Ever since reading The Little Book of Hygge, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the concept. Some of Meik Wiking’s opening words really identified with me & I’m on a mission to incorporate hygge into my life. But on the cheap (I am a student after all). Here’s how I’m doing hygge on a student’s budget.
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First up is the essential for hygge: light, but in particular, candles. Long time readers of my blog will be totally aware that I have a serious obsession with candles; especially the scented ones from Bath and Body Works. I burn them at least once a day, mainly at night for that real glow. I find another good source of hygge-esque light comes from fairy, or string, lights. I picked some up from Target for about $5 and love the effect they give when it’s all dusk-y outside.
Comfort is also totally essential for creating some good hygge. And comfort comes in a number of forms. For me, comfort can be found in a good pair of pants (trousers if we’re being British about it..) and a cracking pair of fluffy socks. I’m obsessed with Elephant pants, in particular (I’ve basically lived in them for the last 2 weeks of my life..). I have, like, three different pairs and I just alternate them. People aren’t even questioning it any more. In terms of fluffy socks, my favorites have to be a pair that Father Christmas put in my stocking this past Christmas. They’re penguin-esque and cute and the best things for flying and being comfortable, and I just really love them.
Hygge can also be created through food and drink. For me, there’s nothing better than a good mug of English breakfast tea…at any time of day. In terms of food, I find that thick, stodgy food is a great way to create hygge on the cheap. I love potato based dishes, but also thick chilis and pasta sauces too.
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