Hygge: we hear about it all the time. Candles, cosiness, warm cups of tea. But let’s cut right to the chase, shall we? There’s nothing more hyggeligt than curling up under a fluffy duvet in your bed. Bedding should be comfortable, well-made and look good through multiple washings (because you do need to wash it occasionally, you know). It should make you want to fall onto your mattress, and feel happy when the bed is made. While there are many bedding options, Nordic countries have a great selection of high-quality brands that are just begging to go to bed with you.
These are the Scandinavian bedding brands that will keep you cosy in winter, cool in summer, and your bed looking chic all year round:
Think of Tekla as the Celine of bedding; it’s minimalist, stylish, and the branding is really good. Their colors, from a creamy yellow to a puffy pale pink, are everything you need to make your sleeping space a little slice of heaven. Their cotton and linen fabrics age well, so your bed will look fresh for a long time.
Rendered in GOTS-certified organic linen, the bedding from Ordinary Things is perfectly distilled Danish design: streamlined, beautifully-crafted and made-to-last. The way the linen is gently rumpled only adds to the allure of those fluffy pillows and duvets, right? Their bedclothes come in a calming array of neutral colors.
With one of the most painstakingly researched and transparent supply chains around, Aiayu has quietly made a name for itself as a purveyor of extremely high-quality textile products. Their bedding range is made from organic cotton, sourced and crafted in India. The duvets covers and pillowcases come in a range of patterns and colors, from florals to monochrome. In addition to their excellent products, all Aiayu products have a five year free repair policy.
The king of great bedding in Scandinavia: Georg Jensen Damask. This heritage brand does not play around when it comes to quality. They make the kind of crisp cotton sheets and pillows that you sink into at a luxury hotel. Their products are an investment, but they will last a lifetime.
The Swedish company behind the iconic blue and white checked mattress does more than just give you a place to rest your head; they dress it up, too! Hästens may not be as well known for their bedclothes, but damn they are good. All products are made in 100% cotton and they come in a variety of colors and patterns. We, of course, recommend the classic Hästens Original.
Known for their delightful, colorful textile patterns, Marimekko’s foray into bedding seems an obvious direction. Though they do have some really bold choices – like the Unniko in red – they also have a range of more calm, casual patterns that will make the more conservative among us happy.
Swedish lifestyle brand Dirty Linen is all about embracing wrinkled sheets, a messy bed, and, presumably, all the fun things you get to do therein. Their bedding is made from 100% linen or cotton percale, and it just keeps getting better the more you use it. HINT HINT, everyone.
Lifestyle brand from Sweden, HIMLA, has a range of great textiles including towels, tablecloths and more. But their slightly pearlescent cotton satin bedding is a cut above. It comes in a variety of neutral and jewel-tone colors; the gentle sheen is that extra bit of luxe that’ll make your bedroom feel like a whole new space.
What is the best duvet for a Scandinavian Style Bed?
In the USA? We recommend
Brooklinen is our favourite. In the US, high quality twin duvets can be difficult to find. Brooklinen has some super warm, fluffy and lightweight comforters. In addition, all their products come with a lifetime warranty.
In Europe and the UK? We recommend
You can’t go wrong with a Rungsted duvet, widely considered one of the best brands in Scandinavia. It’s very easy to buy online at Ellos. I like a heavy duvet all year round, while our Creative Director Freya opts for a light comforter in the summer, and a medium one in the winter.
Not sure how to style that bedding? Try the two duvet system!
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