Your dining room should be informal if you want to embrace hygge, perhaps with wooden benches instead of formal chairs. Cutlery and dinnerware should be mismatched, with homemade stews and pies served from the middle with everyone helping themselves. The mood needs to be relaxed, with your friends feeling at home and free to be themselves.
Although hygge is mostly associated with winter, you can give your home a hygge makeover anytime of the year. (You might just want to hold back on the faux fur throws though, until the colder weather kicks in!). Why not plan a hygge style BBQ or a games night with classic board games?