The Art of Hygge

How to Bring Danish Cosiness Into Your Life

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781849539555

About the book

Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-ga’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cosy, comfortable and at peace with the world. It’s almost impossible to translate into English, but this concept might explain why Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world.

The Art of Hygge is packed with delicious recipes to share with friends, craft ideas for decorating your home, and inspirational suggestions for enjoying the magic of everyday pleasures. Whether it’s a soothing mug of hot chocolate, a tasty butternut squash soup or a snuggly pair of felt slippers, you’ll find that a little hygge brings a lot of happiness!


'If you’ve not heard of hygge already you soon will. This Scandinavian word, loosely translated as cosiness, is a whole culture of wellbeing that promises to change us from the stressed out, duty-driven workaholics we Brits are, into more calm and accepting, chilled out people.'

Red Magazine online

'you'll find that a little hygge brings a lot of happiness!'

My Weekly Magazine

'The Art of Hygge book had definitely helped me discover more about the Danish art'

The Fairytale Pretty Picture Blog

'It is so lovely, just flicking through the pages makes me feel inspired to make my home cosy and welcoming.'

What Katy Said Blog

'Moving on from mindful meditation and colouring books, hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the hot new lifestyle from Denmark'

London Evening Standard

'And now it is time to embrace the latest Scandinavian export - the Danish concept of hygge'

Sunday Express S Magazine

'The Art of Hygge… best for hygge handicrafts with instructions for making felt-slippers, fairylight lanterns and woolen mug cosies'

Mail on Sunday You Magazine

'Forget the bloody crime novels of Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbø and the bleak crime drama of The Bridge and The Killing - the latest Scandinavian export to hit the UK is the Danish concept of hygge'

Alison Flood, The Guardian

'this sweet, inspiring book.'

The Simple Things

‘The Art Of Hygge by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen (published by Summersdale priced £9.99) will give you all you need to surround yourself with blissful Danish cosiness for the approaching winter.’

The People's Friend

‘It seems the zeitgeist has shifted from mindfulness to hygge this autumn’

The Early Hour Blog

'Hygge I reckon is here to stay... Hygge is where it's at'

New Statesman