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12 Hygge-inspired Ways to Cosy Up Your Place (+ a $200 Etsy Voucher giveaway!)

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I can not tell you how excited I am that our Autumn is nearly here. For one, it’s my favourite season EVER, due to crispier days, changing leaves, more soup/even more toast.

Secondly, my birthday is in Autumn, so it always feels like my native season. I think when we are born is a total clue re the kind of person we might be, weather-liking wise.

Me? I am a crisp, mild, toasty kind of person who likes to drink a lot of tea and puff little clouds of chilly morning air about the place. I’m into cosy and comfy. I’m into my own version of hygge, pretty much.

If you don’t know about the Danish word/concept of Hygge, you’ve been missing out. It’s a small word that embodies friendliness, comfort, cosiness and a general feeling of all being nice and right, in that moment.

If you do know about Hygge, you either love it or are breezily insisting that Lagom has surpassed the Hygge vibes, or perhaps you’re going to tell me that Kalsarikannit is all there is? I beg to differ. #nope Horses for courses. Just because apricots exist it doesn’t mean peaches and plums are over, right?! Live and let Hygge.

I thought it might be nice to shake up those Hygge vibes, in this fresh new year, on the cusp of a new season, and consider making our little bit of the world as friendly and homebody-haven-ish as we can.

Here’s a bunch of very easy ways to do that – or to simply be inspired by – Hygge-wise. Homebody haven, here we come!

12 Hygge-inspired Ways to Cosy Up Your Place

1. Cosy toes

Let’s start our Hygge journey underfoot, with something colourful and cosy to set the tone. I like this rug (below) because it has all of the colours and is an invitation for ace times.

Vintage Moroccan Boucherite Rug from Two Girls and a Pug


2. Comfy couch times

Next stop is an extra layer or two of pattern and texture for the back of your couch (or hung on the wall, even?) I’m into the plaid meets pop of colour here. It’s like Outlander meets Andy Warhol, or something…!

Hand-loomed Himalayan blanket from Faerymother

3. Friendly feasts

Ace snacks are super Hygge-friendly and these ramekins perfectly combine modern sensibilities with a retro kind of vibe. These would be good with a hearty soup ladelled into them, or with some crumble and ice-cream.

Chunky mid-century ramekins by About The Place

4. Slow living

Some slow-down pursuits are conducive to this gentler, nicer way of being. A little bit of succulent propagation? Some jam-making? A bit of bread-baking, perhaps? Some knitting, even? A slow read of the classics? I think so. I do.

Oval rattan basket from Simply Chi


5. Sweet light

Candles and Hygge are pretty much synonymous – and these geo candle holders are a nice mix of handmade local meets gentle-living. They have some other VERY nice candles too, FYI.

Hexagon candle stand by Hutwoods


6. Green feels

The more plants the better. If you can mimic the great outdoors inside your place, than you’re on the right track. Cleaner air, cleaner thoughts, greener lines. Create your own little forest and you’ll instantly feel more positive about the world. And you will get the Hygge feels too.

Vintage planter stand by Simply Chi



7. Pretty walls

Layering your place with treasures that are meaningful to you is an ace way to kick start some nicer times. You can create your own artwork, or buy something interesting and eye-pleasing. I’m very into the idea of vintage movie posters, especially if they are a bit quirky and/or Japanese.

Japanese Breathless wood-mounted movie poster by Wooden Posters



8. Games to play

Speaking of slowing down, how about a lazy ongoing game of some kind? There are heaps of vintage games ripe for the picking on Etsy, but I kind of super LOVE this vintage-meets-now handmade version of the classic Mastermind too!

Handmade Mastermind wooden game by Kubiya Games


9. The snuggle is real

If you’re keen to cosy down, you might need extra blankets, am I right? This Kantha style quilt is a delicious medley of prints and will guaranteed a comfy time. It’s also big enough for two. #JustSayin

Vintage Kantha quilt by Habitation Boheme


10. Restorative doses

Be it an Aperol spritz, some mulled wine or a little homemade lemonade, they’ll taste extra delicious and feel extra Hygge in some vintage amber glassware. You could consider a bar-cart too, if you want to next-level your nice times?

Amber drinkware set by Oh La La Camille



11. Idea sparkers

What are you going to do when you are sitting around with your friends or special people or just by yourself? You are going to bounce ideas, hopes, thoughts, memories, dreams and wicked jokes off one another. If you are stuck for ideas this book is really great. I used to have it and it’s inspiration packed and very old school charming.

Vintage Australian girls’ hobby book by Browse With Bunty


12. Soothing sips

If you don’t quite fancy a cool drink or cocktail in your swoonworthy amber glassware, then perhaps some freshly brewed coffee or a bracing cup of tea would be better? Again, I’m going for green because it’s comforting and reassuring. I’m also going for stoneware because it feels sturdy and nice.

Japanese-made stoneware coffee set by Vintage Collateral



Are you inspired to have nicer, more homebody-ish times? I really 100 percent am.

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Thanks for reading, petals! Get Hygge with it!


  • Reply
    February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM

    #6. Plants & more plants! The plant stand is perfect. Etsy is my go to site for “shopping the world” and finding the most unusual treasures.

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    Rachel Osborne
    February 28, 2017 at 11:41 PM

    Tha Kantha blanket is my fave – absolutely gorgeous. Such talented artisans out there. Thanks for this inspiring list!

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    Melissa Trudinger
    February 28, 2017 at 10:02 PM

    #1 Cosy toes — It has to be that lovely rug, doesn’t it? My loungeroom floor is just screaming for something like it, at the moment, it has a stained, worn, smelly old carpet that I loathe, and I long to cover it up with friendly colourful and cosy replacement!

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    Sam E
    February 28, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Oooh… that Kantha quilt had me wanting to reach out and feel the stitching. I’m such a sucker for mixed, bold print. It’s a bit strange because I’m a creature that usually tends to live in black clothing, but I just seem to need a colourful touch nearby at all times 🙂

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    February 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Hi! My favourite item is The Australian girls’ book of crafts, pets, sports and hobbies. I have friends and family in Australia and I love their laidback style and their cosy homes. I’d love to read this book and get to know more about these Aussie things before our next visit! Thank you!

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    February 28, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    That rug has me coming over all heart eyes!! I subscribe to the more us more theme when it comes to colour so this rug has Reannon written all over it!!

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    February 28, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Back in the 70s I used to have sleepovers at my Nan & Pops house. Nana would play Max Bygraves on the 60s danish teak record player, and I would be wrapped in one of those black and rainbow granny square blankets playing Mastermind with my Pop. Well, he’d try and play. I was 5 so would try and cheat! The box was a standard cardboard with a picture of an older James Bond looking dude with a foxy Emma Peel girl in white gogo boots on the cover. So that would be my choice of item. Miss you Pop! Xox

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    February 28, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Oooo the vintage mastermind. We’re having a very different kind of hygge this year. We’ve traded suburbia for living in a caravan with our two little people in the forest, while we build our first home.
    The caravan nights and rainy days are filled with no television, some movies, crochet, drawing and boardgames. Mastermind would be a dandy edition.

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    Adrienne Rush
    February 28, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    I am all about the vintage kantha quilt joining me and a bowl of soup with bread and butter in my chair which will very soon be repositioned for winter sun.

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    Jenny Joy
    February 28, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Defo the gorgeous quilt – perfect for Netflix times with some puppies ?

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    Asa-Marie Webster
    February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    I am so in love with the vintage plant stand by Simply Chi. I have been looking for a plant for an empty corner for a while and I think a beautiful, trailing plant like Ivy or a Maidenhair Fern would be just fabulous on top of this. Oh my how I want one!

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    The Vintage Moroccan Boucherite Rug is my fave because I’ve always lived in houses with slate, wooden and tile floors and my tootsies are always cold! Toastie toes make you feel warm, loved and oh so cosy.

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    I adore the kantha style vintage quilt! Autumn is my favorite time (and birthday-time) too, Pip- and I just.can’t.wait. to snuggle up with my cat on my pregnant belly under a beautiful quilt on the couch with a cup-no a pot- of tea. Yes.
    I’m moving house soon too so GOSH this voucher would help make my new place all hygged up!

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    Catherine Hallam
    February 28, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    The vintage Master Mind is my favourite, because my grandma used to have it, and I used to spend hours playing it by myself when I visited her! (And Master Mind is really not a game that can be played on one’s own). Maybe if I learn to do hygge right, I’ll be able to invite some pals around and we can snuggle up in some blankets, have a nice cup of tea, and I’ll finally have someone to play Master Mind with! Ultimate hygge times 😉

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      February 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM

      Oh I dig mastermind! I hope your pals play it with you!

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    Adrienne Dellinger
    February 28, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    I absolutely love the vintage plant stand by Simply Chi! I would fill it with a variety of succulents and put it in the reading corner in my office for some living inspiration to admire while I work.

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    My favourite is ‘the Australian girls’ book of crafts, pets, sports and hobbies’ (I love the perfectly parsed title too). As a child of ’70s Australia, I grew up with books just like this one, and I know that some of the seeds for my craftiness and love of my home were planted by these beautiful tomes. There is deep and true comfort in having familiar objects from our past with us in the present. That is what hygge is to me.

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    Michelle (inthegoodbooksblog)
    February 28, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    The Vintage Kantha Quilt is divine
    Ideal for the reading corner of mine
    I have my recliner, with cushions to boot
    And this quilt would definitely suit!
    With my pile of books stacked up high
    I’d snuggle beneath, reading, as the day goes by…

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Vintage planter stand is my favourite! I’m moving to a new home in 2 weeks time and I am looking for pretty indoor planter stands, so I can have an indoor garden right next to the big windows looking over the backyard.

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    #1 cosy toes
    Cos if your toes are cosy Jone you fbthose orher options are going to work quite so well!!
    (and cosy toes means no chilblains so that’s a super Tassie bonus!)

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    February 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    That Vintage Kantha Quilt is absolutely delish and would add some extra “warmth” to our living area. Plus the colours conveniently work with our lounge room! Love Etsy and supporting small business.

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