Autumnal decor ideas to help you achieve hygge | Heart of the Home Edmonton
Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. Why? One word - cozy. Or, as the Danish and Norwegians like to call it “Hygge.” Most of you have probably heard that word before, as it completely blew up the internet last year! Hygge is a word to describe the feeling of comfort, coziness, utter contentment and wellness. There’s no better time to immerse yourself in the world of Hygge, especially as the crisp winds blow through Edmonton and the river valley around us turns orange and red. I’ve been slowly trying to create a sense of Hygge at my own home, and what I’ve found is that one of the easiest places to do it is in the heart of the home. How do you plan on making your home more cozy this year? Let us know and tag us in your photos! @heartofthehomeyeg #HeartoftheHomeYEG
Candles. Turn out your lights and fire up candles instead. Seriously. I think this is the easiest way to evoke that sense of comfort and warmth in your home. I have candles in almost every room of my home and switch out the scents with the season. Right now you’ll find fall flavours like pumpkin pie, and vanilla. Check out Heart of the Home where we carry an assortment of Wrendale Designs candles with adorable animals on the tin containers, or Thymes scents of all kinds. It’s also been a wonderful addition to add Michel Designs Fall Harvest line throughout the home. Their foaming hand soaps are heavenly!
Wood. I’ve been inspired by Scandi-design aspects like incorporating wood in the living room and kitchen. Toss some fruit in a wooden basket and place it on your kitchen island, or throw a blanket and some magazines in a wicker basket for a nice and cosy touch in the living room. I also like displaying my assortment of wooden cutting boards on my kitchen counter as if they are precious art. It’s a great way to warm up your space and you most likely have those items in your home already.
Pumpkins. It’s not autumn without pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colours! Whether real or fake, if there’s a pumpkin in the room it brings a nice pop of colour to a space and evokes that sense of warmth. It’s also a fun DIY activity to have some fun by painting them in neutral colours like white and pastel green. You might want to add a little more pizazz by glueing pearls or diamonds down the sides.
Neutral earth tones and pops of colour. Like I mentioned with the pumpkins, neutral, earth tones certainly amp up the hygge atmosphere in your home. Our stock of Le Creuset cooking products come in a variety of colours including volcanic orange, cerise red, and meringue which look fantastic as accent pieces on a countertop or on an open shelf in your kitchen.