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What Are the Ten Principles of Hygge?

by Laura Donnelly on May 23, 2024

Here at Hygge at Home, one of our absolute favourite things is sharing and celebrating the art of cosy living with you through our weekly blog. If you’re new to the concept of hygge, you might be curious about how to weave this delightful Danish lifestyle into your daily routine. Hygge is all about creating a warm, inviting atmosphere and savouring the good things in life with wonderful people. To help you get started, here are the ten principles of hygge, taken from "The Little Book of Hygge" by Meik Wiking, that will transform your home and your life into a haven of comfort and joy:

1. Atmosphere: Turn Down the Lights

Lighting is crucial in creating a hyggelig environment. Opt for soft, warm lighting with candles, fairy lights, or dimmable lamps. Our Hygge at Home rapeseed and coconut wax candles are perfect for setting the mood with their gentle glow and soothing hygge-inspired scents.

2. Presence: Be Here Now

Hygge is about being present and enjoying the moment. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and engage in activities that bring you joy. Try reading a book, playing a board game, or simply chatting with loved ones.

3. Pleasure: Treat Yourself

Indulge in simple pleasures like a warm cup of cocoa, a slice of homemade cake, or a fragrant bath. Our natural skincare products and hygge boxes such as our Pamper Box add an extra layer of luxury to these moments of self-care.

4. Equality: We Over Me

Hygge is about togetherness and community. Share experiences, whether it's a meal, a conversation, or a cosy movie night. Our curated hygge boxes make perfect gifts to show someone you care and want to spend quality time together.

5. Gratitude: Take It In

Practice gratitude by appreciating the small things in life. Keep a gratitude journal, or simply take a moment each day to reflect on what you're thankful for. This mindset will help you find joy in the everyday.

6. Harmony: It's Not a Competition

Hygge is about comfort, not status. It's about creating a space where everyone feels welcome and valued. Focus on creating a warm and inviting atmosphere rather than impressing others with material possessions.

7. Comfort: Get Comfy

Create a cosy and inviting space with soft textiles, plush cushions, and warm blankets. Our soft and stylish throws and blankets are perfect for adding that extra layer of comfort to your home.

8. Truce: No Drama

Hygge spaces are drama-free zones. Leave work stress, conflicts, and negativity at the door. Focus on creating a peaceful and harmonious environment where everyone can relax and unwind.

9. Togetherness: Build Relationships

Spend quality time with friends and family. Plan regular get-togethers, whether it's a casual coffee, a potluck dinner, or a hygge night in with snacks and games. Our hygge lifestyle blog offers plenty of ideas for creating memorable moments together.

10. Shelter: This Is Your Space

Your home is your sanctuary. Fill it with things that make you happy and reflect your personal style. At Hygge at Home, we offer a range of products that help you create a space that feels uniquely yours, from customisable hygge boxes to carefully selected home decor items.

By following these ten principles, you can infuse your life with the warmth and comfort of hygge. Explore our website to find the perfect products to enhance your hygge experience, sign up to our newsletter and join our community here for more tips on living a cosy, contented life.

Stay warm and hyggelig, Laura Donnelly
Founder, Hygge at Home


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