If you’ve ever walked into an interiors store with a clear purpose before suddenly becoming…
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 winter gets us in its icy grip and we and get our hibernation on, here are 25 ways to bring a touch of Hygge into your home.
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.
Friends and family.
Cosy blankets and throw rugs.
A beautiful ceramic mug.
Comfy knit socks.
Books, books, books.
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.
Warm drinks like coffee, hot tea, mulled wine, and hot cocoa.
Baked goods like sourdough bread and cake.
Homemade soup and slow-cooked meals.
WORDS + STYLING BELINDA NEAME
PHOTOGRAPHY TIM BEAN