With the arrival of fall comes the desire to gather family and friends to enjoy life's simple pleasures: a walk through crisp autumn leaves, the warming relief of a crackling fire, the smell of a day's apple harvest fresh from the tree.

The Danish word for these peaceful pleasures is hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") and it perfectly encapsulates one of today's hottest trends - calm and comfortable Scandinavian style. Forget those frigid showroom-ready looks from years past. True hygge design leans to the simple side of everyday living with an abundance of soft fabrics, woven textures, and natural woods that invite you to kick off your shoes and stay awhile.

Friendly & Familiar
Friendly & Familiar

To capture the vibe underfoot, Bellawood's new Hatteras Hickory solid hardwood or Claire Gardens Oak engineered hardwood offers wide, artisan-distressed boards with light, earthy hues for a friendly and familiar feel. The distinct wood texture and warm tones are a pleasing backdrop that inspires cozy togetherness with uncomplicated sophistication.

Or, try a wood-look waterproof vinyl plank from CoreLuxe. A range of colors and styles are available including Country Bluff Oak. Its authentic wood design, featuring hues of sand, cream and ash, comes with no-fuss maintenance - making it ideal for a hygge-inspired home.

2019 Fall Flooring Style Report