Scandinavians certainly know how to live life to the fullest. After all, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland are consistently some of the happiest countries out there according to the UN’s World Happiness Report. And while their enviable work-life balance and five-week-long annual vacations likely play a big part in their overall wellbeing, we happen to think their love affair with hygge is equally responsible. Pronounced “HUE-gah,” this Danish term is all about filling each day with plenty of creature comforts. (Think lounging around the house in your coziest pajamas while drinking coffee from your favorite mug.)https://worldhappiness.report/ed/2017/
Hygge is always right now. No matter how long it trends. At its deepest level, it’s living in the moment. Given its origin in Danish culture, this notion naturally lends itself to coziness, warmth, closeness, candles, sweaters, sweatpants, and everything that makes people feel warm and content in the moment – in rain, snow, or shine.
Encircling the Senses with Hygge Style
Since it’s easiest to live in the ‘now’ at home – when you are most contently vulnerable – hygge is built for the home. If done right, hygge will help you encircle the senses to create a holistic sense of atmosphere. (Picture a swaddling blanket of your favorite, cozy things.)