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Capturing Hygge

In a previous post we discussed ways to incorporate Scandinavian style into your home. One thing we didn’t touch upon was the concept of ‘hygge”. The term hygge comes from a Norwegian word meaning “well-being”. It first appeared in Danish writing in the 19th century and has since been embraced in Denmark today. Despite the long winter months, Denmark has consistently been ranked the happiest country in the world. Their practice of Hygge may have something to do with it! Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the finer things in life. The Danish believe in maintaining a proper balance in life. This involves taking care of their mind and body and treating themselves often. Practicing hygge may include...