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31 THE BEST Spring Hygge Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Soul

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.

31 Best Spring Hygge Ideas and Activities - Bouquet of Tulips
Spring Tulips

Spring is the time 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.

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 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?

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 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.

Follow me on Pinterest for more articles about hygge ideas and delicious recipes you don’t want to miss.

Creating a Cozy Life Group

Since you found this article on the hygge lifestyle,  I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 67,000 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: 

Spring Hygge Idea #1 – Rainbow hunter

Spring Hygge Rainbows
Rainbow Hunters

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

Spring Hygge Vegetables - Artichokes
Fresh Artichokes

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 is the time of year that 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. 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 to try if you’re looking for new recipes.  Here’s a cheesy baked Vidalia onion dip recipe that everyone loves too!

Spring Hygge Idea #3 – Seasonal fruits

Hygge Spring Seasonal Fruit Dessert
Rhubarb and Strawberry Dessert

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.

This avocado tomato cucumber salad will become a family favorite from the first bite.  You’ll be thanking me for this creamy homemade strawberry salad dressing recipe.  It really is that good.

Spring Hygge Idea #4 – Sidewalk poet

Hygge Spring Chalk for Sidewalk
Chalk for Sidewalk

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. You could also put on some comfortable clothes and make some art for the outside world on your next day off.

Spring Hygge Idea #5 – Hygge box

Spring Hygge Box - Tulips
Spring 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.

Spring Hygge Idea #6 – Raindrops and puddles

Hygge Spring Showers and Rain Boots
Rain showers bring May flowers

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

Spring Hygge Brunch
Spring 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

Hygge Spring Fairy Garden Toadstool
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

Spring Hygge BBQ with Croquet Set
Croquet Set

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

Hygge Spring Photo Challenge Lilacs
Lilac Bush

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

Hygge Spring Zoo Baby Animals - Baby Giraffe
Baby Giraffe

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!

Hygge Spring Butterflies
Butterfly Garden

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

Spring Hygge Row of Flowering Fruit Trees
Flowering Fruit Trees

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

Hygge in Spring Spa Day
Spring Spa

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

Spring Hygge St Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

Hygge Spring Cleaning - Spring Flowers in Window
Spring Cleaning

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 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 cleaner home.

Spring Hygge Idea #17 – Cloud watcher

Hygge Spring Ideas Cloud Watching
Cloud Watching

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

Spring Hygge May Day Basket
May Day Basket

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

Spring Hygge Garden Path Stepping Stones
Stepping Stone Garden Path

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

Spring Hygge Scavenger Hunt Bird's Nest
Bird’s Nest

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

Spring Hygge Globe
World’s Globe

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

Hygge Spring Waterfall
Waterfall

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 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

Spring Hygge Vintage Bike Riding Beach
Vintage Bicycle at the Beach

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 Hygge Beach Tote
Spring Beach Tote

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

Spring Hygge Tulip Field Festival
Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley Washington

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.

Find more information about the Castroville Artichoke Festival here.

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.

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.

Spring Hygge Idea #26 – Bird watching

Spring Hygge Bird Watching
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

Spring Hygge Woman in Hammock Book
Hammock and a Book = Heaven

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.

Spring Hygge Idea #28 – Baseball Game 

Spring Hygge Baseball Game - Baseball and Peanuts
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

Spring Hygge Rooftop Drinks
Rooftop Cocktails

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 Hygge Horseback Riding
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

Spring Hygge Harbor Cruise - Lifesaver Ring
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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Alicia

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 .

Kelly

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Thank you for letting me know. Kelly

Marelize

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?

Kelly

Friday 19th of July 2019

Hello Marelize! Yes, I wrote an article on Summer Hygge. https://montanahappy.com/summer-hygge-ideas/ Kelly

Jo

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...

Kelly

Saturday 9th of February 2019

Hello Jo! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the article. Kelly

Sharon O'Neil

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!

Kelly

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

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