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Find Your Hyggehjørne: A Cosy Corner

Picture a wintry scene, where a flurry of snow swirls and whirls just beyond a frosty window. Indoors, a warming wood fire is burning, its crackling flames a focal point in the homey space. By the fireplace there is a basket filled with wood logs and a simple rocking chair rocks to and fro. On the coffee table sits a cup of steaming mulled wine, its heady spices permeating the room and a candle whose light glows with vigour, as the last vestiges of daylight fade. The setting is cheerful and modest, thoughtful and relaxed. There is a neatly stacked pile of books and magazines on the floor and a plump cushion with a folded wool throw. It is a scene that focuses attention on escape, rest and repose. A cosy corner in someone’s home, their hyggehjørne.

Textiles and furniture

Find your hyggehjørne with select furniture pieces, wood floors, rugs, throws, sheepskins and cushions.

A cosy corner in a Stockholm residence designed by Malmö-based architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Erik Lefvander via Dezeen.
A cosy corner in a Stockholm residence designed by Malmö-based architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Erik Lefvander via Dezeen.
A cosy corner in a Danish holiday home designed by Copenhagen-based architect Jan Henrik Jansen. Photo by Lene K Fotografi via Dezeen.
A cosy corner in a Danish holiday home designed by Copenhagen-based architect Jan Henrik Jansen. Photo by Lene K Fotografi via Dezeen.
A cosy corner in a home designed by Björn Förstberg, co-founder of architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Markus Linderoth via Dezeen. 
A cosy corner in a home designed by Björn Förstberg, co-founder of architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Markus Linderoth via Dezeen.
A cosy corner in Forest House designed by Norm Architects. Photo © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen via ArchDaily.
A cosy corner in Forest House designed by Norm Architects. Photo © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen via ArchDaily.
A cosy corner in Hytte Femunden, a cabin designed by Norwegian architect Aslak Haanshuus. Photo by Tom Gustavsen via Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter.
A cosy corner in Hytte Femunden, a cabin designed by Norwegian architect Aslak Haanshuus. Photo by Tom Gustavsen via Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter.
A cosy corner in a Notting Hill apartment designed by Chan + Eayrs. Images © ChanChan Ltd.
A simple cosy corner in a Notting Hill apartment designed by Chan + Eayrs. Images © ChanChan Ltd.

Reading nooks and crannies

Find your hyggehjørne with a selection of reading materials, set in cosy nooks and crannies.

A cosy reading corner in a Stockholm residence designed by Malmö-based architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Erik Lefvander via Dezeen.
A cosy reading corner in a Stockholm residence designed by Malmö-based architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Erik Lefvander via Dezeen.
A cosy reading corner in a home designed by Björn Förstberg, co-founder of architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Markus Linderoth via Dezeen.
A cosy reading corner in a home designed by Björn Förstberg, co-founder of architectural studio Förstberg Ling. Photo by Markus Linderoth via Dezeen.
A cosy reading nook in a house in Copenhagen by Søren Rose Studio. Image via Søren Rose Studio.
A cosy reading nook in a Copenhagen home by Søren Rose Studio. Image via Søren Rose Studio.
A cosy corner in the home of Knud Erik Hansen, the third-generation owner and CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn. Photo by Mikkel Adsbøl via Carl Hansen & Søn.
A cosy reading corner in the home of Knud Erik Hansen, the third-generation owner and CEO of Carl Hansen & Søn. Photo by Mikkel Adsbøl via Carl Hansen & Søn.

Fireside

Find your hyggehjørne by a roaring fireplace.

A cosy fireside corner in Fredensborg House designed by Norm Architects. Photo © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen via ArchDaily.
A cosy fireside corner in Fredensborg House designed by Norm Architects. Photo © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen via ArchDaily.
A cosy fireside corner in Hadars Hus designed by Asante Architecture & Design. Photo by Marius Rua via Gessato.
A cosy fireside corner in Hadars Hus designed by Asante Architecture & Design. Photo by Marius Rua via Gessato.
A cosy wood burning stove in an Austrian home designed by Bernardo Bader Architekten. Photo by Adolf Bereuter via Dezeen.
A cosy wood burning stove in an Austrian home designed by Bernardo Bader Architekten. Photo by Adolf Bereuter via Dezeen.
A cosy fireside in a house in Setagaya, Tokyo, by Comma Design. Image © Takumi Ota via ArchDaily. 
A cosy fireside in a house in Setagaya, Tokyo, by Comma Design. Image © Takumi Ota via ArchDaily.
.A cosy fireside in a home by Salmela Architects. Image © Paul Crosby.
A cosy fireside in a home by Salmela Architects. Image © Paul Crosby.

Light and candlelight

No hyggehjørne is complete without light and candlelight.

Cosy lighting in Returning Hut, a home in southeast China by designer Xu Fu-Min. Photo by Wu Yong-Chang via Dezeen. 
Cosy lighting in Returning Hut, a home in southeast China by designer Xu Fu-Min. Photo by Wu Yong-Chang via Dezeen.
Leimu Lamp by Magnus Pettersen for Iittala. Image © Fiskars Finland.
Leimu Lamp by Magnus Pettersen for Iittala. Image © Fiskars Finland.
Air Lamp by Ray Power for LZF Lamps. Image © Luziferlamps S.L.
Air Lamp by Ray Power for LZF Lamps. Image © Luziferlamps S.L.
A808 floor light by Alvar Aalto. Image via Artek.
A808 floor light by Alvar Aalto. Image via Artek.
Kastehelmi votives by Oiva Toikka for Iittala. Image © Fiskars Finland.
Kastehelmi votives by Oiva Toikka for Iittala. Image © Fiskars Finland.
Line candleholder by Mogens Lassen. Image via by Lassen.
Line candleholder by Mogens Lassen. Image via by Lassen.

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