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
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. For the chance to win a beautiful blanket worth £78 from the British Blanket Company, why not enter our latest competition today. The design is inspired by the Northern Lights which can sometimes be seen in the skies above the Donegal mill in Ireland where it’s woven. Made from 100% wool, it has an intriguing ombre pattern in muted orange and grey and will look stunning thrown over your sofa or bedlinen.
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 Bjorn, Benny, Frieda 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.
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 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.