Heart of the Home and Hygge

Family hygge living room space windows and fireplaceIn today’s market, setting your home apart from others speaks to the family ready or Hygge factor, I call it!

What is Hygge?

Hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh) is from the Danish or Norwegian for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

Canadians, in general, are catching on to this charming home and lifestyle  trend. Many homeowners ask about ideas to create a welcoming and well designed together space that draws people in; essentially, to create a space that everyone in the home and guests (once again, some day) will enjoy together.  Creating atmosphere is key when observing this powerful Scandinavian lifestyle, and it works well in our similar climate.

Being mostly homebound recently, many of us are inspired to create special moments at home, something like hours gathered around the fire at the cottage or campsite (maybe because there’s no wifi?) that brings everyone together; coziness is at the top of the list.

What better way to create a cozy space than to add a fireplace.

Fireplaces  today come in so many different sizes and shapes; the possibilities are endless and only dependent upon budget and type—gas, wood-burning, electric— and a great place to start if creating coziness in your home is what you’re after.  Overall styling and details can be combined to create the ultimate statement of Hygge or even just a great family space within your home! Fireplaces today are creating much more than just physical warmth.

Until next time, visit janinemay.ca for more designer tips and ideas for your home.

Fireplace project
Photo Courtesy of Huth Homes 2021


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