Some people are natural socialisers – happiest out and about, being the life and soul of the party.
Any excuse to get out…
But to a Scandinavian, that’s not so much the case. We love home…
- Why Love being at Home is important
- How do you fall in Love with your Home?
- What does it mean to Love Your Home – whatever it may be?
Being happy at home is important.
To the Nordics home life is far more important than hanging out in bars and restaurants.
Being happy at home can, in fact, help make going out more enjoyable.
Here are DU’s 5 ways to fall in love with your home – be it a house, an apartment or a room.
Picture by Alisa Anton
Why Love being at Home is Important
The Scandis are homebodies – part of the reason for that is that bars and restaurants are expensive in the Nordic countries.
Scandis feature regularly at the top of the Happiest People in the World lists.
How do you fall in Love with your Home?
Falling in love with your home is almost like falling in love with another person for all its faults.
Before you can really love someone else, as they say, you have to love yourself.
So to love your home decorate it the way YOU want. Create a space where you are happy to be on your own, to entertain and to eat and work.
What does it mean to Love your Home – whatever it may be?
Once YOU are happy in your home, others will see it and enjoy being there too.
Soon you’ll disover you are spending more time at home.
However, one important ingredient in this is Hygge – Scandinavian code for relaxing.
Hygge, which has become an buzz word for relaxing and enjoying the moment is key to the Nordic obsession with both interior design and architecture.
With Hygge we’ve learnt to take pleasure in the small things.
It’s in the detail – much of it.