What the Hygge? All About Scandinavia's Hottest New Decor Trend

Straight outta Denmark, the hygge (hoo-ga) movement elevates coziness to an art form. So when you’re ready for some serious inside time, start with these homey must-haves.
west elm throw pillows

Close Knit

For hygge-ing, the more your pillows look like nubby fisherman sweaters, the better. Nail the trend with the Color Block Woven Overlay Pillow Cover in Shadow Blue and the Wool Looped Pillow Cover in Ivory by West Elm. $49 each, westelm.com

borns knee-high socks

Lounge Act

Sure, they’re made for tall boots. But it’s totally cool to rock Børn’s Full Cushion Knee High Socks inside. How else can you show off that cute moose and pom-pom combo? $18 a pair, amazon.com

jockey's modern fairisle pajamas

PJ's All Day

Our unofficial hygge uniform: Jockey’s Nordic-feeling Modern Fairisle Pajamas. Top and bottom, $42 each, kohls.com

meyer covered square casserole

White Hot

The two-tone glazed finish of Rach’s latest Meyer stoneware, including this 2.5 Quart Covered Square Casserole, gives off major Danish mid-century vibes. $40, potsandpans.com

paddywax scented-soy candles


Danes burn more candles per capita than any other Europeans. Give ’em a run for their money with Paddywax’s scented-soy Hygge Collection. $28 for a 15-ounce jar, paddywax.com

crate and barrel fondue set

Melting Pot

Even hibernators gotta eat. Reward yourself (and a few friends!) with gooey cheese using Crate & Barrel’s cast-iron fondue set. $40, crateandbarrel.com

behr in the moment t18-15 paint swatch

Even paint is taking part in the trend! Behr’s 2018 Color of the Year, In the Moment (T18-15), is a soothing spruce blue that’s designed for relaxing.