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Introducing hygge into your home


With winter approaching, now’s a great time to embrace the cosy side of life by introducing hygge into your home.

But first let’s explain what hygge actually means and where it come from. Though there are many ways to describe hygge, (pronounced hoo-ga) to put it simply it’s the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures; friends, family, graciousness.

Hygge is about finding deeper meaning within ordinary life and establishing a meaningful, mindful connection with the world. It is about embracing little luxuries every day to foster a sense of familiarity, comfort and kinship. Anything which involves delicious food, hot chocolate, cosy blankets and entertaining friends and family sounds good to us!

12 ways of introducing hygge into your home

1. A thick blanket

Hygge is all about felling cosy and what could be a simpler way of introducing hygge into your home than a warm, fuzzy blanket.

2. Candles

To add a brooding sense of atmosphere to any room, dim the lights and enjoy inhaling your favourite scent  (Yankee Candle’s Spiced Orange, is the perfect Christmas scent).

3. Good company

To create feelings of friendliness and well-being within everyday life, it’s important to gather your nearest and dearests for a hearty, healthy dinner and some stimulating conversation.

4. Danish Pastries

To create a feeling of contentment, it’s important that we treat ourselves. No Kitchen is worth of hygge status unless it has a table adorned with Danish pastries.

5. Bacon

Danes love bacon and they eat a lot of it. The smell of bacon wafting through the house on a Sunday morning is one of the most comforting we can think of, especially when looking to cure a hangover from last night’s dinner party!

6. Bubble bath bliss

Is there anything more relaxing than a warm soak after a long day? We can’ think of much. To make your bath even more hygge, dim the lights, light candles and make sure you’ve got a good book.

7. Pyjamas

We’re talking full length, soft, classic pj’s – preferably paired with a great film and a cup of tea.

8. Board games

After a family dinner, let the wonderful atmosphere continue with a good old-fashioned game of Chess, Monopoly, Connect Four or Cluedo.

9. A bicycle

Believe it or not, there is more to Hygge than staying cooped up indoors. To live a happy, healthy, balanced life it’s important to get outside and experience nature. And what better way to see the sights than on a bicycle?

10. A good book

With all our digital distractions, it can be difficult to settle in and find the time to read a good book. But snuggling up on the sofa and getting stuck into a good novel, on a cold day, is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

11. Salmon or simple food

Scandi-style calls for big, simple suppers that can be cooked easily and shared with family and friends with minimum fuss. A side of salmon is the perfect thing – healthy, wholesome and delicious.

12. Hot chocolate (our fave)

An hygge essential during the winter months, no matter where you are, treat yourself some more and make a hot chocolate with whole milk, cream and good quality chocolate.

We’d love to see your hygge moments, feel free to share them with us on FACEBOOK & TWITTER

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Date Posted

November 16, 2018

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Katy Storer

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