10 Ways to Hygge at Home for the Holidays 

hygge

Pronunciation /ˈhʊɡə//ˈh(j)uːɡə/

NOUN

  • • A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture) ‘why not follow the Danish example and bring more hygge into your daily life?’
  • • As modifier ‘count on candlelight—almost a requirement for that special hygge experience’
  •  from the Oxford English dictionary

    Hygge for the Holidays

    10 Ways to Hygge at Home for the Holidays

    1. Flannel: Flannel shirts, flannel sheets, flannel scarves, flannel mittens. Anything flannel immediately brings on the cozy.
    2. Candles: Candles are amazing year-round, but there's something extra special about a pine-scented/fire-scented candle. It can transport you back in time.
    3. Firewood: A wood-burning fire. Can it get any cozier? (No fireplace? See number 2 for acceptable substitutes. We're also big fans of any fireplace DVD you can get your hands on.)
    4. Throw pillows: Huggable throw pillows make every night a cozy night. Add in some extra hygge with a Danish Winter-themed throw pillow (this one features a photo of a canal in Copenhagen during the Christmas season).
    5. Handmade journals: Any journal will do, but add a touch of handmade to inspire the hygge muse within.
    6. Comfy Couch: (and a super comfy blanket + Netflix/Hulu/HBO/Book/Kindle/Cat/etc/etc = ultimate hygge
    7. Vintage Books: Make a run to your local used bookstore and find some vintage books for an added dose of nostalgic coziness to your shelves 
    8. French Press: Mmmm coffee. Slow down your morning and substitute your drip coffee for a french press for a Danish morning full of hygge.
    9. Cozy Hat: Cozy hat = cozy head = cozy human
    10. Cat Snow Globe: Umm... a Snow Globe. With a Cat. Sitting on Books. AMAZING. Can it get any cozier? (We also highly recommend substituting the snow globe cat for a real life cat and real life books and real life snow.)

     

    Whether you're hygge-ing (that's a word, right?) solo, or setting up a cozy atmosphere for a holiday gathering, any of these ideas will help you achieve the perfect cozy-comfy hygge quality this winter. 

     

     

    1 Flannel // 2 Candle // 3 Firewood Holder // 4 Copenhagen Throw Pillow // 5 Rice Notebooks // 6 Couch // 7 Decorative Books // 8 French Press // 9 Beanie Hat // 10 Snow globe // 11 Metal Monogram Letters