31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul will give you some tips for cultivating more hygge into your days, even in the spring. Who says winter is the only time to add hygge elements to your life?
If you’re looking for more ideas on how to add hygge to your life, What is Hygge? The Popular Danish Lifestyle Trend Decoded and How to Hygge: 31 of the Best Cozy Ideas will help you on your journey.
Spring is when we come out of hibernation from the winter months and renew our spirits. Look for simple ways to embrace all the gifts this season gives us now that the warmer temperatures have arrived.
The little things in life add up to a magical day. Good food, a cozy reading nook, the floral scents of cherry blossoms, chunky sweaters, a cup of tea, an interesting conversation with your best friend, spring decor, and sending snail mail are just some ways to bring feelings of contentment.
How do you pronounce Hygge?
Hygge is not pronounced the way you think it is. “Hoo-gah” is the correct way to say it. If you want even more clarification there are Youtube videos that will help you out. Here’s one that nails it!
Where did Hygge originate?
The word hygge originally came from Norway. The Norwegian word loosely meant well-being. The Danish adopted the word as their own, and embody the hygge lifestyle. Danes are among the happiest people in the world, and attribute their happiness partly to hygge.
What is Hygge?
The hygge style cannot be summarized in just a word or even a sentence. The best way I can describe it is an outlook on life that focuses on simple pleasures and taking the time to cultivate more of them in your life.
The Danish concept is when you give your body, mind, and spirit a rest and enjoy the good things in life, like a sunrise or sunset, reading a book in front of a crackling fire, taking the time to savor a delicious mug of gourmet tea, and spending time with friends and family in a comfortable setting.
What is a Hygge Lifestyle?
Instead of living your life on autopilot, the Danish word hygge is a great way of life that brings deep contentment to your soul.
Sometimes the outer things in life (money, power, achievements) aren’t the things that will make us happy. A hygge life encourages us to look at what truly brings us joy and it to make sure we include those things in our days.
Finding that balance between getting things done and learning to schedule downtime is what we all need to live happy-centered days.
Creating a Cozy Life Group
Since you found this article on the spring hygge lifestyle, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 114,000 like-minded souls.
It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug. Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.
“The best part of memories is making them.”Meik Wiking author of Little Book of Hygge
Here are the 31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul:
1) Rainbow hunter
On the next rainy day, pile your whole family into the car and hit the backroads to search for rainbows. They are one of the magical wonders in life that we take for granted. Spring is the perfect time to find these gifts from heaven.
Rainbows are made when sunlight enters a water droplet, and it breaks the sunlight into the seven colors of the spectrum. The seven colors of the spectrum are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. You can only see a rainbow if the rain is in front of you and the sun is behind you.
You may find a pot of gold too!
2) Seasonal vegetables
Celebrate each season by trying new recipes featuring vegetables at their peak of flavor. Eating seasonally is an easy way to nourish your body and add variety to your meal planning. It’s one of the most essential elements of living a simple life.
Spring is the time of year that brings artichokes, asparagus, carrots, celeriac, fennel, radishes, Vidalia onions, and watercress. Are artichokes your favorite dish? Make them the centerpiece of a meal and celebrate their arrival. Skip the grocery store for the best-tasting produce, visit your local farmer’s market.
I have an amazing creamy asparagus soup recipe for you if you’re looking for new recipes. Here’s a cheesy baked Vidalia onion dip recipe that everyone loves too!
3) Seasonal fruits
Let’s not forget about using fruit in our cooking and recipes. Now that there’s warmer weather, visiting local farmer’s markets is a beautiful way to support local businesses and get produce at its peak of flavor.
Apricots, avocados, Meyer lemons, rhubarb, and strawberries are just a few fresh fruits in season this spring. Let your family enjoy the season’s bounties and taste these fruits in yummy desserts, sauces, and salads.
This avocado tomato cucumber salad will become a family favorite from the first bite. You’ll thank me for this creamy homemade strawberry salad dressing recipe. It really is that good.
4) Sidewalk poet
A sidewalk is the perfect blank canvas for poetry and drawings using chalk. You can also write a love letter to the world.
Keep some chalk in your purse if you find the perfect opportunity to express your creative side. You could also wear comfortable clothes and make art for the outside world on your next day off.
5) Hygge box
Now that the colder months are behind us, surprise your friends and family with a spring hygge box.
Include items like a spring-scented soy candle, packets of seeds for flowers, herbs, and vegetables, pretty pale pink nail polish, truffles, and a box of jasmine green tea. New plants tucked in any gift is also a wonderful idea.
6) Raindrops and puddles
Check the forecast for the next puddle-jumping day and be prepared to embrace it. Finding joy in something as simple as a rain shower can relieve the stress of a busy day.
Have your raincoat, hat, and boots ready to enjoy the following spring rain.
Meet up with your old friends for brunch at a venue that has outdoor seating to soak up the sun’s rays. It’s a simple way to catch up with each other and talk about plans over a cup of coffee.
Spending quality time with friends outdoors is one of the best things you can do for your mental health.
8) Fairy garden
Who doesn’t love a fairy garden? It doesn’t matter how old you are.
Celebrate spring by creating a mini-garden that will warm your heart whenever it meets your glance. There are lots of examples of fairy gardens on Pinterest that will inspire you.
Kick off the season by planning a pot-luck barbeque with your friends and family on a good-weather weekend.
You made it through the winter, so it’s time to welcome spring with open arms. Add a croquet tournament to the agenda, and you have the perfect party everyone will love forward to attending.
10) Spring photo challenge
On the first day of spring, take a daily picture of something that celebrates this time of year.
Some ideas might include fruit tree blossoms, flowers, artichokes, a bouquet of fresh flowers, a bird with a nest, butterflies, chicks, rabbits, Easter eggs, an early spring morning, or anything St. Patty’s day related or rain boots.
You will have a photo diary of each day of this magical season.
11) Zoo babies
Take a trip to the nearest zoo to marvel over all the baby animals making their debut in the world.
12) Oh, butterfly!
Plant a butterfly garden to attract these gorgeous insects to your home.
You’ll want to include bee balm, butterfly weed, goldenrod, marigold, milkweed, sage, sunflowers, and yarrow in your garden.
Plant your garden in a sunny spot; butterflies love the sun. Fill shallow dishes with sand and water as spots where the butterflies can hang out. Flat rocks are also helpful.
Don’t use pesticides in your garden because they harm our winged friends.
13) Roots and rewards
Plant a fruit tree that will end up bearing gifts all year-long. In the spring, it will give you flowering branches, shade from the sun’s rays in the summer, fruit in the fall , and its branches offer fragrance kindling for your fireplace in the winter.
Springs opens her arms and offers a chance at a renewal of your spirit. Make sure you give yourself a few luxuries and take some much-needed me-time.
A spa day would be the perfect way to start spring. Book your appointment now to start the season off on the right note.
15) Irish luck
Find out which town closest to you is hosting a St. Patty’s Day parade and make plans with friends to attend. Take part in all the festivities and catch some of that Irish luck.
16) Spring clean
Now cleaning might not sound like much fun, but it’s one of the easiest ways to make your home feel more cozy. Clean your windows, let the sunshine in, donate all those unwanted items, and give yourself more room.
For more ideas on how to incorporate hygge while cleaning the house, check out this blog post: Add Hygge Elements to Your Cleaning Routine
If cleaning isn’t your thing, 21 Secrets for a Tidy Home will help you journey to a cleaner home.
17) Cloud watcher
Put a blanket out in the yard and watch the clouds dance in the sky above you. The best day for cloud gazing is when cumulus clouds are out. Cumulus clouds are the ones that are round and puffy and are detached from each other.
18) May Day
May Day became a celebration of the emerging sprouts growing in the fields. Children would dance around the Maypole, holding colorful ribbons.
Initially, May Day baskets became popular with children and those with a romantic interest. This tradition evolved to include friends and neighbors.
A hygge idea for spring is to make small floral baskets for all your favorite neighbors to celebrate May Day. You can also add seed packets, candy, freshly baked cookies, and little notepads to your basket.
On the 1st of May, place your basket on their front porch and ring the doorbell. The whole objective is not to get caught delivering the gift.
19) Stepping stones
Make homemade garden stones out of cement and add little trinkets to the wet mixture that remind you of happy times as you step your way into bliss.
20) Scavenger hunt
Make a list with your family of everything that represents spring to you, and go on a hunt to check each one-off your list.
Tulips, frogs, bees, checkered tablecloths, blue skies, green grass, umbrellas, ladybugs, cookouts, baseball, puddles, spider webs, and birds singing are just some of the things to locate on a beautiful spring day.
21) Earth hug
Earth gets one day of recognition a year, so make sure you do something to celebrate the beautiful world we live.
Be a volunteer for an environmental organization, put a recycling program in place at home or your office, go on a hike and enjoy her beauty, or make a plan of how your family will tread more lightly upon the earth.
22) Peaceful flow
Spring is the best time to hike to nearby waterfalls. After the winter snow melts from the warmer weather, the waterfalls will be full of flowing water.
Studies have found being near water helps lower our stress levels and gives us an overall peaceful feeling.
Pack a picnic in your backpack and enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder.
23) Bike ride
Taking your bikes to a quaint town not too far away is the easiest way to enjoy the spring air and change up your routine simultaneously.
Find a neighborhood of cute houses and enjoy the new scenery on two wheels.
24) Dressed for spring
Spring means a complete wardrobe change. Celebrate the season by buying yourself a new straw tote, sandals, and brighter colored lipstick.
You can also treat yourself to a pedicure, so your toes look good in your new sandals.
25) Festival magic
This season brings a fantastic array of festivals all over the country that celebrates all the gifts that spring offers.
Book a trip to one of these festivals, and get into the spirit of celebration.
Some examples of spring festivals are:
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – Mount Vernon, WA
This month-long festival starts on April 1st and ends on April 30th. It is a gorgeous sight to behold, with millions of tulips in bloom at the same time. More iris, tulip, and daffodil bulbs are produced than in any other county in the United States. For more information about this festival, go here.
This picture was taken by me at last year’s festival.
Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival – Castroville, CA
I love everything about artichokes. I love the way they taste, look, and even how they grow. The people of Castroville, CA love them too. So much so they have a food and wine festival dedicated to them.
Events like farm tours, fruit and vegetable sculpture contests, and chef demos are just a few things you will find at the festival.
Find more information about the Castroville Artichoke Festival here.
National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC
If you have yet to see the cherry tree blossoms in Washington, DC, you’re seriously missing out on a beautiful sight. I was there for a business trip many moons ago, and the sight was purely magical.
For more information about the National Cherry Blossom Festival click here.
New Orleans Jazz Festival – New Orleans, LA
How much fun would this be? Especially in New Orleans. If you’re ready to channel your sultry inner side.
Click here for more information on the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Georgia Renaissance Festival – Atlanta, GA
Eight weekends every spring, the Georgia Renaissance Festival brings 16th-century life to the present. One thousand actors dressed in period costumes are there for your entertainment.
To learn more about the Georgia Renaissance Festival click here.
26) Bird watching
Contact your local Audubon Society and learn what birds are native to your area and how to attract them. Set up feeders and leave pieces of leftover yarn for them to build their nests.
27) Book date
The spring season is the perfect time to schedule yourself for a date with a good book and hammock. Take an hour or two and lay beneath the branches of the trees in the natural light and emerge yourself in another world.
I like to order my favorite books right before spring. When the warm temperatures start, I’m ready with a book in hand to get a little sunshine and enjoy nature. Also, keeping a book in your car is one of the simple things you can do when you find yourself waiting at appointments.
28) Baseball Game
Baseball means the beginning of spring. So pack your family into the car and head to a game you want to see. Peanuts are optional.
29) Rooftop drinks
Check the upcoming weather and find an evening with a clear night and warmer weather. Meet your loved one at a rooftop restaurant for drinks and appetizers under the stars to create hygge moments.
30) Horseback riding
Spring is the perfect season to hit the trails. There’s something so peaceful about riding through the countryside on the back of a horse. When was the last time you treated yourself to an adventure?
31) Harbor cruise
Head to the nearest ocean or river and book yourself on a harbor cruise. Get out on the water and take in the fresh air.
We’ve reached the end of 31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul. I hope you enjoyed it.
Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!
Let me know in the comments below how you like to celebrate spring.
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Friday 6th of May 2022
Renewal is definitely the theme of my spring so far. We actually just completed a to renew our floor, but after reading your blog, I realized how badly I need to renew my spirit. Can't wait to dig deeper into the post to find ways to improve my Hygge! Maybe we'll start with a baseball game :)
Gia Uwoms Colahar
Friday 30th of April 2021
Absolutely beautiful and practical ideas, much thanks for sharing I’m enjoying .
Monday 3rd of May 2021
Thank you for letting me know. Kelly
Friday 19th of July 2019
Thank you, Kelly. I really enjoyed your article! We live in the Middle East where our summer days are sometimes 50+ degrees Celsius (I think about 122 degrees Fahrenheit.) and we are grateful when night temperatures drop below 40 degrees C (104 F). During wintertime the day temps are wonderful - below 30 degrees C. Last year December we traveled to a neighboring country where we actually experienced temperatures below 10 degrees C. Do you have any ideas for hygge during our summer times?
Friday 19th of July 2019
Hello Marelize! Yes, I wrote an article on Summer Hygge. https://montanahappy.com/summer-hygge-ideas/ Kelly
Saturday 9th of February 2019
Love your excitement of, “All Things Spring.” My favorite time of year. Thanks for sharing!!’ Pansy’s always arrive at our local nursery, 1st day of Spring! But not before the beautiful PussyWillow Bush shows its soft gray catkins in early Spring, Then I really know Spring has Sprung...
Saturday 9th of February 2019
Hello Jo! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the article. Kelly
Wednesday 14th of February 2018
What a delightful article! Can'take wait to fill my courtyard with Fairy Gardens! I started this hobby last year and love it!! Enjoy it all spring and summer with succulentS galore!
Thursday 15th of February 2018
Hello Sharon! I'm so glad you liked it! I've seen the most amazing fairy gardens- they really do add a level of enchantment to every garden - no matter what age! Kelly