How To Hygge

To break it down, hygge, pronounced “HUE-gah”, is the Danish concept of living well and living simply. Skagen sum what hygge is to me perfectly:

“Though there are many ways to describe hygge, we see it simply as the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends. Family. Graciousness. Contentment. Good feelings. A warm glow. Certainly, hygge is intrinsic to the Danish lifestyle, but this feeling of well-being, so deeply satisfying and cozy, is something we all experience, each in our own way.”

It is important to remember that hygge is a lifestyle and not just a way to accessorise your home, but there are ways to help make your home more hyggelig. Today I am sharing my top 5 ways on how to hygge in the home.

 

1. Cosiness is essential at this time of year, it’s minus degrees outside and even with the heating on, I can’t be having cold feet wether it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night. I’ve been wearing these sheepskin slippers from Moorland Sheepskin for the last week non stop since receiving them and they are the comfiest pair I’ve ever owned. The whole reason I got a sheepskin rug at the end of my bed in the first place was so my feet wouldn’t land on cold floor first thing in the morning, and now it’s like I never have to leave the rug. The Lea sheepskin slippers are the softest, warmest slippers – once you’ve slid them onto your feet you’ll never take them off.

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2. Nothing seems cosy anymore without my favourite throw in the world. The one and only chunky knitted throw from the queen of knitting herself, Lauren Aston Designs. I don’t need to say much more about this beuatiful throw because you already know how much I love Lauren and her work!

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3. Candles, and lots of them. Candles are one of those things that appeal to everyone. There’s nothing better than the soft glow of a candlelight.  A few candles lit during the day or night adds a real hyyge feel to the home. My go to candles have to be from Candelle & Co. My particular favourite for the festive season is this ‘Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal’ candle – because who doesn’t love Home Alone?!

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4. Hot drinks. Be it hot chocolate, tea, bovril, mulled wine, mulled cider – you name it, I’ll drink it. Nothing warms you up quicker on these frosty evenings that a clutching onto a warm mug, and praise the lord, the Anthropologie Christmas Gold Monogram Mugs are back guys! Get them while you can, I missed out last Christmas so I wasn’t taking the chance this year.

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5. The most important key to learning How To Hygge. Learn from the best – Signe Johansen. I was lucky enough to be invited to a Not On The Highstreet panel discussion a few weeks ago on ‘Hygge’ and Signe was a key talker on the panel, this was when I got my first feel for what hygge really is and I was even given a copy of her book to take home. Not only does Signe’s book help explain the culture of hygge, she shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life, wherever you are in the world, and to top it off there’s a bunch of delicious recipes in her book including the most amazing banana muffin recipe…

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Oh and I couldn’t help but share my latest Lauren Aston Designs addition. For a truly hygge Christmas this year, you NEED to invest in one of these chunky knitted Christmas stockings. Also available in a stripey red version. L O V E.

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*This post is sponsored by Morlands Glastonbury Sheepskin but my opinions are my own.