17 May 10 Ways to Create a Hygge Home
1. Get Lots of Candles
Denmark and the other Scandinavian countries have embraced to power of the warm glow of candlelight. It is rumored that they are the largest consumers of candles. It doesn’t matter if they are scented or unscented. Candlelight turns the clean, fresh interiors into an escape from winter’s chill and a lit candle is seen as one the most fundamental hygge moments to get. A Danish candle maker Skandinavisk developed a Hygge fragrance with notes of wild mint, rose petals, baked strawberry cake, and brewed tea for the ultimate experience.
2. Add Some Fun Textures
If you think about creating a cozy and warming interior, you instantly think about soft textures. Think chunky cushions, fur pillows, fluffy woolen rugs, faux fur throws. Made from the softest of materials, textured accessories are a huge trend for the moment with the layering of different surfaces to create a look in any room. When combined with a roaring fire and candlelight, there is no setting that’s more hygge.
3. Hygge is Simple Things
You don’t need to completely overhaul your interior to make it more hyggeligt. Tiny additions can transform any moment. Treat yourself to your favorite coffee, indulge in a new bubble bath for long dips by candlelight of your favorite scent. Putting those photographs up that you’ve been meaning to for the longest time. These are all mood lifters whenever you use them or see them. Take the time to enjoy them all.
4. New Comfy Clothes
Comfortable loungewear doesn’t need to be extravagant. Most all clothing brands offer many varieties. Loose tops, onesies, harem pants, the options to get comfy in are endless. Whether coming home from a stressful day at the office or just relaxing on the weekends, loungewear is available in countless patterns for your personality. Coming in practical cotton to luxurious cashmere. Loungewear can be as fluffy or relaxed as you desire it to be. Just make it an essential component of hygge.
5. Chill with Friends
Hygge is a social endeavor and is best enjoyed with friends. The long winter nights are filled with hyggeligt gatherings of family and friends by the fire drinking glogg and eating great food. The best way to experience this for yourself is to bring in your dearest round and get to the kitchen. You don’t have to just stay indoors. You can experience hygge outside as well. Joy can be found by donning your warmest clothes and going on a walk with your favorite people. Hygge can be used to help other people. Test your baking skills and take your goodies around to your friend’s house that you’ve not seen in a very long time. Indulge in hygge together.
6. Have Fun with a Hobby
Learning new hobbies to enjoy will allow you to refocus your mind. Turn the television off and learn to love something new that you can help to grow during your hygge time inside. You can pick something you did once but you don’t think you have time for anymore. Hobbies like knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, or sewing have become more popular in recent years. These are perfect to teach you to relax and calm yourself. Relaxing with you favorite book for a few hours will get you refreshed in record time.
7. Take Your Time
Seems like we are rushing from one thing to the next this day and age. We always have to go somewhere or we are constantly thinking about what we have to do. You have to learn how to slow down and take in your surroundings to truly understand hygge. Be in the moment now. Stop thinking about what tomorrow holds. Take the time now to enjoy everything around you. Enjoy that coffee, stay that extra few minutes in your bubble bath, and by all means savor every last bite of that slice of cake. Let the worries slip away and learn to just enjoy.
8. Be Yourself
Hygge is not about being extravagant. Indulging yes. Hygge settings don’t wow or impress your guests. They are about having a warm and inviting atmosphere that family and friends will never want to leave. Dinner doesn’t have to be a complicated 10 course menu. Parties don’t have to be a huge list of cocktails accompanied by an outrageous playlist. Go back to the basics for your gatherings for a natural, laidback feel.
9. Enjoy Your Environment
The main idea of hygge is to enjoy your environment you are in. Nowhere is this more needed than in the home. Each room should be a sanctuary that can be enjoyed any time that’s needed. These rooms need to be filled with items that allow you to accomplish this. Due to our stressful lives we need a place to escape, to be able to experience true relaxation. Hygge doesn’t like the notion that our wellbeing can be helped by doing small changes to everyday environments. So whatever you do just take the time to revel in the small things that make you smile and lift your spirits.
10. Hygge All The Time
Hygge is a way of life that is to be enjoyed all the time. Grab friends and go to the park for a picnic, game of Frisbee, or just to sit and talk. Go outside and enjoy the sun with your favorite book or magazine and a cold drink to get the hygge experience in warm months. Dining outside is a must for summer hygge moments. Get the most out of the sun before winter comes back and it’s time for candles and the chunky knits.
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