Who says winter is the only time to add hygge elements to your life? 31 Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul will give you some tips of cultivating more hygge into your days even in the spring.
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 the time we come out of hibernation from the winter months and renew our spirits. Look for opportunities to embrace all the gifts this season gives us.
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. It’s translation loosely meant well-being. The Danish adopted the word as their own and they embody the hygge lifestyle. Danes are among the happiest people in the world and they attribute their happiness in part to hygge.
What is Hygge?
Hygge 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 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.
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“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:
Spring Hygge Idea #1 – Rainbow hunter
On the next rainy day, pile your 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 are only able to see a rainbow if the rain is in front of you and the sun is behind you.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find a pot of gold too!
Spring Hygge Idea #2 – Seasonal vegetables
Celebrate each season by trying new recipes featuring the vegetables that are at their peak of flavor. Eating seasonally is an easy way to nourish your body and add variety to your meal planning.
Spring brings artichokes, asparagus, carrots, celeric, fennel, radishes, Vidalia onions, and watercress. Are artichokes your favorite dish? Make them the centerpiece of a meal and celebrate their arrival.
Spring Hygge Idea #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 market is a wonderful way to support local businesses and get produce at their peak of flavor.
Apricots, avocados, Meyer lemons, rhubarb, and strawberries are just a few of the fresh fruits that are in season this spring. Let your family enjoy the bounties of the season and taste these fruits in yummy desserts, sauces, and salads.
Spring Hygge Idea #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 in case you find the perfect opportunity to express your creative side.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #6 – Raindrops and puddles
Check the forecast for the next puddle-jumping day and be prepared to enjoy it.
Have your raincoat, hat, and boots ready to enjoy the next spring rain.
Spring Hygge Idea #7 – Brunch
Meet your girlfriends for brunch at a venue has outdoor seating to soak up the sun’s rays. It’s a simple way to catch up with each other and talk about future plans.
Spending quality time with friends outdoors is one of the best things you can do for your mental health.
Spring Garden Idea #8 – Fairy garden
It doesn’t matter how old you are, who doesn’t love a fairy garden?
Celebrate spring by creating your mini-garden that will warm your heart every time it meets your glance. There are lots of examples of fairy gardens on Pinterest that will inspire you.
Spring Garden Idea #9 – Barbeque
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.
Spring Hygge Idea #10 – Spring photo challenge
On the first day of spring, take a daily picture of something that is a celebration of this time of year.
Some ideas might include fruit tree blossoms, flowers, artichokes, a bouquet of fresh flowers, 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.
Spring Hygge Idea #11 – Zoo babies
Take a trip to the nearest zoo to marvel over all the baby animals that are making their debut into the world.
Spring Hygge Idea #12 – Oh, butterfly!
Plant a butterfly garden to attract these gorgeous insects to your home.
Some of the things you’ll want to include in your garden are bee balm, butterfly weed, goldenrod, marigold, milkweed, sage, sunflowers, and yarrow.
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 are harmful to your winged friends.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #14 – Renewal
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 off spring. Book your appointment now to start the season off on the right note.
Spring Hygge Idea #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 a bit of that Irish luck.
Spring Hygge Idea #16 – Spring clean
Now cleaning might not sound like much fun, but it will give your surroundings a lift. Clean your windows and let the sunshine in and 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 on your journey to a clean home.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
May Day baskets became popular with both 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.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #20 – Scavenger hunt
Make a list with your family of all the things that represent 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.
Spring Hygge Idea #21 – Earth hug
Earth gets one day of recognition a year, so make sure you do something to celebrate the beautiful world we live in.
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.
Spring Hygge Idea #22 – Peaceful flow
Spring is the best time to hike to nearby waterfalls. After the winter snow melts, the waterfalls will be full of flowing water.
Studies have found being near water helps lower our stress levels and give us an overall peaceful feeling.
Pack a picnic in your backpack and enjoy the beauty of this natural wonder.
Spring Hygge Idea #23 – Bike ride
Take your bikes to a quaint town that’s not too far away. Find a neighborhood of cute houses and enjoy the new scenery on two wheels.
Spring Hygge Idea #24 – Dressed for spring
Spring means a complete wardrobe change. Celebrate the season by buying yourself a new straw tote, sandals, and a brighter colored lipstick. You can also treat yourself to a pedicure so your toes look good in your new sandals.
Spring Hygge Idea #25 – Festival magic
This season brings an amazing array of festivals all over the country that celebrate all the gifts that spring has to offer.
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 April 1st and ends April 30th. It is a gorgeous sight to behold with millions of tulips are in bloom at the same time. More iris, tulip, and daffodil bulbs are produced than 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. Castroville, CA loves them too and has a food and wine festival dedicated to them.
Events like farm tours, fruit & vegetable sculpture contests and chef demos are just a few of the things you will find at the festival.
National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC
If you haven’t seen the cherry tree blossoms in Washington DC, you’re seriously missing out on a beautiful sight. I happened to be there for a business trip many moons ago, and the sight was purely magical.
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.
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.
Spring Hygge Idea #26 – Bird watching
Contact your local Audubon Society and learn about 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.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #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.
Spring Hygge Idea #29 – Rooftop drinks
Check the upcoming weather and find an evening with clear skies and warmer weather. Meet your loved one up at a rooftop restaurant for drinks and appetizers under the stars.
Spring Hygge Idea #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?
Spring Hygge Idea #31 – Harbor cruise
Head to the nearest ocean or 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.
Let me know in the comments below how you like to celebrate spring.
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