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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
How to hygge the living room
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
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.