Are you striving for an apartment that screams cozy? Embrace the Danish concept of hygge. Hygge is an intimate feeling. A state of mindfulness where you can make everyday tasks beautiful. The feeling of being content and relaxed. Slowing down to not only recognize, but soak in and enjoy the present.
Here are seven essential products (that you can buy on Amazon) that will help you adopt a hygge lifestyle today, no matter where you live. Hooray for two-day shipping!
Most people notice the smell of an apartment before anything else. Candles not only make your apartment smell great, but they also create a cozy ambiance without the need for a fireplace.
The Voluspa Baltic Amber Candle perfectly combines the feeling of being deep in a forest, with hints of sandalwood and cedar, and an amber resin that provides an aromatic glow. Just inhaling around this candle will make you feel cozy. With 50 hours of burn time, you have plenty of time to enjoy.
If you are looking for a DIY option, you could always make your own candles.
Store-bought or DIY candles are a surefire way to make any room feel instantly cozy.
Diffuser & Essential Oils
If candles aren’t your thing, the Odoga Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is a great alternative. This diffuser is much more visually appealing than the traditional plastic or fake wood alternatives and comes with an optional candlelight effect for a soothing element. Plus, it has a remote control for ultimate relaxation!
We love diffusers because they not only act as a humidifier during the drier months; they also allow you to customize the smell of your home with essential oils. The doTERRA Spa Kit will meet all your relaxation needs. The signature blends are great, but my personal favorite is their Eucalyptus Oil. Not only is eucalyptus known for its relaxation benefits, but it also cleanses the air and helps with breathing.
Himalayan Glow Bowl
Himalayan salt lamps add a soothing amber glow to any space. They also purify the air and are said to improve your mood and energy. Who wouldn’t want this magical rock in their space?
Most salt lamps are one big rock, but if one big rock isn’t your style, maybe this Himalayan Glow Bowl Salt Lamp with Massage Ball is more your style. The best part about this lamp is you can take out the stones and roll them on your body to relieve muscles or tension.
Fun fact, you can also add a little of your essential oils to the stones for an enhanced effect.
Irish Knit Blanket
Blankets are the quintessential cozy product. If you don’t have a knit blanket, buy one right now.
Originated to keep Irish fisherman warm, this West End Knitwear Ltd 100% Irish Merino Wool Patchwork Blanket is a no brainer. Your inner hygge will peak with the timeless patchwork oversized warmth of this blanket.
Nothing is cozier than curling on the couch with a warm blanket and good book after a long day.
Faux Fur Throw
Prefer a faux fur throw to a soft wool knit? The Eikei Luxury Faux Fur Throw Blanket is super soft, plush, and it reverses from patterned faux fur to soft, solid velvet.
Toss it over the back of the couch or drape it over the arm of an accent chair. This blanket is even big enough to fold at the foot of your bed for use on those extra-chilly evenings.
Not only does greenery add a lovely aesthetic to your space, but house plants can also improve productivity, reduce stress and boost your mood.
Snake plants are always a great option because they're almost impossible to kill, but a stylish and durable planter is vital. The Concrete Cachepot with Ceramic-Like Finish, shown above, is handmade and should last a lifetime. You can flip the stand to position the plant lower to the ground if that matches your space better. Very versatile!
If you want that great feel (but have a black thumb), a Nearly Natural Big Bamboo Silk Tree is right for you. This “nearly natural” bamboo tree is true to its name, and your house guests won’t even be able to tell the difference.
Throw pillows add a little pop to the room. When shopping, don’t be afraid to have fun with them. And the best part, if you want a seasonal upgrade, these are the easiest items to swap out.
You can’t help but smile when you see this Fahrendom Farmhouse Décor Don't Be a Prick Cactus pillow.
Get a standard size insert like these IZO All Supply Premium pillows and have fun with the covers. Let your pillows guide the mood in your space.
Design tip: One of the simplest ways to make a home feel cozy is to add depth and texture. When shopping for accents such as rugs, pillows, and blankets, don't be afraid to mix different fabrics and textures together in the same room.
The trick is to select pieces that complement and coordinate with one another – not to choose pieces that perfectly match.
Statement Floor Lamp
The final product that radiates coziness is a statement floor lamp. Soft light can change the mood of the space instantly. But when doubled as a piece of art you’ve found a winner.
The Lavish Home 72-Tiff-6 Tiffany Style Floor Lamp, shown above, is handcrafted and has 172 individual pieces of stained glass, making each piece one of a kind. I love that you can get a matching table lamp to complete the look. Depending on if the light is on or off, the color and vibe are very different due to the reflections in the stained glass.
For a more rustic look, this Brightech"Z" Wood Tripod Rustic Floor Lamp is another great option. Not only is the design eye-catching, but it can match with a variety of styles and still provide the warming effect.
A Soft Area Rug
If you have hardwood, tile or laminate flooring, an area rug is the best way to create a cozy feeling under your feet. The Silken Glam Area Rug is a perfect example of how one single accent can add incredible texture, personality, and style to a room.
Design tip: Always measure before buying an area rug to ensure you are selecting the right size. If your intention is to place it beneath a particular piece of furniture, it should be bigger than the furniture itself.
Black Out Curtains
Want your bedroom to have a darker, warmer feel? These Blackout Curtain Panels from NICETOWN are perfect for blocking out the light so you can get great sleep during the day and in the morning when the sun comes up.
By blacking out the light from your windows, they also help to insulate a room to keep it cool and comfortable.
Design tip: Always hang blackout curtains in pairs. When you're ready to let the sunshine in, just part them in the center. If you don't need to block the light or insulate your room, linen curtains and sheers can also add a homey touch, and they look extra-chic when they're blowing in the breeze.
A Nook for Relaxation
Pick a corner of your living room or carve out a space in your bedroom that's strictly meant for sitting, lounging, and reading. The Rosevera Collection Nailhead Gustavo Chair with Ottoman proves that something as simple as a single accent chair and footrest can turn an unused space into a personal relaxation nook.
This chair has a traditional, classic look with tufted accents and elegant nailheads. Prefer more of the mid-century modern vibe? This Demi Fabric Bench is perfect for placing in front of a window or adding at the foot of a bed.
No matter how much of a minimalist you may be, personal accents are a must if you want to create a cozy home.
Add artwork to your walls. Place a vase or a stack of books here and there. Display a picture frame on a wall or on a table (and fill it with a pic of your beloved pet or a vintage photo of your grandparents).
When it comes to creating a cozy space, it's the little details that make all the difference, and if you have white walls, this is a great way to add a pop of color.
We love this Rustic Wood Picture Frame for its clean lines and weathered finish – perfect for coordinating into all sorts of spaces, no matter what your design style may be.
If nothing else, take some time to make your space feel cozy, so your dog feels relaxed all day long!
The concept of hygge embodies coziness to the fullest degree. Do yourself a favor, start celebrating the power of a well-intended space. You deserve to snuggle up with a blanket, and a calming aroma with soft lighting and relax every day!
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