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Embrace ‘hygge’ in your living room with these cosy sofas and armchairs

Whether you aspire to live your life with as much hygge as possible (that’s the Danish buzzword du jour for the sensibility of ‘creating cosiness’; pronounced “hue-gah”), or you’re just looking to perfect your setup for Netflix-bingeing, a superlative sofa is a must. When you’re upgrading from stark simplicity to cosy sanctuary, keep these top picks in mind. 

Timothy Oulton Alto Sectional

If you’ve got room to spare, and are planning many movie marathons ahead, you’ll want to splash out on one of the newest additions in Timothy Oulton’s latest spring/summer catalogue. Designed with a slouched back for optimum lazy reclining, the Alto sectional features a tabled armrest so you can keep drinks, snacks and remote controls all comfortably at arm’s length. The double layer of soft linen seat cushions also makes for a super luxurious experience — once you sink into it, it’s likely you won’t want to get up. The sofa’s available in a variety of velvet, linen, and of course, Timothy Oulton’s signature hand softened leather, which achieves a lived-in look that ages beautifully — you can also opt for two of the brand’s latest water-resistant leathers, available in a dark grey and an orange walnut finish.

From HK$23,200 for one-seater section in leather at Timothy Oulton, G/F, 17 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2161 1742, timothyoulton.com

TREE Leona Sofa

The strong commitment to sustainability and elegance of TREE’s designs should resonate well with those seeking a gentle and intimate environment — aka all that hygge stands for. The Hong Kong brand’s latest collection features the Leona Sofa, which is designed with a high back and armrests with rounded edges, and plenty of large cushions to swaddle you up in comfort. It’s upholstered in easy-cleaning fabric, and is available in plenty of colours.

HK$14,950 at TREE, 28/F, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2870 1582, tree.com.hk

BoConcept Hampton Sofa

With comfort and modern design in mind, you’ll want to browse the new Hampton range by Danish brand Bo Concept, which was inspired by the skyline of New York with its buildings of varying heights and dynamic lines. Available in BoConcept’s range of fabrics and leathers, the low riding sofa features individual adjustable back cushions — so everyone you’re sharing the sofa with can lounge however they want. There’s also storage for magazines in the arms, and of course, the whole shebang is modular and customisable to best fit your home.

From HK$19,890 at BoConcept, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2668 0027, boconcept.com

H.D. Buttercup Cruz Sofa

Draped in white linen and contrast seams, the two-seater Cruz sofa is as close as you can get to lounging in a puffy cloud. Your living room will be awash in seaside holiday vibes, perfect for sleeping in late or lazing around on the massive plush seat pillows. While some may be deterred by the sofa’s white fabric, its easy-to-wash removable slip cover should soften concerns.

HK$10,800 from H.D. Buttercup, 2/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2555 2997, hdbuttercup.com/hdbuttercup-hong-kong

NORR11 Mammoth Chair

If you’re one to prefer Netflixing solo, a timeless armchair will help you create the TV-bingeing cocoon of your dreams. Exuding Scando-cool and impeccable craftsmanship is NORR11’s bestselling Mammoth Chair. The clean and minimalistic winged armchair is made with a solid oak wood frame, with quilted upholstery in washed canvas, wool or vintage leather. Just bring your cosiest throw blanket, and you’re set.

HK$14,000 from Lane Crawford, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2118 2288

Evelyn Lok
Managing Editor
When not trying out the latest beauty and wellness trends, Evelyn is likely enjoying a perfectly balanced negroni or exploring some of Hong Kong's best new places to eat and drink. At Lifestyle Asia she covers everything from the biggest events in town to interviews with Hong Kong specialists, with topics spanning art, food and drink, health, tech, and travel.
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