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Comfy/Cozy is an aesthetic that relates to the feeling of being comfortably at rest with your surroundings, neatly fit in your place, relieved and well-suited. It includes having pets, reading books, and sitting next to a fireplace or window, or on a bed. Usually associated with Autumn and pumpkin spices, and with swift movements instead of challenges. Others also include reading, sleeping, watching movies or just doing nothing whilst at ease and petting your dog/cat.

Specific themes associated are messy beds as the symbolize one's unwillingness to wake up, and dreams (either be asleep or wish to). While the aesthetic is not as predominant on the several social media sites out there yet, such as Instagram, TikTok, and others, the community notably began and prospered on Tumblr.

It should be noted that this aesthetic sometimes is confused with Light Academia due to similar color palette and some key values. However, one main difference between the two is that Light Academia(and all aesthetics with the Academia suffix, for that matter) is that it is focused on learning, studying, and a thirst for knowledge. Comfy/Cozy's main idea is being comfortable, relaxed, and happy.


Comfy/Cozy (and especially hygge) has, at its core, some key values and traits:

  1. Ambience: establish a warm and peaceful atmosphere.
    1. Utilize a tidy area. Use significant items to decorate. Play calming tones
  2. Natural surroundings are important.
    1. Go for a stroll at dusk. Use twigs and pinecones to decorate. Keep flowers and plants.
  3. Make oneself comfortable by dressing.
    1. Fashion means nothing. Put on your sweats or yoga pants. Thick socks work well.
  4. Connect with family and friends.
    1. Bring guests over. Contact a loved one by phone or FaceTime. Have a romantic evening. Share a book as a family.
  5. Light: take advantage of low, soft lighting.
    1. Set out candles. Use a variety of light sources. Add more candlelight. Utilize the light that's already there.
  6. Give into your urges for food.
    1. Bake some treats. Brew some coffee. Dinner by candlelight is fun!
  7. Slow down and be present with yourself.
    1. Put your to-do list aside. Unplug. See the positive. Honor each season.
  8. Play around and do what you like.
    1. Crochet a sweater. Peruse a book. Play some games.


Elements of the Comfy/Cozy visual aesthetic include:[1]

  • Stuffed animals
  • Playing on your electronics
  • Always tired
  • Beds and Sleep
  • Being terribly unorganized
  • Watching funny animal videos
  • Watching YouTube
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Baked goods
  • Aromatherapy (candles, essential oils, incense, etc.)
  • Warm drinks
  • Soft lighting
  • Sweet treats


  • Relaxing hobbies
  • Writing/journaling
  • Practicing mindfulness


Photo of a woman in a neutral-colored living room. She is wearing a gray cashmere sweater coat with a white t-shirt, black sweatpants, and brown slippers with fluff on the inside. She is also holding a mug with a letter on it.

Example of Comfy/Cozy fashion

Key fashion features include many things, usually not tight and very casual:

  • Warm woolly socks
  • Soft blankets
  • Cardigans
  • Warm beverage in a mug
  • Knitted, woolly and oversized sweaters.
  • Messy buns
  • Glasses
  • Scarves
  • Flannel
  • Sweatpants
  • Graphic pajamas
  • No Makeup
  • Slippers
  • Clothes with animals on them


Comfy/Cozy music typically has relaxing vibes and melodies. Music for this aesthetic are calming and un-distracting - allowing people to focus on themselves and their hobbies rather than stress.


  • Bear's Den
  • Caamp
  • Dido
  • Enya
  • Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Hozier
  • Jewel
  • Joan Osborne
  • Johnny Flynn
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Lorde
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Norah Jones
  • Ocie Elliott
  • Passenger
  • Paula Cole
  • Sade
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Lumineers
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Vanessa Carlton


  • A Larum by Johnny Flynn
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Original Soundtrack by Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development
  • EP by Ocie Elliott
  • Evermore by Taylor Swift
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift
  • Live In Amsterdam by Bear's Den
  • Sometimes It's Something, Sometimes It's Nothing at All by Passenger
  • That Sea, the Gambler by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • The Weatherman by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • This Fire by Paula Cole
  • C'mon, C'mon by Sheryl Crow
  • Tuesday Music Night Club by Sheryl Crow


  • Brown Trout Blues by Johnny Flynn
  • Bulb Went Black by Johnny Flynn
  • Home by Tall Ships
  • Lost River by Murder by Death
  • Only Son of the Falling Snow by Bear's Den
  • San Luis by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • So Long, Honey by Caamp
  • Southern Star by Gregory Alan Isakov
  • Take Me Back by Sarah Jarosz
  • The Way That I Love You by Passenger


TV Shows[]

  • Anne with an E (2017-2019)
  • Bee and Puppycat (2013-)
  • Friends (1994-2004)
  • Over the Garden Wall (2014)


  • A Place Further than the Universe (2018)
  • Anohana (2011)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • Given (2020)
  • Hyouka (2012)
  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
  • Laid-Back Camp (2020-2021)
  • Sound! Ephonium (2015-2016)
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
  • Violet Evergarden (2018)
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)


  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • Little Women (either 1994 or 2019)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
  • The Short History of the Long Road (2019)


  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking


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