Hygge: a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment; to give courage, comfort, joy
I recently read the book The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking and it inspired me to transition my home into a place of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
The feelings that comes along with having a cozy home bring both inspiration and calm to each day.
Here are four ways I bring hygge to my own home.
Throw Blankets, Heating Pads, Hot Water Bottles Galore
Even in the dead of summer you can find me under a throw, so it goes without saying that they can be found all over my home. In the wintertime I add heating pads and hot water bottles to items I grab for frequently because feeling warm and relaxed is very hygge.
Cooking Up a Storm
Home cooking not only warms up your house but also your soul, especially when sharing with those that you love. Put on a big pot of soup or let the crock pot slow burn all day with a yummy stew — both your belly and friends will thank you later.
Light All the Candles
Speaking of good smells, candles are a mainstay of the hygge lifestyle. My current favorite is the scent “French Baguette.” There’s something so comforting about the scent of freshly baked bread. Try lighting a candle and flipping all the lights off to truly decompress by the flickering flames.
Add a Few Layers
Surprisingly we’re lacking snow at this point, but the wind is still bitter cold which means bundling up is a must. With two months left to go before baby arrives, my belly doesn’t allow my winter coat to zip so I’ve been adding some layers to my clothing arsenal that I can laze around in once I’m back in the warmth of my home.
In these photos I’m wearing ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds at Walmart. These items are so soft and the quality is incredible, especially at under $10 per piece. For any of you pregnant mamas out there, I wore my normal pant size and went up a size in the top to accommodate for the belly.
Top: ClimateRight at Walmart Women’s Stretch Fleece Warm Underwear Long Sleeve Top
Bottoms: ClimateRight at Walmart Stretch Microfiber Warm Underwear Legging
Are you ready to add hygge to your home?