Hygge: 5 tips to achieve a Scandinavian feel in your home this winter
With the nights drawing in and the weather on the turn, we could all do with a little hygge happiness in our lives; we share our top tips for you to achieve hygge in your home...
The Danish word Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) cannot be directly translated in to English as it represents a feeling; a culture of cosiness, joy and wellbeing – with winter being the perfect time to introduce a little hygge into your life.
A hygge moment means something different to everyone; cuddling up on the sofa with your loved ones, indulging in a huge bowl of ice cream, surrounding yourself with twinkling candles… ultimately being mindful of the simple things in life that bring us joy and happiness.
Bring the outdoors in:
The Danes love nature and the outdoors, typically enjoying long walks. But when the weather takes a turn for the worst, they simply bring the greenery indoors. A few houseplants such as weeping figs, mother in law’s tongue or ferns help create a scandi-living look! Invest in pots and planters to create different heights throughout your home. We love how Kate La Vie has styled her house plants!
If you enjoy peaceful walks in the countryside then browse our top picks for walks in the Lake District.
Turn off those phones, laptops and TV’s. Instead of reaching for your devices, relax with a good book or listen to some of your favourite music.
Friends & family:
Plan some cosy nights in with friends and family for the winter months. Prepare a meal perfect for sharing such as a cheese fondue, lasagna or a smoked sausage casserole. Afterwards, head into a cosy lounge and relax with a hot chocolate in front of an open fire before bringing out the board games. If you're looking to catch up with friends and family this Christmas then why not try our Festive Afternoon Tea?
A key area of Danish styling is the home accessories. Add oversized pillows, cosy and textured throws to your home! Try and keep the colour palette neutral to achieve a calm look.
Invest in candles:
Embrace the warm glow of candle light! Scatter candles throughout your home; on the side of your bathtub, flickering on the breakfast bar and dotted around your lounge. Play with candle clusters and introduce different heights to achieve the scandi look.