Permission to stay in – 8 tips for cozy evenings at home!

The winter months are all about getting cozy – it’s time to put on your woolen socks and enjoy being at home. The season’s inviting interior is created with nest-like elements: soft materials, mood lighting, and the smell of your favorite foods. Here are 8 ways to embrace the comfy lifestyle!

Røros Tweed Kvam throw, 135 x 200 cm, orange

Comfort comes first

Is there anything more appealing than taking a nap with a pile of pillows and a wool blanket? Finland's chilly winter guarantees that a blanket on the sofa not only serves as a beautiful decoration but is also used! Double the warmth colorfully with Røros Tweed's Kvam throw, which is made of soft Norwegian lambswool. Designed by Kristine Five Melvær, the pattern of the Kvam series represents both traditional Norwegian and Japanese motifs.

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Lokal Helsinki Kahvi cup, M, grey - smoke

A cup of leisure

A calm moment of tea, cocoa, or coffee gives you time to take a break in the middle of your busy everyday life. The Kahvi ('Coffee') cup by Lokal Helsinki is a simplistic ceramic mug, which, as the name suggests, is perfect for sipping a hot drink. The charming mug is available in several harmonious colors, which all mix and match perfectly with each other.

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Design Letters Scented candle, large, beige

Calming flame

Every now and then, the brain just needs to idle. Light a candle or two, listen to some relaxing music and just focus on being. Design Letters' scented soy wax candles have been cast into a mug made of bone china. After the candle has burned away, you can reuse the charmingly colorful cup, for example, as a storage jar.

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Juslin Maunula Floor pouf, 60 x 60 cm, sodalite

Lounging all over

The loveliest nest is built with pillows. Juslin Maunula's floor poufs are perfect next to a coffee table or in front of a warm fireplace – wherever you want to build your hut! Happy cushions are made for real relaxation and due to their playful colors they cheer up both the mind and the interior. The double-sided pouf is made of high-quality cotton and feels pleasantly soft against the skin.

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Phaidon The Bread Book

Bake a bread

When you want to get a little more active, it doesn't have to mean going for a run. You can do whatever amuses you and spend time with things that you love – whether it's reading, painting, listening to music, or knitting. Studying new recipes is a great option to get worries off your mind. The Bread Book guides the reader to the secrets of baking and introduces the basics of bread making, different types of flour, and key ingredients.

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Tala Reflection Oblo table lamp, white

Layer your lighting

During the dark season, the importance of lighting is emphasized, when most people go to work before sunrise and return home when it's dusk again. Several indirect light sources bring home an inviting and soft atmosphere. Tala's dimmable Reflection Oblo table lamp consists of Tala's own Oblo bulb and a porcelain base that mimics the same simple shape. Each table lamp is unique and showcases the handprint of the artisan.

Reflection Oblo table lamp by Tala >
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Fatboy The BonBaron Mingle lounge chair, grid stone

Armchair traveler

A relaxed evening at home requires a comfy corner, where you can watch movies or enjoy the neverending series marathon. The centerpiece of the nook is, of course, a perfect armchair that is as soft as a hug. The BonBaron Mingle lounge chair offers plush comfort in Fatboy style and can be easily adjusted to the preferred position.

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HAY Duo duvet cover, cappuccino

All day in pajamas

When it comes to rest and a good night's sleep, it's worth investing in high-quality bed linen. HAY's Duo duvet cover charms with its lively color palette and the crisp, cool feel of the cotton fabric. The duvet cover is not completely monochrome but colored in two different hues of the same color. Choose a pillowcase of the same color, or boldly mix and match the different shades of the collection together.

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Text: Sarianna Määttänen Images: Manufacturers

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