As the weather turns chilly and the days get shorter, we tend to be drawn to a cozier, warmer lifestyle, or hygge (pronounced hoog-ga), as the Danes would call it. Hygge is the Danish concept of living in a way that feels homey, nourishing, and inviting- there is no direct English translation, but picture a cat curled up by a fireplace and you have a pretty good picture of the hygge lifestyle!
Hygge is often described as feeling like a warm hug, and it’s a simple way to embrace and enjoy the chilly months. We’ve put together some hygge must-haves that will have you feeling warm, cozy, and content all winterlong!
Include natural elements in your home.
Hygge is about getting back to nature, slowing down, and choosing quality over quantity. A great way to bring nature to you is to incorporate natural elements into your space. A bow branch placed on a fireplace mantel, a pinecone centrepiece, or natural beeswax candles are just a few examples of ways to bring the outdoors in.
There’s also an emphasis on choosing items made from natural materials. All of our products are sustainably made with natural materials, like jute, organic cotton, and New Zealand wool. You can learn more about our commitment to sustainability here!
Enjoy plenty of rest.
This can be somewhat of a foreign concept in the busy world we live in, but a big part of hygge involves slowing down and living with the seasons. The late fall and winter are all about slowing down, resting, and taking a break from our usual fast paced lifestyles.
Give yourself the opportunity to slow down and enjoy a few extra hours of sleep. Making sure your bed is as luxurious and comfy as it can be will make the extra sleep even more of a treat. Create a cozy set up for yourself with our line of mattress pads and toppers, soft bedsheet bundles,and duvets. All of our bedding products are made from 100% organic cotton and either New Zealand wool, responsibly sourced down, or down alternative.
Stock up on candles.
We often complain about the cold, winter weather and long dark evenings, but Hygge encourages us to embrace it and make the most of it by creating a cozy and welcoming space. Candles are a simple and easy way to add an instant dose of warmth to your home. Opt for natural candles, such as beeswax or soy.
Layer on the pillows and blankets.
Throw pillows and throw blankets are a hygge décor staple. Layering your couch and chairs with cozy blankets and neutral throw pillows adds so much warmth to a room. There’s nothing more hygge than curling up with a good book, a hot tea, and a warm knit throw.
Our knit throw blankets are made from 100% organic cotton and are available in a variety of styles. And if you want to take your hygge to the next level, you need to check out our duvet throws! Our decorative pillows are hand embroidered and are a simple way to add warmth and style to your living space.
Entertain at home
Hygge isn’t just about making a cozy home for yourself, it’s also about creating a welcoming space for friends and family. Hygge prioritizes quality time spent with loved ones. Hosting movie nights, dinner parties, or board game parties are all fun ways to socialize hygge style.
Welcome your guests into your home with one of our monogrammed doormats. They’re available in a variety of styles and set the tone right away of a cozy, personalized home.