Hygge: 10 Ways You Can Embrace The Danish Way of Life

It’s candles, it’s woolly blankets, it’s sipping hot chocolate while warming up by the fire. ‘Hygge’, roughly translated to mean ‘cosiness’ in English, is a way of life we’re advocating at Good Things this autumn. As The Guardian calls it ‘Denmark’s biggest export’, we’re looking at ten ways you can embrace the Danish way of life in your home this autumn…

1 Light more candles


Candlelight creates the perfect space to relax and unwind.

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2 Lunch well


If you’ve visited Denmark, you’ll know they eat lunch early. Instead of eating lunch on the go, take time to prepare something wholesome and enjoy it with friends and family.

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3 Bake


Indulge with buttery bakes and tarts on rainy afternoons. Try Tom Aikens’ fig tart – it’s warming and full of flavour. Click here.

4 Dine on comfort food

Meet the producer Slow-Cooked-Beef-Short-Ribs

Warm, hearty meals are the perfect way to spend chilly autumn nights. For some of our favourite recipes, click here.

5 Get outdoors


Wrap up and get your fix of fresh air. Try our favourite spots for a bit of stargazing. With the nights drawing in earlier and the temperatures still bearable, it’s the best time of year to see the stars. Click here.

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6 Take back some time to relax


Finish work on time, head home, light the fire and put your feet up.

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7 Indulge in hearty porridge


The Danes don’t just eat porridge for breakfast – it’s a meal they’ll enjoy at any time of day. Try some of our favourite porridge recipes. Click here.

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8 Wrap up warm


It’s time to pull out those woolly jumpers, slippers and warm socks.

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9 Make a cosy space in your home


You can never have too many cushions and blankets. We’re loving warm Kilim prints this year.

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10 Declutter


Tidy house, tidy mind…Take inspiration from minimalistic Scandinavian design and declutter so that you have plenty of space to relax.

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