January 18, 2017 | Tips & Style

Inspired by: Hygge

If there was ever a trend that has Toronto winters written all over it, it would be hygge. Synonymous with all things cozy and comfortable, hygge is one of the most popular trends of 2017 and it’s only the third week of January!


  1. A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). – Oxford English Dictionary

According to Anna Altman of The New Yorker:

Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close. It derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, meaning “to comfort” or “to console,” which is related to the English word “hug.” Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, hygge has long been considered a part of the Danish national character.

In home décor, hygge looks like cable knit pillows, the softest throws you’ve ever seen, and designing your home in a comfortable, lived-in style. We love it because we’re crazy about textiles and this trend is all about layers of gorgeous fabrics.


In fashion, hygge is basically anything you would want to wear while curled up reading a book by the fire. Because even though it has been above zero lately, it’s still fireside weather! Practically, this means sleek bottoms like skinny jeans paired with big loose tops.

Hygge centers around cozy fabrics, but those fabrics are only wonderful if they are clean and fresh smelling. Embrace hygge by scheduling for Parkers Custom Clothing Care to come and pick up your textiles. We will return them to you looking and feeling new, ready to give your home a whole lot of hygge.

Finally, if you need a little inspiration for hygge in Toronto, we loved this Toronto Life article about how to create your own hygge lifestyle.


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