The Danish know how to kick back and enjoy their cozy surroundings. We can learn a lot from them.
So what does it take to bring hygge into your home? Soft pillows, glowing candles, fresh flowers, the aroma of cookies baking, hot chocolate on a cool winter evening.
Soft light from a salt or table lamp, lush house plants and a warm crackling fire can create a cozy ambiance. Or “hygge.”
- Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.
- As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has more or less the same meanings in Danish and Norwegian, but the notion is more central in Denmark than in Norway.
- The emphasis on hygge as a part of Danish culture is a recent phenomenon, dating to the late 20th century. (Wikipedia)
Hygge can be a nice comfy chair with a pillow and a small quilt adorning the back.
It can be surrounding yourself with plants and adding quilts to the furniture and displaying wall art that brings you comfort.
I find much contentment being home in my apartment with my pets. I strive always to have a cozy clean home that I enjoy living and being in.