I am the last person on Earth to read The Little Book of Hygge, but it inspired me to share with you some ideas I have on how to hygge during the summer, as I believe there’s a misconception that it’s a winter only activity.

No candles? Get out in the daylight

Candles are a huge part of the hygge concept, but if you’re like me, you may not want to light candles in summer.  Instead, take advantage of the longer daylight hours by going for a walk in nature, with a dog, a friend or family member.  You could also enjoy the sunrise or sunset.

Have a picnic

Get out your hamper, plastic cutlery and utensils, plus the biggest blanket you can find.  Then, grab your friends, lots and lots of yummy food and drink, and make your way to the closest park.  Sunhat and sunglasses optional but recommended!

Choose your favourite summer outfit

I don’t know about you, but during the warmer months I simply fall in love with maxi dresses.  Choose your favourite outfit from your wardrobe, or go shopping for a new one.  I always feel fantastic when I put my dresses on, and wearing what you love is a great way to brighten your mood.

Play games and turn off the TV

I LOVE playing board games.  Invite some friends over, and choose a game to play! Or you can find games in some pubs and coffee shops.  If you’re at home, get out the drinks and snacks too, and open up the windows as things could get quite heated!

What are your summer hygge tips? Or do you think hygge was a winter 2016 trend that we won’t see again?

  • I love the concept of Hygge, although I do think that in the UK at least it’ll be a passing trend that won’t last. Something new will come along and replace it – I’m sure! These are some great ideas for how to Hygge in Summer – I love the picnic idea! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • I haven’t read it yet, so I think you might be the second to last! These are some great tips; doing things that make us feel all cosy and snug inside instead of cosy and snug under blankets and duvets!

  • Alisha Valerie.

    This so sounds interesting. I’ll be checking it out for sure! It sounds right up my street!! Thank you for sharing lovely, 🌸💗✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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  • Food & Baker

    Always love the idea of Hygee and picnics are defo the way to go in summer! Great post!

    Jessica & James | foodandbakertravels.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

  • Kate

    I’n a huge fan of Hygge, and I always miss it when Summer rolls round! Honestly Llinos you would love our house – we have regular board game evenings, plus there’s a strong Welsh contingent in our housemate “family” – we’re also huge on crafts too! Great post, thank you for sharing 🙂

    Kate x

  • Thanks Aimee, I had fun writing this, but like you I think hygge will pass for the UK xx

  • Yay on being second to last! Blankets aren’t so appealing in summer, except maybe picnic blankets.

  • It is interesting and fun! I enjoyed writing this post.

  • Picnics are the best, even better if you’re by a lake and can then go rowing!

  • Oh wow, sounds amazing, when can I come and stay?!

  • Charlene McElhinney

    This was a beautiful post! I really really really want to go on a picnic this summer! I’m putting at the top of my list! I really want to read this book too! I’ve seen a lot of people talking about it on social media lately – I feel like I’m missing out!

    Charlene McElhinney

  • Glad you enjoyed the post, Charlene. It is a lovely little book.

  • Great post! I do love candles in the summer though, when we sit outside and the sun has just set it’s always to peaceful to have candles flickering around you =o)


  • A picnic sounds gorgeous in this weather!

    Lauren x Huggled

  • I’m a huge board game lover as well! Just last night I was sitting with my friends outside with a bottle of cider, playing Monopoly and Mastermind! We had a great night and got to soak up the evening sunshine! I haven’t had a picnic this summer but it is now definitely on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing Llinos!

    Abbey 😺 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  • I haven’t read anything to do with Hygge and I actually still have absolutely no idea what it’s all about! Even so, I love these ideas – especially the one about turning the TV off and playing board games. I love a good board game!

  • I did light some candles last night when I was reading in bed, it was lovely as the sun set as you say!

  • It definitely does, need to plan mine now!

  • That sounds like a perfect evening, Abbey. I can’t get enough of board games at the moment. Glad you enjoyed my ideas.

  • Oh wow you have done well to avoid it haha! I adore board games, especially if they involve general knowledge, I love a bit of trivia.

  • Love this idea!

    Sophie | http://www.sophiessuitcase.com

  • It is fun!

  • Lifethrough Tsg

    I love this post! I find it hard to find the same comfort in summer that I do in winter, but spending more time outside has definitely helped me with this!
    Hayley X

  • I know exactly what you mean, it’s not such a cosy time of year!

  • Gwennan Rees

    I FINALLY got my hands on this book today! I couldn’t get it for love nor money round about Christmas but it was down to a fiver in Tesco today so I snapped it up! Loved this post, great to see a different take on it

  • Yes I thought it would be fun to give it a different twist!