That’s what “hygge” is
Why are the Danes so content? They have “hygge”, their secret weapon against stress, long dark winter months and other unpleasantness. Hygge (say: hyig-guh) can’t be translated in one word, but it describes many things that are conducive to relaxed well-being: snug security, friendship and convivial gatherings, cosy evenings in candlelight, good food and animated conversations. So it’s no wonder that the Danes have reated their own distinctive style of home furnishings: uncluttered chic and at the same time wonderfully laid-back – that is, simply hyggelig!