I loved May, but is it just me or did it disappear so quick? For me, it is the perfect month. A lovely temperature and a time full of happiness. Everyone is smiling because summer is arriving and there so much to look forward to.

For many people seeking coziness everyday is necessary for feeling happy. It is about finding a calm in a stressful world, a little hyggekrok (cozy nook) where it is ok to slow down and relax. What better way to do so than in a minimal space with a cup of coffee in hand. This dark and flavorsome happiness-potion has become the symbol of hygge, and the latest trend is having a coffee-nap. A coffee-nap is the perfect way to get a quick pick-me-up, it literally means to drink a coffee followed by a 15-minute nap. When you wake up the caffeine kicks in, this way you can get an effective rest that makes you feel ready to tackle the rest of the day. Next time you feel tired – try it!

I have selected 4 of the images from Instagram to share with you, these images all have a calm and lovely tone that captures That Scandinavian Feeling perfectly. If you want to discover more, grab a coffee and click on the hashtag below;

1 // @by_cwpg_coffee_moment
“With my image, I want to convey the Nordic light surrounded by clean lines, simplicity, the purity that emerges from the light in the room.”

2 // @laura_ascari
“Staying home and enjoying the little things in life on rainy days gives me That Scandinavian Feeling.”

3 // @acuriousfind
“That Scandinavian Feeling for me is living in a stripped back and minimal space. I like to have a white background and add in simple furniture pieces, with clean lines and no fussiness. Our lives are so busy, it’s important to me, to have a clean, simplistic space that helps me clear my head after a busy day. I like to add in wooden tones throughout. This adds warms and interest, and stops the space from being cold and bare.”

4 // @a_frebel
“That Scandinavian Feeling to me means seeking coziness everyday, finding comfort in the ordinary, and striving to keep things simple but significant. It is enjoying slow mornings with coffee and my dogs, and wearing fuzzy socks while watching the snow fall. It is clean sheets, the subtle sound of falling rain, and vanilla scented candles.

In relation to this image, my Scandinavian feeling usually involves coffee. I find comfort in coffee because it is warm and fuzzy, it represents routine & productivity. Coffee can be drank at any time and with anyone. Many conversations, moments, and memories have been shared over coffee.”

What gives you That Scandinavian Feeling? Share your images on Instagram too for a chance to be featured, and let’s spread some summertime hygge!

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.



  1. Reply

    Victoria A Yates

    June 6, 2017

    I love your style! So crisp, yet warm. My favorite is the first photo of the bed. Just makes me want to crawl in and take a nap!

    • Reply

      Ingrid Opstad

      June 27, 2017

      So glad you are enjoying the selection Victoria, make sure you check out all of them over on Instagram!

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    Bryce Rae

    June 6, 2017

    Great pics. You can see that those pics are related as well. I have only just realized the value of Instagram

    • Reply

      Ingrid Opstad

      June 27, 2017

      Thank you Bryce, happy to hear!