How to be Hygge

Hygge is having a moment. Here at Pomme Pomme we have been living the hygge way for the past few years since discovering the concept on a work trip to Copenhagen. But now it's taken Instagram by storm, it's time to embrace it whole heartedly.

What is hygge?

Hygge is the Danish concept of cosiness. It's a winter tradition that basically embraces the wonderful world of snuggling up in the warmth of your home while the snow falls outside. Thinking glowing candles, chunky knits and piles of throws. It's about embracing the little things, you can get hygge by simply wrapping yourself up in a blanket, light candles and while away the hours chatting with friends or family.

Hygge life flatlay knitted blanket

How do you say hygge?

Over the years as it has become more popular in the UK we have heard so many different variations of how to say it, but the correct way is 'hoo-gah'. Not only is it a wonderful concept, it's also a wonderfully satisfying word to say.

When is hygge?

Hygge is a year round concept for the Danish but the peak hygge time is winter, there's no better excuse to embrace it than the dark nights, short days and chilly weather.

Where did hygge come from?

Hygge actually comes from Norway where it means something along the lines of 'well-being', it's comforting for the soul and has been embraced since the 18th century.

How can I get hygge?

Hygge is really easy to achieve at home, invest in a super soft blanket (ours will do just fine!), candles, good food and good company.