Tuesday, February 11, 2020

January - That Hygge Feeling

January was a busy month and the weather was a mixed bag of rain, snow, and a few days warm enough to open the windows. I love quieting the house after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I found myself wanting it to look like less, and set to work creating a feel that was snug, comfortable, and calm. We made several trips to Goodwill, getting rid of as much as we could, before I had a chance to change my mind. When I added something new, I tried to make it as simple as possible. I used flour sack towels for window curtains and made nordic stars from paper bags. I moved things around and used them in new ways and tried to find the balance of cozy yet minimal. It's sort of an American version of a Scandinavian farmhouse, and I think I finally figured it out. I know I've found the feeling when I never want to leave.