The Danish word ‘hygge’ doesn’t have a direct translation in English, but describes that uniquely Scandinavian feeling of coziness and comfort, even when you’ve got less than 10 hours of daylight. To achieve those cool and cozy vibes at home, you can invest in candles, chic loungewear, and a few throw blankets soft enough to feel like a hug.
Excellent throws come in a wide range of materials, textures, and warmness levels. Find some of our favorites below.
A machine-washable knitted choice. Amazon
If you’re nostalgic for warm knitted blankets during the winter (and have no certain plans to make your own), this throw from prAna is a great choice. It’s basically a giant, machine-washable sweater, with a color palette and texture just interesting enough to be fun and not overbearing. Choose between dark plum and earth grey.
Stay cozy during the winter months. Amazon
This microfiber fleece throw blanket is perfect if you’re looking for something that will feel nice on your skin and isn’t too heavy, but will also keep you cozy on a chilly evening. It also feels exceptionally soft. It comes in eight colors, including pink, ivory white, navy, and smoke grey.
A versatile option for cold nights. Amazon
This Bedsure fleece blanket serves as a throw blanket for your sofa as well as an extra layer for your bed. It comes in twin, queen, and king sizes and is dual-sided, with plush sherpa under a fleece topper.
So soft. Amazon
This blanket is made from a unique, faux-fur material. It’s 100 percent microfiber and made with a distinct texture and fabric on each side: one that’s mind-meltingly soft and fluffy and another that’s smoother. It’s great for kids and for adding coziness to any room. You can choose a size large enough to fit up to a king-size bed. Though it doesn’t seem like it, the blanket is also machine washable.