Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the Danish lifestyle trend and cultural philosophy that has taken the world by storm in recent years.
Though there’s no direct English translation, hygge can be loosely interpreted as “coziness” and comfortable conviviality — like the warm, fuzzy, contented feeling you experience when you sip hot cocoa, curl up by the fire with a good book, or share a hearty meal with loved ones.
In a more general sense, hygge can be understood as an appreciation for the little things — it reminds us to be present, to surround ourselves with the things that make us comfortable and bring us joy, and to create special moments with the people who matter most. It’s no wonder, then, why hygge has been used to explain why Danes are the happiest people in the world.
Now that people are spending more and more time indoors, we can all benefit from a little more hygge in our homes: think soothing color palettes, ambient lighting, soft lines, and inviting textures. Here we list our favorite, coziest products to help you infuse your home with warmth, comfort and cheer!
The plush, modular Cosy sofa embodies everything hygge – as its name suggests, it’s wonderfully soft and cozy, but it also sports a timeless, flexible design. Select from five cushiony bases, two gently curved backrests, and a myriad of texture-rich fabrics to create a soft, dreamy living room setting that’s perfectly tailored to your space.
Nothing says hygge like casual, intimate gatherings with friends. The Amulet ottoman is perfect for low-key entertaining, offering guests a stylish spot to sit or prop their feet. It’s sturdy, flat surface even functions as a serving table for drinks and snacks. We love its unique geometric shape and super-soft fabric options.
Hygge is all about natural materials and textures, like wood, stone, wool, or florals. Strike the perfect balance between soft and concrete materials with the Denny collection of midcentury coffee and side tables. Available in Canaletto Walnut and Wenge, Denny brings simple, yet sophisticated vibes to any bedroom or living area.
A Scandinavian-inspired lounge chair designed for cozy fireside nights. Available in either a high or low back, with two base options and a wide variety of ultra-soft fabrics and leathers. We love Mysa‘s deep, comfy seat and optional handcrafted wooden legs, which add the perfect touch of warm, natural texture.
Flexibility — both in our lifestyle and in our built environments — is a vital feature of hygge. Multi-functional wall beds like our Tango Sectional transform any living room or lounge area into a bedroom at a moment’s notice, perfect for unexpected overnight guests or for those with limited square footage. Tango Sectional’s down cushions and super-soft upholstery options invite you to curl and relax; it’s modular design allows you to mix and match sofa components and accessories to create virtually any seating arrangement you can imagine.
Who says workspaces can’t feel cozy and inviting, too? With much of the world working remotely, now is a good time to incorporate comforting elements into your home office — think twinkling lights, scented candles, warm beverages, and natural materials — to instantly boost your mood and spark your creativity. Our sleek, minimal Stockholm Desk brings natural wood tones and effortless Scandinavian style to any office space. A push-open drawer reveals plenty of room to store pens and notebooks!
This holiday season, keep guests comfortable while taking care to limit crowding. The double-sided Flex Sofa features movable backrests and sofa bases, so you can sit from any angle and achieve maximum quality time with friends and family. Simply remove the Flex’s backrest cushions and slip on the optional sleep cover to create a super comfortable guest bed in an instant!
Bold features a generous storage compartment hidden within the bed base, making it as functional as it is cozy. With a soft, padded headboard and bed frame, you’ll want to curl up and spend an extra hour (or two) in bed. Choose from a wide selection of textured fabrics, soft leathers, and velvety suedes.
Sit back and relax with the Jill collection of armchairs and chaises. With a deep, sumptuous seat; a wide selection of velvety fabrics; and an optional footstool for maximum comfort, Jill is the armchair you’ll never want to get out of.
With its curved silhouette and cloud-like cushiony seats, the Cloud is the couch to indulge your senses. This fully customizable, Italian-made sofa is available in a number of unique compositions compliment any room.