Last winter, hygge (pronounced ‘hoo-gah’) became a trend, seeing hoards of us buying blankets and candles in an effort to have more ‘hygge’-like houses.
But what does hygge really mean? And why should it be more than an interiors trend?
The word hygge comes from Denmark and is used to acknowledge a feeling or moment that is ‘cosy, charming or special’. It is also referred to by some as ‘the art of creating intimacy’.
It doesn’t require you to buy anything or make your house look a certain way. Instead what it requires is a sense of mindfulness and an ability to savour a moment.
You can feel this way when you’re alone, under a blanket reading your favourite book