You can experience hygge even when you’re alone. It usually occurs while you’re enjoying a favorite hobby or taking a quiet, comfortable moment to appreciate your surroundings.
For that reason, we recommend designing intentional, niche spaces where you can enjoy your favorite hygge activities, like reading a good book or sipping a cup of hot cocoa. Louise referred to these nooks as “little cocoons of hygge in the home.”
All of our former tips apply: make sure you have ambient lighting, a comfortable place to sit or lounge, a soft warm blanket or other inviting textures, and anything else that makes you feel that Danish-inspired cozy contentment.
If it’s a reading nook you are after, be sure to have a velvety soft chair or even a chaise lounge for maximum comfort. Supplement with a stylish Scandi floor lamp for optimal reading light, and make sure to have a side table or nearby bookshelf to set down your book or reading glasses.
Your cozy nook doesn’t have to be inside, though. If you have a balcony or outdoor living space, consider investing in comfortable all-weather outdoor furniture such as an outdoor couch and a durable rug. Don’t forget to string up some fairy lights or light a scented candle while you enjoy your outside views!
Just remember, it’s not enough to have a cozy nook to experience hygge—you need to use it! "You still need to bring your cup of tea or your little bowl of nuts and read that book or invite friends to come sit," Louise said.