“I’ve bought you a book, it’s about Hygge, I think you’ll like it”
Hey presto, so began my introduction into injecting some hygge into my life courtesy of my hygge loving friend Sue.
Anyone who’s ever been in my home between the months of October through to April will know that I’ve inadvertently been embracing hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) for some time. I love the cosy feel which comes with candles and fairy lights, faux fur rugs adorn my sofas and my log burner cackles with the wood which has been drying on my hearth.
But hygge is more than just physical things, kudos to the Danish who cracked the best way to get through their long winters, hygge is a feeling of being cosy, content and relaxed. It’s a conscious act of slowness, being present and enjoying the present. Think chilling on the sofa on a cold, wet afternoon drinking hot chocolate (Ronnie and I’s favourite hygge moments.) or relaxing in the bath, lights dimmed, candles burning, bubbles, cosy thick bath mats and peace.
Sound familiar? Then you’ve experienced hygge.
Lounges and bedrooms are probably the easiest of rooms to create it, but bathrooms are a great way to take some time away from social media, relax and be in the present without interruption.
Having a clean and tidy bathroom is essential when creating a place to relax. Tripping over towels and knocking over toiletries is the last thing you want to be doing in your little piece of heaven. Cabinets like these from Bathroom Luxuries are the best way to keep everything out of sight but still close to hand.
Dim your lights
Harsh lights are a real no-no if you want to achieve the best hygge feeling. If your lights are too bright, they can create a cold, harsh feeling. switch to soft glow bulbs to help you relax. The easiest way to channel Hygge into your bathroom is candles. The gentle glow will help you relax and soften your senses as you slip into the now.
Grab your favourite book
When you picture being cosy, it definitely involves being curled up with your favourite book and that doesn’t have to stop in the bathroom.
Creat warm and cosy
Think fluffy, warm towels and bath mats. Make sure the heating’s on and bring in a book. It’ll help you ignore all the things you think you should be doing. Mix the modern with the natural, think warm wood accessories and crafts.
And remember, you can’t buy hygge, it’s about the simple things which are precious to you.
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