Hygge is a Danish word that we Brits have fallen entirely in love with this Winter. It does not translate exactly into English, but Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) describes a feeling or mood that comes with taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day things more meaningful, beautiful or special. Perfect.
With cold winter evenings, never-ending depressing news stories and miserable grey mornings, we are in need of hygge more now than ever.
A great place to start practicing Hygge is in the home, here are our top tips on how to turn your home into a Hygge haven.
You can never have enough candles. Picture candle lit dinners with your family, gently glowing mantle pieces and corner tables filled with flickering light. Anywhere that is safe in your home for a candle to sit, should have a candle sat there. Our luxury hand-made scented candles are just the ticket and also come in a beautiful mini hatbox that you can use as a keepsake to store some of your favourite things.
We Brits are already pretty good at tea. Fill your favourite mug and get cosy in a corner with a book. Have a friend over for tea on the sofa, you can get creative with your tea bags and some particular varieties can be very beneficial for your health. Invest in a mug you love, our favourite is the Sophie Conran white porcelain classic mugs, shop them here.
Draping textured blankets over your sofa is a wonderful way to incorporate the Nordic/scandi trend this winter. Think fur, large knits and neutral colours. If we are being honest, there is nothing better than snuggling down, under a huge soft blanket on the sofa with your loved ones. Blankets are a hygge essential. See one of our favourites here.
From socks, lounge wear sets, pajamas and dare we say it the onesie… there are plenty of comfortable, fashion friendly clothes you can purchase to practice hygge in. Try this floral flannel pyjama set from The White Company , or these vintage rose pj trousers from hush.
Did you know that having flowers in your home is proven to increase happiness, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and can energise and motivate you? To us, hygge is all about well being and we know that having fresh flowers filling our homes makes us feel good. We think the Romantic Winter Bouquet is a perfect fit for any home. Our monthly flower deliveries enable you to receive a bouquet each month for three, six or 12 months. To add a flare of Hygge this Christmas, we recommend our Nordic Christmas Collection shown below, shop here.
We would love to see how you are living with Hygge, tag us in your hygge home pictures and share using #realflowerhygge
The Real Flower Company x