January 11, 2013

The Danish concept of hygge—a sense of warmth that pervades even the sleekest modern household—is becoming familiar around the world, thanks to these cozy-making goods under $250.

multi-colored modern cushions from HAY

Dot Cushions

Hay, the Danish tastemakers whose collection is slowly filtering into the U.S. retail market, offers these wool pillows in 11 shades of Kvadrat's Hallingdal fabric. We love their bright and whimsical design.

Shayk Pendant Light by Amanda Betz

Shayk Pendant

A Danish architect translates ornamental motifs from an Iranian mosque into this lightweight pendant made of synthetic paper.

Pik Vases by FX Ballery

Pik Vases

Three connected vases perform an understated balancing act, while cheery accent colors and pale wood nod to Nordic design.

Colored glass dishes by Tora Urup


Glassblower Tora Urup is part of the 2012 lineup at Danish Crafts, an organization known for spotting up-and-coming talent. Her colored glass dishes hold a single wick.

Polka-dot wool throw by RosenbergCpH

Wool Dot Throw

A reversible perky polka-dot pattern in jacquard weave graces this jaunty merino wool blanket by Copenhagen textile designer Anne Rosenberg.

Yellow Knitted Basket by Ferm Living

Knitted Baskets

Huggable sweater-inspired baskets add a hygge twist on storage containers. Keep on theme and use them for storing yarn and knitting needles.

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