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As the temperatures keep dropping and the days get even shorter, we’ll be spending more and more time indoors. So of course we want things to be as cozy as possible.
And no one knows how to do cozy like the Danish—they’ve elevated it to an entire lifestyle, known as hygge. But creating the ultimate hygge retreat involves more than getting out some throw blankets and lighting a fire. No, the decor you choose can help you build your own snug hideaway that you’ll never want to leave, even when the chill is over.
Where to start? Like we do every week, we scrolled through hundreds of posts on Instagram to uncover the biggest decor trends, this time with an eye on the living room. From glowing lights to cozy textiles, we spotted what makes these rooms special—and offer up where you can buy similar items so you can get the look, too.
So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to see how you can transform your living room instantly—just don’t blame us if you don’t emerge from your home until spring!
Giant star lights
Hygge decor comes in all shapes and sizes, but we’re partial to this chic wintry star featured by @simply.weekend.
“I love this light! It’s very on-trend for the holidays and winter months, and can really be a focal point for the room,” says interior design blogger Gina Daniels.
Whether this brassy star is hanging from your ceiling or propped up on a mantel, its warm candlelight is sure to add some cozy Scandinavian vibes to any living room.
Get the look: Throw a seasonal star in your living room with this single star pendant from Wayfair.
Tribal print rugs
“Tribal print rugs are a great staple in a room since they come in endless patterns and color combinations,” says interior designer Doreen Amico-Sorell of Sorell Interiors. “Depending upon the color and pattern chosen, they can go nicely with boho or modern decor as well as farmhouse or Southwestern. The versatility of this rug also lies within the textural quality, since some are more nubby than others and sometimes have mixed weaves.”
Get the look: Snag your very own tribal printed rug from World Market.
Burnt orange sectionals
Earth tones are back, and they’re here to stay. You can add some pumpkin spice coziness to your living room this season by swapping out an old sofa for something closer to this burnt orange sectional featured by @boho.helene.
“After many years of featuring the very popular cooler color palette of the gray tones, the design world is once again heading back to warmer earth tones,” Amico-Sorell says. “So it’s only fitting that they start with the outstanding choice of the burnt orange and earth tones sectional. It can be the starting point by which one can revolve a whole room’s decor.”
Get the look: Add some earthy hygge vibes into your living room by shopping these sofas from Wayfair.
Chunky knit blankets
“I don’t think I’ll ever not be obsessed with this trend,” Daniel says. “I think it works because no matter the style of your decor, it will always add a touch of hominess.”
Get the look: Up the toasty factor of your living room with a chunky knit blanket from Nordic House.
Candle-glow wall sconces
Reminiscent of the candlelit hallways of old, you can have some of that throwback elegance in your living room just by switching out the lighting for a set of glowing wall sconces like these ones featured in the home of @mitlyse (reposed by @classyinteriors).
“Wall lights, in my opinion, will always bring a touch of elegance to a home,” Daniel says. “I think lighting in general is really important when it comes to decorating your home anyway, but wall lights add an air of sophistication and elegance that I can’t seem to put my finger on. Candle-glow and industrial-style lights are perfect for this season.”
Get the look: Top off your cozy hygge space with some glowing candle wall sconces from Overstock.
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