It’s Thursday, Dirt Roaders! It’s almost the weekend! You have made it! Fist bumps all around! Today I thought that we would visit a little bit about Farmhouse Hygge. Have you been hearing the word hygge tossed around? If not, I will elaborate a bit.
Hygge (Pronounced HOO-GA) is a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable friendliness with feelings of wellness and contentment. It has become a very popular vibe for home decor, especially the more casual and relaxed farmhouse, cottage, and log home styles. I love the whole concept. Surround yourself with things that feel like home to you. I tend to use that hashtag when I post something that feels very hygge to me.
If you have followed here very long I’m sure that you can sense the love for things that mean home to us. Most of the things that I keep have some sort of meaning behind them. I tend to shop second hand for older things. I enjoy things that are gently loved and look like they have a story to tell. Lots of the things that we have are passed on from family members or friends. My mom, my mother-in-law, and I, tend to pass things back and forth between our homes. “Here…I’m tired of this for a while. You wanna use it? Just don’t get rid of it when you are bored with it.” lol! My mother-in-law is using a Victrola cabinet that my mom let me use in our first home over 20 years ago. I’m telling ya…we are no stranger to the junk swap. My mom has a wooden cabinet above their toilet that was my mother-in-law’s. My mom also has a barn wood corner cabinet that my father-in-law made for us. The longer I work on this post…the more things I can come up with. I’ll not keep listing stuff. You’re welcome. 😉
Whatever your idea of hygge is, I hope that you have it. I hope that you surround yourself with things, colors, textures, scents, and photos that you love. If Farmhouse Hygge is your thing…I hope that you go for it. If simplicity floats your boat…may you enjoy that to the highest power. This ol’ world can be kinda (a lot) crazy. I hope that whatever your idea of home is…you step into that at the end of the day. Whether it’s in a New York City apartment or at the end of a dirt road, may your heart breathe a little sigh of contentment when you get there.
Love from the Farmhouse,