Winter is definitely upon us, and what better way to embrace the season than to make your home a warm hide-away from the harsh elements outside. Our Minto design expert Scott Biltoft sat down with us to give us some tips on how to create the perfect winter home:
If you’re looking for ways to make your home comfortable this winter, consider the following strategies and learn from the Danish who’ve perfected the art of Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) to overcome the long dark Scandinavian winter.
There isn’t an English equivalent to the word Hygge which the Danes use to describe a mood or a way of life that is cozy, warm, and friendly.
For better winter living use colour wisely. Start with warm wall colours like these from Benjamin Moore:
Accessorize with colours that bring cheerfulness into your home like these from Benjamin Moore:
Use seasonal throws and cushions to add snuggly warmth on winter evenings with seasonal accessories like these:
Mongolian Lamb Pillow Covers from West Elm
Pottery Barn Cable Knit Throw
Homesense fun fur throws
Pendleton blankets from Anthropologie or Drake General Store
Hygge also includes comfort foods during the winter like chocolate, coffee, sweets – and sharing your home with friends! Snuggle under a comfy throw, enjoy a hot beverage, and relax during those winter evenings reading or watching your favorite TV shows.
Stay cozy & warm,
Director, Design Centres