It’s that hard-to-say trend that’s taken over Instagram (three million hashtags and counting). Pronounced hoo-gah, this Danish philosophy is all about being as comfy and content as possible.
Things like snuggling under a soft blanket, sipping cocoa by the fire and enjoying lazy weekend breakfasts with your mom all count as hygge because they make you happy. It’s no wonder that Denmark is considered one of the world’s most cheerful countries—hygge is their way of life.
“Hygge has been shown to help decrease anxiety and depression, and make us calmer,” says Pia Edberg, best-selling author of The Cozy Life. “It helps us live with more meaning, more purpose and more connection.”
Ready to try the trend for yourself? Start with these simple tips for decking out a Danish-approved den.
When it comes to furniture and accessories for your room, getting hygge is all about soft, touchable fabrics (think: fluffy faux fur and crushed velvet).
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