“Hygge” - pronounced hyoo-guh - is a Danish word that loosely translates to “coziness” or “comfort,” and it’s often used to describe a vibe or feeling that you’d get from snuggling indoors on a cold day. Since the word entered the American lexicon, hygge has become a full-blown, Instagram-worthy lifestyle filled with warm blankets and glowing and scented candles.
Simplicity and modesty are the main components of hygge. This is a simple and leisurely life, filled with happiness and comfort. Hygge is the ability to appreciate the simple pleasures of life. Hygge is not associated only with lighting but also with smell, touch, taste, sounds and small details.
Joy is the main value of our life. Do what makes you feel happy. Surround yourself with those things and those people that bring positive emotions. Smile often, love, laugh - just allow yourself to be happy.
Candles are considered the easiest way of adding instant hygge to your life. Meik Wiking, in his book ‘The Little Book of Hygge’, said that “no recipe for hygge is complete without candles.”
Adding a luxury scented candle to your home or office creates a sense of ‘hygge’ in your life. 85% of Danish people associate candles with hygge. The power of candles comes from the atmosphere that it creates, adding light and a gentle glow to your space. In Denmark, they add candles everywhere, from their boardrooms to bedrooms and classrooms.
Candles offer a form of emotional happiness and coziness, giving you an instant serotonin boost. All you need to do is light a candle with your favorite scent to feel the stress drop off your shoulders. The light from the lamps is not as magical and cozy as the light from the candles. It is worth lighting candles, turning off the lamps, and you will get a feeling of true hygge.
Have a hygge at home. You don't need to spend a lot for that. You can fill the house with the help of inexpensive, do-it-yourself things. The house in Denmark is the main place where communication takes place. The Danes philosophy says - there should be a "cozy corner" in every house. No candles, no hygge. And blankets and pillows are the main piece of furniture for the Danes. How wonderful it is to wrap yourself in a blanket on a huge pile of pillows!