How to Embrace Hygge in the Autumn Months

Although hygge is something that can be practiced all year round, autumn is the most hygge-like season; as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, it’s important to have something to look forward to and appreciate the little things in life. We have compiled our very own autumn hygge list to help you get cosy for the colder months – keep reading!

What is Hygge?

Hygge is a name given to an aura and experience of cosiness, wellbeing, and happiness. This Danish term involves creating a warm and inviting atmosphere and enjoying the simple pleasures in life with your loved ones. For example, the cosy glow of candlelight or snuggling up under a blanket with your other half is hygge.

How to Make Your Home Hygge this Autumn

1) Create a hygge corner

A hygge corner is a little nook or space in your home that can be filled with cosy items and practices to help you feel hygge this autumn. Think soft cushions, fleecy blankets, candles, and fluffy socks. You could use your hygge corner for reading, knitting, journaling, meditating, or simply just as a space for sipping on your morning coffee!

2) Cosy lighting

Hygge lighting is warmer, cosier lighting that doesn’t feel too harsh. On a dark and dreary afternoon, a few warm lights will give your room a subtle and inviting glow. Boost your home’s hygge appeal with lamps and warm yellow bulbs, fairy lights, candles or even a traditional log burner.

3) Soft furnishings

Now is the time to get those cosy knitted jumpers and fleecy blankets out of the cupboard. Decorate your sofa with some soft cushions and warm throws, add an extra blanket to your bed linen, and snuggle up in your thickest winter jumper and cosiest socks. The perfect way to unwind after a hard day’s work.

4) Autumn scents

Discover essential oils and aromatherapy this autumn season. There are some amazing smells associated with this time of year; our favourites include cinnamon, clove, cedar wood and pumpkin. Use essential oils in a diffuser to make your home smell incredible and increase the cosiness factor, as well as helping you to relax and boost your mood.

5) Bring the outdoors in

Enjoy nature inside the comfort of your home. Collect and display pinecones, leaves, chestnuts, and autumn foliage in your favourite rooms, making sure to embrace those spectacular autumn golds and reds as much as possible. You could use these natural elements to decorate your table, windowsill, mantlepiece or front door.

Perfect Autumn Hygge Activities

  • Get out and about in nature – going for an afternoon stroll with your friends or family is one of the best ways to get hygge this autumn
  • Autumn cooking or baking – anything made with apples or pumpkin is a win-win at this time of year!
  • Decorate your home for autumn – make a wreath from twisted twigs and amber leaves to hang on your front door
  • Express gratitude and practice affirmations – practice remembering and sharing all the things you are grateful for
  • Schedule a technology break – set times for your family to enjoy activities together that don’t include technology, such as playing board games
  • Sip warm, cosy drinks – think mulled wine, spiced apple cider, hot chocolate, and herbal teas!
  • Practice self-care – plan a quiet evening in just for you when you can enjoy a great book and a bubble bath
  • Go for an autumn drive – take a trip in the car and admire those spectacular autumn colours
  • Learn a new craft – start a new DIY crafting project, such as knitting, crochet, or scrapbooking
  • Read books – what could be more inviting than curling up in your snug hygge corner with a good book?!

Get Hygge at Swallowfields Luxury Glamping Retreat

Enjoy the simple pleasures in life and spend quality time with your loved ones at Swallowfields Luxury Glamping Retreat. We are currently taking lots of bookings for 2023 – click here to book your Hygge break in the magical Malvern Hills today.


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