Making the most of the winter months is key to staying in a good mood, if not this season can just feel so long and dark. To me, this is the perfect time to practice hygge and get cozy at home.

I have collected a few things to motivate you on your quest to get cozy this winter, you can find all the links below the moodboard. How are you planning to get through this season?

// 1: New bedding can create a cozy setting in your bedroom so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee in bed in style. I love the sound of this Hush range from Ferm Living, encouraging you to mix and match colours and experiment with creating your personal expression / 2: Don’t underestamate the power of a little nap to get you though the day / 3: Indulge in a lovely bath for some me time. Check out hot to make this DIY bathtub tray over on Love & Renovations blog / 4: Why not make your own chunky knit blanket? Find out how from Made Up Style blog / 5: Baking is always great in wintertime. The act itself is cozy, it makes your house smell lovely and you can enjoy your baked goods after! I love the sound of this salted chocolate caramel knot by Now, Forager / 6: Read a cozy book. I am currently reading the Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake / 7: Light candles. Lots of them / 8: Dress casual. Ideally something soft and comfy that looks as close to a pyjama as possible but is still acceptable to wear in public…

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.



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    January 24, 2018

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it! What did you think of The Hygge Holiday?

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      Ingrid Opstad

      January 26, 2018

      Hi Abby, so glad to hear you love my blog – thank you so much! I am not finished with the book yet, but like it so far. Very cozy and a great feel-good read.