What is Hygge?
Yes, but... what does it MEAN?While there’s no English word that accurately describes Hygge, the idea of Hygge relates to:
You can find different words for it in non-speaking English countries such as:
- Gezelliheid (Dutch)
- Gemütlichkeit (German)
- Bien-être (French)
How can I be "hyggeligt" (Hygge-like)?
You don't need to follow guidelines or tick a checklist to feel Hygge. It only requires you to feel a conscious appreciation of the present time.
There is no “how to” Hygge guide. Hygge is very personal and adopting it as a lifestyle means knowing yourself well.
You can’t buy a "Hygge living-room" or specific "Hygge foods", even though you can find Scandinavian-style items and food like candles. Creating a Hygeg atmosphere means creating an environment in which you feel comfortable and good.