ICYMI: There has been a Nordic-style trend word that has swept through our homes and into our hearts this year – ‘Hygge’.
Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, the word has no direct translation but the concept stands for all things cosy, and all the warm feelings that come with the idea.
There’s so much to discover in the wake of the obsession, with many of us realising new concepts and hobbies, and learning about other key words such as ‘fika’ – usually referring to having coffee, often accompanied with pastries or sandwiches.
Being surrounded here in the Portes du Soleil by Alpine chalets and apartments, it’s quite easy to grasp the concept to Hygge; after all we’re already set up with snowy mountains, log burners inside and copious amounts of throws and blankets.
Make your home an inviting space by following these simple rules:
- Candles – all you need is a few simple flickers of an open flame to feel warm inside.
- Tones – opt for a neutral palette, too much colour can complicate the aim of simple relaxation.
- Warmth – Throw another log on the fire! Is it just us, or does anyone else feel mesmerised by an open flame? If a real fire is not achievable in your home, then try other cosy fixes like soft, fluffy socks or a luxurious blanket (or all of the above – tick, tick, tick!).
- Pick a favourite – Spend your time doing something reflective, maybe accompanied with great book, having a cup of your favourite drink (we recommend hot chocolate with Bailey’s…), or talking with a friend.
With Winter settling in here in Morzine, we’re busy nesting, relishing in the idea of long (and cold!) evenings spent at home…