden and bring them inside! What I love about flowers is they are a simple pleasure- they are beautiful, the smell amazing, and they add color and literally life to your home.
Once a week I stop by either Trader Joe’s or the wholesale flower market and grab a bunch of my favorite in season flower. Flowers are cheapest when then are actually growing outside, so this is an easy way to treat yourself on a budget!
I have a small tip, when you bring home flowers from the store, they come in a plastic sleeve. When you are ready to cut your flowers to place them in a vase, cut the plastic sleeve in half. Then lay the flowers on the plastic and use it as a mini tarp. When you cut off the stems, they will fall on the sleeve. Then, when your flowers are in the vase, you just scoop up the plastic and you have a super quick clean up! The alternative is stems all over your counter top, sink, on the floor- not that I’ve ever done that 😉