I´m sure you´ve heard about Hygge! It´s almost impossible to ignore this new hype in the home decor world. Hygge is a lifestyle and might even be the ¨recipe for a happier life¨ ! I am a Hygge kinda girl, I really am and so that´s why I wanted to tell you about how to Hygge in the summer today!
Just in case you have not heard about Hygge before [which is totally ok] :
It is a Danish concept on how to live cozy and comfortable, creating a warm atmosphere at home and enjoying life, being surrounded by people we love. My sweet friend Michelle from A Crafty Mix actually also explains it along with a lovely DIY that goes with it all on her blog!
When I hear and read about Hygge, all I think of are snowy and cold outdoors, being curled up under a blanket on the sofa, sippin a hot cup of coffee while watching a family movie. It´s high season is Christmas after all. That´s when it´s dark and the days are long during Scandinavian winters, so Hygge and it´s million candles do lighten up the spirits!
But! Hygge can totally work during the summer as well! Why wait til the winter. Or the winter that isn´t really one, like here in Spain, where I live. Why not Hygge in the summer! Here are some ideas and tips how to have a Hygge summer and be totally cozy and relaxed:
How To Hygge In The Summer
For us, summer is a little bit divided into two parts. The first is travel to see family and the world and the second is relax and enjoy a stay-cation at home by the beach and with our friends. Our first part is coming to an end and I am happy and thankful we´ve had such a fun time, but am now ready to rewind and enjoy our home and surroundings. All Hygge style!
1. Enjoy your outdoor space!
Take your daily life outside! We love having breakfast, lunch and dinner outside on our simple patio, invite friends over for BBQ, spend time out reading and enjoying the weather. On cool nights we cozy up with blankets, candles and a glass of tinto de verano [red wine mixed with lemonade]. The wine works on hot nights too, lol!
2. Family Time
On very hot days, crank up the a/c put on a family movie or play board games and have bowls of ice cream to go with it all.
3. Summer Crafts
With all that lovely extra time we love getting crafty outside or inside, depending on the heat…
4. Beach Time
Hygge at the beach! We pack a picnic and spend a whole day or just the afternoon at the beach, relaxing, playing games, swimming… now if that´s not Hygge…
5. Enjoying The Slow Life
We get up late and go to bed late and we have siestas if we feel like it. I don´t wear a watch in the summer and we simply don´t care about time. Lunch time can be at 3 pm and dinner at 9:30 pm one day, it can be at a totally different pace the next. And no-one cares… We basically live in swim suits and light summer dresses, beach hair and what ever comes our way is ok. Although we make plans with friends, we´re really relaxed and laid back when it comes to keeping up the routine, if you can call it one…
So, tell me, do you Hygge in the summer, and if so, what are your favourite ways to feel Hygge??