Is the dreary bleakness of winter getting you down? Denmark has a solution for you. (No, not LEGO... although the blocks certainly have brought a lot of joy into the world.) Introducing hygge: the Scandinavian art of coziness built on relishing everyday comforts.
You don't need any special equipment, just the kind of standard home items you can grab from Walmart's Bed & Bath Winter Clearout. (Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping fee, or get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.) We've got 10 suggestions to aid you on your quest for contentment.
10 Items to Help You Achieve Hygge
Better Homes and Gardens 50" x 60" Luxe Faux Fur Throw from $18 ($2 off)
Snuggling under a big fluffy blanket by a fire is like peak hygge, especially if you add a mug of your favorite beverage.
Airia Living Spa Pillow for $22.99 (a low by $7)
Baths just got 20% more soothing thanks to this breathable pillow, which gives you a soft spot to rest your head but no worries about gross mildew.
Take the Day
Winter Nights Microfleece Sheet Set from $14.11 (a low by $8)
Sheets this soft and warm might make it hard to get out of bed, but that's totally fine if you're in relaxation mode.
Caterpillow Pillowcase Bed for $9.92 (a low by $7)
Just stuff the caterpillow's pockets with pillows and you've got a mobile nap pad/seating cushion/back support. It'll be the cheapest and most versatile furniture you own.
Banish Cold Tiles
Mohawk Home 18" x 24" Popcorn Memory Foam Bath Rug from $3.50 (a low by $8)
Cold, hard bathroom floors are the antithesis of hygge. But lay this padded rug over the harsh tiles and you'll have no problem maintaining your calm.
No More Shower Shock
Better Homes and Gardens Extra-Absorbent Textured Bath Towel from $4.93 ($10 off)
Hot showers are way tranquil, but stepping out when you're done can be rough. Luckily, this plush towel will ease the transition.
Top It Off
Better Homes and Gardens Year-Round Flip-Smart Mattress Topper from $45.48 (at least $1 off)
This overfilled topper will plump up your mattress, and its sherpa fleece finish provides extra coziness. (Alternatively, if you sometimes get a bit too warm in bed, you can flip to the airier cotton side.)
Sunbeam Electric Heated Velvet Plush Blanket from $49.97 (a low by $4)
Blankets with electronic heating components are one of mankind's greatest innovations. Take advantage!
Don't Forget the Basics
Mainstays Huge 20" x 28" Striped Pillow for $3.50 (a low by $2)
One can never have too many pillows when aiming for ultimate comfort. Even better when they're oversized, and at this price you can pick up enough for every room in your house.
Hotel Style Medium Warmth Down Alternative Comforter from $44.96 (at least $1 off)
Hotels are the epitome of indulgence, perhaps because they absolve you of all housekeeping responsibility. Get a small taste of that luxurious feeling at home with this comforter (sorry, room service sold separately).
Readers, what's your favorite way to stay cozy? What brings you joy on these grey January days? Is there anything in the Bed & Bath Winter Clearout from Walmart you'll be ordering immediately? Let us know in the comments!