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!
Fall Scented Candles
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.
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 dry winter 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.
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.
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.
If nothing else, take some time to make your space 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!