Hygge Your Home
The Danish Obsession with Getting Cozy
The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) encompasses all that is warm, cozy, and inviting—and it calls us to celebrate the small moments and pleasures of everyday life. It can be described as, “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”
If you’ve ever enjoyed reading a book indoors on a gloomy Sunday or a cup of hot cocoa on a snow day, you’ve experienced hygge without even knowing it. Hygge is curling up fireside in a chunky knit sweater while you sip your favorite tea. It’s meant to bring you joy in the simplest of moments and can bring some light to the often-dark winters.
You can likely find all the items to hygge in your home, but if you’re in need of a little inspiration we have you covered. Here are some photos to get you inspired!
Lighting is a key element of hygge, and there’s no better way to achieve a warm, calming glow in your home than by the flame of candle. Bonus points if the wick re-creates the sound of a crackling fire!
Embrace throws in faux fur, cashmere, wool, and velvet to make your sofa, bed or favorite reading nook the coziest spot in the house.
It’s hard to deny the pleasure of comfort food and just how cozy it can make you feel, so prepare to embrace for indulgence in moderation.
Are you ready to embrace your cozy sense of being?