10 Ways to Infuse Your Home with Hygge Vibes

Photo: Shop Sweet Things
Get extra cozy this winter by embracing this Danish approach to life.

If you haven't yet fallen head over heels for Scandi style, this latest trend is guaranteed to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Enter hygge—the Danish lifestyle trend (pronounced “hoo-gah") that's been taking Insta and Pinterest by storm. It's a concept that roughly translates to creating joy and cosiness in life's everyday moments, whatever the season or time of day. In the dead of winter, when days are short and temperatures are bitterly cold, homey touches that cultivate good vibes like these are more than welcome. Here are x ways that you can bring a little hygge warmth into your home this winter.

  1. Chunky Knits

    Photo by Decordots

    Is there anything cozier than a hand-knit blanket? We're going to venture a no. Instantly add hygge appeal to everyday linens or a favorite reading chair by tossing a chunky knit throw blanket on top. Team with a steamy mug of hot chocolate and a can't-put-it-down read FTW.​

  2. Warm Drinks

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    Photo by Instagram / @sogoodineveryway

    ​Hygge isn't all about flickering candlelight and fuzzy blankets (although they're certainly essential elements). 'Tis the season to kick back fireside with a hot cup of mulled wine, hot cocoa or tea. And while we're on the subject of indulging, go ahead and treat yo'self to a freshly baked sweet or two.

  3. Candlelit Dinners

    candlelit dinner
    Photo by Bryan Miller Photography via Grey Likes Weddings

    ​Add a little ambiance to your evening meal by topping off the table with a scattering of votives or a set of candlesticks. The warm glow will lift your spirits and send the cold weather blahs packing for good.

  4. Indulgent Rituals

    Photo by Clementine Daily

    ​Go ahead — light a few candles and grab a good read and allow yourself to take a leisurely soak in the tub after a long day at work or a busy day of running around.

  5. Fireside Nooks

    fireside nook
    Photo by Lindsay Marcella

    ​When the sun begins to set, light a fire and flick on a few low lights. Curl up by the fireplace with your coziest slippers and settle in with a cup of tea to relax and recharge.

  6. Natural Elements

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    Photo by Instagram / @meaganfloris

    Wood accents and fresh greenery effortlessly make any space feel fresh and alive, a major boost to the senses when trees are bare and grass is covered in snow.​

  7. Candles That Turn Any Room into an Oasis

    Photo by Waiste Vintage

    ​Cold weather can be a major energy suck—so what to do when you want to inject a few cozy vibes into your home without exerting a lot of effort? Gather up a few votive candles and let their flickering light fill your space with warmth.

  8. Faux Fur Accents

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    Photo by Instagram / @hyggelife

    ​Combat cold temps by bringing transforming your home into a romantic shelter with the addition of faux fur throws and fuzzy pillows displayed in unexpected places.

  9. Layers of Texture

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    Photo by Instagram / @myinterior

    ​A perfectly made bed has its merits, but textural linens and an abundance of pillows and throw blankets will lend your room an inviting lived-in feel that is undeniably comforting.

  10. Pops of Color

    Photo by Shop Sweet Things

    ​Neutrals are certainly chic, but gray days call for happy colors that can easily overcome a bad case of the winter blues.