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Hygge at Home



The colder the wind blows outside, the cozier it starts to feel inside. You’re likely familiar with the term hygge, the Danish term and way of life that is broadly translated into feelings of contentment, coziness, and a welcome familiarity. This concept has spread across social media feeds over the years, and this year, it feels especially important to rediscover these affirming and comforting elements during the heart of a pandemic winter.

We’re here to inspire you on how to bring that hygge vibe into your living space and bring warmth, light, and well-being into the months ahead.

Books

The Book Lady Bookstore in Savannah, GA

Being immersed in a good book is always a great way to channel that hygge lifestyle. Find a local bookstore on Yelp to carry you through these winter months.

Candles

Manitou Candle Co. in Cincinnati, OH

The lights of the holidays fade into the winter season. Adding the warm, elemental glow of candles into your home is an instant way to surround yourself with comforting, natural light. Find a local candle shop here to fill each room of your living space with candles.

Coffee & Tea

Rosemary Latte from The Wild Way Coffee in Kansas City, MO

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate after spending some time in the brisk, fresh winter air will put you into that hygge state of mind. Find a local shop to order from here.

Plants

Plants from Grounded Plant + Floral Co. in Indianapolis, IN

“Bringing the outside in” is a must, especially for those in the coldest climates. Spruce up your space with window plants, herbs, and any green plants that catch your eye from these local plant shops.

Fire Pits

Tahoe Beach and Ski Club, South Lake Tahoe, CA

The hygge lifestyle carries on beyond the comfy confines of the indoors. If you have a backyard, consider adding a fireplace, whether it’s pre-made one from a nearby hardware store, or handled by the professionals.

Breakfast in Bed

Svenska Cafe, Birmingham MI

We’re all so used to rushing around, but to truly embrace that hygge tradition, simply stay put first thing in the morning. Keep those blankets on and order breakfast in!

Sweets

Mortensen’s Danish Bakery, Solvang CA

The essence of the winter season makes desserts even more enjoyable than they already are. Tap here to find a new favorite for your sweet tooth on Yelp.

Outdoors

Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

It’s no secret that being in nature is good for our wellbeing. Bundle up, find a local park, go for a hike and immerse yourself in elements. It’ll make that cup of cocoa that much more enjoyable when you’re back inside. 

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