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You may have started hearing a peculiar sounding word in the press lately. The term hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is a Danish term referring to surrounding yourself with quality, comfort, relaxation and in doing so creating cozy inviting atmospheres. For those who haven't heard of it before, it's best described as "the art of being consciously cozy". 

Hygge has been a way of life in Danish culture for many years, manifesting itself in various aspects of daily life. It's presence adding to the joyful and easy-going nature of its residents. The Nordic countries consistently have us beat in the happiness quotient...by far. It's this overwhelming happiness that has prompted many to be curious how they do it and hygge seems to be at the root of it all.

Here in California our philosophy on life isn't far off from the Danish hygge. We enjoy surrounding ourselves with quality, comfort and relaxation. Much like the Danes, we enjoy creating inviting atmospheres, indulging in fine wines and spending time with our loved ones. Even so there's always room to have a little morehygge in your life.

The best way to experience hygge is in your own home. By creating an environment that helps you to unwind, you'll be able to experience a little bit of hygge everyday. To help bring hygge into your home, we've collected some of our favorite designs for you below. 

Fittingly, the first piece in our collection pays homage to the Nordic conquerors that once inhabited Denmark and its surrounding region. Our Viking Lounge come in both solid ash (shown below) and solid walnut. It's the perfect place to unwind after a long days plundering. 
Karl Sofa
The shapely Karl Sofa is an absolutely beautiful addition to any home. The Karl's smooth lines and plush texture make it a striking piece. It's both classic and contemporary at the same time with a sturdy construction and heirloom quality design. The Karl comes in a Dark Grey and Mocha option and is a perfect place to cozy up to your favorite book.
Thor Dining Table
Nothing is better than gathering together with friends and family to enjoy a nice meal. Our and elegant Thor Dining Table allows for comfortable socializing and dining with it's round shape. The stunning Walnut color and sturdy base design make this table a statement piece for any dining room experience.
Burt Lounge
Few things help give you that sense of hygge like cozying up to your favorite chair next to a warm fireplace. In our Burt Lounger you'll be enveloped with comfort and relaxation.  The hardwood frame and siuous springs provide support, while the high density foam cushion and danish grey wool upholstery make it comforting and inviting. With the Burt Lounge you'll have a new favorite seat in the house. 

Chix Sectional
There's nothing more hygge than sitting down for a long weekend of Netflix. When you're binge watching through your favorite shows you want to be as comfortable as possible. With our Chix Sectional you can lay back, spread out and bundle up. This spacious sectional sofa can fit the whole family and its chaise lounge is perfect to kick your feet up after a long day.
We hope you enjoy the selections we laid out here, and hopefully you can use them to bring a little more hygge into your home. If you're interested in finding more of our furniture and decor check out our store at 5451 College Avenue. Oakland or visit us at SobuSobu.com.
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