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How to Hygge

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Cosy up your whole life with our super simple ideas for adding a little hygge to your home.

The Danish concept of hygge is something to fully embrace this autumn and winter and we’ve got lots of ways to help you easily switch up your lifestyle to enjoy a whole lot more hygge in your day.

It’s super easy to add more hygge into a regular day and I find it has a hugely positive impact on wellbeing and feeling good.

homemade peanut butter hot chocolate with cream, and chocolate sprinkles - served on a red tray with candles.

What does hygge mean?

Hygge (pronounced “Hyoo guh”) is the Danish word to describe little things that make life cosy and encourage a feeling a wellbeing and happiness, and quite frankly we could all do with a little more of that in life, couldn’t we?!

How to hygge your food

Ever & Again Bread Bag with red star pattern, bag filled with crusty rolls and on a table with candles lit
Get the look – Ever & Again – Bread Bag – £28.51

Simply switch your cooking and dinner ideas to slowly cooked stews, casseroles and soup. Take time to put together seasonal ingredients and cook cosy dinners you can really take your time over.

Gather family and friends around the table, squash everyone in and carry the cooking pot to the table with a ladle and let everyone serve themselves – add a side of rustic bread and creamy butter for mopping up the juices.

How to hygge your drinks this winter

Garden Trading enamel cups in burnt orange and twilight  colours filled with warming hot chocolate decorated with marshmallows - tray set on a hay bale with blankets and toasted marshmallows in the background
Get the look – Garden Trading – Enamel Mug £12

Cold days need warm drinks, come in from the cold and curl up on the sofa with a mug of something warm and sweet. You could make delicious warming hot chocolate with marshmallows and sprinkles when the kids get in from school.

It’s also super cosy to simmer up a panful of mulled wine or spiced apple cider, perfect for warming up with after a cold, blustery walk through the woods.

How to hygge your wardrobe

Bring out the cosy clothes – think layers. Cosy jumpers, scarves, fluffy socks, hats, gloves and boots. Cosy up your outfits, layer up and feel good doing it!

Oh… and don’t forget to leave cosy slippers by the front door ready for slipping your feet into as soon as you get home – total bliss!

How to hygge your lighting

Lights4Fun Miners Stainless Steel LED Lanterns in front of roaring log burner - blue and white cotton rug on the floor
Get the look – Lights4fun.co.uk – Miners Stainless Steel LED Lanterns £35
©Lights4fun Ltd. 2018 

Create a cosy glow at home by using lamps, strings of fairy lights and lighting candles and lanterns around your home. It feels so good to snuggle up in the candlelight.

white wooden stair case beautifully decorated with star lights, candles and fir branches - log basket at the foot of the stairs
Get the look – lights4fun.co.uk – Star Lights various sizes priced from £9.99 upwards
©Lights4fun Ltd. 2019 – Image Shot by Oliver Perrott

How to hygge the living room

cosy living room with neutral pallet - Furniture Village corner sofa - wooden coffee table - room decorated with twigs in glass jars - cosy vibe given with throws and cushions.
Get the look – Furniture Village – range of sofas available here

It is super easy to add cosy a cosy hygge vibe in the living room. Just add cosy cushions with lovely warm textures – think woollen or velvet. Add cosy blankets and throws for snuggling up under on a cold wintery night.

Look at the lighting – use lamps, fairy lights and candles to create a warm, cosy atmosphere. Scented candles with woody warm aromas also add to the cosy vibe.

How to hygge the bedroom

Furniture Village wooden bedstead - bed made up with throws and cushions in pink and purple shades for a cosy Hygge vibe. Old suitcase used as bedside table
Get the look – Furniture Village – Ercol Bosco bedstead, £896

Simply add soft, beautiful throws or additional blankets, add in some comfortable cushions to create total comfort.

Dim the lights – use lamps and strings of fairy lights to create a cosy, low light vibe.

Add a soft fluffy rug to the side of the bed, so your feet are cosy from the second you get out of bed.

Don’t forget to Hygge up your nightwear to – go for cosy pyjamas, cosy slippers and warm fluffy socks.

cups of peanut butter hot chocolate with chocolate sprinkles on top. text overlay "how to hygiene - it's time to get cosy"

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