Hello Autumn! With the day's cooler, now is a great time to start adding some cosiness and joy to our homes.
Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the Danish concept of creating a warm atmosphere to enjoy the good things in life. Cosying up in your favourite nook and watching a movie is hygge or it could be lighting some candles and snuggling in with a good book.
As the Danes would say, we want to get hygge. Pull on your woollies, grab a warm drink and get some tips on how to achieve hygge in your own home.
Library members have loaned hygge themed items 1,447 times. Transform your home into the cosy space you desire with these great titles.
Light some candles and relax with one of these hygge eBooks:
- The Little Book of Hygge by Jonny Jackson
- Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life by Niki Brantmark
- Live Lagom: Balanced living, the Swedish way by Anna Brones
- The Nordic Art of Sisu: Find your resilience by Justyn Barnes
- Fika: The art of the Swedish coffee break, with recipes for pastries, breads and other treats by Anna Brones
To get started, download the ePlatform and Libby apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Grab a hot drink and enjoy these home-style eMagazines:
- Vogue Living
- Australian House and Garden
- Love Patchwork and Quilting
- The Australian Women’s Weekly Food
- Simply Crochet
To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Settle into your cosy nook to listen to these Hygge eAudiobooks:
- The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish way to live well by Meik Wiking
- How to Clean Your House by Lynsey Crombie
- The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish search for the world’s happiest people by Meik Wiking
- Coffeeland: A history by Augustine Sedgewick
- The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
To get started, download the BorrowBox, Libby and uLibrary apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Get hygge with it on the lounge and stream these classic eMovies on Beamafilm:
First time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.
Chill under the doona with this Freegal playlist:
- Tombstone by Ocean Alley
- Georgia by Vance Joy
- No Cars Go by Arcade Fire
- Feeding Line by Boy and Bear
- Always by Tia Gostelow
Unlimited music streaming and download five (5) tracks per week. Download from the Sony catalogue and thousands of smaller labels. Sign in with your member number and password.
Listen on the go with these hygge themed podcasts:
- Hygge Girls Podcast by Madison Bares and Emma Roof
- Finding Hygge: Guided mindful cooking by Nithya
- The Nordic Mum by Susanna
- Hygge in the Early Years
- The Hygge Planner Show
Search for these free podcast titles from your preferred podcast provider.
On the web
Looking for more huggee?:
- What is hygge? | Visit Denmark
- 6 ways to make your home more ‘hygge’ this winter | Homes to love
- What do we mean by “hygge”? | Denmark.dk
- 12 Ways to Create the Danish Hygge Look at Home | culture trip
- 10 Reasons Hygge is Perfect for Small Spaces | The Spruce
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