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.
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!