Hygge, a Danish word that loosely translates to “coziness,” has become one of America’s popular lifestyle ideas. Hygge is all about being comfortable, which means getting rid of clutter. To get more hygge in your life, take the time to sort through belongings you no longer need or want and donate or toss them. Keep warm blankets, soft pillows and candles to promote hygge in your home.
Ryokan is a type of Japanese inn in which guests sleep and eat in the same room. The concept shares focus with the tiny home movement in which homeowners minimize their belongings and space to just what they need.