How to Make Your Home Hygge

October 18th, 2017

Pronounced hoo-ga, Hygge is the Danish art of creating joy and coziness in life’s everyday moments, whatever season or time of day. Alexandra Gove and Koen van Renswoude started Hygge Life in Amsterdam in 2014 after an inspiring trip to Copenhagen, where they discovered the Danish concept of Hygge.

Gove says a hygge home is not about decorating to perfection or spending endless amounts of money on furniture and accessories, it’s about filling your space with things you love and creating moments in those spaces.

“We look for items that, first of all, we love and that we hope will spark joy in others’ every day lives. Items that will create special, cozy moments,” she says. “We want people to step out of bed onto a soft sheepskin rug each morning and smile while wrapping themselves in a beautiful warm blanket. It is not about decorating your home to perfection, but instead about finding things that speak to you, inspire you, remind you of wonderful moments and that you can share with all the people you love in your life.”

In addition to the interior decor shop just west of Vail, Colorado, Hygge Life products are available at Hovey & Harrison, or online at www.hyggelife.com.