Hygge is way more than cosy blankets and tea. It’s a way of life. Here are some inexpensive and easy ways to bring Hygge into your home.
Hygge is a Danish word that doesn’t have an exact English equivalent but Hygge means being together in a warm, friendly relaxed environment. Hygge has no negative connotations or associations and Hygge exists in contrast to stress and other negative states derived from pressures in our lives.
Hygge is the art of creating intimacy, through enjoying good food and company. Hygge is all about being cosy, comfortable and relaxed around friends or family in the warmth of your own home. Hygge is tucking into hot chocolate by candlelight with someone you love after a fun day exploring the streets of your destination. Hygge is feeling comforted by the heat from a fireplace during a chilly winters night. Hygge can be achieved at any time or place, alone or with loved ones, indoors or outdoors and almost always involves people that matter to you or activities that are important to you
Adding candles to your room not only fills your home with gorgeous scents but also helps to create a feeling of cosiness – Hygge!
2. Surround Yourself Only with Things You Love
Danish homes follow a minimalistic, open style. Edit your environment so you only see items that you love and have meaning when you look around your house.
3. Bring the Outside In
If it’s too cold outside to experience nature, bring a little nature into your home. Indoor plants help clean the air in your home and flowers always provide a decorative bright spot.
4. Decorate for Excess in Your Bathroom
The bath is one area where you don’t need to be minimalistic. Surround yourself with everything you need for the ultimate restorative bath.
The bath is one area where you don’t need to be minimalistic. Surround yourself with everything you need for the ultimate restorative self-care bath.
6. Hot Drinks
Hot drinks like tea, mulled wine, or cocoa is always hygge. You can’t gulp them because you’ll burn your tongue so you’re absolutely forced to slow down and savour the moment. To be fully hygge, take some time to enjoy your tea in a pretty cup or mug and serve it along with a little something sweet.