How to ‘hygge’: take time out to enjoy the little things
Everyone is talking about ‘hygge’ – the Danish word for taking time out and making simple things feel special – but how does hygge happen? We show you how easy it is to have your own hygge moments at home.
Express your creativity
Take a step back from the pressures of everyday life and let your creative side out to play. Set aside paint, paper and an hour to yourself – and remember that the end result doesn’t matter!
Make something with your hands
Crafts are a great way to slow down and focus your attention. Teaching yourself a new skill feels rewarding, and you’ll get a little dose of the hygge feeling every time you use your handmade creation.
Take a break for coffee
Treat your daily dose of tea or coffee as a reason to take a break, rather than a caffeine hit on the go. Master the art of the Swedish coffee break (fika) – take a moment to sit and sip your mid-morning pick-me-up.
Make simple things special
Hygge is all about letting your senses savour everyday moments. If watching a film is your Friday-night ritual, make movie night feel like a treat rather than routine, with your favourite snacks, soothing candles, and cushions to curl up on.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.