What’s hygge?

Hygge is simply the art form of creating intimacy, warmth and contentment in any given moment. It’s a feeling of wellbeing through slowing down, creating cosiness, enjoying the little things and connecting with the people around you. It’s a hug without the hugging.

What’s hygge hytte?

Freely translated, Hygge Hytte means ‘cosy cottage’. Your home is your safe haven and the ultimate place to experience hygge. I hope you feel at home here and find inspiration on slow, simple and purposeful living.

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The Hygge Guide

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What’s hygge and how can you add more of it to your daily life? Find inspiration on creating a hygge home & life.

The Hygge Book List

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Need some inspiration on what book to pick for some hyggelig reading time? Find the perfect book with all the cosy ingredients you need.

The Hygge Brands List

Hygge Brands

Small, creative brands from passionate, soulful entrepreneurs. Lovely products and services for living the slow life.

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The Hygge Tearoom List

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Wondering where to go for a lovely afternoon tea? Browse this list for the perfect spot to escape the busy-ness and treat yourself.

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Join The Hygge Collective

If you’d like to receive some hygge in your mailbox maybe twice a month, I’d love to welcome you on my mailing list which I’ve named ‘The Hygge Collective’, because I feel everyone on it is part of this group like-minded souls in need of some slow time, cosiness and connection.

I’m a big fan of a non-clutter life, so I aim to only send you mails that are really of value. And it’s only positive vibes!

As a welcoming gift, I’ve created a calendar with 365 everyday reasons to celebrate (simple) life. You’ll be able do download it in a minute.

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

I make myself rich by making my wants few.

Do something today your future self will thank you for.

Thoughts have energy. Make sure your thoughts are positive and powerful.

Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. That's it.

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

It's not happy people who are thankful. It's thankful people who are happy.

Enjoy the little things because they might turn out to be the big things.

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy tea and that's kind of the same thing.

Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was meant to be felt.

You don't need more space, you need less stuff.

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

The Hygge Blog

365 Days Of Hygge

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Hygge can be found in any given moment. You don’t plan or buy hygge, it’s just there. Everybody has hygge, you just need to notice.

Cup Of Hygge

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Every month while having a virtual cup of tea, a soulful entrepreneur shares the story behind her small creative brand.

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Sweet and hearty recipes for spending mindful moments in the kitchen and enjoying it afterwards with friends and family.

Creative Tutorials

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Using your creative skills is not just fun, it’s also a short track to achieve mindfulness and really experience the moment.

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Characteristics of a Hygge Spot

We realize that the definition of a hygge place may vary slightly from person to person. However, as a guideline we use the following characteristics that are generally considered hygge.

Basic lighting
Basic lighting is the light you turn on when you enter the space. The light spreads evenly and doesn’t create too much effect or contrast. Think ceiling lamps, hanging lamps and build-in spots.

Atmospheric lighting
Atmospheric lighting is for creating…atmosphere. It’s a soft, indirect light that spreads throughout the space. This is called diffused light. Use different heights of atmospheric lighting for optimal results, for example table lamps, floor lamps and wall lamps.

Functional lighting
Functional lighting is focused light that enables you to see what you’re doing. It’s the light above your dinner table, the reading lamp next to your lazy chair and the spots above your kitchen sink.

Accent lighting
Accent lighting is used to single out a specific object or place and focus attention on it. This could be a painting or an architectonic detail.

Decorative lighting
Decorative lighting is about the esthetics of the armature itself. Lighting the space is not its purpose; it’s just there for the effect. Most of these light sources have little light output and stand out because of their appearance. Fireplaces and candles are also decorative lighting.

Hygge is the art of creating warmth, coziness and contentment in any given moment.

Hygge Hytte  means 'cozy cottage', a place where you can unwind and recharge.