How To Hygge: 5 Steps to Harmonise Your Home

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You may have heard this strange word being thrown around a lot recently in home style articles or spotted it on pinterest and had no idea how to actually pronounce it! Hygge (pronounced Hoo-Ga) is a Danish concept of wellbeing and cosy living that has found its way over to our milder shores and is taking the home decor world by storm.

But what does it actually mean?

Well Hygge is actually a lot more than sheepskin rugs and loads of cushions. It’s actually a way of living that findsย beauty and meaning in the simplist of life’s pleasures. Curated in Denmark where the winters are harsh and the days dark, Hygge helps you enjoy the good things in life with the people you love by taking time to appreciate the little things that bring us pleasure surrounded by a cosy, warm and comforting space.

I first found out about Hygge in October last year when reading an article in Psychologies magazine on holiday. On that very same day I got the call to say my application had been accepted on my new flat and I couldn’t get Hygge out of my head. I knew then and there I wanted to adopt the Danish way of living and create my very own Hygge home.

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5 Steps To Bring Hygge Into Your Home

  1. Think Cosy
    Hygge style is all about texture. Luxurious throws over the arm of your sofa, lots of cushions in scandi patterns, candles burning and shaggy rugs. Think warmth and cuddling up on the sofa with thick socks and a hot chocolate in your favourite mug. And when you think you’ve got enough cushions or throws…buy a couple more!
  2. Make Space For You
    Whether it’s a nice chair in a cosy corner where you can delve into a good book, or a space in your kitchen where you can enjoy your morning coffee and 5 minutes of peace. Making space for you and your wellbeing in the home is a big part of the Hygge culture. Treat yourself to some nice bath oils or bubbles, light a few of those lovely candles and relaaaax.
  3. Appreciate The Little Things
    From the smell of freshly brewed coffee to the feel of a new book. The taste of a hearty home cooked meal or warmth of a soft blanket over your feet. We spend too much time running around getting from A to B that we often forget to stop and appreciate what we’re doing. How many times have you gulped that cup of tea in the morning and ran out the door with your breakfast still in your hand.ย Flicked through tv shows without really watching because you’re on your phone and doing three other things at once? Or wolfed down your dinner without thinking because it’s been a stressful day and you still have so much more to do? Make time to appreciate the little things and be in the moment with the things and activities you enjoy.


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  4. Don’t Be A Stranger
    Hygge wouldn’t be Hygge without the people you love the most sharing it with you. So get your friends and family round more often, share a meal, a bottle of wine, a hot cup of coffee and talk, play games and appreciate each other. Life is too short and there’s always an excuse not to – you’re never too busy for your nearest and dearest.
  5. Focus On The Happy
    It’s so easy in our busy lives to get bogged down with all the negativity around us. Terrible news headlines, a bad day at work, not losing weight. There’s always something and those negative thoughts command a lot of attention. Try to actively and consciously focus on the good things in your life right now and the little victories that come your way each day.

Would Hygge work for you? What are your top tips for bringing Hygge into your life?ย 

xax

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Amelia is a luxury lifestyle blogger and youtuber with a penchant for luxurious travel, sampling (and cooking) great food with even better wine, discovering new beauty products, styling wearable fashion and enjoying all of life's little adventures one day at a time!

  • I love the whole Hygge thing, it just sounds so cosy, idyllic and lovely!

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda

  • Ooh never heard of this before but it sounds amazing.

    Caroline xo

    • Deffo worth checking out! xax

  • i love this!!! i recently bought a book all about HYGGE and really want to adopt it more as I really need to chill out and relax more…!!! >.< Nothing better than Hygge for those days when everything has been too much and all you want to do is hide under your blanket! I know I do! aha! Let's make 2017 the year of HYGGE….. xoxoxoxo

  • Karen Williams

    This is amazing. Myself and my daughter Amber (7) read this together. Really want to do the whole Hygge way of life. Need a clear space, clear mind.

    Karen
    JinksyBeauty

  • I 100% endorse the Hygge way of life and it really is something I want to be bringing into my life in 2017 after a rather turbulent 2016. Positive energies and no meaningless clutter – both physically and mentally!

    Tilly | LavenderLemonade.net

    • Positivity all the way! ๐Ÿ™‚ xax

  • Veronica

    You really sum up what hygge is all about ๐Ÿ˜€ Just wantet to let you, and everybody who might be facinated by hygge know that it is actually a scandinavian thing, not just Danish ๐Ÿ™‚ I have no idea, but it is probably because of all the cold months we have up here. We need a lot of hygge to get through ๐Ÿ™‚ And one other thing, if you want to get really fancy! When you are surrounded by hygge, it is hyggelig ๐Ÿ™‚ This means that when you sit at home, with your best friends, a glass of wine, lit candles, cozy rugs and you are all having a good time, it is really hyggelig ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love from Norway

    • Ah this is great Veronica, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xax

  • So glad you liked it! I need to buy that book too ๐Ÿ™‚ xax

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