Though there isn’t an exact English translation for this Danish term, you’ve definitely felt it before. Hygge (pronounced HOO-GA) has been described as “coziness of the soul.” You can experience this unique and special feeling while curling up in front of a fireplace while drinking tea, or reading a good book on the couch while listening to the rainfall.
Creating a cozy atmosphere in your home is crucial to practice hygge. Here are a few tips to help incorporate Hygge into your home.
Create a “hyggekrog” in your home, which is a comfortable nook in your house where you may enjoy reading the newspaper or drinking a hot cup of coffee.
Stick to a Natural Color Scheme
Everything you add in your hygge home should be neutral based colors, giving it a vibe of harmony and peace. Light gray, brown, light green and cream will make your home feel cozy.
Make a Fire
A big aspect of hygge is the feeling of “togetherness.” What better way to bring your family and friends together than lighting up a fire?