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1 November 2021

How to hygge: Enjoy the Danish lifestyle trend at home

As the days get shorter and darker, it’s no surprise that we’d all love the chance to snuggle up at home. Giving in to our urge to hibernate is no bad thing, especially when we embrace the Danish art of hygge.

Instead of just shutting the doors and wishing the cold away, why not prepare your home specifically for some special hygge moments and really enjoy the art of staying in!

Hygge (pronounced; hoo-gah) is a Scandinavian word and lifestyle trend which revolves around the idea of being cosy, appreciating the little things and making your home an ideal space for relaxation.

Hygge is about keeping warm, feeling content, simple pleasures and creating special moments. This Danish trend can be the antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Cosy up and enjoy the Danish art of hygge with 6 ways to practise it in the comfort of your own home:


  • Spend quality time with friends and family

We all know that having a good time with the people we love makes us happy. Laughing, joking, eating and drinking whilst sharing stories, really is what hygge is all about.

 

  • Spark light and warmth through candles… 

Switch off the bright electric power lights and create a hyggelig (hygge-like) atmosphere at home by lighting candles. The natural light that emits from candles is softer and can make us feel much more relaxed. Nothing about hygge is artificial, so don’t go for overly scented candles, stick to natural fragrance or beeswax.

 

  • Get cosy in blankets…

We all know keeping warm can help to fight off viruses and infections in winter but did you know, researchers have also said that wrapping yourself in soft blankets for warmth can beat low feelings and anxiety. A big soft cosy blanket is very hygge. Our November competition gives you the chance to win an Oversized Blanket Scarf worth £60 from The British Blanket Company. Due to its big size it can be used as a scarf, a shawl or a blanket, so why not give it a go and enter our latest competition. Terms apply*

 

Enter our competition today to win this luxurious scarf


  • Wear clothes that bring you joy and comfort…

Everyone needs a comfy pair of slippers. Our Purewool™ range of slippers for swollen feet was inspired by the Danish way of life – sink into an armchair wearing BjornBennyFrieda or Donna and your feet will thank you or team your favourite pair of pyjamas with our Super-soft Bed Socks. Made with luxuriously soft brushed yarn with a loose fit for extra comfort, these lovely soft socks can keep away the chill for a great night’s sleep.

Some of our Purewool™ range has been given an added boost this season with a sublime sheepskin lining, so you can encase your feet in pure luxury.

Purewool™ footwearPurewool™ footwear

Cosy up with Benny Sheepskin or Donna Sheepskin our Purewool™ mule

 

  • Relax and read a book…

Turn off the TV, put down the mobile phone or tablet, and embrace a moment of digital detox. Get lost in a world of fiction and cuddle up and read a book.

Whether hot chocolate, hot toddy, mulled wine or a hot lemon water is the one for you, drinking hot drinks is known to cleanse digestion and help flush out toxins. Ditch the diets for a special moment and enjoy those marshmallows in your hot chocolate.

Enjoy warmth and cushioning with our Wool-rich Softhold® Seam-free Cushioned Sole Socks. Available in standard and extra roomy fittings.

  • Enlighten your sense of smell…

Smell is the most sensitive human sense. Whether you choose to light a fragrant candle, burn some incense or cook your favourite soup recipe – your sense of smell can really affect your mood and lifestyle. Adding a few drops of our gorgeous smelling Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist onto your pillow at night can be very relaxing and send you off into a wonderful deep sleep. Or, why not add a couple of drops of our Pure Lavender Oil to your bath for a relaxing aroma that will unwind a tired mind and body.

Relax and unwind with our Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist


You may be wondering why should one take time to hygge? Well, the Danish are always topping the polls and have been voted the world’s happiest nation – so, that sways us enough!

Now it’s time for you to embrace contentment, get your hygge on, appreciate what you have and cosy up in the comfort of your own home this season.