The Danes are experts when it comes to appreciating the simple things in life. Here are some ideas for living like they do
Hygge has become a bit of a buzzword over the last year or so, and with good reason. Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, this Danish word is all encompassing: it’s about appreciating the good things in life, surrounded by friends and family. It’s a far-reaching concept that gets the Danes through their long, dark winter days.
In Hong Kong, we may not be as sun-deprived as the Danes in winter, but the truth is, we could all use a bit of hygge in our lives. And there’s no better time than the festive season to explore the joys of life’s simple pleasures with friends and family. Here are a few easy ways to hygge.
. Set the scene for meals with friends and family
Loved ones an essential part of the hygge lifestyle, and how better to come together than for a festive meal? Start with the foundations: a round dining table that encourages intimacy, great conversation and shared dishes. BoConcept’s new Billund table is the perfect choice. It boasts pared-down style with natural or matte-white oak veneers, and it folds up so that you can use it as a semicircular console table – ideal for the space-constrained Hong Kong home.
2. Get comfortable
When it comes to hygge, comfort and cosiness are key. Conversations will flow and your guests will feel more at ease if they’re sitting in the right seats.
BoConcept’s new Adelaide collection is just the ticket: its sleek curves make for super-comfy seating, while keeping the look timeless. The Adelaide dining chair is one of BoConcept’s most popular items, too – so much so that the collection now extends to sofas for two to three people, an arm chair that’s sure to be a classic, an elegant barstool (finally – a barstool with a backrest!) and even a coffee table.
3. Get warm
Warm mugs of tea, bowls of thick soup served with crusty bread… these cosy treats are definitely hygge. Serve them in style with BoConcept’s new Nora dinnerware collection, which features pared-down forms in chic, matte black porcelain with glass and sanded stainless steel. There’s a teapot complete with bamboo handle, a sleek, handle-less mug and understatedly stylish tableware.
These tips should give you some inspiration for how to hygge. Still to know more about hygge? A visit to Denmark is the ultimate way to experience hygge firsthand. BoConcept can help you get there, too: check out their video on hygge online now, answer one simple question and you’ll be in the running to win a trip to Copenhagen. This fabulous trip includes flights and five nights at the eco-cosy Guldsmeden Hotels – enter before 19 December 2017 for your chance to win visit: https://www.boconcept.com/en-hk/