Words by Corinne Evans

We love being outside but sometimes during the long winter months we just feel like hunkering down and taking inspiration from hygge.

Pronounced “HUE-gah” this Danish word conjours up the winter lifestyle ritual in the Danish community. The emphasis is on spending more time with family and friends and finding ways to feel more content especially during the long, cold months of winter. Learning to appreciate the smallest of moments and becoming more content in our home. Winter for some people can be an extremely hard time of year and we often have to look for alternative ways to boost our moods but what if we could find joy in the simplest of things, at home?

Enjoying a hot coffee, snuggling up on the sofa under a warm blanket, reading a good book by candle light or inviting someone round to share a slice of a freshly baked cake. Whatever simple pleasure we choose, share them and see how it changes the way we make our way through mid winter.

Home is where the heart is and where ever we call home, we can make that place a sanctuary where we can fully relax, rejuvenate and energise our wellbeing. Try to create an environment that is simple, comfortable and cosy. Use natural light and candles to create light pools which we can bask in as we enjoy a warming home cooked meal. Fill rooms with scents that lift our mood and leave the senses feeling awakened. Light a candle and enjoy the warm peachy tones that decorate the walls.

We should all try appreciating the simple moments our own homes this winter.

If you would like to add a Nordic touch to your home, then check out our hygge-inspired products at the Beach Boutique website and embrace winter!

Get rid of your harsh lighting and create a warm glow with these gorgeous one off hand painted lampshades.

Step away from Facebook and your phone and get your drawing pencils out instead. Colour away in the The Surf Girl’s Journal.

Snuggle up under a colourful wool blanket with a good book and enjoy some quiet time. Atlantic Blankets have some lovely colourful blankets to brighten up the gloomy weather.

Hygge is all about home cooking. So be inspired to make some super warming and comforting recipes from Guinness Stew to a Tangy Lemon Slice in the Surf Cafe Cookbook and share with a friend.

Add a cosy, calming vibe to your home with beautiful scented candles like the St Eval candles – Tranquility Candle


Love your home and enjoy winter. See more like this at the Beach Boutique