Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish concept but there's no one word in English that describes it. It can be interpreted as creating a feeling of happiness, security, and coziness. It's about slowing down and being present in the moment. Overall, hygge is a lifestyle and in this blog we'll talk about ways you can adapt your porch to the Danish ways!
Simply adding soft lighting to your porch can change the whole ambience of it. Try adding candles, lamps, and even fairy lights to your space to add a warm glow. Check out these pretty lighting options from Urban Outfitters.
Adding lots of pillows and knit blankets will surely cozy up your porch. Plant yourself in front of the fireplace with a warm drink and you're living the hygge lifestyle. You can find a wonderful selection of fluffy pillows at Pier 1 Imports and cozy knit blankets at Crate & Barrel.
The Danes created hygge as a way to break away from the cold and dark winter days. The act of creating simple rituals such as lighting a candle during dinner or making tea or coffee, can really liven up your space and mood. Try this out this recipe for hot spiced apple cider.
Friends & Family
Hygge isn't always about things or objects, it can also be about creating moments which may include your friends and family. Have a gathering on your porch with your loved ones, be present with them and just live in the moment.
For more Hygge ideas and inspiration, visit our Pinterest board created just for that!
Don't have a 3-season porch? Learn how you can upgrade yours here to make it usable almost all year-round! Yes, even in MN.
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