Hygge has been big for a couple of years now, and I’ve always been interested in the concept but couldn’t really get into it due to the inherent trendiness of it all. This October, I finally gave in and decided to embrace hygge in my life — winters here are tough, and anything to help me get through the next few months is certainly welcome. And, of course, my obsession with Scandinavia meant that I would inevitably give in at some point.
If you are new to the word, “hygge” is a Danish word and concept that describes a feeling of coziness. It’s that feeling of sitting in front of a fire with a mug of mulled wine while snow falls outside, indulging in a warm and hearty soup during the frigid winter months, or walking amongst the autumn leaves with a chunky knit scarf wrapped around you.
Ever since I decided to go all in on this trend, I’ve been obsessively reading blogs and practicing whatever methods I can find to turn my home into a hygge paradise without going on a spending spree. And, of course, what’s more hygge than writing about hygge in the midst of all that coziness?