Hygge, pronounced (Hue-gah) is a Danish word originally derived from an Old Norwegian word meaning well-being and protection from the outside elements. Hygge is not necessarily something specific that you can buy, because it’s more of a feeling than a possession.
I have to admit I was excited a few years ago when I received The Little Book of Hygge, wince then I've been bringing a little more hygge into our daily lives.
The holiday season is a perfect time to add a little more hygge into your life. You can easily bring coziness, comfort, familiarity, friendship, and laughter with your surroundings.
Let’s take a look at a few simple hacks you can bring holiday hygge into your home this season.
Host family and friends
If you’re hosting a get-together but sure not to stress over these gatherings. In true hygge style parties are relaxed, friendly, and homey. Give yourself permission to skip cleaning for days before the party and just relax and enjoy the feeling of the season.
Lighting is essential when it comes to the holiday season. From lighting candles and a fire to setting up strings of light bring that holiday vibe to life.
Cozy linens, blankets, and textures
Comfort is key when creating the hygge feeling. Bring out all your soft, fluffy blankets and have them available to curl up by the window and cuddle up while reading a favorite book or watching the snowflakes fall to the ground.
Home cooking and baking
Homemade food and drinks always bring a little comfort to our lives. One of my favorite holiday drinks to serve at parties is a Cranberry Moscow Mule. Comfort foods like a holiday ham, stews, savory flatbreads, cookies, and apple pie will waft soul-warming scents throughout the air.
Holiday hygge is easy and comforting. Most people are already doing many of these simple hacks without even knowing it.