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Four ways to create hygge in your home Hygge in your Home

Do you feel like your mood is affected by these dark winter months? For many of us, the short days and frigid weather sap our energy and dampen our spirits. But one of the most wintery regions in the world, Scandinavia, has developed a mindset for not just getting through the dark winter season, but embracing it. The Danish call it hygge, and it means slowing down and appreciating the cozy contentment of a simple moment.

Here are a few ways you can create an atmosphere of hygge in your home.

  • Light candles

A flickering flame and the smell of scented wax instantly creates warmth and comfort. Find candles of different heights and arrange them on countertops and coffee tables. Look for scented candles that will fill your home with the smell of mulled apple cider or fresh-baked sugar cookies.

  • Add soft textures

Incorporate soft, comforting fabrics into your home décor. Drape chunky knit blankets over the chairs and arrange cozy fleece throws on the couches. Store your personal items in fabric containers like our Uashmama washable paper bags. You can mix rectangular bags like the Lollie with slouchier options like the classic paper bags. When the frigid wind is whipping outside, you’ll love snuggling up on the couch underneath a pile of soft blankets.

  • Indulge

It’s called comfort food for a reason! When the weather is cold, we crave warming food and drink. The shorter days are driving us indoors earlier, but use that as an excuse to spend more time in the kitchen, slowly preparing a cozy, warm meal. And you can indulge in comfort food without breaking your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. 

  • Decorate with plants

When it’s too cold to go outside, bring the outdoors in. Decorating with plants is a great way to add positive energy to a living space. Just make sure you find plants that thrive without sunlight. Try placing your greenery in soft, organic planters instead of hard, ceramic pots. You can use our stylish, washable paper bags, which come in a variety of colors and sizes. We recommend using one of our medium paper bags for smaller plants like peace lilies, aloe, and calathea. A philodendron or cast-iron plant would look great in our large paper bag.

These dark, cold winter months of January and February can make us want to hibernate until spring. But instead of fighting it, why not embrace the season and the cozy, slow-paced lifestyle it encourages? Here at Uashmama, we’re all about savoring the moment and appreciating the good things in life. Join us in the hygge state of mind!