Bringing Hygge into Spring

5 ways you can maintain that Hygge feeling into SpringI’m slowly starting to emerge from my Hygge filled winter hibernation. I spent my winter wrapped in a blanket with a hot drink in hand feeling all warm and cosy. I’ve been all about the Hygge lifestyle the past few months. As the sun starts to reappear I realise that I will have to come out from under that cosy blanket. But that doesn’t mean the Hygge has to end. After all, Hygge is about a feeling rather than just staying cosy in winter. It is possible to bring Hygge into spring.

The long summer nights in the garden with friends drinking wine and enjoying a BBQ are still a long way off. But at the same time, the long winter nights huddled around the fire as a storm rages outside are over. How can we maintain our Hygge whilst dreaming of days at the beach and nights in the garden?

Maintain that Hygge feeling as we move into SpringI’ve come up with 5 ways we can maintain the Hygge feeling in our homes whilst enjoying the feeling of joy and contentment as the seasons’ change.

Lighten Up

The days are finally getting lighter and the sun is once again shining. Now is the time to bring more natural light into your home. Switch off your lamps in favour of opening the curtains and letting the natural light into your home. If it’s warm enough open the windogews and door to let the fresh air in.

Keep your throws and blankets out, after all, we still have a few cold nights to come. But try swapping those heavy blankets for a lighter option. Go for lightweight materials as well as lighter and brighter colours.

Spring Clean

As you start letting the all that beautiful natural light in chances are you’ll notice a bit of dust or streaks on your screens. Now it the traditional time of year for a good clean. Get the duster out and give everything a good clean. Your home will soon be looking fresh and ready for spring. While you’re at it now is a good time for a declutter, getting rid of things you no longer need or want. Now you have a clean clutter free home you’ll be excited to welcome friend’s round.

Bring Nature In

Spring means fresh flowers and now if the perfect time to bring them into your home. Nothing brightens a room up more than a vase of flowers. A bunch of tulips or daffodils cost hardly anything and is sure lift your mood.

Houseplants are another great way to bring nature into your home. Not only do they look great they also help purify the air so bring the greenery in. Succulents or easy to maintain potted plants are great options.

Adding fresh scents to your home to give it HyggeFresh Scents

Just because it’s spring that doesn’t mean you have to give up your scented candles. Instead of the cinnamon and clove scents of winter opt for fresh florals or fruity scents. Get the windows open to let plenty of fresh air into your home. Get that fresh scent of spring indoors. And of course, now it’s warmer outdoors you can finally get your washing back outside to dry. There is nothing better than climbing into bed with fresh line-dried sheets on it.

Get Outdoors

Make the most out of the spring sunshine by spending more time outdoors. It might not be warm enough to light the BBQ and spend the evening in the garden yet but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Go out for a walk in the countryside or woods, keep an eye out for bluebells and spring blossom. If you have a garden now if the time to start doing a little work to get it ready for summer.

Update Your Home For Spring

How can we keep enjoying that cosy Hygge feeling as the seasons change? Read 5 ways to bring that Hygge feeling into spring

6 Comments

  1. March 3, 2017 / 10:22 am

    These are some great tips! I’m hoping to incorporate getting outdoors a bit more into my ‘hygge’ routine (if that is a thing!), like going on some long walks or just getting out of my flat to get coffee in a cute cafe.

    Lynnsay x
    http://www.sartorialscot.com

  2. March 3, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this, some great ideas for the upcoming months: great blog!

  3. Danish Pastry
    March 3, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I live in Denmark, and as an expat brit I know just how difficult it is to explain hygge and hyggeligt to the British. As you say it’s a feeling, but it’s more than that. Yes it’s candles in the winter, yes it can be enjoying time with your friends. A home that is warm (not in terms of temperature) and inviting can be hyggeligt, even if it’s decorated in a modern and uncompromising style, as long as you feel comfortable in it. A garden that delights, a trip to the theatre, or a holiday in Paris can also involve hygge.
    December is the month that optimises hygge, as everything is full on, candles, enjoying time with family and friends, celebrating advent, baking, eating, giving and receiving gifts. This doesn’t mean that hygge can’t be omniseasonal, it is for all seasons.

  4. Caroline
    March 10, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I love the cosiness of Hygge, however, I’m definitely ready for warmer days and evenings.. plus the smell of BBQ’s!
    I think it’s totally do-able to take hygge into the warmer months. I’m always cold, so will, even if outside, forever not be far from a throw and warm drink.lol
    That White Company scent is calling me.. Off to Google!

    Caroline.x
    http://www.carolineelgeywhite.com

    • Jen
      March 17, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Can’t wait to get out the garden again. And yes to long summer nights and BBQs

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