No season quite represents hygge like the Christmas season. As the nights draw in and the festivities approach, it’s the perfect time to curate warmth and coziness in your home. A hygge Christmas is all about spending quality time with loved ones, wrapped in cozy blankets by a warm fire (and a nice warm mug of cocoa wouldn’t hurt). If you’re looking to having the coziest Christmas yet, we have a few decorating tips and activities to maximize your hygge Christmas.
The Essence of Hygge Christmas Decor
Imagine this: soft, glowing candles dotted around the room, twinkly lights draped over a lush green tree, and snuggly throws casually tossed on every chair. Hygge decor is all about those small, special touches that make you feel all warm inside and a deep connection with the simplicity of nature. It’s less about flashy, in-your-face decorations and more about creating a soothing, peaceful haven where you can focus on laughter, joy and quality time.
Hygge Christmas Lighting
Light plays an important role in creating a Hygge atmosphere. The glow of a candle or the soft twinkle of fairy lights can transform any space into a snug haven. When choosing lighting for a Hygge Christmas, opt for soft, warm hues that invite people to relax and enjoy the moment. Why is warm white light so important to hygge? We explain that and more in our blog: Hygge-Approved Light Bulbs.
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For outdoor lighting, we recommend these 328 ft warm white fairy lights. At 328 ft long, you won’t need to purchase too many strands and won’t have to deal with all those connections. With their sturdy build and waterproof design, they’ll brave the winter weather while providing a warm welcome to your neighbors and guests.
Stretching a generous 175.5 ft, these lights are perfect for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere indoors. The beauty of these lights lies in their versatility – you can wrap them around your Christmas tree, line them along the walls, or drape them over your windows to add a cozy sparkle to your festive decor.
These handmade, all natural, 100% pure unscented beeswax candles embody the Danish preference for organic materials and departure from artificial, fragrant, colored options that many of us are accustomed to. These hygge candles burn cleaner, last longer and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. Plus, they offer a gorgeous glow on a dining table or mantle. Pair your taper candles with these hygge-approved candlestick holders.
Hygge Christmas Trees
A hygge Christmas tree is often the centerpiece of holiday decor, and dressing it in the Hygge spirit means choosing elements that are understated yet beautiful. For a Hygge-inspired tree, think wooden beads, handmade ornaments, and soft, warm lights that mimic the sparkle of a snowy evening.
Bringing a bit of the outdoors inside—like a real Christmas tree over a fake one, wooden beads and ornaments, and sprigs of holly—connects us to the earth and roots our home in authenticity. It’s about tapping into that raw beauty and simplicity that nature portrays so perfectly.
These wooden bead garlands add rustic charm to your hygge Christmas decor. The set includes two 8.2-foot strands perfect for draping around your Christmas tree or decorating your mantle.
This set of 12 eco-friendly ornaments brings an antique charm to your tree. We especially like how each ornament is completely unique due to their manually distressed finish. Gotta love elegant simplicity!
The beauty of this tree skirt lies in its simplicity and natural material. Burlap, a fabric that’s inherently rustic and warm, aligns perfectly with the hygge philosophy of finding beauty in simplicity and nature.
Textiles That Warm the Home
Hygge is synonymous with warmth, and textiles are an easy way to add layers of coziness to your space. Drape a chunky knit throw over your sofa, place plush pillows on chairs, and lay down soft area rugs to create a sanctuary that invites everyone to kick off their shoes and curl up among each other.
This plush blanket helps create a perfectly snug environment. Made from premium quality faux rabbit fur, it’s incredibly soft and adds warmth, comfort and an elegant simplicity to a cozy night around the Christmas tree.
If you prefer subtle Christmas motifs, this cozy fleece blanket is a great addition to your living room. We love the muted, natural colors that will accent any room.
Nature-Inspired Christmas Accents
Bringing elements of nature indoors is a key aspect of Hygge decor. Incorporate fresh greenery, pinecones, and wood to infuse your space with a touch of the outdoors. These elements not only look beautiful but also help to keep the decor grounded and connected to the natural world.
This hygge Christmas garland is an easy way to bring the outdoors in. The battery-powered LED lights eliminate the need for cords and plugs and allow you to place the garland in any spot around the house.
Incorporating live plants into holiday decor is a great way to stay connected to the natural world, even when everything outside is cold and dormant. This Rosemary plant (naturally in the shape of a Christmas tree) adds charm and a subtle aromatic scent to your space. Put it in the kitchen for a quick herb garden!
These unique and environmentally friendly collections of pinecones are handpicked from pine trees. They’re perfect for those who love a DIY touch in their decor, easily transforming into garlands, baubles, or accents in table settings. This connection to the natural world is a subtle yet impactful way to embrace a hygge Christmas, bringing a sense of groundedness to your home.
This wreath, with its handmade quality and natural grapevine base, brings a touch of nature indoors. The branches are made of plastic, allowing you to use it year after year, and its simplicity is a nod to nature’s simple beauty. We LOVE this wreath paired with these charming gold bells.
Setting a Hygge Christmas Table
The dining table is where many cherished holiday memories are made. Set a table that radiates warmth and invites long, leisurely meals with loved ones. A simple linen runner, candles, and a rustic bouquet can make a meal feel special yet not too formal.
This table runner strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and beauty, creating an inviting space for leisurely holiday meals with loved ones. Its soft, gauzy texture and rich emerald green color add warmth and rustic elegance to the dining area. What we appreciate most is the material – pure cotton, which is not only soft and durable but also hand-dyed, lending it an authentic, natural charm.
This set of three candle holders, each of a different height (7, 8, and 9 inches), adds a sophisticated and warm touch to the table. Their matte black finish and sleek design brings a modern twist while still resonating with the Hygge ethos of comfort and simplicity. Pair them with these unscented, 100% beeswax candles. Why are unscented, natural materials so important for hygge candles? We break it down for you here.
This charming set of two handcrafted mango wood trees, one large and one small, brings rustic elegance to your dining space. What we particularly love about these trees is their versatility. While they made a stunning centerpiece on a dining table, consider displaying them on a shelf or in a holiday arrangement.
Use these 7 – 8 inch round wood slices as placemats for a dining table, a base for candles or as part of a centerpiece. The rustic charm you’ll create aligns perfectly with the Hygge principle of bringing natural elements indoors!
Crafting Your Own Hygge Decor
DIY projects are a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor and a fun way to let the kids contribute. Handmade items like paper stars, knitted stockings, or a homemade advent calendar can add a unique and personal feel to your home’s ambiance.
This ‘how-to’ kitting book is a treasure trove of creative ideas, offering a variety of stocking designs that range from modern minimalistic to classic festive themes. Whether you’re a seasoned knitter or just picking up the needles for the first time, this book has you covered. Knitting stockings is more than just a craft project; it’s been a way to slow down and indulge in the cozy, creative process that Hygge is all about.
These paper stars, with their delicate and intricate designs, are dreamy and romantic. Each pack comes with 12 stars and 12 tiny LED lights. When illuminated, the LED lights cast a warm glow through the patterns of the stars, creating a calming, magical, hygge Christmas atmosphere!
The Finishing Touches
When it comes to decking the halls with Christmas hygge, never underestimate the power of the little guys – those small, final touches that tie everything together. A charming music box that plays a calm melody, or those cherished photo frames that showcase your favorite memories, can elevate the cozy factor by a mile. And let’s not forget the whimsical touch of small figurines that add a sprinkle of character and charm to your nooks and crannies. These tiny details might not be the first things you notice when you walk into a room, but they’re definitely what you’ll remember for that feeling of home they bring.
Final Thoughts on a Hygge Christmas
The true magic of the Christmas season comes from the joy and comfort we create and share. It’s the glow of candlelight on a chilly evening, the laughter around a board game, the soft melody of a music box – these are the things that Hygge is all about. So this Christmas, embrace that heartwarming Hygge mindset. Fill your home with the things that speak to your soul, bring out the throw blankets, light up the candles, and let the spirit of the season wrap around you like the coziest blanket. Here’s to a holiday filled with all the snug, contented, and utterly hygge moments!