Decorating your home for the holidays brings many of us joy, cheer, and warmth as we admire the Christmas tree, adorn with nostalgic ornaments, vintage Santa Clause figurines, and green garland full of holly berries. While this certainly brings out our holiday spirit, your friends here at City Line Florist, the best florist in Trumbull, are sharing a few more ways to add comfort, coziness, simplicity, happiness, connection, and mindfulness into this season with hygge. If you haven’t heard of hygge, it’s a Danish tradition of capturing the beauty of life’s little moments that we may otherwise take for granted or miss altogether. Hygge inspires us to celebrate the holiday season with our loved ones, in our favorite places, or surrounded by things that warm our hearts.
Five Ways to Bring Home Holiday Hygge
Wear Soft Socks & Wrap Yourself in Fluffy Blankets
Sliding on a pair of your favorite socks and curling up under a large cozy blanket is our ideal afternoon on a cold winter day. Becoming physically comfortable sets yourself up for hygge, as you feel warm and secure in your home. So, grab a good book, indulge in a favorite hobby, and throw on your best loungewear.
Curl Up by the Fireplace
Once you are feeling cozy, turn on your fireplace for extra ambiance and home comfort. Enjoy hygge as you mindfully watch the flicker and dance of the flames and listen to the subtle cracks and pops of the glowing embers. If you are lucky enough to live in a warmer environment or don’t have a fireplace in your home, we recommended turning to Netflix, YouTube, or another streaming service. If you search for “fireplace ambiance” you are sure to find the perfect scene that can transport you to a log cabin in the snowy woods while you cuddle up with a cup of tea.
Admire Fresh Flowers
There are many ways for a bouquet of fresh winter flowers to bring hygge into our holiday season. Their pure, natural beauty and brilliance enhance the look and feel of any space and create an uplifting and peaceful environment. As their fragrant and alluring blooms draw us in, we become present in the moment, admire, and appreciate this gift from Mother Nature. Seasonal floral arrangements that are sent to us by loved ones also help us feel their presence, bring us closer, and give us another way to communicate with them during this often hectic time of year.
Play Soft Seasonal Music
Perfecting your atmosphere, while it is already warm and cozy, can be done through music. No matter what feelings you want to bring into your space, music is a wonderful way to do so. Whether you are craving the sounds of the season from Bing Crosby, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, or your favorite pop artists, playing holiday tunes, or whatever music speaks to you in the moment, also brings hygge into your home.
Fill Your Home with Loved Ones
There is nothing more precious than spending the holiday season with our family, friends, and loved ones. It can be easy for us to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and get lost searching for the best Christmas presents or cooking, cleaning, and decorating. It is important to remind ourselves that a better use of our time, especially as we invite hygge into our holiday, is by spending quality time with those who are near and dear to our hearts. While our holiday to-do list isn’t going anywhere, you can always invite your loved ones to bake holiday goodies with you, admire Christmas lights together, host a fun game night, or create new seasonal traditions.
Whether you are entertaining guests, hosting holiday festivities, or enjoying a quiet evening illuminated by a fireplace, a home filled with hygge will make this year one of the best ever. Don’t forget to order the perfect winter floral bouquets from the area’s best floral shop, City Line Florist, for some excellent finishing touches.