The Art of Living Hygge

Life can be stressful, but there is a Danish lifestyle that promotes comfort and well-being.


Summer Vaughn

Lighting some candles and reading well-loved books invites an atmosphere synonymous with Hygge.

The Denmark lifestyle, Hygge, encourages people to live their life as the most comfortable they can, eliminating anything that makes them unhappy. With winter bringing chilly spells and semester stress, the simplistic life of Hygge seems like an impossibility, however, it is not only completely possible but a great idea.

“I think it’s essential for someone to be happy, to have a place or something to do where they feel safe, which is, I think, the main purpose of coziness,” senior Hannah Sparks said.

What to purchase to create a cozy environment:

  • Candles
  • Fairy lights
  • Thick fabrics
  • Warm drinks
  • Good books, movies and music

What to do to welcome an feeling of comfort:

  • Turn off your phone
  • Make food to share
  • Sit around a fire
  • Game night with friends or family
  • Looking through old photos

What to change to develop an attitude of happy living: