As the temperature starts to drop, a cozy throw (or two!) is all you need. Hygge – the lifestyle trend of the Danes emphasizes all things cozy and insouciant. Think warm-and-fuzzy, delicious-and-hearty, mulled-and-aromatic – an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, woolly knitted cashmere, coffee, mulled wine, cake, and the company of friends. As soothing as a basket of freshly baked rolls, and borne on a raft of lifestyle books,’ hygge’ is headed for your living rooms now. Discover here as we break down our favourite ways to apply the Nordic lifestyle in your homes.
Wrap up nice and cozy in super-soft throws, or fling them over on furniture to instil a Hygge vibe in your homes. Hygge is all about nesting, burrowing yourself in a comfy spot and luxuriating in the coziness.
Complement your settings with Nordic influenced pieces that breathe ‘Hyggelig’ - pieces that are snug, soft, and cozy, and radiate comfort. A balance to achieve hygge is brought about by playing with materials that are a study in textures, there’s soft, woollen fabrications, chunky knits and rugs, soft weaves, hand woven and hand spun.
Enjoy unwinding with these perfumed soy candles and aroma diffusers that make flickering delights over any meal or gathering. Because Denmark has brutally long and dark winters, non-natural light is also key to incorporate hygge.
To give your space that serene hygge feeling, focus first on bringing in adequate light. Or simply curl up next to sleek lighting artifacts that effuse warmth and comfort, elevated into unique works of art by gifted local artisans.
Food and drink always taste better when enjoyed with others. Adhering to this old adage, Hygge encompasses all five senses, including that of taste. Indulge in comfort food and the company of good friends, with accompaniments like warm artisanal cheeses, baked rolls with dips, or sweet delicacies, served on a platter!
Sip to their health, and yours with crafted pieces of drinkware that make your infusions even more luscious. Warming beverages such as tea, coffee, ‘glogg’ (Scandinavian mulled wine) and hearty liquor will help you achieve the ultimate hygge moment.