In these strange times, being happy at home is fundamental to our overall wellbeing. Cultivating comfort and making our home and work environment feel 'hyggelig' [hue-guh-lee] and cosy is a great place to start. Even a few little hygge items will have your heart singing before you can say Scandinavia. Create your own hygge at home with our winter favourites...
Our absolute favourite hygge item! Make your home instantly cosy with scented hygge candles. Warmth, cosiness, comfort and joy all in one go!
2. Stay warm
Blanket, check. Heater, check. Fireplace - the dream! Being warm and cosy is key to experiencing hygge. If you are prone to feeling the cold like us, this winter our lavender wheat bag is never far from sight. Microwave for 2 minutes, pop it on your lap to stay toasty for hours. Plus, it smells great and is eco-friendly too!
3. Give yourself a hug in a mug
4. Nourish yourself
Nourish yourself with your favourite winter warmer recipes. We are a big fan of these delicious soup recipes from goodfood. The Sweet potato, carrot and cumin is a current favourite! Also, keep your tastebuds and tummy happy throughout the day with healthy treats. We are loving this cacao muesli bar / granola recipe - perfect for your morning or afternoon tea snack!
5. And finally, get comfy and relax
Curate a comfortable space where you can, and want to, sit and relax in. A welcoming sofa or chair to sink into, blankets, cushions and soft materials are ideal!
If you follow these five steps, you'll be well on your way to experiencing your very own hygge at home.
If you'd like to create your own hygge at home, click here >
If you are interested in reading more about the Danish concept of Hygge, 'The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well' written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is well worth a read.
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