Happy Hygge Week!
For those just joining us, we’ve been embracing hygge (Hoo-gah) all week this week, and today, I’m going to help give you the basic steps you need to bring the hygge lifestyle into your home.
As I’ve said before, hygge is not something to define, it’s something to be felt…so any number of things could really contribute to a space feeling “hygge”. A cozy fire on a rainy afternoon – very hygge. A stew cooking on the stove as you read a mystery thriller under the covers – very hygge. Hosting a game night with wine and cake – very hygge. Stressing over tomorrow’s meeting while texting your friends and ordering nasty food on GrubHub – not so hygge. Make sense? Hygge is about setting an atmosphere for comfort and relaxation.
So here are a few things you need for a proper “hygge” night. And feel free to improvise here. Don’t have candles or a fireplace? Dim the lights or use soft lighting to help set the mood. Don’t like knitting? Scrapbook or read…whatever helps you to turn your mind off and relax.
How to Hygge in 10 Simple Steps
- Light candles
- Get cozy with a big blanket or homemade scarf
- Cultivate closeness with the people you love
- Be present (turn off your phones and the TV)
- Eat cake
- Learn to knit
- Read or write
- Drink something warm
- Invest in cozy wool socks
- Bring the outdoors in with houseplants
Want to learn more about how to embrace the hygge lifestyle? Stay tuned tomorrow to learn more about how my husband and I converted and how we’re never, EVER going back.
Knowledge is power! Learn fun facts, hints and tips, and creative ways to use every day items with “The Buzz” posts on Thursday.