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How to hygge: Enjoy the Danish lifestyle trend at home
24 Jan 2020 13:20:00
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 revolved 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.
6 ways to practise hygge in the comfort of your own home:
- 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.
- 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. Also, a big soft cosy blanket is very hygge.
- Wear clothes that bring you joy and comfort…
Everyone needs a comfy pair of slippers. Our Purewool™ range was inspired by the Danish way of life – sink into an armchair wearing Bjorn or Frieda 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.
- Relax and read a book…
Turn off the TV 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.
- 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 Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist onto your pillow at night can be very relaxing, smell gorgeous and send you off into a wonderful deep sleep.
You may be wondering, but 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.