Tis’ the season for putting up the Christmas tree and decorating our home to help bring the holidays to life. While our favorite vintage Satan Clause figurines and traditional green garland enhance the joy of the season, your friends here at George’s Flowers, the best florist in Roanoke, are sharing tips on how to bring more warmth, comfort, simplicity, connection, and mindfulness into your holidays with hygge. This Danish artform has evolved into a new way to celebrate the holidays in ways that warm our hearts and bring us closer to our loved ones.
Five Ways to Bring Home Holiday Hygge
Curl Up by the Fireplace
A simple pleasure of winter is listening to the crackling of a fireplace while its logs glow with illumination from hot flames that also warm our bones. From the tranquil sound and mesmerizing scene, finding comfort in a fireplace screams “hygge!” Even if you don’t have a fire at home or live in a warmer climate, you can still experience hygge this way. Thanks to internet streaming services, you can search for “fireplace” on Netflix, Youtube, etc., and can enjoy the warm dance and songs of crackling flames right on your screen.
Display Cozy Holiday Decor
Incorporating your personal style to create a unique holiday aesthetic that warms you from the inside out is hygge. You never need to replicate what you see online or in magazines to design a magnificent space where you will love spending time. From minimalist decor to a log cabin or rustic look and vintage holiday to a modern metallic atmosphere, there are so many directions to go in. However you decide to design your space to make it your own, try recruiting help from loved ones to create memories and perhaps a new tradition of decorating for the holidays together.
Admire Fresh Flowers
It is no question that flowers inspire us to be more present and mindful as we admire their alluring and captivating beauty and inhale their fresh, sweet fragrances. Winter flowers especially, with white and red blooms surrounded in a bed of lush greenery, wonderfully enhance our spaces through natural elements. Experience the hygge brought to you by these floral arrangements, whether you send one to loved ones or receive one of your own. Connecting with loved ones through the language of flowers is just another way to bring hygge into your holiday season.
Watch Nostalgic Christmas Movies
When we look forward to the holiday season, nostalgic Christmas movies and new holiday films are on the top of our list. Pop some popcorn on the stove, brew a delectable bath of hot cocoa, and even sneak in a few Christmas cookies and treats while you sink into your couch, recliner, or build a blanket fort or cozy nest on the floor. Turn off your phone and dive headfirst into a holiday movie marathon with your friends and family. This is hygge!
Fill Your Home with Loved Ones
Spending this time of year with loved ones and enjoying the company of friends and family will look different to each and every one of us. While some share laughs over dinner, others catch up over video chat. Some families will be creating new memories by the fireplace to the sounds of Christmas music, and others will establish new holiday traditions with friends that they can look forward to year after year. Whatever your quality time with loved ones looks like this holiday season, let it light you up with hygge.
Whether you are hosting holiday festivities, entertaining guests, or enjoying quiet nights by the fire, filling your home with hygge is sure to make this year one of the best yet. Don’t forget to scout out the perfect winter flowers from the area’s best floral shop, George’s Flowers, for the excellent finishing touches.