Hygge: what is It and how to practice it


The Danish concept of Hygge has spread its warmth across the world. Simply put, Hygge is a Danish way of living that involves finding joy in the simple things in life. It celebrates cosiness, shared meals and companionable interactions with loved ones.

The cold, dark days of winter are a perfect time to get cosy indoors, with candles, throw blankets, hot chocolate, wooly jumpers and a good book.

Here are 4 ways to be more ‘hygge’ this winter:

  1. Buy candles

Eckory, a new and exciting brand, has created three different ranges of candles and diffusers from a love of the ‘candlelight’ experience with a particular emphasis on the pursuit of luscious fragrances.

Their Patchouli and Amber one is like an invitation to take a sunny trip at the heart of winter. If you love ambery, woody notes, this scented candle will turn your home into a relaxing sanctuary.  Available online at eckory.co.uk

  1. Make porridge

A bowl of porridge with a cup of hot chocolate is a great way of fining ‘hygge’ and bringing a sense of togetherness with the family. Topped with cinnamon and apple in the winter months for a festive twist.

  1. Get soft

A hygge home is about how things feel. Choose blankets, throws and cushions in tactile fabrics that you can snuggle under. Think chunky knit cushions, faux fur throws and fluffy woollen rugs. When combined with a roaring fire or soft candlelight, there is no setting more hygge.

  1. Be present

Be here now.  Spend time with your friends and family and put the phones away for a while. Hygge is the antidote to modern life. It is all about embracing life fully and living in the moment.

So when you go home tonight, light some candles, wrap yourself up in a blanket and drink a warming cup of camomile tea.