Is Your Home In Need Of Hygge?

Is Your Home In Need Of Hygge?

Have you jumped on the Hygge bandwagon yet? As Hygge is sweeping the nation, I couldn’t help but notice the trend and I wanted to know more. It’s not a new concept and, in fact, dates back to the 18th century. Hygge is actually a Norwegian word which loosely translates to Well-being. In Denmark where long days with minimal light is the norm’ Hygge living brings warmth and comfort to everyday life. The Danes are said to be the happiest people so they must be doing something right! Let’s follow their lead and embrace our own way of Hygge living – give in to that Danish pastry or chocolate twist, it’s ok, your Hygg-ing! Before we delve any further, how on earth is Hygge pronounced?

Firstly, try saying “Hoo-gah”,  now say it a little faster with less emphasis on the double oo. “Hooga” You’re now saying the English word “hug” but with your own twist on a Danish accent. Now we’ve got that settled, let’s find out more…

 

How To Hygge…

Winter is here and there’s no better time to bring Hygge into your home. In some ways, we are halfway there already – simply because at this time of year we naturally want to feel cosy, but Hygge isn’t just about fluffy throws and snuggly slippers, it’s also a feeling of well-being. Light some candles, hang up the fairy lights and snuggle under a blanket. Wrap up in warm clothing and head out for a winter’s walk with family or friends – enjoy the countryside. Serve up a milky hot chocolate on your return…That’s Hygge living.

Light Up Your Day

I love lighting up my non-toxic scented candles and tea lights around my home in the evenings, particularly during the autumn/winter months when the evenings draw in. Open Fires are also very Hygge – if you’re lucky enough to have one. We have a log burner which, if the door is open could be classed as an open fire. It’s in our “snug” room which isn’t the room we actually “snug” in as we tend to sit in the lounge, however, we can see it glowing and hear it crackle which is just as lovely.

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Loungewear Is Hygge…

Let’s get comfy…You’ll never see me lounging in jeans, or wearing a bra beyond 7 pm for that matter, cosy evenings at home are all about comfort, and this goes hand in hand with Hygge living. Feeling warm and comfortable around the house always gives a good feeling I find. Whenever I return home, I’ll change into my “comfies” as soon as possible and that’s me done for the evening.

 

 

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Listen To Music At home…

If you love to fill your home with your favourite tunes, switch up the genre to something a little more relaxing or easy listening. A favourite in my home is London Grammar, in particular, their album “If You Wait”  iTunes say – Inspired by ambient dubstep and acts such as Everything But the Girl and Portishead, London Grammar’s If You Wait is white-hot, a melancholy triumph of mood and nuance. With mournful pianos and jazzy breakbeats, soaring strings, and delicate guitars—all of it anchored by Hannah Reid’s freight train of a voice. Don’t be put off by the word melancholy, the album really is beautiful. If you’d like a more relaxed way of life, slow down your music tempo and see what happens.

Retailers are cashing in on the Hygge trend and there are some lovely books around to give either as a gift or just to keep for yourself. I’ve picked three of my favourites…

 Learn The Art Of Hygge

 
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20 Comments

  1. itsanikamay
    December 8, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Love the element of hygge in the home! I live in the countryside so I love making it as cosy as possible 🙂

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • December 8, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Aw I do too. Love a cosy home x

  2. December 8, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Love the concept and can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to embrace it. I also adore those slippers – cozy and chic!

    franklyflawless.com

    • December 8, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Exactly…What’s not to love?! x

  3. December 9, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    This totally sound like my way of life! I love candles, warm subtle lighting, cosy scents and a log burner. The Christmas tree lighting is certainly adding to the ambience at the moment which I adore. I’m living Hyyge and didn’t even know it! Fab post sweetie xx

    • December 9, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Just noticed your comment! Yes, sounds like you’re already living the Hygge way of life! My other response refers to London Grammar btw. You will love it, I’m sure x

  4. December 9, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Oh and I’m now going to search out London Grammer based on your recommendation! I particularly love listening to Mumford & Sons x

    • December 9, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Ah hope you do, I love it. Let me know what you think of it if you do x

  5. December 12, 2017 / 9:18 am

    You little beauty putting this post up.I keep seeing ‘Hygge’ everywhere and now I know what it is! And, I also wants to go to Norway now hahah! xxxx

    • December 12, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      I do too! Glad you’ve been enlightened. You were probably already Hygge living without realising! Xx

  6. December 12, 2017 / 9:32 am

    Beautiful snaps! I love Hygge- my evenings at the moment are hot water bottle under a Christmas blanket on the sofa with lots of candles and lamp light! xx

    http://www.juderivers.com

  7. December 12, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I have been wanting to know about this for so long !! Love it! I’m defo implementing hygge at home 💗 xx

    • December 12, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Lovely to hear that! Is definitely the way to go. I’m about to light our log burger for a cosy evening thanks lovely x

  8. December 12, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I’v been so intrigued by Hygge since I first heard about it, I really want to pick up ‘The Little Book Of Hygge’ I saw it the other day and it even looks and feels lovely which has just made me want it even more. This lifestyle sounds perfect for me so I need to know more! A lovely post as always

    Ellie x

    http://elliesbitsofbeauty.com

    • December 13, 2017 / 7:22 am

      You should put the book on your Christmas list! I’ve definitely been embracing Hygge living. X

  9. December 16, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    I’ve never heard of Hygge before, so I was very interested in reading this post! I love this idea and it’s definitely perfect for the Winter!

    -Ashley

    • December 16, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      It’s really trending right now. I’m loving my cosy home x

  10. December 19, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Great post! I feel like I do hygee most of the time anyway. But there are a few extra points here to consider! Love it x

    • December 19, 2017 / 6:57 am

      You probably do! I think most are really. Just a few extra points like you say x

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