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!
If you’re in the mood to add some Hygge into your life, we’ve rounded up some great finds, from cozy decor to clothing.
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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
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.
When I think cozy home décor, I think chunky blankets, candles, soft fabric throw pillows and giant coffee mugs.
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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