What the Hygge?Three Ways to Add Coziness Into Your Life

Have you heard about this latest design craze? It’s called Hygge, it’s Danish, it’s pronounced ‘HOO-ga’ or ‘HUE-ga’ and it’s been flooding my social media feeds the past few weeks.

Okay, that’s great. But what is it?

It’s this absolutely fantastic thing that although can’t be directly translated, means coziness and contentment. Helllooo, if you live in Minnesota, you know as well as I do that we thrive on maintaining a high level of cozy between the months of October and April May.

According to Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge, “You know Hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends.”

And right about now is when I become hooked. Hell yes. All I have to do to jump on this trend train is curl up on the couch with a good book, a nice glass of wine (counts as comfort food, right?!) and Brett? Sign me up!

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Cozy Reads

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg

How to Hygge by Signe Johansen

Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Soderberg

 

Cozy Clothes

When Brett and I really want to veg out and relax, we immediately reach for some combination of chunky sweaters, cozy slippers/socks, sweatshirts and sweatpants. I’ve rounded up a few cozy outfits to keep you warm this winter.

hygge-inspired clothing

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Cozy Décor

When I think cozy home décor, I think chunky blankets, candles, soft fabric throw pillows and giant coffee mugs.

hygge-inspired home decor


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Now, if you need us, we’ll be practicing Hygge on the couch (because practice makes perfect), curled up with a big blanket and not a care in the world.

 

All our best,


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