How to Add a Little Hygge into your Home

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It’s all about the Hygge this winter; think maximum comfort with minimal effort. Hygge is a Danish word loosely translated to mean cosiness.

It’s the perfect word for this time of year. It’s a time for relaxing evenings at home, plenty of hot drinks and just generally slowing down the pace of life for a while before the hectic process of Christmas begins. 

Related post: What is Hygge and Why You Should Embrace it in your Home?.

Today I have put together some items that can help to transform your home into a cosy sanctuary.

Add a Warm Glow with Candles

Candles are perfect for creating a calm and relaxing environment in your home. I always find it’s a much nicer and warmer light than most lamps.

If you can I’d opt for *pure beeswax candles (if you’re not vegan obviously). A lot of non-beeswax candles contain chemicals which when burnt pollute the air in your home. Whereas beeswax candles help to purify your air.

hygge with candles

Get Cozy with a New Blanket

After a hard day’s work there is nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa wrapped in a thick furry blanket. Made even better when you have a warm cup of tea or coffee to go with it.

hygge with blankets


Adding cushions is a great way to add a bit of Hygge into your home. The large fluffy or faux fur ones are the best for maximum cosiness.

hygge cushions

Fairy Lights

If you’re not a fan of candles or have young children at home then fairy lights can be a safer and more practical option. There are so many different sorts out there today so you can almost certainly find ones to match your current decor.

My favourite is the *battery operated ones which I can put my rechargeable batteries in. Another plus of these types of fairy lights is that they don’t need to be plugged into the wall so you can have them on in glass bowls. Which makes a great table centrepiece.

hygge fairy lights

If you’re interested in learning more about Hygge then I’d highly recommend *The Little Book of Hygge.

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How to Add a Little Hygge into your Home

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