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The Equation For The Ultimate Cosy Day (At Home)

If someone asked you to define ‘cosy,’ what would you say?

I think it is a feeling. Perhaps even an instinct.

You’ll just know when something is cosy.

Modern culture has recently adopted the Danish term ‘Hygge.’

Defined as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,’ this popular trend just proves how much the world is loving feeling cosy and warm.

While it is subjective and individual to each person, here are a few ideas if you’re wanting to inject a little bit of glowing-yellow warmth into your cold, blue day.

1. Lighting Candles

Day or night. Summer or winter. You can never have enough candles. The bedroom, bathroom, lounge room and kitchen should each be filled with multiple cosy flames (while always ensuring appropriate air flow and ventilation, of course).

Ecoya’s Sweet Pea & Jasmine candle has been my favourite scent for the longest time. Think sweet pea and Australasian white jasmine mixed with uplifting notes of watermelon and cucumber. You can find it here.

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2. A Hot Drink

To make your cosy day the cosiest of all, you will need to have multiple hot drinks. Cups of tea during the day and of course, a nice cup of hot chocolate at night.

3. Running a Bath

Having a bath is one of the most relaxing things you could do. While some people may disagree, I would argue that is only because they have not done it right. You’ll need a book, a candle, a bath bomb, water set to the perfect temperature and at least half an hour to an hour to soak and wrinkle up.

4. Comfy Clothes

Forget tight, restrictive pants and t-shirts, life should be all about baggy, comfortable outfits. Always. You want to be able to move and feel free. Not exactly pyjamas, but something pretty close to that. I’ve been loving these.

5. Chicken Soup

There’s something about chicken bone broth soup that equals the exact equation of cosy for me. It may have been the fact that my mum would always make it for us in the winter (as would my nonna). It’s the perfect thing to cook and let simmer all day long. Recipe here.

6. Binge-Watching Telly

We’re almost too lucky to have so much choice for what to watch. Your cosy day needs a cosy show (or three). I’ve been watching Younger on Stan. I didn’t know I was a binge-tv-show-watcher until now.

What is your equation for the perfect cosy day? Let me know!


7 thoughts on “The Equation For The Ultimate Cosy Day (At Home)

  1. Lazy Sunday mornings (having one now), coffee in the morning sun, a fire in the wood stove on a cold rainy night. I’d like to learn how to make chicken soup, and bread for that matter as mentioned above.

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  2. Kiara, snugness would be my first must have to feel cosy. That means soft flowing clothes, blankets, rugs, dog or cat on lap, Hot Chocolate and chocolate are also great. I like pretty or funny mugs and cups. Some good music, a book. All very hard to resist.
    Best wishes,

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  3. I do have to say, I know my perfect cozy set up. I have a long flowing galaxy wolf blanket that I am very partial to, wrap my legs up in that. I have my earbuds sitting snug in my ears with some music to bob my head along to. A book or a recent Bible study I’m working through and hot cup of the man varieties of tea I take comfort in. Either alone or with my sweet little man next to me, leaning against Mommy and watching a movie. The end of my bed is where I’d be placed and the sweet scent of Patrick’s jacket hugging me as if he were behind me, arms wrapped delicately around me. Now that’s my definition of cozy. ❤ Thanks for setting the mood, love. 🙂

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  4. I am, gratefully, living my cozy/Hygge life even through these crazy, historic times! A clean, quiet house with a soft blanket on my lap, flavored water or coffee mocha at my side, and a good book to read, or writing in my journal or for my book, or just relaxing with Sudoku or a Word Find puzzle, the Piano guys, or a great movie…so happy. . .

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