One tactic for instant hygge: Carve out space under the eaves for a cozy attic bed. In this former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, the residents did just that with a custom designed platform bed by Bjerre-Poulsen that maximizes storage and fits the unusual space. Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen.
One Danish family forged a new path by living for one year in the Active House, a green-home prototype. One time-tested Danish approach to a long winter? Embrace it with all-white interiors. Photo by Jens Passoth.
To counteract how much time they spend at home due to the country's high cost of living and its lengthy winters, Danes also surround themselves with bright colors and beautiful items. Here, the roofline under the BIG's Mountain housing in Ørestad, Copenhagen’s tiny but buzzing new hub of urban development. Photo by Jens Passoth.
One absolute must-have for amping up the hygge factor? A fireplace. Life inside this summerhouse in North Zealand, Denmark, revolves around the brick chimney, which the architect surrounded with a concrete counter that wraps from the kitchen to the living area. Photo by Karina Tengberg.