The definition of Hygge? In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is simply the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Here are 5 easy steps on how you can create Hygge in your home.
So why is Hygge such a Scandi concept? We believe it has a lot to do with rough climate and the Scandinavians ability to make the most out of small moments. As Winter approaches Scandinavians are all looking to hibernate and creating some hygge indoors, to winter proof their homes.
You can never get too many candles
Autumn brings a festive display of burning colours. The forest is covered in a net of grey mist in the morning before the sun will once again warm the ground. When the night falls, bring a scent of blackened oak and Nordic woods, delicately formulated with cashmere wood and birch to give a calming and strengthening aroma experience together with a solemn flame, that brings an urban soul back to nature.
L:A Bruket Black Oak Scented Candle 45 hours burn time, £45 – www.labruket.se
Hibernate with Hygge
Create such Hygge in your home that you are ready for a long Winter spent indoors… Cashmere throws, fur blankets… and knitted cushions! Add some warming texture to your interior. Many will get their knitting needles out – but there’s no shame in buying ready made too.
Cushions and throws from Skandium.com
Harvest and bake!
There’s no more Hygge than the smell of freshly baked apple cake! Autumn is the time to harvest and so the perfect time to bake. And as Hygge is to be shared… Why not wrap a a few slices in paper and pop over to your neighbour?
Simply follow our super easy and made in an instant apple cake recipe.
Gather Family and Friends
Hygge is bringing people together and there’s no better occasion than inviting around for a informal meal on a Sunday. In Scandinavia we serve Sunday dinner from 4pm (and lasting roughly until 7pm).
It’s unpretentious affair; just hearty well cooked plentiful amounts of lovely food – to be enjoyed together with loved ones, all seated around a large table. See our favourite family dinner ideas.
Be Kind to You.
Hygge is also about being kind to yourself; Enjoy a lie in on weekends, read the newspapers in peace and quiet, take a long bath, wrap up in luxurious cashmere, snuggle up in the sofa with a book…
Cashmere bed socks £35 from The White Company.