How to have a cosy home this Summer
Who doesn’t like a little makeover from time to time?
I don’t know about you but I could get bored to always see the same furniture at the same place over and over. In fact, I remember being a teen and craving to cosy up my bedroom every 6-month or so.
It doesn’t mean I would throw away my whole furniture but it was such a refreshing breathe to enter in a “renew” bedroom… Think about placing the nightstand on the right vs on the left… or sewing one new cushion for my bed… or used my saved money for a new bed sheets kit etc.
Warning, it may be a tough love moment but I swear it’s worthy.
Let’s face it, running a home overhaul (or even just add cosy items in your home) is 100% easier when you can let the doors open to dry the paint… when you have enough natural light to work a good day… when some of your friends/ family can give an hand so you’re not in the midst of makeover for ages.
Cherry on the top of the gluten free cupcake, most discounts about paintings, wallpaper, furniture, and accessories can be found during Summer.
I can’t emphasize enough that you should think, design, and work on your cosy home makeover with fad trends in mind.
It’s not because, right now, purple is trendy that you have to redo your bedroom in purple. What if in 3 months the trendy colour is pastel pink (hopefully not but who knows?)… will you redo AGAIN your bedroom?
Unless you have unlimited money, chances are you’ll never run a makeover every 6 months to stay up to date.
So.. what can you do? Think carefully about the colours you love, what they mean to you and what they communicate.
If you’re totally new to colours and their meanings, take a look at https://graf1x.com/color-psychology-emotion-meaning-poster/
In this “Cosy Home” episode,
- Easy way to find inspiration without spending money
- Why the trendy colours are probably NOT what you need for your next room
- How emotions are linked to colours
The best is yet to come.
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No Idea Whatsoever About What Hygge Is?
Don’t worry. I got your back. 😉
If you’re already a Hygge fan, just skip this part and start enjoying today’s blog post.
Still with me?
Ok.. awesome. Time to have fun.
It’s a feeling you can’t buy of safety, warmth, peace, calm, contentment, and everything in between.
Based on cosiness, togetherness, and uniqueness, it’s a whole guide to craft a cosiness-based way of life for you AND your family.
To me, Hygge is like a roadmap to enjoy simple pleasure, slow down, unplug, and eventually becoming unapologetically yourself.
How can I learn more about it?
1/ Read the reviews I made at How The Hygge Book helps me to love my own quirks
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3/ Buy Meik Weiking’s book by clicking here (Where you’re buying from this link Amazon will give a percentage to WWF on your behalf. I’m not owning a penny nor a compensation by any means)
How do you pronounce it?
Truth is, no one cares how you pronounce it as long as you can experience it day in and day out.
That said, it’s commonly admitted to be [HOO-GA] .
Keep it simple and don’t over complicate the process.
If you don’t get it the first time, no big deal.
Is there a Hygge lifestyle?
YES!! and I mean absolutely without the shadow of a doubt.
Hygge is more than just a list of things to do or have. It’s NOT a decor (see below for more infos).
If you’re quiet/ introvert, chances are you’re already living a Hygge lifestyle without even knowing it. Now, you can model what you’re already good at to enjoy that cosy, comfy, and homey feelings 24/7.
If you’re totally new and you’d love to implement that simple, decluttered, down to earth, eco friendly, and comfy way of living for your family, that’s totally doable.
Truth it, it’s WHY I created this entire site: to provide you the tools, the resources, and the inspiration to turn your life into a cosiness-based living without adding stress. (To get a weekly dose of cosiness-based pep talk, join #TheHyggeLounge HERE )
Where does it come from?
Hygge comes from Denmark (but the word itself comes for Norway). At some point in history, Norway and Denmark were one kingdom only.
For the records:
– the first mention of Hygge is circa 1840 (which means Hygge is everything but a fad trends)
– Denmark is ranking on the top 3 of the happiest countries in the world every singe year!
– the tax level in Denmark is one of the highest in the world. Yet, the citizens ARE full of happiness.
—> Who doesn’t want to model what the happiest people in the world are doing to be happy, content, and joyful day in and day out? I know I do (so does my Great Grand Mother in her journals)
Is Hygge only a decor for Fall & Winter?
This is a common myth I HAVE to bust once and for all. Danish people don’t stop living 6 months of the year. They enjoy and practice Hygge ALL YEAR LONG.
They just adapt what they do and how they do it. It’s definitely easier to have a snow day in winter and it’s definitely easier to have a BBQ outside in the middle of Summer.
Hygge is not stuck in Fall & Winter nor is a home decor.
If you want a decor, ask a professional to set up a stage… You won’t feel better in a snap because you have a fireplace and tonnes of fairy lights.
If it was that simple, everyone would be happy and medication wouldn’t be needed to avoid anxiety.
(If you’re under medication, NEVER EVER stop without a professional help. Asking for help should be your #1 priority. There’s no shame nor guilt to seek for a better health, or a better mental clarity)
You don’t have to spend $$$ to revamp your living room so it looks like a country living magazine cover… and you can show off on Instagram. Hygge is NOT a popularity contest. There’s no mandatory list of items to buy.
You can live Hygge in a moroccan house, a contemporary penthouse, a cottage close to the sea, a tiny house, a small apartment that looks like a boudoir, or a fancy super modern house. Hygge is what you made out of it.
Eh… you’re done with the introduction.
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– request your invitation for #TheHyggeLounge HERE
– check our workbook to craft a cosiness-based way of life for your family in 7 days HERE
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