The Danish word hygge, is now officially also in the English dictionary. If you are not familiar with hygge already, here is my short, yet pretty accurate description. There is really no perfect translation, but if we really what a word, it roughly translates as coziness.
Quite often, or at least that’s what I often come across, is what hygge is and what people, not from any of the Scandinavian countries, think it is, very different. Honestly, its not rocket science. If you try too hard, it becomes forced. The trick is to do whatever comes naturally to you. There is no right or wrong to hygge. It is very real and alive, yet so difficult to explain (and maybe also to fully understand) to someone non-Scandinavian. Certainly a lit candle here and woolen sox helps a great deal, but hygge can be anything and anywhere.
While you might think hygge is only for the winter time curled up in a corner with a cup of tea, here are 12 homes and situations that are just as cozy during the summer.