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How to make your home more 'hygge'

How to make your home more 'hygge'

Try to find a deeper meaning in ordinary life and establish a meaningful and conscious connection with the world. 'Hygge' is not about making big gestures, but rather about embracing small luxuries every day in order to foster a sense of familiarity and comfort. How adorable!

Therefore, since the darkest nights are yet to come, it is time to calm down, settle in the house and do what the Danes do. And that's how they do it ...

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We all know that having a good time with the people we love makes us happy. But when was the last time you sat around a large table to tell stories with your closest friends until dawn? Laughing, joking and drinking homemade apple cider. This is 'hygge'.

2. They sit around a wood fire

There are few things that evoke more feelings of intimacy and warmth than a bonfire in the colder months. A bonfire hyggeligt Proper (translation: cozy) must, of course, use real wood. In fact, a living room hyggeligt You must definitely have your own log pile.

3. Do simple things

Why spend hours locked in the kitchen, dying between recipe books to create complicated dishes? Do things the Danish way and choose a simple meal, such as a comforting soup or a roast chicken and always opt for something delicious that can be cooked with minimal effort.

4. Turn off the lights and use candles instead

Danes love candles and so do we. The oscillating flame creates an ephemeral glow and adds a dense sensation in the atmosphere. But be careful, do not use scented candles. Nothing in the 'hygge' environment is artificial, not even candles. Beeswax is better.

5. Decorate the interior with the exterior

We believe that the happiest and healthiest life is one that is lived within nature. But sometimes it's too cold to go outside. To counteract this, the Danes are very fans of bringing the outside into the interior: stone walls, wooden floors, huge tables made with large trees and, of course, large piles of logs ready to be thrown into an open fireplace.

6. Bake bread

The smell of rustic freshly baked bread at home is the most 'hygge'. Kneading can be very cathartic and homemade bread fresh from the oven, with friends and family, is one of life's great pleasures.

7. Drink hot chocolate

Preferably the one that cooks slowly on a hot stove, using real cocoa, cream and milk. Then pour in large cups and drink it in the cozy living room with friends. Mmmm, delicious.

8. Do not deprive yourself

'Hygge' tries to live the good things in life, the things that make us truly happy, which can often mean eating cakes and pastries. It doesn't matter if we do it!

9. Go outside

It is more 'hygge' than staying locked at home. As you will see, it is about achieving balance and living a good and healthy life and exposure to nature is absolutely key. Going for a walk with a warm scarf on your neck while the wind is blowing in your hair is 100% 'hugge' too (as long as you have enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate on the couch).

10. Take a book

Although 'hygge' encompasses all those feelings of familiarity and union, it can also be achieved on its own. There are few things more 'hygge' than getting under a blanket and getting caught in the right book. Paper instead of the electronic version. Is there anything more exquisite than the smell of a new book?

11. Turn off the iPhone

'Hygge' is the antidote to modern life. It is about fully embracing these experiences and living the moment, difficult to do if done by looking at a tiny screen. So, turn off the phone and enjoy the feeling.

Ways to make your home more 'hygge'

Try to find a deeper meaning in ordinary life and establish a meaningful and conscious connection with the world. 'Hygge' is not about making big gestures, but rather about embracing small luxuries every day in order to foster a sense of familiarity and comfort. How adorable!

Therefore, since the darkest nights are yet to come, it is time to calm down, settle in the house and do what the Danes do. And that's how they do it ... So, will you try?

Via: Country Living US