What is Hygge?
Ever wonder why Denmark ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world? The Danes embrace a lifestyle concept called ‘Hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’), which emphasizes on cosiness relating to companionship and wholesomeness. In contrary to living a life that revolves around checking your social media and work emails constantly! Rachel Lee, the runner-up of reality show competition The Apartment: Passion for Design, describes Hygge as more than just a feeling; rather, it’s a mindset. We may already be doing it unknowingly, by enjoying a cosy evening with friends and family, or enjoying a favourite book with a hot cup of choco. It’s about consciously enjoying and appreciating the simple pleasures of life.
How to Hygge at home
Hygge living can be achieved simply by creating a cosy nook at home. This inspirational corner is one that you can retreat to every day after work. By incorporating Hygge elements into our living spaces, we’re inviting in the tranquility and peacefulness we need in a fast-paced life. At the launch of Hooga‘s latest and biggest outlet at 1 Utama, the experts shared with Her World some tips on creating a Hygge home.
Hygge is all about feeling soft and comfortable. Think bean bags, cushions, rugs, as well as placing chunky knitted blankets or velvety throws over beds and sofas. Fun fact: soft textures can calm your mind and hence, provide a safe space to relieve stress.