The Hygge Hype & Tips to Incorporate it in Your Life

Now, before we get into all the questions and the weird looks—let me begin by saying that you will want and need more Hygge in your life by the end of this post. And the great thing is that you probably do a lot of these things already, so you’re probably a Hygge expert and you might not even know it.

Do you love a cozy night in with fuzzy socks, a huge blanket, and candles all in your home while reading a book and sipping tea at night? Well, you’re practicing hygge. See? I told you that you would already know more about it than you realize! And I’m sure there are more ways you’re secretly indulging in this term other than a cozy, relaxing night at home.

What is Hygge?

Well, there’s no direct translation into English, but it’s basically the combination of coziness, charm, comfort, security and simplicity in your life. It’s all about taking these components and creating a calm sanctuary in your home. This word and lifestyle is essential in the Danish way of living, and it’s something we can all use a little more of in our lives due to the winter ahead of us.

In essence, hygge is all about creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere that you find enjoyable when you can practice relaxing and activities you enjoy. Although this seems straightforward, you still need to put in effort to create a positive, warm, friendly environment, especially in winter. Hygge is at its height in winter when seasonal depression can take a toll on your health. So as winter continues, it’s important to stay positive, happy and healthy. Hygge can definitely help with your overall health and happiness during this time. So, if you’re all about being happy and health, be sure to keep reading to learn how you can add a little more hygge in your life.

How to incorporate Hygge in your life:

It’s simple! Find ways to bring in that sense of coziness and comfort into your daily life. Here are several ways to practice Hygge regularly:

1| Light some candles, grab a blanket and read a book.

2| Have hot chocolate, warm socks and enjoy a phone-free night at home.

3| Enjoy a family/friend night in with board games, good food and good conversations.

4| Be present in the activity whether it’s baking a new recipe, or enjoying company without distractions

5| Create a “Hygge Corner” complete with soft blankets and lighting, candles, and your comfiest clothes.

6| Try to spend time on creative, crafty activities and hobbies.

7|  Rethink your home space by bringing nature indoors, and add touches of coziness with soft lighting and candles throughout your entire space.

With a long winter ahead, it’s important to put your happiness and health first. With the addition of a little hygge in your life, it won’t be hard to see the benefits by practicing it regularly. Remember the keywords: comfort, coziness, and charm! This can mean anything from a warm cup of tea, to snuggling under a blanket with a good book.

So what do you think about Hygge? Have you heard of this trend? Do you think you’ll incorporate it in your routine for winter? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • I have never heard of Hygge but I do a lot of these already!!! I am all about relaxing, lighting candles and drinking hot chocolate.

    • Who isn’t?! I know so many people have never heard of this term, but most people are currently practicing this way of life without knowing it!

  • I love the idea of creating a “Hygge Corner!” 🙂 One of the booktubers that I follow is Danish and she recently read a book about Hygge that was sent to her. In response she did a video where she looked for all the “elements” of Hygge that the book said you’ll typically find in someone’s house. She talked more about it and how important Hygge is in her life. As I watched the video I was just like, “I need this in my life.” And it’s been something I’ve been aware of ever since. How can I better incorporate Hygge into my life? 🙂

    • Yes! I’m so glad you were introduced to this, Crystal! Honestly, when I heard about it, I kept thinking to myself, “How can I make myself more aware of this lifestyle? How can I practice it daily?” Since then, I’ve found myself to be so much happier!

  • I’m definitely onboard with incorporating more of this into my life! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, Cara! Happy Hygge-ing, haha! 🙂

  • Sarah Jean

    Being in the midst of winter I am definitely incorporating Hygge all over the place! Yes to more candles and fuzzy blankets.

    • Who doesn’t love candles, blankets and all the good cozy vibes during this time of year?

  • This is something I have started working on with my home. I love the Scandinavian minimalism look, and I have slowly tried to start incorporating it into my home. So far, I have added twinkle lights for “mood” lighting and a big cozy, soft, fluffy, wonderful white blanket to my bed!

    • YES to twinkle lights! I need those in my life. My personal hygge space is a love seat area in my living room. It’s where I read, journal, and cozy up with blankets and tea. So glad there are other bloggers incorporating this into their lifestyles.

  • Nicole Leith

    I hadn’t heard of Hygge before reading your post, but I’m really into it! I’m thinking right now about how to turn my office into a Hygge corner. I’ve already incorporated using my bullet journal to have more “me” time, why not make it comfortable??

    • Exactly?! There’s nothing wrong with adding a little extra comfort in that space for journaling! Bring out the extra pillows, blankets and more!

  • Jennifer Naugler

    I only recently hear of it, but like you think I already practice it a fair bit this time of year. However, being mindful and making deliberate attempts to practice it, I think could really help with the long winter. Great post!

    • Thank you so much, Jennifer! I’m so happy you mentioned mindfulness because I think that is key when you want to incorporate something into your daily life.

  • I love this!

    Emmy Coletti

  • Ooh I like it! Definitely need this in my life!!

  • Amanda Rae

    I love this so much!! Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo Amanda
    http://tiredofmondays.com

  • I love the concept of Hygge! being all warm and cozy sounds fantastic to me!

  • I love this so much! After visiting Scandinavia last month, I’m even more into their way of life!

    • That’s so interesting, Rachel! It’s so awesome you got to travel there and learn more about their way of living altogether.

  • Jamie Fray

    This is a great idea! Love love love. I definitely practices hygge when the Gilmore Girls reunion came out on Netflix…

    • I watched the Gilmore Girls reunion as well! What a great time to amp up your hygge time!

  • I’ve been wondering about this concept after seeing the word around more often! Thanks for explaining it and giving great examples!

    • You’re so welcome! I’m happy this post helped to explain it a little more! i find this term and concept very interesting, especially because I find myself practicing it regularly now and I never knew of this term even a year ago.

  • Candy Kage

    Honestly I didn’t know what Hygge was after reading all about this. Yes of course I want this in my life, who wouldn’t. Following your tips

    • Thank you so much, Candy! I definitely appreciate it; and I’m glad this post helped you learn more about hygge!

  • This is so cool! I had never heard of this before, but it sounds like it combines all of my favorite things. haha

    • Who doesn’t love some candles, blankets, and a good book on a chilly night?! So glad there are other bloggers who find this interesting!

  • I have never heard of Hyggee before, but I’m all for it! I would totally create a Hygge corner in my home where I could spend time reading.

    • I think this is especially perfect if you’re an avid book reader because you can create your own reading corner! It’ll definitely motivate you to read more!

  • Jewels Rhode

    I’ve never heard of Hyggee before, but it sounds like everything I’m into. I love candles and big blankets

    • So glad that you found out a little more about hygge altogether! Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Elizabeth Doren

    I love this for never hearing of it before. Who wouldn’t want some more hygge in their life? Blankie? Check. Glass of wine instead of hot cocoa? Check.

  • My friend’s wedding theme for next February is “Hygge” – she’s planning on board games at every table, and a hot chocolate bar and blankets for her outside ceremony!

    Hygge in my house means a glass of wine, a cozy blanket, a good book and cookies.

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  • Never heard of Hygge, but I LOVE this! I want this to be my everyday life!

    Coming Up Roses

  • love this idea!!