Practice Hygge With These Home Essentials From Comme Des Garcons, Off-White, And Études
According to The New Yorker, 2016 was the year of Hygge—the Danish term meaning cozy. (Or, “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” if we’re getting technical.) Though half a decade has come and gone since then, the mood is having a resurgence as many of us spend more time at home.
How can we bring these comforting vibes into our spaces? The idea is to focus on simple pleasures, like a burning candle or soft pair of socks. And if you want to live like a true Dane, a cup of hot tea. A few accessories can help boost that feeling of contentment as you lounge on the couch. Here’s what you need.
A Burning Candle
No crackling fire? Dim the lights, light a few candles, and enjoy the hygge mood. Pick one with a relaxing scent, like Comme Des Garcons’ Hinoki Candle with Monocle. The scent is reminiscent of a Japanese brisk spring morning, featuring notes of trees and outdoor moss. Very zen.
Coffee Table Books
The goal of hygge is to slow down and enjoy simple contentment. So instead of bingeing Tiger King, flip through a book instead. These coffee table tomes double as entertainment and decor. Make like Marie Kondo and pick one that sparks joy.
Toasty toes are essential to creating a comfy vibe. Choose a style that covers your ankles to give your feet and calves a nice hug. We love neutral hues to set the tone. Our picks may not be cashmere, but they’re the softest knits around.
A Warm Throw
Finally, top it off with an oversized scarf that can double as a soft throw blanket. This way, you can take it with you when you wander to the kitchen to get more snacks. (And they’re much more stylish than a snuggie.) Wrap it around your shoulders and cuddle up. Pants optional.
If you’re spending more time at home, make the most of it by turning your living room into a cozy oasis. Take it from Scandinavian culture and practice hygge. Surround yourself with simple pleasures like a great-smelling candle, a few good books, and super soft accessories.