Books on how to create a hygge atmosphere have been flying off the shelves, but you don’t need buy one when you’ve got these handy tips on how to get the Scandi feel in your home.
What Is Hygge?
Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hygge is a Danish way of living that focuses on creating a cosy atmosphere at home which allows you to take pleasure in the everyday. Whether it’s lighting a candle, huddling under a blanket or making fresh coffee, hygge is about embracing the moment. According to the Guardian, Denmark has been ranked as the world’s happiest country for the last 40 years, so maybe it’s time to give it a go.
Get Out Your Woolly Jumper
Hunker down in a chunky knit and put on some toasty socks as you relax in front of the fire to kick off the hygge feeling.
Light a Candle
Candles are a really easy way to create a warm, relaxing glow in your home, and the secret is the more there are the better.
Make a Snug
A ‘hyggekrog’ is a small spot in your home, ideally with a view out of the window, where you can sit on comfy cushions and throws as you watch nature in the garden. Get tips on how to hygge it up at http://reliable-remodeler.com/rooms/.
Bring the Outside In
Being in tune with the outside world is easily achieved by using house plants, pebbles or a bunch of twigs to go with your wooden (not plastic) furniture.
Put down your smartphone and tablet and switch off with a good book instead.
To create a warm and cosy interior, use soft and luxurious textures such as fluffy rugs and faux-fur throws with chunky knit cushions. These create a great look and feel nice too. Make sure you have a beautiful bedroom by dressing your bed and adding nature-inspired prints as well as family photographs.
Take Time Out
Take time to make a freshly brewed coffee or luxury hot chocolate before sitting down to drink it and enjoying the moment.
Make your favourite cake, and don’t feel guilty about eating it when it’s still warm from the oven. Not only will you be treating yourself, but your house will smell great too.