How to Hygge: Tips to Get Cozy This Winter

Creating a warm and cozy space to come home to every day is extra important during those dark winter nights. It’s all about the little touches – throw pillows, fluffy blankets, soft lighting, flickering candles. These are the things that really make a home feel like a sanctuary away from the cold, winter scenes just outside your window.

Hygge – pronounced “hoo-ga” – is a Danish word that has become increasingly popular over recent years. Now there’s no real English translation of this word, but it describes a moment that creates a feeling of coziness, contentment and well-being. It’s the little things like laughing with friends over good food, or reading a book by the fire.

Sounds like perfection, right? Well, here are some ways we think might help you create that hygge atmosphere in your home this winter.

Create a Glow with Warm Lighting

Hygge Cosy Home Decor - lantern

The soft flickering light from a candle or lantern are one of the easiest ways to inject some hygge into your home. The warm radiance that fills your house from soft lighting like this is simply one of the best ways to chase away the winter chill!

Amazing Grace Lantern
We Are Blessed Lantern

Hug a Mug

Hygge Cosy Home Decor - Mugs

Like we said earlier, hygge is all about the simple things in life! Grabbing your favorite mug and filling it with some lovely hot cocoa is one of the best ways to fill your heart with joy. Wrapping our hands around a jumbo mug and sitting in front of the fire is a guaranteed way to give us those hygge feels.

Joy, I Bring You Tidings of Great Joy Mug
The Struggle Is Real, But So Is God Mug

Turn the Page on a Good Book

Hygge Cosy Home Decor - Books

Just taking time out to do things you enjoy is an important factor to achieving hygge. For us, that means reading a good book! Curl up in a lovely big armchair with your favorite blanket and just dive into that book that’s been gathering dust on your shelf. It’s the perfect way to bring about a sense of wellbeing!

Praying With Jane: 31 Days Through The Prayers of Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
Yes, No, Maybe: Living With The God of Immeasurably More
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay: Moving Forward One Day At A Time
Unlikely Gifts: Devotions for the Holiday Season
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional
Jesus Calling for Christmas
The Wonder of Advent Devotional: Experiencing the Love and Glory of the Christmas Season
Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional
The 25 Days of Christmas: A Family Devotional to Help You Celebrate Jesus

Add Throws & Pillows

Hygge Cosy Home Decor - throw pillows

Pillows and throws will help create a comfortable atmosphere that will invite you to relax and read a book in a your cozy little sanctuary. Think about layering textures in your space – mix fluffy wools with tapestries, canvas and suede. Doing this will add another dimension to your room, making it more interesting and therefore encouraging you to return time and again.

Tree of Life Pillow
Snowflakes are a Gift from God Pillow
Jesus is the Light of Our Christmas Pillow

So go on, why not inject a little of the hygge lifestyle in your home this winter? We’re sure you won’t regret it! 

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