5 Ways to Embrace Hygge at Home
Here's how to turn your home into a cozy, relaxing oasis.
If you’re dreaming of a cozier life, good news: hygge (pronounced “hoo gah”) is here to make that dream a reality. There’s no direct English translation for this Nordic lifestyle trend that's seen a spike in popularity over the past couple years, but the concept embodies an outlook on life that welcomes positivity and enjoyment of everyday activities spent with family and friends. Think: cuddling up with a warm cup of coffee or lighting a candle to enjoy with your meal. Sound like your ideal environment? Snuggle up with these extra cozy picks.
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Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins
A cozier alternative to slip on, these moccasins, lined with extra soft fleece, wrap completely around your foot offering cushioned comfort with every step. Perfect for padding around the house on chilly mornings or taking a much-needed breath of crisp air on the porch.
To buy: $69; llbean.com.
A Scented Candle
As its name suggests, Cozier Studios is all about making your home as comfy as possible—and their scented candles do exactly that. Not only does this scented candle come in a handmade ceramic vessel, but it also has a wooden wick that will crackle and flicker, reminding you of evenings spent around the fire. The tobacco and Darjeeling aroma will warm up your entire home.
To buy: $60, anthropologie.com.
Lights Out Shade Kit
Get in the hygge spirit and test your knitting skills with this DIY kit. Curl up in your coziest blanket while you wind the needles together, then when your project is complete drape the shade over a lamp to create a warm glow across the room.
To buy: $38; woolandthegang.com.
Faux Fur Throw
Just imagine curling up by the fire with this ultra plush faux fur blanket. It’s a must-have for those chilly winter months. Available in gray and caramel.
To buy: $149-$229; potterybarn.com.
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
Want to fully embrace the hygge lifestyle? This is the book for you. Inside find tips and tricks for emulating the Nordic way of viewing comfort, togetherness, and well-being that you can put into practice throughout the year.
To buy: $12; amazon.com.