Autumn is in the air, and the hot days of summer will soon be gone. As the days go by, autumn will slowly make its way in. This means that it is time to get cozy and prepare to have a hygge autumn.
What Is Hygge?
The Danish folks use the word hygge to explain the act of creating intimacy. The word really originated from Norway. And originally means happiness, well-being, and coziness. Many things that you enjoy doing during the autumn months which are simple, natural, homemade, along with activities that give the feeling of comfort, would fall into the hygge category.
Since we are approaching the season of rainy days and early evenings, here are some tips on how you can hygge this autumn.
Try to find a room or corner in your house that you can use for your cozy or hygge corner. The lights in that corner should be dim rather than bright. Have a comfortable chair or couch with a lot of warm cushions and pillows to wrap yourself in.
Collect all your favorite books and magazines that you like reading, and stock them in your hygge corner. Whenever the dreary weather gets to you, just get cozy in your hygge corner, and indulge yourself into reading your books and magazines.
“Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high. Like a diamond in the sky.”
Invite a group of friends to go stargazing on a clear night. That would be so soul-filling. You and your friends can get outside and relax in some comfortable chairs, and watch the stars as they pop out of the sky. Watch as they group themselves together, to make different patterns. To make it even more exciting, try to count the stars. This will keep you entertained, although you might never be able to get a full count.
Knitting or Crocheting
Autumn evenings are great for knitting or crocheting. If you have never learned any of these crafts, autumn evenings are the best time to practice. Maybe you could make a cozy blanket or sweater to wear in the chilly autumn weather.
Decorate both the inside and outside of your home with some mason jars and string lights. Lights are great for setting an ambiance of coziness, as the days get darker. You may also add some scented candles to your decorations. The candles and their luscious fragrance will add that peace and hygge touch in your home. Dried flowers and leaves and vines make really nice decor for autumn, as well.
Hygge Autumn Walk
If you live in near to a woody piece of land or a forest, take a walk in these areas if it is possible. See the different autumn colors on the leaves, and inhale the fresh autumn air. Try to connect to the seasonal changes, and embrace them as much as you can. Connecting to these changes will help to give you peace of mind, which will make you have the feeling of hygge.
Bake and enjoy some warm cookies or a slice of pecan pie. If you don’t want to indulge in sugary treats, you can make a delicious pot of soup or stew. The comforting smell of a pot of hot stew, simmering in the kitchen will make you feel so hygge. Cozy up with a blanket and a book and enjoy your stew while looking through a window at the rain on a chilly evening.
I hope that you will embrace all the good things that are hygge and have the coziest autumn ever.