It is no secret that the Danish are the happiest people on earth. Both Denmark and the countries capital rank in the top 10 happiest places in the world.
Their formula for joy isn't a mystery and their key principles to happiness are ones we can all learn from and practice in our own homes.
The Hygge lifestyle lies at the heart of Danish culture.
What is Hygge? Hygge is a Danish word that translates to “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”
It is a way of living that focuses on positivity. After a year of turmoil and distress, we believe that everyone needs to practice the hygge lifestyle in their homes.
We have therefore put together 5 fun ways to hygge your home, so when people walk in, they say, “I would love to live here!”:
1. Tidy room, tidy mind.
The purpose of Hygge is to create a peaceful atmosphere that is free of mess. A cluttered living space can cause stress and foggy thinking, whereas you want it to be calm and happy.
So, as much as tidying might not be ‘fun’, it is the perfect place to start when trying to achieve this way of life.
2. A flickering flame.
An open fire creates an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively, as we approach summer, a flickering candle has the same effect.
For those who live in a hygge-friendly home, a fireplace or a candle is no longer just an object. They adopt a stronger meaning of community and togetherness with those who mean the most to you.
3. Find your passion.
3. Find your passion.
Finding a hobby that you thoroughly enjoy will in turn relax you. For example, painting, knitting, or baking are amongst the most serene activities you can do within your home.
4. Bringing the outside into your home.
Do you live in the city? If so, this is even more important! Plants are scientifically proven to help regulate humidity and increase levels of positivity, which in turn makes our every mood calmer and more tolerant.
5. Soften and simplify your home.
Now that our space is tidy, you can remove all the clutter that you struggle to let go of!
Hygge Decor desires a neutral colour palette throughout a home, whilst adding elements of softness to create the ‘cozy’ atmosphere for your home.
When designing our Hyde & Hare home and lifestyle range, we always had Hygge decor at the forefront of our minds. The soft colours and textures of our Cowhide Rugs are perfect for any Hygge home.
A Hygge lifestyle is ultimately about what we choose to be inside our homes, and in turn how this effects our mood.
As restrictions start to lift and people return to the office, this way of living will give you clarity and strength when at work and a feeling excitement when you can go home.
Shop our Cowhide Rug collection to start adding a bit of Hygge to your home.