Create a Cozy, Welcoming Entryway for the Holidays

blog-entryway-farmhouse-holiday-hygge-1Having a home that exudes “hygge” — that safe, cozy feeling that makes you want to come in and snuggle up with a warm, fuzzy blanket and a steaming cup of hot cocoa — is something most of us strive for during the holiday season.

Whether you’re staging to sell or just decorating for your own pleasure, one of the first steps in establishing that welcoming vibe for your home is to create an inviting entryway. This space is literally the first impression people will have of the interior of your home and sets the tone for the rest of the house. And during the holidays, you want visitors (or if you’re selling, potential buyers) to feel your house is a place where they can relax, unwind, and feel at home.

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For example:  We loved this cozy, farmhouse style entryway we found on Pinterest (despite my best efforts, I could not find the origin of this photo — if anyone out there knows, please contact me here, as I would love to give them proper credit). This entryway is simple, inviting, comfortable–full of “hygge” for the holidays!

Since we thought a lot of you would enjoy this entryway too, we recreated the look with another FREE Mood Board and Shopping List for our tribe– just click the button below!

Our Shopping List has direct links to every single item on the Mood Board, which means you can easily recreate this beautiful farmhouse entryway with just a few clicks of the button and have all of your decor items delivered right to your door. How simple is that?!

Want to take your design a step further? Our Mood Board even includes specific Sherwin-Williams paint color suggestions!

Do you have a beautiful space you want to recreate for your home? Three Bears does more than just home staging! Our e-Design Packages are super affordable, convenient, and ENTIRELY ONLINE, which means we can serve clients just about anywhere! We can expertly design your room with furniture and decor from well-known brands that you can buy online and have delivered right to your door! And if customized design isn’t really in your budget right now, take a look at our Ready-to-Go™ Mood Boards, now on sale through December 24, 2018! Whether your budget is big or small, we’re here to help you create a space you’ll love that’s “just right” for you!

how to hygge your home

How to Hygge Your Home

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The Danish concept Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah), which can be roughly described as the Scandinavian art of coziness, warm companionship, and little pleasures, has been the “design buzzword” of recent years. Candles, soft blankets, indoor plants, soft furnishings, books, rugs on bare wooden floors and an absence of clutter are hallmarks of the Hygge design style. But Hygge isn’t just about design style–it’s a lifestyle concept.

Hygge is about atmosphere and an experience, rather than things,” Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well, explains. “It’s about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”

If you’re trying to find more comfort and well-being in your own home and create Hygge in your everyday life, follow these tips from Three Bears Home Staging:

  • Share and socialize. Hospitality is one of the most important elements of adding Hygge to your life. Invite neighbors over for an impromptu meal or visit with a good friend over coffee. Making your home a comfortable, welcoming place for you and your guests is more Hygge than creating one that’s “perfect” or impressive.
  • Reconnect off-line. Most of us have been guilty of getting sucked down the rabbit hole of life online — web browsing, social media, email. Ironically, all the electronic “connectedness” can create more disconnection and feelings of chaos in our homes. Take the time to intentionally unplug from the distractions of the Interwebs and be fully present with the three-dimensional people in your life. Play a board game around the fire with your family or snuggle up under a soft blanket with a good book for a very Hygge experience.
  • Create a peaceful environment by eliminating chaos and excess clutter. Surround yourself with home decor that inspire you. In other words, if you don’t use it or love–get rid of it. Commit to removing things you rarely use in order to create comfortable, cozy spaces the whole family can enjoy. When it comes to Hygge, less is usually more.

Share with us:  how do you create Hygge in your home this winter?

Photo credit: Melissa Hillier via Flikr/CreativeCommons