Hygge: Enjoy Cozy Moments
What is Hygge?
Hygge is a Danish word whose meaning is associated with the happiness we feel for simple things.
For the Danes, hygge moments convey happiness and fill your home with a warm atmosphere – which comes in handy in winter or when you live in a country like Denmark, where low temperatures prevail and daylight hours are rather scarce...
If you ask a Dane to explain the term to you, they will most likely tell you that it is a cozy moment, where you enjoy something that makes you feel cozy. A very typical example would be that moment when you curl up on your sofa with a blanket and drink a hot drink in front of a fireplace. Your environment surrounds you and a feeling of peace and happiness invades you for the simple fact of being there, enjoying that moment.
Today we want to help you enjoy hygge moments at home with 3 simple steps...Are you ready?
How to Enjoy Hygge Moments in 3 Easy Steps
Step 1 – The Space
Choose a room in your house, and let's start decorating it!
The idea is to create a cozy space where you can go to enjoy endless moments hygge. Use cushions with soft textures and of different sizes to decorate your sofa, your bed or any corner of your room that you want to turn into a little cloud of comfort. Add one or several blankets to wrap yourself in when it's cold and illuminate the space with warm light indirectly – with a lamp placed in a corner or pointed towards a corner of the ceiling so that it does not hit you directly. You can also add scented candles, which will not only give your space an extra cozy touch with their light, but their fragrance will help you unwind and enjoy the moment in an instant.
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, don't hesitate to light it! And if you don't have one, we recommend this virtual fireplace created for Netflix by George Ford – while it doesn't radiate heat, the simple sound of wood creaking and The swaying of the flames will give you all the relaxation you need.
Step 2 – The Setting
Now that you have your space set up, the idea is to create a relaxing environment and make sure nothing can interrupt it . To do this, we recommend putting relaxing music in the background – if you don't know what music to play, here is our small selection through this Spotify list.
Once you have put music on and you are comfortable in your space, remember to turn off your mobile or block notifications for a few minutes, so that nothing can distract you and take you out of your moment of disconnection and comfort.
Step 3 – The Company and the Activity
Finally, choose a home activity that you want to do in this space and start enjoying it. It can be as simple as sitting on cushions and wrapped in a blanket while you take in your surroundings and enjoy the music in the background. Or maybe you want to enjoy a movie while sipping hot chocolate snuggled up on your couch with your pet…
You can also invite a small group of friends or family over to enjoy for a moment hygge all together – be it playing board games, eating something together or any other activity you can think of.Any cozy plan is fine, there are no limits!
We hope that this little guide can help you enjoy the moment and take time each day to take care of yourself with those little details and actions that make you happy
Nomad hot chocolate recipe
Milk of your choice (cow, goat, almond, oatmeal etc)
Cinnamon in powder
Spray whipped cream
Mini clouds (you can buy it in American product stores or online)
- Heat the milk in a saucepan or in the microwave
- Add a good tablespoon of cocoa to each cup, with a small teaspoon of cinnamon and mix with another tablespoon of milk until a paste is formed
- Fill the cup with milk to the top, leaving a hole for the cream and mix well
- Put a spiral of cream in each cup
- Prepare a mixture of cocoa powder with a little cinnamon and with a sieve or small strainer, sprinkle it on top of the cream in each cup
- Put a few mini-clouds on top of the cream and voila!
Don't forget to take a look at our Online Store, where you will find all kinds of pieces that cannot be missing in your space Hygge. Have you already seen them all? We are waiting for you among blankets, cushions, candles and more!.