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Cultivating Happiness Through Design

Bringing Comfort Into Spring with Hygge

The Danish concept of hygge is often thought of as a winter practice. When applied to interior design, it is an almost intuitive idea to bring comforting items into the home to create the feeling of warmth and peace to endure the oncoming colder and darker months ahead. Oxford Languages defines hygge (pronounced h(y)o͞oɡə) as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. For the Danish, hygge is not just an idea, it is a way of life that focuses on simple pleasures and cultivating more of those simple happy moments in your life. The concept at its core though, is not defined by a season, but more through the feeling of contentment in your space. As the days grow longer and the sun begins to melt the snow, this practice can come with us into the spring season and beyond. Springtime hygge is nurtured through the sense of grounding brought on by connecting with the earth as well as the everyday comforts of things you enjoy during this season of renewal. Think gardening, bringing fresh flowers into your space, picnics with good company, creating art, self-care and even a good, deep, spring cleaning.

Living Room Refresh

1. Living Room High Back Velvet Accent Chair, Amazon $239.99
2. White Peony Faux Floral Arrangement in Slant Glass Vase, Crate & Barrel $36.90
3. East Urban Home Credenza, Wayfair $739.99
4. Sankara Silk Jewel Tone Throw Pillows, Overstock starting at $42.99
5. Soft Corded Throw Blanket, West Elm $30-$60
6. Soft Shapes IV Framed Art Print, Society6 $65.99-$109.99

Springtime Host

1. Fresh or faux flowers add color and comfort to any space, especially when hosting a spring
soiree! Tulips Floral Arrangement, Wayfair $57.99

2. Wooden Egg Holder Crate, Amazon $24.99
3. Darena Two-Tier Lazy Susan, Wayfair $20.99
4. Bouquet of Huge Peonies Serving Tray, Society6 $49.99
5. Maeve Dipped Accessories, Crate & Barrel
6. SUSTEAS Heat Resistant Glass Pitcher with Lid, Amazon $23.59

Glowing Garden

1. Find Your Perfect Patio Set at Big Tool Box Right Here in Parker!
2. Origami Indoor/Outdoor Planters, West Elm $243 – $418
3. nuLOOM Wynn Braided Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug, Overstock $75
4. Brigton Rattan Lanterns, Crate & Barrel $49.95-$69.95
5. Outdoor String Globe Patio Lights with Edison Bulbs, Amazon $16.98
6. Mohave Indoor/Outdoor Pouf, Crate & Barrel $229