Stay warm this winter by bringing the outdoors inside.
“Hygge” is a Danish word that connotes a warm, inviting atmosphere for enjoying the good things in life with the people you love. While we Americans may not have a fancy term for this, we definitely know how to create a cozy home.
Especially on-trend these days is the modern rustic home style. As a leader in modern rustic home decor, we're obviously biased, but we think this style lends itself well to creating our own version of hygge, which we call Rustic American Hygge. Rustic design is all about organic materials, earthy tones, and accessorizing with nature, which is absolutely perfect for bringing the hygge lifestyle into your home.
We believe that nothing says “warmth” quite like candles. A few well-placed, well-accessorized candles are just the update you need to bring All-American Hygge into your living room this winter. We think that a set of our Wood Block & Metal Pillar Candle Holders does just the trick. These candle holders with their rustic wooden pillars and patinated metal accents bring elevated (literally!) natural elements to your living room. When paired with lit candles, they bring brightness & warmth, all the things we could use when it’s dark & cold outside.
LAYER UP WITH BLANKETS
Emphasis on the plural here: you need blankets. Hygge and Modern Rustic home decor both subscribe to the importance of varying the textures you use in your home. Multiple layers of blankets are the perfect way to add texture and dimension, with or without adding more color to your room (it’s all up to you!). This makes your room look more interesting, more home-y, and more like the cozy place you want to be during the cold months! Plus, they literally keep you warm.
FAMILY TIME AROUND THE DINNER TABLE
Everyone knows that the dining room (or maybe the kitchen) is the best room in the house. It’s where you eat, but more importantly, it’s where the whole family gathers together on a regular basis. That makes it the conversation room, the bonding room, the family room. If nothing else, a home is all about family (regardless of your sense of style), so it’s worth investing in a rustic dining room set that you find aesthetically pleasing. We know there’s a lot of great dinner sets out there, but for wintertime, we recommend our Ceramic Bear Dinnerwear collection. It’s got those earthy colors, fir trees, and adorable little bear paws!
All these are just a few tips to give your home a sense of Rustic American Hygge. For more ideas and inspiration, we invite you to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages, and keep following this Blog!