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Everyone Can Use A Little Hygge ("HOO-gah") In Their Life

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Everyone Can Use A Little Hygge ("HOO-gah") In Their Life

Hygge is one of 2017’s biggest trends, thanks to a bevy of books published on the subject this year. So what is hygge and why are people so into it?

The term “hygge” (pronounced “HOO-gah”) originated in Denmark, a Scandinavian nation that has been recognized as the world’s happiest country. According to Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge, "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home."

Hygge is both a decor trend and a lifestyle. It’s all about surrounding yourself with coziness like candles and warm knits, and engaging in comforting activities like having a cup of tea or enjoying a home-cooked dinner with friends.

How to Embrace the Hygge Trend: Tips & Tricks

  1. Set the Mood with Lighting

Candles are key to creating a hygge atmosphere. According to Wiking, "No recipe for hygge is complete without candles.” Their soft light is flattering and comforting, plus scented candles make your space all the more cozy. We also love fairy lights and white Christmas lights.

Vanilla Bean Soy Candle by Lovespoon Candles
  1. Get Cozy

Dress in your most comfortable jammies and slip on a pair of warm socks. Wrap up in a blanket and enjoy conversation with family and friends. Being hygge is all about being cozy and spending time with loved ones.

Stone Baby Alpaca Throw by Winterfiber
  1. Treat yourself!

Indulge in chocolates, a home-cooked meal, or a glass of wine, whatever brings you comfort! We also love a nice, hot cup of chamomile or peppermint tea as a lighter option.

Crystal Cactus Wine Glasses by Viski
  1. Hygge all year

While hygge is certainly associated with cold weather, there are ways to be hygge all year long. Wiking recommends biking, spending time outdoors, and cookouts with friends as hygge activities for warmer days.

Hygge at Home

Need a little help embracing the hygge lifestyle in your home? Here are some of our favorite Danish-inspired pieces.

CLICK HERE to shop our Copenhagen Cozy Home collection

Set of 3 Natural Cotton Rope Baskets by IMAX   Ebba Armchair in Light Grey by GFURNCora Ceramic Lantern by IMAX




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