The Secret Of Hygge
Denmark is typically known as the happiest country in the world and it is said that part of the main reason for that is “hygge”
What is Hygge and how do you say it?
Hygge [Hoo-guh] is a word that cannot be directly translated however the closest thing to Hygge is “cosy contentment”
The secret is, is that we experience moments of “hygge” on a day to day basis but we just don’t realise it because we don’t have a name for it.
Dimming the lights and inviting family over for candle-lit dinners and laughter around the dinner table is hygge. Pouring a fresh cup of coffee and curling up in an armchair with a soft blanket and a good book is hygge. Wrapping up warm for misty morning walks and watching the cat snooze in front of the fire place is hygge.
These special moments of contentment are embraced all year round, however the Danes have long, dark and very cold winter months so Hygge comes naturally to them during this time of year (especially when relaxing in front of a crackling log fire)
Here at The Basket Company we have cracked the secret of Hygge and these are our tips on how to create contentment in your own home (with the help of some rustic essentials)
Rustic Home Accessories
Photo credit: Antonia at TidyLife
Keep everything nicely organised in your home with some charming options such as our rustic Magazine Holders. Antonia at TidyLife added one of these to her home to accompany our Market Vintage Style Wooden Tray and we must admit, her lounge oozes “hygge”
Light Some Candles
Candle light is the epitome of hygge in a typical Danish household. Dim harsh lights and create a calm and serene atmosphere, whilst filling your home with soft scents of cinnamon and spice.
Complete your hygge home with some fresh flowers. This timeless addition is the perfect storage solution for any “hygge” lounge. Our Grey and Buff Round Tapered Pot Planter is made from rattan and it is perfect for filling up your home with fresh garden blooms and herbs. Victoria at Apartment No.4 opted for some stunning hydrangeas for her basket, simply beautiful!
Wrapping up warm for chilly autumnal evening walks. We are located just on the edge of the New Forest National park, where we are blessed with evening scenes of Autumnal sunsets and cascades of golden sunbeams upon acres of mossy heath land. Slip on your wellies, snuggle in to your big coat and thick scarf and enjoy contentment in the great outdoors (either on your own or with family!)