How to Create Hygge in Your Home

I’m sure you have heard the word Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) but do you know what it means? I had a vague image of a cosy fire, snuggled up in loungewear with a hot chocolate.

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It seems that it isn’t a thing, more a feeling of cosiness, contentedness or comfort. The Danes created it as a way to get through their cold dark winters. However, I always think of minimalism and white space when I think about Scandinavian style, which for me doesn’t give me a feeling of comfort or cosiness. So I have given Hygge my own interpretation and below are some of my picks for creating that feeling in your home.

How to create Hygge in your home

how to create hygge in your home

Cosy blankets and throws are essential. Not just for the bed, but to curl up in a chair with your favourite book.

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how to create hygge in your home

Candles create a feeling of comfort and you can choose a scent to relax or revive you.

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how to create hygge in your home

A cashmere robe is the height of luxury, or choose one in a soft velour.

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how to create hygge in your home

Cold feet certainly won’t give you the feeling of Hygge, so a pair of socks or pretty slippers are essential.

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how to create hygge in your home

Add a hot water bottle under your blanket for extra warmth.

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how to create hygge in your home

Add some relaxing treats to your bath time routine, including aromatherapy oils and sleep enhancers.

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how to create hygge in your home

Finally, while you are curled up in your chair choose a calming or thought provoking book, or just make notes and plans in a beautiful journal.

Now you know how to create Hygge in your home, I hope it helps to banish those “January Blues”It all sounds so good I am tempted to leave my desk and start creating Hygge here and now!