Last month, when spring was here, officially, I was still cold. The day of the spring equinox, I had the heat on, and was bundled up for quite some time that day.
For me, April is usually the month that really settles it that spring is here. Which month means spring for you?
Whenever you begin to feel it, you might start wanting to decorate in a way that reflects it. And if you love all things hygge like I do, that means adding hygge comfort, too.
But most people think of winter coziness when they think of hygge. What does it look like in spring? What is spring hygge?
3 Ways to Hygge Spring
Though spring hygge does not have a precise definition, I think of it as a lighter & fresher but still comforting version of the hygge experience we create during winter. And just like winter, spring hygge should be partly defined by you and what you need this season.
Here are three ways to get started making your spring more cozy...
(1) Lighten the Load: choose lighter fabrics and colors to surround yourself with as you decorate for spring. Maybe the soothing grey becomes a lighter, brighter, heathered grey and the browns and creams get lighter, too.
You won't need a thick blanket to burrow under near the fireplace, but you might still want a lighter throw for moments when the air conditioning gets a little too aggressive. Flannel pillowcases may give way to cotton ones.
But in choosing ones that make you happy, you'll still be adding your hygge touch to your home, even if it's a lighter touch than before.
(2) Cozy Eating: you can still eat and drink and offer things that comfort, but they might get lighter, too. Glasses of sweet tea or lemonade may replace your hot chocolate, and pasta salad may take the place of your winter soups.
But if it's what you love, and you take care to add it to your morning and evening routines, you can still fill spring days with hygge moments.
(3) Happy Together: continue planning warm, happy get-togethers with those you love, and allow these to lighten, and shift, too.
Maybe you'll have outdoor parties and decorate with spring flowers and colors.
What makes it hygge is the time together and the deliberate and frequent planning of those moments with family and friends. Think through what makes them special, and how they can transition into spring.
Weekly movie nights, pizza nights, weekends in the sun - if they mean happiness to you and yours, they will still be just as hygge as ever.
What comes to mind for your own spring version of hygge?
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See you tomorrow!
P.S. If you're still decluttering, spring hygge can wait! In fact, you'll love your hygge home decor even more if it doesn't have to compete with clutter for your attention.