10 Cozy Ways to Create the Ultimate Hygge Bedroom

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The Scandinavian concept of Hygge means coziness, comfort, and contentment. These 10 hygge design tips can help you create your create your own hygge bedroom that will be a cozy retreat when you need it. Tons of inspiration and ideas for hygge bedroom decor so you can make your very own hygge bedroom retreat.

Now that we’re all staying in more and the world outside seems so scary and stressful, it’s more important than ever that our homes remain a cozy and peaceful sanctuary where we feel safe and secure.

That’s why I love the Danish concept of hygge so much! Hygge is “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” When I think of feeling hygge, I imagine reading by a fire, feeling snug and comfy while snow gently falls outside in the night.

I’m currently on a project to bring the spirit of hygge to our bedroom. Now that our apartment is an office for two, it’s more important than ever to have a cozy and serene space in which to relax. So I’m committing to keeping work out of the bedroom and bringing the spirit of hygge in.

If you would like to create a hygge bedroom for yourself, here are 10 ways to bring the hygge life to your bedroom decor.

1. Hygge Bedding is Layered Bedding

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There’s nothing cozier than burrowing under a pile of blankets and pillows. Create a layered look from your bedding with a duvet cover and matching shams, a cozy knit throw, and, of course, some matching throw pillows.

Hygge Layered Bedding

Yellow Decorative Pillow Cases: 2 Pack 12×20 Inch
Velvet Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers
Bedsure 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Duvet Cover Set
ZINUS Misty Upholstered Platform Bed Frame
Monique Lhuillier Garden Rose Sateen Duvet Cover
Colmars Striped Throw Pillow
Reinhold Chunky Knitted Acrylic Throw
Mirabal Burst of Vines Duvet Cover Set
All Season Down Comforter
Fonwhary Cotton Printed Reversible Duvet Cover Set
Nola Duvet Cover Set
Yellow Decorative Pillow Cases: 2 Pack 12×20 Inch
Velvet Decorative Square Throw Pillow Covers
Bedsure 100% Cotton Waffle Weave Duvet Cover Set
ZINUS Misty Upholstered Platform Bed Frame
Monique Lhuillier Garden Rose Sateen Duvet Cover
Colmars Striped Throw Pillow
Reinhold Chunky Knitted Acrylic Throw
Mirabal Burst of Vines Duvet Cover Set
All Season Down Comforter
Fonwhary Cotton Printed Reversible Duvet Cover Set
Nola Duvet Cover Set

2. Engage Your Senses with Texture

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A mix of textures adds warmth, coziness, and interest to a room. This room is quite small, but the mix of textures – the shiplap accent wall, the upholstered platform bed, the knit throw,  the rug – and the just right-sized accessories make it feel comfy and inviting.

Hygge Textured Elements

‘Cactus 25 Gold’ Framed Photographic Print on Wrapped Canvas
Nourison Kamala Aztec Fringe Area Rug
Porch & Den Parkwest Stripe Pattern Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
Decorative Pico 22-inch Throw Pillow
Moon Phases Pattern Lumbar Pillow
Blue Throw Pillow
Floating Night Stand Reclaimed Wood Shelf
Art Deco Lamp Wall Light Fixture
Cactus Print Scandinavian Art
NextWall Off-White Shiplap Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper – 20.5 in. W x 18 ft. L
Copper Grove Ayrum Upholstered Bed Frame with Square Tufted Headboard
‘Cactus 25 Gold’ Framed Photographic Print on Wrapped Canvas
Nourison Kamala Aztec Fringe Area Rug
Porch & Den Parkwest Stripe Pattern Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
Decorative Pico 22-inch Throw Pillow
Moon Phases Pattern Lumbar Pillow
Blue Throw Pillow
Floating Night Stand Reclaimed Wood Shelf
Art Deco Lamp Wall Light Fixture
Cactus Print Scandinavian Art
NextWall Off-White Shiplap Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper – 20.5 in. W x 18 ft. L
Copper Grove Ayrum Upholstered Bed Frame with Square Tufted Headboard

3. Use Soft, Soothing Neutral Colors

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Soft soothing neutral colors instantly calm you when you enter your bedroom. A bedroom decorated in soft neutral colors feels like a loving cocoon that protects you from the stress of the world around you. You’ll just feel your stress melting away when you enter a bedroom decorated in this soft color palette.

Hygge Accents in Soothing Neutral Colors

Crown Mark Erin Upholstered Panel Bed in Gray, Queen
Sea Grass Wicker Basket
Storage Wicker Basket
Keith 1-Light Plug-In Wallchiere
Washed Cotton Chambray Duvet Cover
Keating Upholstered Platform Bed
Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint
Crown Mark Erin Upholstered Panel Bed in Gray, Queen
Sea Grass Wicker Basket
Storage Wicker Basket
Keith 1-Light Plug-In Wallchiere
Washed Cotton Chambray Duvet Cover
Keating Upholstered Platform Bed
Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint

4. Add Natural Wood Accents

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Bringing the outside in is a big part of creating a hygge environment. Natural wood accents such as the wood ladder, tree stump nightstand, hanging lamp in this bedroom help connect us with nature and enter a calming, meditative state.

Hygge Natural Wood Accents

Stilwell Solid Wood End Table
Huxley Mirror
Crescent Moon Wall Shelf
Large Reclaimed Solid Cypress Coffee Table
Decorative Eucalyptus Ladder
Stilwell Solid Wood End Table
Huxley Mirror
Crescent Moon Wall Shelf
Large Reclaimed Solid Cypress Coffee Table
Decorative Eucalyptus Ladder
Stilwell Solid Wood End Table
Huxley Mirror
Crescent Moon Wall Shelf
Large Reclaimed Solid Cypress Coffee Table
Decorative Eucalyptus Ladder

5. Throw pillows are a Must

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Most people probably think of candles when they think of hygge, but when I imagine a hygge bedroom, I picture tons and tons of pillows to snuggle with. Load up on throw pillows in all kinds of textures and you can retreat into your own pillow fort when things get too stressful. 

Floor pillows are a great way to add a snuggly, hygge place to read in the bedroom.

Hygge Throw Pillows

White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Rohini Daybed Cushion
Rohini Daybed Cushion
White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Rohini Daybed Cushion
Rohini Daybed Cushion
White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
White Faux Fur Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Mina Velvet 16 Inch Decorative Throw Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Washed Corduroy Floor Pillow
Rohini Daybed Cushion
Rohini Daybed Cushion

6. Calm the clutter

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Calming Hygge Bedroom Products

Southern Enterprises Spine Tower Shelf-Black
Pink Vintage Style Steel Metal Storage Trunk Set
HomePop Upholstered Large Rectangle Storage Bench
Mirrored Shoe Organizer with 5 Racks
Umbra 330638-560 Conceal Floating Bookshelf
Grid-Tufted Storage Bed
Southern Enterprises Spine Tower Shelf-Black
Pink Vintage Style Steel Metal Storage Trunk Set
HomePop Upholstered Large Rectangle Storage Bench
Mirrored Shoe Organizer with 5 Racks
Umbra 330638-560 Conceal Floating Bookshelf
Grid-Tufted Storage Bed
Southern Enterprises Spine Tower Shelf-Black
Pink Vintage Style Steel Metal Storage Trunk Set
HomePop Upholstered Large Rectangle Storage Bench
Mirrored Shoe Organizer with 5 Racks
Umbra 330638-560 Conceal Floating Bookshelf
Grid-Tufted Storage Bed

7. Surround Yourself with Items You Love

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Of course, once you’ve gotten rid of your clutter, you’ll want to make your space uniquely yours by bringing in pieces that reflect your personal style. Make sure you’re surrounded by items that bring a smile to your face and make you happy.

This bedroom isn’t a minimalist bedroom, but each item is obviously chosen carefully to make a cozy mood.

Hygge Items You're Sure to Love

Zodiac Throw Pillow
Zodiac Throw Pillow
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Mod Clips String Lights
Mod Clips String Lights
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover
Zodiac Throw Pillow
Zodiac Throw Pillow
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Mod Clips String Lights
Mod Clips String Lights
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover
Zodiac Throw Pillow
Zodiac Throw Pillow
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Cavallini Papers Vintage Style Decorative Poster & Hanger Kit
Mod Clips String Lights
Mod Clips String Lights
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Amped Fleece Throw Blanket
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Rumi Shag Throw Pillow
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover
Washed Cotton Tassel Duvet Cover

8. Bring in Plants and Greenery

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Bring the outside in with lots of greenery to keep your bedroom feeling fresh and light. Plants keep your bedroom air fresh and unstuffy.

Hygge Greenery for Your Bedroom

Live Plant Snake Plant with Pot and Stand 8 Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand
Live Plant Snake Plant with Pot and Stand 8 Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand
Jute Hanging Planter Basket
Jute Hanging Planter Basket
7.75″ Hanging Woven Planter Brown
7.75″ Hanging Woven Planter Brown
14.7″ x 14.2″ Rattan Hanging Planter Holder Natural
14.7″ x 14.2″ Rattan Hanging Planter Holder Natural
4″ Stoneware Family Planter
4″ Stoneware Family Planter
Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants
Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants
Hexagon Shelf
Hexagon Shelf
Live Plant Snake Plant with Pot and Stand 8 Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand
Live Plant Snake Plant with Pot and Stand 8 Ceramic Planter with Wood Stand
Jute Hanging Planter Basket
Jute Hanging Planter Basket
7.75″ Hanging Woven Planter Brown
7.75″ Hanging Woven Planter Brown
14.7″ x 14.2″ Rattan Hanging Planter Holder Natural
14.7″ x 14.2″ Rattan Hanging Planter Holder Natural
4″ Stoneware Family Planter
4″ Stoneware Family Planter
Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants
Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants
Hexagon Shelf
Hexagon Shelf

9. Add Soft Lighting

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There’s more to hygge bedroom lighting than just lots of candles (although, of course, candles always add a nice warm glow to your bedroom.) This bedroom uses a variety of light sources in the coziest of ways: the soft, diffuse light of the wicker lamp, the warm glow of the “love” sign, and, of course, the cozy candles throughout. I especially like the bedside reading tables so you can cuddle up and read in bed without straining your eyes.

Soft Hygge Lighting

18″ x 10″ Linear Rattan Candle Holder Lantern with Glass Insert Natural
18″ x 10″ Linear Rattan Candle Holder Lantern with Glass Insert Natural
Dontae 63.4″ Tree Floor Lamp
Dontae 63.4″ Tree Floor Lamp
Neon Love Signs Light
Neon Love Signs Light
Orrstown 18″ Desk Lamp
Orrstown 18″ Desk Lamp
Faceted Lantern
Faceted Lantern
Mid Century Lantern
Mid Century Lantern
Wicker Nest Pendant Lamp
Wicker Nest Pendant Lamp
18″ x 10″ Linear Rattan Candle Holder Lantern with Glass Insert Natural
18″ x 10″ Linear Rattan Candle Holder Lantern with Glass Insert Natural
Dontae 63.4″ Tree Floor Lamp
Dontae 63.4″ Tree Floor Lamp
Neon Love Signs Light
Neon Love Signs Light
Orrstown 18″ Desk Lamp
Orrstown 18″ Desk Lamp
Faceted Lantern
Faceted Lantern
Mid Century Lantern
Mid Century Lantern
Wicker Nest Pendant Lamp
Wicker Nest Pendant Lamp

10. Warm Up Your Floor with a Rug (or Several Rugs)

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You can’t be cozy if your feet aren’t toasty! Add rugs throughout your bedroom so you can walk around in bare feet and feel the wonderful textures under your feet. I love the layered rugs in this bedroom, particularly how you step onto the soft fur rug first thing in the morning when you get out of bed. Talk about a soft landing!

Soft Hygge Rugs

Ashler Ultra Soft  Area Rug
Ashler Ultra Soft Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug
Ashler Ultra Soft  Area Rug
Ashler Ultra Soft Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug
Ashler Ultra Soft  Area Rug
Ashler Ultra Soft Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Vedika Gray/Cream Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Diamond Geometric Handmade Flatweave Platinum Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Handmade Flatweave Jute/Sisal Natural Area Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Distressed Vintage Boho Chic Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug
Faux Sheepskin Fur Area Rug

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