Hygge-What?

For me, one of my favorite parts about Christmas is just the feeling you get when your home is all decorated for the holidays.

Candles are lit, your Christmas tree is sparkling and you find yourself drinking a lot more hot chocolate.

But, when the holiday season is gone, and the decorations are put away and you have a long, cold, dark January staring at you in the face, you really start to miss the feeling your home had during the holidays.

Don’t you wish you could feel that all year (especially winter) along?

Well, now you can, thanks to hygge! (I know this sounds like an infomercial.)

Hygge (pronounced -Hoo-ga) is the Danish art of comfort and happiness.

It is really hard to describe because the word cozy doesn’t cover it.

Picture this: you just came inside from playing or shoveling show outside. You change your clothes to something really warm including nice woolen socks, put a fire in the fireplace, drink your favorite hot beverage and situate yourself so you can watch the snow fall gently outside while you are safe and warm inside. That is hygge.

You can accomplish some hygge things at home that are simple to do.

I found these great battery operated candles at Ikea that are seriously the best because of the slight flicker they give and the warmth of the light.

But hygge doesn’t have to be relegated to just the home.

How to Hygge #InfographicYou can also find more infographics at Visualistan

If you would like to learn more about various rug options to make your house extra Hygge, as well as other interior design tips,  make sure to check out Modern Rugs Blog who created the awesome Hygge infographic above.

To better understand the concept of hygge, and would like to read the most adorable book on the subject, you will want to pick up

hygge-book

It really gives you a lot of background as to why the Danes are considered one of the happiest people and how this can have an impact on your life, as well as recipes, ideas for Christmas and more.

Do you find yourself struggling with the winter weather? Leave a comment below.

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