25 ways to get a Hygge Home

Belinda Neame

/pronounced/ hue-guh

A feeling of cosiness and comfort creating a sense of wellbeing, contentment, celebrating the everyday, belonging to the moment.

Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of cosiness and comfort, with feelings of wellness and contentment. Although there are many ways to describe Hygge, essentially it is a ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures with friends and family.

As we slide into the cooler months in Canberra and get our hibernation on, here are 25 ways to bring a touch of Hygge into your home.

Lavender Wreath courtesy of Moxom & Whitney.

HYGGE AROUND THE HOUSE

Surround yourself only with things you love.

Use layers on your furniture and walls.

Use natural textures—linen, wool, ceramic, cotton.

Candles, candles, candles. Hang lots of fairy lights.

Hang artwork that evokes feelings of contentment.

HYGGE ESSENTIALS

Friends and family.

Cosy blankets and throw rugs.

A beautiful ceramic mug.

Comfy knit socks.

Woollen jumpers.

Books, books, books.

Yoga pants.

Ugg boots (of course).

CREATE HYGGE EXPERIENCES

Create a table setting and gather with friends around a home cooked meal.

Spend time in front of a roaring fire.

Curl up on the couch with a good book and blanket.

Create a cozy evening by turning out the lights and lighting lots of candles.

Get out your board games and have a night in with friends.

Listen to your favourite music soundtracks.

Binge on Netflix with takeaway on the couch.

Fill the bath, light some candles and soak away.

HYGGE FOOD

Warm drinks like coffee, hot tea, mulled wine, and hot cocoa.

Baked goods like sourdough bread and cake.

Homemade soup and slow cooked meals.

This article originally appeared in Magazine: Home for Autumn 2018, available for free while stocks last. Find out more about Magazine here

WORDS + STYLING BELINDA NEAME

PHOTOGRAPHY TIM BEAN

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Belinda Neame

Belinda is HerCanberra's Production Manager. A foodie and lover of handmade, Belinda enjoys nothing more than a good coffee and seeing Canberra businesses thrive. In her 'spare time', Belinda organises the quarterly Canberra street food event, The Forage with her husband Tim. More about the Author

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