How to Hygge your Home | Harlow & Thistle

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Well it started snowing again this morning and I have to say there's nothing better than curling up in a big fur blanket, turning on the fire and watching the snow fall. So cozy. So Hygge... That wasn't a sneeze, Hygge, pronounced "hew-ge" is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness, comfort and contentment (who wouldn't want that?). 
Together with a few other blogger friends in my Modern Handmade Home series we've partnered with Wayfair to share a few tips on how to Hygge your home. Don't worry, this is one of those design trends that isn't expensive, it's easy to do and you may already be doing it and not even know it.

How to Hygge your Home:

Tip #1: Use Candles to Decorate
Pillar, tea, long, skinny, whatever candles you have get them out. Here a few from Wayfair that are decorative and functional. Let's face it any type of flame is cozy.
Ivy Bronx 3 Piece Metal Candle Holder Set
Menu POV Metal Wall Candle Holder
Vera Wang Love Knots Taper Candle Holder

Tip #2: Decluttered
Only keep things out that have meaning or that make you feel good. This minimalistic approach makes it easy to edit your stuff, declutter your space and your well-being. Wayfair has some great storage solutions to help make your life more organized and uncluttered.

Honey Can Do 67.5"W Wide Clothes Storage System

Tip #3: Use Lots of Cozy Textures 
Furs, wool, sheepskin. All these elements help to add Hygge to your home. Check out these great fur throws and poufs from Wayfair. I also find, these pieces can live in any place in your home and I often see my fur blankets roaming around the house (everyone wants it).
Best Home Fashio, Inc. Faux Kitt Fox Pouf Ottoman
Marlow Throw - Dark Brown
Lonepine Shag Blanket Colour: Frost

Tip #4: Bring The Outdoors In
As with the soft cozy textures mentioned above it's also great to include natural outdoor elements in your home as well - slate, wood logs, stone - bringing the outdoors in is a great way to add Hygge to your home. Check out these great raw edge coffee tables from Wayfair.
Union Rustic Yadira Slab End Table
Log Stool
Design Ideas Takara End Table

Tip #5: Keep Things Neutral
Once you've decluttered look to keep a neutral colour scheme, this will add to the calmness in the room and really help the natural and texturized elements to shine. Check out these great Hygge inspired neutral pillows from Wayfair - Cozy and Neutral.
Liles Wool Throw Pillow Colour: Ivory/beige
Adah Decorative 100% Cotton Throw Pillow
Richmond Lumbar Pillow
Taylor Cowhide Pillow

Oh yes and be sure to check out the other blog posts on Hygge; Lindi from Love Create Celebrate, Thalita from The Learner Observer, Gemma from The Sweetest Digs and Colleen from Lemon Thistle.

That's it! I hope you have fun Hygge'ing up your home (if that's a word). Stay cozy friends!

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  1. Such good advice! Isn't is funny how a furry throw and a soft pillow can instantly make your home feels cozier! Love your decor picks!