Hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga”, is the Danish concept that embodies the feeling of cozy contentment and well-being. Hygge is the feeling you get from the simple things like cuddling up by the fire with a good read or enjoying a cup of hot cocoa on a snowy day.
The Danish incorporate hygge into their culture as one of their secrets to happy living during their harsh winters. This year, Darling Homes is adding the hygge trend to its new models as part of its 2019 Design Trends.
Since Hygge is defined as the feeling of contentment and coziness, there are numerous ways to incorporate this concept into your home. Consider the things that make you happy. Hygge isn’t necessarily about luxury living. Its focused more on the little things that can make a huge difference in your mood.
Imagine you’re spending the weekend at home because of bad weather. How would you make the most of your day? Would you change into your favorite sweatpants and spend the day in your cozy media room wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket? If you did, you’d be implementing the Hygge principles.
It’s not hard to add Hygge to your home. In fact, you might even have all the aspects that Hygge encompasses already. Items like candles, thick blankets, furry rugs, warm fireplaces and comfort foods are a big part of the concept. It’s the things that bring you joy and comfort that matter most in Hygge. Finding them can make you and your family even happier at home.
Hygge doesn’t only thrive during cold weather either. You can incorporate Hygge year-round. Enjoy warm weather outside sipping sweet tea on your front porch or back patio or host a move-night inside. Invite friends over for dinner in your gorgeous dining room. If it makes you happy, it’s Hygge. If it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling, it’s Hygge.
For more ways to add Hygge elements to your home, check out our Pinterest board on Hygge.