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Hygge

Hygge

It's become a global lifestyle trend, and the next big Danish export (after impeccable furniture design, renewable energy solutions and The Killing!). We're sure you've heard of 'hygge', but what does it really mean, and how can you get more hygge in your life as the cold winter nights draw in?!

'Hygge' is a Danish word for which there isn't really an English translation. The closest we can get is probably 'cosy', but it also means having a good time and fun in cosy surroundings. It is a lifestyle approach that the Danes love to follow, particularly in winter, and maybe just one of the reasons that Denmark often tops polls of the happiest places to live!   

A warm, roaring fire and a mug of your favourite hot drink -  perfect ingredients for finding hygge at home! Image source

A warm, roaring fire and a mug of your favourite hot drink -  perfect ingredients for finding hygge at home! Image source

The concept influences a lot of aspects of Danish home life, from home decoration, to evening activities and cooking. Like the concept of 'lagom' in Sweden, hygge aims at finding peace and happiness in cosy, familiar surroundings - which we're sure you'll agree sounds a wonderful idea when the temperature outside drops, and the nights grow longer.

These neutral yet still warm tones, and comfortable fabrics illustrate subtle examples of how you can bring a bit of hygge to your home. Image source

These neutral yet still warm tones, and comfortable fabrics illustrate subtle examples of how you can bring a bit of hygge to your home. Image source

Candles, low lighting, great friends and maybe a glass or two of something festive - why not introduce a bit of hygge when entertaining friends?! Image Source

Candles, low lighting, great friends and maybe a glass or two of something festive - why not introduce a bit of hygge when entertaining friends?! Image Source

Hygge often reflects the simple things in life - like snuggling up with a good book and a loyal friend and escaping from the more stressful aspects of modern life. Image source

Hygge often reflects the simple things in life - like snuggling up with a good book and a loyal friend and escaping from the more stressful aspects of modern life. Image source

Candles bring warmth and soft, cosy lighting effects to any room -an essential yet simple element of any hygge experience.  Image source

Candles bring warmth and soft, cosy lighting effects to any room -an essential yet simple element of any hygge experience.  Image source

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