Temps have hit the mid-teens. The sky seems to have a constant gray filter—even when it’s not snowing. And daylight? Yeah, that’s become a scarce commodity. In other words, we’ve reached peak hygge season. (That would be the Danish trend that’s all about nesting and getting cozy-chic.)
So home beckons. But how to turn those dreamscape images you keep double-tapping on Instagram—filled with fuzzy blankets, hands cradling a cup of tea, and at least one ultra-glowing candle—into real life?
The good news is that there’s no single way to do it. In fact, by its very definition hygge literally translates into “the feeling of being home”—and can be attained simply by doing those things that make you feel happy and comfortable.
But if you’re looking for a little more direction, there are a few key pieces that will help cozy up your digs.
Here are the 9 key pieces every hygge-happy home should have.
Nothing says cozy quite like a super-soft, shaggy throw blanket—it will turn your couch’s snuggly vibes up to 11.
Homesick Candle, $34.95
In case you need to be reminded that there’s no place like home, this scented candle—which has 50 different varieties, all state-inspired—will do the trick.
A piece of art so cozy, you’re tempted to pull it off the wall and wrap it over your shoulders? That’s so hygge.
Madewell Stay-in Pajama Pants, $59.50
The product name isn’t a misnomer: These are the most comfortable sweatpants, ever.
UO Sage Solid Crochet Pillow, 2 for $100
If you’re too busy reading a book (or, er, catching up on Gilmore Girls) to learn how to crochet, these homemade-inspired pillows will make it look like you did.
Himalayan Salt Lamp, $39.95
Just because you’re committing to staying in doesn’t mean you have to quit your ultra-healing salt room yoga habit. Plug this in and downward dog on your plushest carpet.
Target Safavieh Theodore Rug, $279.99
Speaking of plush carpets: Even the ground you walk on should be ridiculously comfortable.
J.Crew Authentic Camp Socks, $16.50
To warm your toes—and your soul—while you catch up on your reading list.
If you’re still catching up, consider this your hygge cheat sheet. Or focus on where you catch zzz’s with these expert-approved tips for creating an Instagram-perfect bedroom.