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May 28, 2019

10 Ways to Keep That Hygge Feeling During Summer

10 Ways to Practice Hygge During Summer

Words: The Cozy Issue
Photo credit: Lindsay Crandall

It’s so easy to think that hygge is only something for the fall or winter months, but you can keep that cozy feeling going long after the days lengthen and the temperatures spike. “What’s hygge?” Some of you might be asking. It’s the latest craze sweeping the States, but the people of Denmark have been practicing it for some time. Simply put, it means creating a nice, cozy, comfortable environment while enjoying the simple, good things in life with the special people you surround yourself with.

Thoughts of coziness instantly evoke images of throw blankets and fireplaces, and staying indoors while it’s blustery outside. Still, it’s entirely possible — and quite easy — to add hygge to the summertime. A good tip is to switch out the word “cozy” for “comfortable.”

10 Ways to Practice Hygge During Summer


1. Go camping with a group of friends.


2. Host an outdoor dinner party under the stars.


3. Head to the lake or beach and watch the sun set. Be sure to bring a soft sweater to pull on when the air starts to cool.


4. Buy a hammock or a nice lounge chair.


5. Create a living space in your backyard. Gather some tables, chairs, blankets, and pillows so you can spend most of your time outdoors.


6. Adorn your home with fresh flowers.


7. Pick fresh summer fruit and make ice cream with it.


8. Take a barefoot stroll through your wet lawn.


9. Hang your laundry outdoors so it can dry in the warm summer air.


10. Open up your windows, throw the curtains back, and allow the gentle breezes to fill your home.


Feature-length article originally published in The Cozy Issue Volume 1. Pre-order The Cozy Issue Volume 4 at:

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Comments ( 5 )

  1. Donna Fellows

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I love the idea of practicing hygge. One of my favorite ways is to open all the windows while I am doing routine chores. Breezes wafting through my house beckon me from room to room to tidy up.
    When chores are done, the soft scents of outdoors draw me to my rocking chair or sewing room to tap into the creative part of me.

  2. Katherine Bratkowski

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I have not yet received my summer issue of Bella Grace. Please let me know when to expect it.

  3. Bella Grace Magazine

    April 19, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Hello! Please contact customer service at [email protected] and they will take care of you 🙂

  4. Mary C

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    These are all lovely suggestions.

  5. Julia O'Donovan

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I love this list! I’d love to add something similar to the ice cream suggestion:

    Make fruit and yogurt ice pops!
    I made mine with peaches, ginger, plain whole yogurt, stevia, and collagen. IKEA has cute ice pop molds for just a couple of dollars. But I certainly need to make fresh strawberry ice cream while it’s still hot out!

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