Winter is the season of cozy, which the Danes call hygge. In Sweden, it’s mysa. And in Finland, recently anointed “the world’s happiest country” for the sixth year in a row by the UN World Happiness Report, it’s kalsarikännit, which translates to “staying at home and getting drunk in your underwear.”
Well, whatever. Nestling at home is certainly something we all can enjoy, especially when home is warm and cozy, and filled with love, light, and beautiful things. This winter, create a mise-en-scène for your own most cozy season ever with a flickering scented candle, a soft woven blanket, goblets filled with wine, and a toast to people you love.
Here are a few of our favorite things for one of our favorite seasons.
We adore colored glass, especially when it is blood-red, hand-painted, and hand-cut in a pine cone pattern. The Pinecone Cut Goblets, inspired by vintage glassware, are perfect vessels for wine, water, and whimsical nonalcoholic imbibements. Each one is individually shaped by a master craftsman and dishwasher safe. williams-sonoma.com
The Stella Lantern With Fairy Lights is made to enchant. Inspired by carved metal lanterns from Morocco, the Stella showcases a punched-metal dot-and-star design and is finished in matte black. The reflective interior’s warm metallic gold allows light to flicker softly and create a romantic glow. The lantern comes with a string of sixty battery-operated LED fairy lights, which can be exchanged for an LED candle. Bold and beautiful! lights.com
Inspired by the stately grandeur of deer antlers, this circular Eric + Eloise Collection Rustic Gold Deer Antler Sculpture Metal Holiday Wreath from Darby Trading (shown above) adds a touch of rustic elegance to the front door, wall, or hallway over the holiday season and beyond. A unique statement piece that draws inspiration from one of nature’s majestic creatures. darbycreektrading.com
Nothing beats the weight and feel of a velvet blanket, and the Velvet Sofa Blanket—in rich caramel or hunter green—is what you’ll want to wrap yourself in throughout the entire winter. Warm and super-soft, this blanket is great for a cozy-up on the couch or a catnap. You may need both colors. It’s a wrap! theapollobox.com
The holidays can be tough, so there is no better time to show yourself some love—or give the gift of self-love to a friend. This kit will help bring clarity to your power and purpose and encourage you to feel stronger and even more special. It includes quartz crystals, a charm bag, candles, and vials of rose and orange essences along with rosemary, mugwort, clove, lavender, frankincense, and more. Plus: a beautiful self-love spell created for you by Enchanted Living’s love witch, Veronica Varlow. enchantedlivingmag.com
We love the Millwood Pines Manderson Wood Salad Bowl for so many reasons: the whimsical metal stag head perched on the edge of the bowl, the richly striped slats of wood, that it’s the perfect size for serving salad at lunch or dinner, and the fact that it feels so solid, it will probably last forever. What else can you say that about? wayfair.com
The finishing touch on a room is often the way it smells. With this Winter Forest diffuser, your home will smell like a pristine and beautiful pine forest. The matte black reed diffuser holds scent sticks, and if you like flame, you can add a candle in an emerald-green-faceted glass jar. Crafted from alcohol-free fragrance oils in a low-VOC diffuser base. anacuahouse.com