5 Ways To Inject Hygge Into Your Life

5 ways to inject Hygge into your lives with Hive! Words & pictures by Hayley ...


5 ways to inject Hygge into your life with Hive!

“Hygge” - the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures 
If you’re an avid reader of FMIF then you’ll know that I’m ALL about that Hygge life; which is essentially ‘enjoying life’s simple pleasures’ i.e reading a good book, snuggling up by the fire in your PJs or surrounding yourself with loved ones! I think that Hygge is basically the best excuse to get some down/chill time in your life - especially during the colder months! I’ve teamed up with at home heating system; Hive and put together my top 5 tips on how to inject Hygge into your life - so, here goes it!...

1.) Keep Your Loved Ones Warm 

Now I don’t know about you, but I LOVE treating my loved ones, my favourite part of Christmas is definitely giving presents over receiving them! My mum has recently had Hive installed at home, as she works such long hours at a homeless shelter and it’s so much easier for her to control her heating from an app, so she can warm up the house before she gets home late at night! I also have the app installed on my phone so that I can stay connected with my mum whilst I’m travelling, Hive’s campaign #YoureNeverFarFromHome is based around connecting loved ones from afar, and with the help of Hive you can do just that! Whilst in Paris this past weekend I logged into my mums account and turned her heating on last Friday night, so she could run herself a nice bubble bath with a glass of wine once she got home from work. It warms my heart knowing that I can help look after her, from anywhere in the world - just on an app, ALL of the feels!

What is Hive I hear you ask girls? Well, the Hive Active Heating is an EPIC way to control your heating and hot water, at home or from an app on your phone! You can control it anywhere, anytime - cool, huh?! It’s also super easy to set up a schedule too, so you can control it to come on for an hour in the morning when you wake up, and for a few hours every evening, you may even want to put it on for an hour or two during the day! It’s super easy to install, a British Gas engineer will install in in just 3 easy steps so you’ll have Hive in no time at all! BUT... That’s not all folks, they have a number of products which can be a part of the ecosystem, for example they offer Hive Active Light to control your lighting from where you are in the world (perfect if you’re travelling and want to switch a light on to make it look like you’re home!). Hive = home geniuses


2.) Have an EPIC brainstorm

I always find that my best ideas always come when I’m not in ‘work mode’, of an evening I tend to have a nice bubble bath and get in my favourite PJs and put pen to paper. I’ll have an EPIC Pinterest session and surround myself with travel and fashion magazines and just have a good ol’ brainstorm, from blog direction to blog post ideas - I got it covered! I love making lists of ideas that I could use for potential blog posts, then if I’m feeling stressed or hit a ‘writers block’ I can just refer to my brainstorms for content ideas! Another great tip is to create mood boards, I recently picked up some foam board from Hobby Craft and have made projection boards for 2017!


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3.) Light ALL of the candles 

I have a serious candle obsession, I actually counted the other day and I have 15 in my room, yet every time I enter a homeware shop I seem to buy more (is there a candle anonymous group someone can direct me to?!). Every day when I’m working from my office, I’l light at least 3 candles, I find that it helps me to relax and creates a really nice environment to work from - a room that smells lush helps to ease stress I find! Also, lighting all of the candles is V appropriate for binge watching Netflix in bed.. go on, try it!


4.) Run a hot bubble bath

You guys know that I LOVE a bubble bath, myself and Ben having a running joke that literally every time we stay in a hotel; the very first thing I do once we’ve checked in is run a bath (even in Thailand; I kid you not!). A couple of times a week (who am I kidding?!) every night, I’ll run myself a bath with my favourite bath oil and some Himalayan sea salts, take a good book and enjoy some serious R&R for a while; if I’m feeling cheeky I’ll take a glass of wine/prosecco with me. Oh and I’ll light ALL of the candles and relax!

5.) Read a good book

I’m actually not kidding when I say I ordered 6 new books on Amazon yesterday! I have seriously re-kindled my love of reading and can’t seem to stop! During our trip to Thailand I read four new books and just became obsessed with reading again! Whether it’s in bed at night, on the train or in the bath - reading a good book and heading to another world for a while is the perfect time to embrace some downtime and relax properly! Switch off your phone and avoid watching TV and just immerse yourself in a good book!

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What are your top tips for injecting a little Hygge into your life? Is Hygge something that you practice? Do you have Hive at home?

*This post was in collaboration with Hive, however, all views and images as always are my own. 


  1. Caitlin 19th January 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I really need to get better at adding Hygge to my life and these are all really great ideas! Plus oh my goodness your bedroom, I need that in my life prontoooo!

    • Hayley 19th January 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Same love, it’s something that I LOVE I just need to do it more – oh thank you! 🙂 x

  2. Immy May 19th January 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Oooh I love this gal! I am ALL about dat hygge life. Especially right now! Annoyingly our boiler has been out for the past month (I know, SAVAGE) so now it is back in action I am gonna take myself home tonight and treat myself to the most bubbly bath ever. I am gonna pop some sorta dreamy playlist on, light all the candles and c h i l l. I can’t bloomin’ wait! #thehyggelifechoseme Immy x


    • Hayley 19th January 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Oh thank you lady! Oh god, not ideal – yes do just that love and RELAX <3 Hahaha love that hashtag, let's start a movement! 😉 x

    • Hayley 20th January 2017 / 9:34 am

      Same love, it’s such a nice way to warm up the house when you’re heading home from work – such a genius idea! x

  3. Josie Brownlee 19th January 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Wow! I’ve seen the Hive advert and always think it’s a great idea, and I love the idea of the lighting too – especially when travelling, good point there! You’ve got some great ideas here – candles and baths are definitely my go to and I really want to get back into reading (sadly I’m too busy and when I’m free to relax I always choose a good film/episode!). Brainstorming is a good one too! I always like to enjoy the mundane things that aren’t work-related – even like cooking the dinner or go for a nice walk – oh and a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate if it’s evening and I’m feeling snug!

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    • Hayley 20th January 2017 / 9:35 am

      Definitely love, I think it’s a great way to protect your home whilst on holiday etc! Ah thank you, couldn’t agree more with a nice long walk or hot chocolate.. BLISS! x

  4. Rosy 20th January 2017 / 8:41 am

    I’m blown away by the idea of heating you can control on an app, I have a very old heating system (I live in a very old cottage!) and the idea of something like that seems very futuristic to me haha, I’m also all about the candles and books though, I recently read the Hygge book 🙂

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    • Hayley 20th January 2017 / 9:37 am

      Same love, even though I’m a blogger I’m always SO fascinated by tech-forward products but I really do think this idea is genius, even though it’s a simple, yet effective concept! So good isn’t it, I’m reading it now! 🙂 x

  5. Amy 20th January 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Yesss I’m all about lighting ALL the candles in my house at the moment! I would love to be able to control my heating from an app, having a warm house ready for when I get home would be the dream haha!
    Amy xx

    • Hayley 21st January 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Same love, I genuinely have about 6 on the go at once haha! It’s bloody genius right? My mum is so chuffed and has loved using it! x

  6. Gabrielle 21st January 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Oh yes, candles are always a good (and beautiful!) idea. Totally with you on keeping your surroundings warm, by the way – I find my mood dips if I become too cold at home!


    • Hayley 22nd January 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Same love, a nice warm house and lots of candles is Hygge heaven! x

    • Hayley 22nd January 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Definitely do love, I have two and they’re great – well worth a read! x

  7. VIna 22nd January 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous. The hygge lifestyle is the best! 🙂

    • Hayley 22nd January 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Thank you lovely! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 22nd January 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Thanks love! x

    • Hayley 23rd January 2017 / 11:01 am

      Yes do it love, love a bit of Hygge in my life! x

  8. Tara 23rd January 2017 / 12:57 am

    I’ve never read any of the Hygge books- so don’t really know much about it other than blog posts I’ve read- but I’m pretty sure I live by it anyway! Who doesn’t want to be cosy & calm when they can?!


    • Hayley 23rd January 2017 / 11:04 am

      Definitely pick one up if you can love, they’re a great read! Same, I’ve pretty much always been about that Hygge life haha! x

  9. Layla 25th January 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Do you know what – I’m exactly the same with candles and baths! I thought it was just me but every single time I go into a home shop, I buy more!! I cannot help it and I don’t want to help it hahaha – I love, love, love candles, decorative pieces and scents!

    Hope you’re well lovely, must meet up for a drink soon – not sure if I still have the right contact details for you!?!

    Layla xx


    • Hayley 26th January 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Same love, I get obsessed (especially in Primark as they smell SO good and so cheap too!), definitely love – drop me an email and we can go from there! 🙂 x

  10. Helena 25th January 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Love this post! Absolutely swear by living the hygge life these days! I think I always had been doing it but now it has an official name I am embracing it fully. A big bubble bath and ALL the candles are my favourite way to relax. I see you have Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert on your shelf, it has been my favourite recent read!



    • Hayley 26th January 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Oh same love, I thin I’ve always been about that life!! It’s a great book isn’t it?! x

  11. Beauteagenes 26th January 2017 / 11:44 am

    I really need to make sure I have a little more Hygge in my life 🙂 I am a huge fan of a good bubble bath and snuggling up with a hot cup of tea and a good book, just have to make sure I take the time to do it!
    Beautiful blog lovely-your pictures are gorgeous 🙂 xxxx

    • Hayley 26th January 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Yes you do lovely – I think it’s just so important to have some down time and enjoy relaxing more! Thank you love 🙂 x

  12. Jenny Cole 26th January 2017 / 3:18 pm

    I’m loving this whole Hygge trend – I’m all about being cosy and happy 🙂 Nothing better than snuggling under a blanket in front of the fire with a good book. I’m currently reading The Girl on the Train and seriously can’t put it down! I also love a good cup of tea or hot chocolate whilst watching my favourite TV programme or a Disney film. And, of course, you can’t beat a lovely bubble bath.

    Jenny xx


    • Hayley 26th January 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Same love! Such a lovely feeling being cosy and content! Ooh that book massively draws you in I couldn’t put it down! Hot Chocolate is also a massive winner for Hygge sessions! x

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