Creating Hygge this Autumn-18 Hygge Ideas
Hygge seems here to stay, and as the nights once again start to draw in, I am very glad for it. We all need some Hygge, especially in the autumn and winter months. The glow of flickering candles, the scent of freshly baked puddings, a new book arriving in the post, the crisp leaves under-foot…to me Hygge sums up all good things and creates the perfect antidote to those dark evenings.
What does Hygge Mean?
So what does Hygge actually mean? Well, it’s more of a feeling really, that contented, cosy feeling when you’ve finished a hard days work and can finally enjoy the next episode of the Bake Off with a cup of tea. That’s Hygge! If you want to hear what others feel Hygge is then check out the lovely comments on this post.
How Can I Create Hygge at Home this Autumn?
Each quarter I like to write out a seasonal to-do list. It includes things that spark joy and seasonality for me and keeps me feeling grounded to the months as they pass. Autumn’s an especially great time to create a Hygge list. Here’s my ideas for a Hygge home and life this autumn;
18 Hygge Ideas for Autumn:
- Plan a reading list
- Indulge in a pretty dressing gown
- Buy some bulbs to grown indoors
- Knit something (I love Wool & the Gang kits!)
- Join a club (I enjoy doing adult ballet)
- Start a sewing project (Sew Over It is my favourite place for patterns while Merchant & Mills have amazing fabric!)
- Have a gathering of friends and family at home
- Grow some indoor plants and have some greenery at all times!
- Make some tinctures to stave off colds (see my recipe here)
- Write a letter to someone
- Read some ghost stories
- Carve a pumpkin
- Buy some beeswax candles
- Dry some hydrangea flowers
- Get a scarf friendly hair-cut
- Autumn-clean the house
- Make my autumnal skin oil (recipe in my Natural Living Course)
- Refresh your wardrobe (check out my slow style series)
- Invest in a cosy coat
Still need a bit more inspiration? How about using these reasons to get excited about autumn as a kick start your Hygge to-do list?
Reasons to get excited about Autumn:
- Crackling bonfires
- Steaming mugs of tea
- Candlelit dinners
- Cosy Coats
- Knitted hats and scarves
- Warm baths
- Dusty library books
- Cinema dates with popcorn
- Sheepskin rugs
- Poring over bulb catalogues
- Buying soft skeins of yarn
- A cinnamon scented crumble
- Plotting and planning city breaks
- Delighting in walks
- The glow of the first fire
- Crunch of dried leaves
What’s next? Now you have some ideas for creating a Hygge home and life this autumn, let me know your favourite one in the comments below!
NEED MORE HYGGE: Why not sign up for my Natural Living Course this winter and learn to re-connect with nature and bring it back inside! Ideal for Hygge lovers 🙂