How to Create Hygge in Your Home

How to Create Hygge in Your Home

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It’s now officially December which means long winter nights and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Danish concept of hygge.

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) cannot be directly translated into English as it is a feeling, one associated with cosiness, warmth, happiness and wellbeing. The Danes are well-known for their culture of relaxed calm and peaceful happiness, and it is often attributed to their love of creating hygge moments whenever possible.

While hygge is pretty subjective and can mean different things to different people, it is essentially based on the concept of mindful enjoyment and cosy serenity, which many of us will be able to replicate in our own homes, especially with the festive season on the horizon. From curling up with a good book to snuggling in front of the fire, hygge really just means being aware of the little things in life that make us happy and bring us joy.

So, how can you create more hygge moments in your home?

Light candles – simple but extremely effective, the soft glow of candles will instantly transform the atmosphere in any room to one of cosy warmth.

Get cosy – hygge is all about being warm, so hunker down on the sofa or in bed and pile on plenty of blankets, cushions, and pillows in natural materials to make yourself feel cosy while it’s cold outside.

Turn off the TV – spending an evening around the fire connecting with friends and family is a much better way to enjoy some relaxed time together. Share an informal meal and a bottle of wine to encourage everyone to unwind.

Go for a long walk – there’s nothing more hygge than wrapping up, going for a long walk in the cold and coming home to a cosy warm home to eat a bowl of hot soup and fresh bread.

Enjoy crafting – the dark winter months are the perfect time to spend on your favourite hobbies, particularly if they involve being crafty. Seek out your knitting needles or paints and create a new masterpiece!

For a wide range of Christmas decorations to bring hygge to your home, head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house.


Posted by Brian Skidmore
4th December 2017

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