It’s no surprise that the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) has captured the attention of designers, bloggers, home decorators, and our editors here at Hayneedle. Danes, after all, are some of the happiest people in the world. Hygge is a way of life that encourages the joy of simple pleasures and living in the moment.
You, too, can bring hygge to your home with pieces that inspire simplicity and comfort. Read on for some of our favorites or shop the look on our idea board.
Appreciating the warmth and comfort that surrounds you is what hygge is all about. My own moments of hygge stem from my sense of touch, particularly when I walk bare foot around my home. A soft, braided rug underfoot creates a sense of grounding and is a gentle reminder to enjoy the here and now. – Kalee
A warm, cozy fire is essential to the hygge life. You don’t need a traditional fireplace to get the same feel – this pretty, wall-mounted design is the perfect balance between simplicity and function. Hang it wherever you need some extra-comfy bliss. – Layne
Nothing embodies comfort and contentment like a warm, homemade meal enjoyed with family. Sitting down to a pot of simple soup or a baked casserole is one of my favorite ways to get cozy. With a roomy cast iron skillet or braiser, your meal can go from stovetop to oven, making the cooking process and cleanup even easier. – Tara
A Nostalgic Air
Take a moment to appreciate the flickering warmth and the cozy smells of the holiday season. This set of three scented candles includes a warm and woody patchouli scent, a spicy blend of apples and cinnamon, and rejuvenating evergreen with amber and balsam. – Zoe
Nothing inspires warmth and comfort like a toasty beverage. Have a stylish, minimalist place to keep your coffee that also achieves the Scandinavian look with a less-is-more wood coffee table. The wood construction and clean lines add relaxed comfort and major style without trying too hard. – Jessica