15 Hygge Accessories That Will Make Your Home Warm and Cozy for Winter 2020
These genius additions will make it harder than ever to find reasons to leave home.
When it comes to making a house feel homey, there are arguably few design mantras that nail it quite as well as "hygge." The Danish philosophy (pronounced hoo-ga) embraces comfort, coziness, and cleanliness, using the right combination of lighting, textures, and lines to create a welcoming vibe that's a unique combination of zen and the undeniable urge to curl up and relax. Of course, this also makes hygge a perfect project to undertake during the chilly winter months. We've come up with 15 hygge accessories that will make your home so warm and cozy, you'll never want spring to come. And if you're looking for more ways to add a little character around the house, check out these 25 Pieces of Rustic Farmhouse Décor That Will Completely Change Your Home.
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These stoneware mugs
Imagine yourself curling up with a new book in your cozy reading nook. What's missing? A nice cup of coffee or tea to bring your comfiness to the next level, of course! These neutral-colored stoneware mugs are just perfect, both for keeping your beverage warm and creating that clean, inviting look when they're sitting on a coffee table. And if you're looking for more ways to celebrate all things java, check out the 25 Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers.
These fairy lights
The soft lighting of a roaring fire or lit candles is the key to really getting hygge into your home, but not all houses or apartments are lucky enough to have a fireplace. These LED string fairy lights are a fantastic workaround, whether you're draping them over a banister, windowsill, mantle, shelf, reading nook, or side table.
This chunky knit blanket
An important part of really achieving hygge is engaging all of the senses, including touch. Soft blankets that will keep you warm can be a great way to achieve just that: The texture of this knit piece is as pleasing on the skin as it is to the eyes when it's draped over a chair or sofa. And if you're looking to give the gift of great design, check out these 27 Amazing Gifts for Home Décor Lovers.
These cozy wool slippers
Not all elements of hygge have to be pieces of furniture or décor: Ultimately, it's all about achieving a sense of comfort and zen in your space. These soft wool slippers from Nootka are made from merino wool and are a fantastic option for wearing around the house, keeping your feet warm or cold all year round. It just might be the easiest way to really live like a Scandinavian without buying a plane ticket. And if you're looking for more ways to unwind, check out these 27 Relaxation Gifts You'll Want to Keep for Yourself.
These candlestick holders
Soft, flickering candlelight can do wonders for creating the kind of inviting ambiance required to achieve hygge. These candlestick holders will help bring the intimate glow you're looking for, whether it's for hosting friends, enjoying dinner, or simply curling up at night—and at just $13, they're an affordable away to brighten up any space.
This sheepskin throw
A room can't have a truly Nordic look if there aren't some rustic textures thrown into the mix. This sheepskin isn't just a versatile piece that can be used as a rug or throw blanket, but it's also as soft on the eyes as it is to the touch. It's perfect for setting up a cozy corner or taking an already plush chair or sofa and making it even more inviting.
This fleece ottoman
When going for a hygge look in your home, it's important to remember that soft, fluffy textures can be just as comforting from across the room as when you're actually sitting on them. This bean bag ottoman makes for a great footstool while reading on the couch or an extra seat for when guests come by. It even has a loop for easy moving and a pocket for storing remote controls or other small items. And if you're looking for more inspiration for your reading nook, check out these 20 Thoughtful Gifts for Book Lovers That Aren't Books.
This stoneware vase
When it comes to creating scenes of serenity around the house, there are very few items that work as well as a thoughtful bouquet. This neutral-colored ceramic vase is the perfect vessel to make your blooms burst with hygge. Simply fill it with your favorite seasonal picks, sit back, and enjoy!
This plant stand
Being arguably the world's most famous Swedish export, Ikea knows a thing or two when it comes to bringing hygge into the home. This bamboo plant stand is a perfect example of their prowess, bringing both the soft elements of potted plants into the room and creating a depth effect for your items. It can even be used as a small side or coffee table for your reading nook!
This shag throw pillow
Sometimes, achieving the perfect hygge look can mean subtle changes through the seasons. These tufted shag throw pillows come in a variety of neutral colors, which you can easily swap out as the year changes to match the mood of your home. It's a great way to keep things fresh around the house while still being inviting and cozy.
This scented candle
The soft light created by a lit candle is fundamental to any hygge home, but burning one that smells as inviting as it looks can be just as important. This piece from Brooklyn Candle Studio achieves the minimalist look you're going for while infusing your home with scents inspired by nature. The aromatherapy effects alone will really help you hit your coziness goals!
This plant hanger
Plants tend to spark joy in people, so why not put them in places where they'll get a little more attention? This handmade macramé planter hanger will bring your ferns and philodendrons right to eye level while freeing up floor space and reducing clutter. They're particularly perfect for anyone who has less space to work with in a smaller house or apartment.
This velvet floor pillow
Just because you don't have an extravagant plush couch or oversized armchair doesn't mean you can't have the cozy corner of your dreams. These soft tufted velvet floor pillows are an easy addition to any room for creating a comfortable reading nook or simply for using as extra seating anywhere you and your friends or family members hang out most.
This pine tree watercolor print
Want to swap out that view of buildings from your apartment for something a little more calming? This watercolor print of an evergreen forest is a delicate touch that will help hygge any space, especially if you choose to hang or frame it with a pine or matte black frame.
This storage basket
Part of the simplicity of the hygge look is creating peace and comfort in a space by making sure it doesn't look cluttered and disorganized. This woven basket provides a place to store small items such as toys, magazines, books, blankets, or remote controls while providing a sleek look with a natural texture. It can even be transformed into a larger bowl shape by pressing down the handles if you're looking to show off the soft blankets or pillows inside.