7 Ways To Get More Hygge In Your Life

hygge

Hygge. The mysterious buzzword flying about the blogosphere at the moment. A Danish concept introduced to me by the beaut HG, I am now o b s e s s e d. 

There is no real translation of the word ‘hygge’, it simply translates to a feeling, an essence. It is pronounced HOO-GAR (I have been pronouncing it HI-GEE for far too long) and it’s a Danish term for all things cosy, warming, uplifting and that makes you feel all warm ‘n’ fuzzy inside.

I mentioned Hygge in my 20 Quick Pick Me Ups post and have had a few Q’s since. As I have been telling ERRYONE about it, thought it would be nice to do a whole post on how to get more of this lovely concept into your life. Got ya blankets, bed socks and tea? Good, let’s start.

1.

HYGGE IS SIMPLE

Snuggled on the sofa, PJ’s on, catching up with your boyf/chums/family whilst sipping a cuppa T and nibbling cookies still warm from the oven. Technically, this is hygge time. Just take it to the next level by switching off the main light, flicking on the lamps, lighting candles and replace TV with a cracking album and you are set. Doesn’t that feel better?

2.

IT’S ALL ABOUT FAMILY / FRIENDS / LOVED ONES

Catching up with your closest gal pals,  tea and cake with your Mumma and Grandma, dinner at home with friends. Hygge is all about indulging in time to just ‘be’ with ya nearest and dearest. Not so much big groups of people, just the ones you can be your weird self around. >:)

3.

 CANDLES (LOTS OF THEM)

One of the essentials. They don’t need to be big ole posh ones, even just a bunch of tea lights on a plate would be perfect. Obvs if you have a dreamy Jo Malone collection then go for it gal, but it is mostly about the loveliness a flickering candle creates.

4.

COMFORT IS KEY

Basically everything you can think of that creates ultimate comfort. We’re talkin’ granny pants (the best), fluffy bed socks and dressing gowns. We’re also talkin’ all the cushions, throws and maybe even a fresh hot water bottle if you fancy OR even an open fire. Oooh so fancy.

5.

SIMPLICITY

That might be reading a few chapters of your book, baking a batch of brownies or noodling away on your guitar. Set the scene, pour a hot bev and get stuck in. The concept of hygge stems from simplicity, putting technology to one side and living like it’s 1997 or summin’. Maybs after you have posted your V #hygge set up on Instagram hehe.

6.

STRAIGHT UP COMFORT FOOD

The winter warmers we dream of. The kinda grub your mum cooks when you are back home from uni for the weekend. A hearty spag bol, mac ‘n’ cheese, a stew with dumplings n errythang, nachos with LOTS of cheese. Or just y’know, a cheeseboard itself. That would go down just fine.

7.

HYGGE HAPPENS ALL YEAR ROUND

You would think hygge was mostly a Autumn/Winter ting. But you can embrace it all 365 days of the year. Of course, in Denmark Christmas and the darkest months of the year are peak hygge time. Warding off SAD and embracing the lack of sunshine and warmth. But the feeling of hygge is everywhere. Sipping cool cider in a beer garden with friends, BBQ’s in the back garden with family, sitting on a beach eating a picnic dinner as the sun goes down. So simple, so good.

What are your thoughts on the hygge hype?

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  • Ashley Christabelle

    As I’m a homebody through and through, I think that Hygge really does resonate with me throughout the whole year! As I’m typing this, I have got my candle lit by my bedside table, my fav dressing gown on and just read a few pages of a book I’m reading. I feel so zen right now! I mean um, hygge. And what a weird pronunciation too! But a cool one at that.

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

    • Uh that sounds so lovely, perfect Sunday morning too :) Nothing better than candles, dressing gowns and a good book! I know so odd isn’t it, but such a lovely way to approach the colder months – or just life in general! Thank you so much for the comment lovely lady :) Immy x

  • Laura Torninoja

    For me it’s definitely all about that cosy life! Candles, tea & fluffy socks – it definitely makes the more darker months feel a lot more bearable. Speaking of candles, I definitely need to get looooads more of them! I recently got some vanilla scented ones from IKEA and was so pleasantly surprised how good quality they were – they filled the whole room with that lovely smell pretty much immediately. <3

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • ALLLL about dat cosy life! I have a glass of red wine, big ole bed socks and about 7 candles lit up around the room AND there is a roast in the oven. IKEA is so good for candles! SO lovely and cheap, and really good quality! Can’t beat vanilla, ooft. Immy x

  • I’ve just made a huge candle haul and I am so excited to snuggle up when it gets really cold and enjoy my evenings blogging and doing things that make me happy!
    http://www.sophieblxck.com

    • Ooooh yes, I think candle hauls are the best ain’t they?! I need so many more of them, you can’t have enough! It is one of the best feelings, snuggling up when it’s cold out and getting nice n cosy is the best! Thank you for stopping by my love :) Immy x

  • I’ve heard the word flying around but wasn’t sure what it meant. Hygge sounds like everything that is wonderful about Autumn and Winter! I hope we’re still into it in a big way come January when all the cosiness and loveliness of these months seems to fly out the window xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Yesss, that is it in a nutshell! Just everything that makes you feel good all year round :) me too! It is a nice little buzz knowing that christmas is kiiiinnnnda coming round the corner! Will have to keep the hygge vibes the whole way through! Immy x

  • Just love this!

    Hannah | Oh January

    • Thank you so much Hannah! :) I just bladdy LOVE this concept! Immy x

  • Katie Brown

    I’ve heard quite a few people really raving about Hygge recently, but I haven’t tried it. I’m pretty tempted to now though, it sounds lovely! x
    http://www.katiewrites.co.uk

    • It’s funny isn’t it?! It has all of a sudden become a massive hype haha! Definitely give it ago tonight maybe, you will really love it :) Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    I LOVE this post lady! I remember reading it in your last post and have done some research and OMG IT’S A BIT OF ME! I love love love being cosy (all year round) but especially in Winter, all about those good vibes, fluffy socks, candles and people you love! SO on board with this!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Thank you lovely Hayley! It is SO me as well! It is my fave thing feeling nice n cosy, I kinda enjoyed it in the summer too with late night BBQ’s by candle light, so perfect! Making me feel better that it is so friggin cold today! :o Thank you for stopping by my love :) Immy x

  • I had never heard of hygge before but I love it now haha. It sounds like everything I love and am excited about for autumn and winter!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

  • I think this is so important! It’s all about finding happiness in any way we can!

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