What is Hygge? 5 Simple Ways to Embrace Hygge This Fall





Okay, can we quickly agree upon something? Fall is – hands down – one of the best seasons of the year. It’s the time for Sunday football, apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, and gorgeous fall colors.

In addition, fall is a time for comfort and familiarity. We pull out our favorite boots and snuggly sweaters. We return to school and a more consistent schedule. And we seek out cozy gatherings, a cup of hot tea, and quality time with those we love.

In other words, we yearn for hygge.

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What is Hygge? 5 Simple Ways to Embrace Hygge This Fall

Last winter I shared a few posts on hygge living, and with fall just around the corner, I can’t help but explore this lifestyle even further.

If the concept of hygge is new to you, let me give you a quick overview.

Hygge – pronounced hue-guh – is a Danish word that describes all things cozy, comforting, and familiar.

Hygge is that feeling of pure bliss when you put on your comfiest clothes, curl up on the couch with your partner, and have a movie marathon. It is the joy you feel on the weekends when you have your friends over for game night and you spend the entire time laughing and telling stories. It’s the total contentment you feel when you get lost in a book with a cup of hot cocoa and your dog at your side.

Yep. That, my friends, is hygge. And as the seasons change and the cold weather creeps in, I’m all about surrounding myself with that comfort. It’s time to embrace the cozy, my friends. And this post will show you how.

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What is Hygge? 5 Simple Ways to Embrace Hygge This Fall

Pull out the Candles

Candles are a significant part of hygge living. Inside a hygge home, you will find candles lit three seasons of the year, and once the warmer months hit, you find them outside on the balcony or patio as well.

Candlelight adds such warmth to a room, and it spreads immediate comfort to anyone engulfed in its gentle glow.

Admittedly, I have an irrational fear of open flames in my house, so I use flameless candles. But whether you opt for LED, unscented, or scented candles, that flickering flame adds a comforting touch, reminding us to be present.

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Create that cozy nook

As I mentioned above, one of my favorite hygge activities (at any time of the year) is curling up with a good book, a tasty beverage, and my dog, Bruno. Well, it turns out, many Danes create a space in their home specifically for that purpose; it’s called the hyggekrog.

As Meik Wiking explains, “the one thing that every home needs is a hyggekrog, which roughly translates as “a nook.” It is the place in the room where you love to snuggle up in a blanket, with a book and a cup of tea.”

So find that nook of your own, grab a good book, and get your hygge on.

Get out the throw blankets

As the cooler temperatures set in, I absolutely love curling up with a blanket on the couch. And since hygge is all about comfort, the softer the throw, the better.

Drape a few blankets over the back of your couch as visual reminders to slow down, curl up, and embrace the hygge.

Slow Down Your Cooking

As Wiking explains in The Little Book of Hygge, “Hygge food might be comfort food. But hygge food is also very much slow food. How hyggelig a food is also lies in its preparation. The rule of thumb is: the longer a dish takes to cook, the more hyggelig it is.”

So slow down, my friend. Pull out that slow cooker, throw in your favorite ingredients, and enjoy the delicious aromas of your favorite stew simmering all day long.

Embrace the now

Above all else, embrace the now. More than anything, hygge is an atmosphere. It’s an experience to be shared with those you love.

As Weiking beautifully describes, hygge is “a feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”

So grab a cozy blanket, put on your comfiest clothes, and light a few candles. Then, invite a good friend over to visit. Curl up on the couch together and enjoy some good food and even better conversation. Fall is here; it’s time to embrace the hygge.

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Question:

Are you excited for fall? Do you like cozy nights in? What’s your favorite way to practice hygge? Let me know below!

32 thoughts on “What is Hygge? 5 Simple Ways to Embrace Hygge This Fall”

  1. I always forget how it is pronounced and say Hi Gee. Ooops. But, I am bringing out the Hygge earlier this year than ever. I am ready for comfort and warmth and the feeling of well being that it brings.

    1. Me too, Jenny. I think the extreme heat of this summer made me crave fall weather even sooner than usual this year 🙂

  2. I embraced hygge along time ago and didn’t even know it. Sadly, I’ve been pronouncing the word since I first saw it online.

  3. I’m a huge fall lover too and I think you hit on ALL of the reasons why! Consistent schedules, colorful leaves, sweatshirts, throws, apple picking…I LOVE it all!

  4. I had NO CLUE how it was pronounced 😂 I’ve been saying “high-gee” 😂 oops. I love the idea though and definitely want to implement some of these tips.

    1. You’re not alone. I had NO idea how to pronounce it either until I listened to the audiobook of The Little Book of Hygge. The author, Meik Wiking narrated it, so I finally learned the proper pronunciation. Lol. I hope you enjoy 🙂

  5. #mindblown on the pronunciation! haha. I have been saying it wrong since I first heard of it last year. But I really do love the definition of it, and Fall is the perfect time to implement things that enhance it.

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