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Hygge in Ohio

Get cozy this winter!

Idyll Reserve in South Bloomingville

Hygge in Ohio

By Heather Rader

Posted On: Feb 21, 2022

With the winter season upon us, make it the coziest season yet by embracing the cold and snowy days. Let hygge make your winter environment more comfortable, warm, and cozy.

Hygge (pronounced HOO-ga) is a Danish concept that encompasses the feeling of comfort and coziness. The Scandinavian practice of making every day moments more meaningful can be integrated your daily essentials, home design and even travels.

You don't have to travel to a Scandinavian country to practice hygge, there's plenty of opportunities to incorporate hygge into your daily lifestyle right here in Ohio!

Hygge Travels

If you're in need of a relaxing escape, these hygge designed Ohio accommodations will have you feeling calm and cozy the minute you step through the door. 

Idyll Reserve in Hocking Hills has five sustainably built cabins with luxurious hygge design. You can also check out the Hygee Box Hop (from The Box Hop), also in the Hocking Hills. 

The Hygge House in Geneva on the Lake is the perfect hygge lake escape and the Ohio Valley Hut in Belmont County is a sustainably built, off the grid cabin that invites you to truly escape from it all.

handmade green ceramic mug with state outline of ohio on front from Ice and Dust Pottery on top of a whitewashed wooden table in front of green leaves and a green lidded vase

Hygge at Home

A few ways to add hygge into your home by be incorporating different textiles, cozy elements, a neutral palette with muted shades of blues, browns and greens, and items that make you feel happy and create a calm and relaxing space.

Locally made Ohio products will bring the hygge spirit to your home. Like a scented candle from Wick Therapy Candle (we recommend the peaceful scents like Balance, Bliss, Solace or Unwind).  Enjoy your favorite hot beverage in a handmade Ohio mug from Ice and Dust Pottery or cozy up with a soft handmade chunky knit blanket from Little Birdie Design Studio.

You can always find more Made in Ohio products to add a touch of hygee to your home. 

Simple Hygge Moments

You don't have to spend money on a getaway or buy products to practice hygge. Enjoy quiet moments by turning off electronic devices, reading a book, walking at your local park or an Ohio State Park or by taking a few minutes to rejoice in the simple moments of life.

Hygge is really about what makes you feel happy and content. Happy hygging!

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