December 13, 2017

Home Style || Embracing Hygge This Christmas


The Hygge trend has thoroughly taken the UK by storm and it's not going anywhere! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is the Danish art of cosy living and Christmas is the perfect time to embrace the Hygge ways. After all, there is no cosier time than Christmas!

When we think Hygge, we think candles, twinkling lights and soft warm fabrics. It's all about family time, togetherness and a general feeling of happiness and contentment that comes with comfort and thinking about 'we time' as opposed to 'me time'. Hygge + Christmas = perfection!



Here's a few ways by which you can fully embrace Hygge into your home this Christmas, creating the cosiest and most relaxing environment for your family and friends to enjoy.


Lighting


Lighting plays a huge part in creating the right kind of Hygge atmosphere in any room of the home. You don't have to spend a great deal to create the perfect ambiance either. From simple fairy lights in jars, candles twinkling or real fires, it's all about the warmth and relaxation that comes with a less invasive choice of lighting.

When lighting candles, opt for scents that you enjoy, find comfort in or are known for their relaxing qualities such as lavender or vanilla. 




Fabrics


With cosiness comes gorgeous fabrics. Cosy socks, faux fur throws, slipper boots, onesies, over sized hoodies, soft PJs and as many blankets as you can muster. It's all about snuggling up together, enjoying each others company and going back to basics.




Food & Drink


Whilst relaxing in our twinkling rooms under our cosy blankets, what better than a freshly baked mince pie and a naughty hot chocolate? When it comes to food Hygge embraces the comfort food, those treats that have some nostalgic charm or simply make you feel warm and fuzzy. Think warming, possibly carby and delicious. The perfect treats to accompany your family time and fill your home with amazing smells.



Togetherness 


Switch off your phones, enjoy some simple time with family or friends, enjoying each others company. Get back to basics without being distracted by modern technology or social media, with the exception of popping on a heart warming film - that kind of tech is all good. 
This could be a great time to catch up with old friends, long lost family or simply any family like mine where the every day work/school/life takes away so much from our family time.


I'm totally sold on the Hygge way of life, and whilst I think the whole trend is just lovely, it couldn't be any more relevant and enjoyable than at Christmas. With a few simple changes we can all embrace the Danish ways, they seem to have it all figured out!

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