Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment — whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary — as cozy, charming or special.
Hygge can be interpreted in many different ways, but for me in particular, the more I read about it, the more it sparked a feeling of getting back to basics and simplifying areas of my life. This especially meant keeping my environment clutter and chaos free, all while keeping it cozy and comfortable. Making these small changes have brought me so much joy and comfort.
Additionally, taking the time to enjoy the “small things” in life and being more present in these moments has been a positive change. I also have realized that by making these changes, I can prioritize other areas in my life better.
I’ve rounded up a few simple and inexpensive items that have made my surroundings more Hygge-like. Whatever it may mean to you, embrace it — a hot cup of coffee, cozy leggings and a pair of socks help too!