After a long, cold December day, there’s no better remedy than to kick back and relax in your hygge home. If you’re not familiar with the concept of hygge, let us explain! The New Yorker called 2016 the “Year of Hygge,” and this new word was even nominated as part of Oxford Dictionaries’ “word of the year” …so chances are you’ve seen this term floating around somewhere. Hygge is a Danish expression defined as a “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” While hygge can be found anywhere, it is often associated with a cozy home during the wintertime and lends itself to images of candles, woven textiles, snug pillows and a warm fire. If you’re looking to achieve this cozy look in your own home, look no further!
The first step to creating a hygge home is by adding throw pillows. After all, nothing screams cozy like a rich textured throw pillow to really set the scene and create a warm ambience for your room.
Image via Amara
Soft, luscious textures go hand in hand with creating a pleasant, warm interior. If you look at any home decor blog or magazine, the first tip that comes up when talking about decorating for winter is to add textures like wool, cashmere, faux fur, velvet and sheepskin to elevate your space. The above image from Amara is a great example of mixing and matching textured throw pillows in a cohesive way to embody that hygge feel.
Image via Ideal Home
As with any home décor project, you want to make sure your space sticks to a cohesive color story. Oftentimes this cozy color palette features a lot of neutrals, dark grays, beiges, creams, dark and light blues as well as soft browns. We love the above image from Ideal Home because it really ties these colors together to create a soft, welcoming vibe.
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A hygge aesthetic can translate into any room in your home; it doesn’t just have to be limited to your living room. We love how this image really embodies the hygge vibe by mixing different colored and textured throw pillows, blankets and rugs to create a relaxed, inviting bedroom.
Now that we’ve laid out a few different cozy inspiration images and tips, we’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite comfy throw pillows in various different colors, textures and patterns to help you create a hygge home of your own. Take a look at our favorites:
1. Valeska Faux Fur Pillow Off White
As you can see in many of the hygge inspiration images, a faux fur accent pillow is key. This soft, playful throw pillow is the perfect accessory to accentuate your hygge space.
This simple, solid design is a great option to tie in a neutral color palette. This pillow pairs really well with a buttery leather or cozy linen couch.
Nothing says cozy quite like a plaid pattern, and this grey plaid pillow is no exception!
This chic, simple pillow ensures comfort and coziness with its blend of wool, nylon and velvet.
This extra-plush, richly textured cable knit pillow will bring warmth and comfort to your space. Its rich navy color makes it a versatile piece that you can add to any room.
Creating a hygge home is all about mixing textures, and this sleek and luxurious velvet throw pillow will make a great addition to your cozy collection.
Complement your beige colored faux fur throw pillow with this luxurious black one to really emphasize that hygge vibe.
This 100% rich velvet throw pillow will be sure to make a statement in any room. Pair it with a cozy throw blanket, and you’re set for a winter slumber!
Layer this warm accent pillow with a few of your other cozy favorites to create a snug and homey aesthetic.
This beautiful, solid throw pillow is the perfect statement piece for your living room or bedroom. Its rich texture will really create a luxe feel to your room.