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Hygge Winter Home

Snuggling under a furry blanket in front of a fire. The first sip of a steaming cup of coffee. Feeling the crisp winter air on your face. Fleecy, warm socks.Enjoying the simple comforts of home.

I feel like I should bust out some Julie Andrews’

these are a few of my favorite things

right now!!!



A cozy and warm winter home in the Scandinavian Hygge style.

Have you ever heard the term hygge before?

The New Yorker deemed 2016 The Year of Hygge; The New York Times told us to forget Marie Kondo because hygge is where it’s at; Country Living published a guide for all things hygge; and the hashtag #hygge currently has 2,917,112 posts on Instagram. I’ve been doing hygge all along and never even knew it had a name!

HYGGE:  A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being; regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture. – Oxford Dictionary

Hygge – read as: hue-gah. It’s a noun. It’s a verb. It’s an adjective. And it’s a culture of coziness, connection and appreciating the small moments in life.

My beautiful friend Jessica of Honey n Hydrangea had the wonderful idea to put together a blog tour to share a bit of hygge in our homes and I couldn’t be more thrilled to join in with some simple ways we HYGGE OUR HOME!


While I didn’t know the term until recently, I am intimately familiar with the concept – creating a cozy and welcoming home is always my goal, and finding contentment and joy in simple pleasures, my way of living – something I hope to impart to my kids.

Most mornings when the kids go off to school, before I start work, I pour a cup of coffee and sit by the window in our kitchen for a moment.


Sometimes I’ll see a few deer out back, or a cardinal. It’s a small routine I so enjoy and I’ve noticed my daughter has been making herself a cup of tea after school and sitting in this same spot for a bit.

My family lives in Massachusetts, known for our celebrated spring, summer and fall and never.ending winters. We have fires on average probably 3 times a week from the fall all the way through to spring, and there is nothing cozier than everyone snuggled into our little family room, with a fire burning, a glass of red wine, and the Voice on tv (despite the fact that a tv is decidedly NOT hygge!)  That’s just about my favorite situation right there.Remodeled fireplace with marble hearth and surround.

I refused to put a tv in our living room because I wanted a space that everyone could hang out in…

play cards or Scrabble, (eat jellybeans),

read (okay that’s just me) or actually have a conversation with each other (we have three teenagers – encouraging everyone to put the electronics down and actually have conversations is big around here these days!!)

When dusk settles in in the early afternoon, we turn the lights on,

light all the candles (total pyromaniac over here, you too?)

light a fire, throw some more layers on – and appreciate our warm and cozy home with all it’s imperfections and projects yet to be done.

Tell me your favorite ways to make your home warm and cozy and hygge, I would love to hear!

Visit these lovely ladies for the rest of the Hygge Winter Home Tour!

Jessica | Honey n Hydrangea

Dara | Hood Creek Log Cabin

Nina & Cecilia | Nina & Cecilia

Beth | 1111 Light Lane

Martha | Simple Cozy Charm

Yuni | Love Your Abode

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Kellie | Gratefully Vintage


Wishing you a cozy, comfy, beautiful winter!

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Saturday 13th of January 2018

It's funny, my dad was raised in Denmark and I had never heard the term until recently. But like you, I do believe we are already practicing it in our home. And we love our candles too!


Friday 12th of January 2018

So glad I have name for this feeling in my home. Thanks for a great post.

Debbie - MountainMama

Friday 12th of January 2018

You pretty much summed up my life right there....all but The Voice, I'll have to pass on that one, ha ha!! Yes, definite pyromaniac here....did I mention I have about 30 backup candles in the lower level cupboards ready to pull out as one gets used up? Little obsessed, you think? Hey, when Yankee Candle has a good sale I stock up, what can I say? :)

I did a post on Hygge last year at some point. If you care to read it you can find it here:

This year I'm also getting into the essential oil diffusing, which is adding a whole new level of cozy!

Love this post, now go enjoy your beautiful cozy home!


Friday 12th of January 2018

Debbie, I am a huge fan of diffusing too! I started when we had our Saint Bernard, he was an absolute love but so stinky :) I thought it might be a healthy way to freshen the air in our house! HA ! Now I diffuse every day for my own sense of balance, to sleep, to stave off winter bugs and help with congestion......there are so many wonderful reasons to diffuse. Looking forward to reading your hygge post!!


Friday 12th of January 2018

I feel so cozy just reading and seeing the pictures of your Hygge home.


Friday 12th of January 2018

Hi Adelina!! Thanks for stopping by, you are always so sweet! Happy new year to you and your family!

Sheryll $ Critters.

Friday 12th of January 2018

Very beautiful. I love your windows! I'm thinking of a fire sometime soon. Although it's only 70 here, it's that misty air and icky rain later in our day. I would trade the fireplace in my tiny cottage any day for a fabulous picture window! Wishing you & your family a wonderful winter!


Friday 12th of January 2018

70 degrees sounds great to me! We do love all the natural light we get from our big windows. We have 3 of them between our living room and dining room. Thanks for your kind message Sheryll!