How to Create a Scandinavian Lagom Home Interior

Forget Hygge, it’s time to embrace Lagom, another Scandinavian way of living that can be adopted into our homes and the we way we create our interiors. As we start moving towards the Autumn season (and let’s face it the British summer is nothing to shout about currently) we begin to think of creating a more Autumn friendly decor. Let Lagom guide you.

How to create a lagom inspired home decor and interior. Move over Hygge, a lagom way of life has been working its way into our lifestyle creating a more well-balanced sustainable way of life for us all. Can you adopt a lagom lifestyle?Lagom is a Swedish word meaning just the right amount. It is widely translated at well-balanced, perfect, simple or suitable. Where some words, sufficient for example, will focus on what’s missing, the connotation around Lagom is of appropriateness, although not quite perfection.

How to Create a Lagom Home:

Well unlike Hygge, Lagom inspires us to adopt a new way of living. Rather than just a moment of cosiness, it’s about creating a well-balanced, happier, more frugal lifestyle. It’s probably something that we in Britain have been aiming for over the last few years. Less consumerism, more sutainability, less hassle, more mindfulness.

How to create a lagom inspired home decor and interior. Move over Hygge, a lagom way of life has been working its way into our lifestyle creating a more well-balanced sustainable way of life for us all. Can you adopt a lagom lifestyle?

5 Lagom Inspired Decor Ideas:

  1. IKEA has been guiding this way of life for a little while and several bloggers have been embracing Lagom into their homes. Check out The Ana Mum Diary for her Lagom home changes.
  2. Buy Bamboo storage and furniture. It’s a product that grows naturally strong and very fast and requires no chemicals or irrigation to do so. (I should know , I have some that I actually can’t get rid of in my garden!)
  3. Create simple, effective floors with Scandi style wood imitation in 100% recyclable materials. Easy to keep clean with minimal maintenance, try a product like Gerflor Senso in White Pecan.
  4. Try your hand at upcycling or repurposing. Don’t waste your furniture or accessories, either upcycle them into something new and exciting or relocate your accessories into a new room and bring new life to the space.
  5. Bring more plants into your home. The liven up the space, add colour and vibrancy and are good for the environment and your health. Keep watering them too.

How to create a lagom inspired home decor and interior. Move over Hygge, a lagom way of life has been working its way into our lifestyle creating a more well-balanced sustainable way of life for us all. Can you adopt a lagom lifestyle?There are those that believe we shouldn’t be turning Swedish lagom into a lifestyle, and maybe they have a point. Should we aspire to the ‘just enough is good enough’ lifestyle, or should we be striving for something better. As a perfectionist I completely understand this point, and translating the attitude to my home design means I’m never quite satisfied, always pushing to push for something better.

How to create a lagom inspired home decor and interior. Move over Hygge, a lagom way of life has been working its way into our lifestyle creating a more well-balanced sustainable way of life for us all. Can you adopt a lagom lifestyle?At some point we need to be satisfied though, and if our obsession with Scandinavian interiors continues, we are bound to look for another Hygge, the next best thing, and Lagom might just be it.

I’ve put together a Pinterest board showcasing some home decor ideas that translate the lagom way of life in my eyes. Check it out and give it a follow to see more of this trend in the coming months.

 

What do you think? Is Lagom the next big Hygge trend? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Jen x


Images: Nedgis || Ovo Home || Bricoflor

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5 Comments

  1. August 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

    A really nice ethic behind Lagom. It’d be great if it does begin to gain momentum as a trend and you’re absolutely right – sadly, with the weather the way it is, it’s certainly time to start thinking about all things autumnal!

  2. August 27, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I really like the sound of this and the idea behind it. I’ve seen a few bloggers share their ideas before and whilst I usually like a more comfortable, ‘cluttered’ home, it definitely has some appeal and I’m starting to open my mind to it a little more! x

  3. September 19, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Oh my goodness,it looks really damn cool and fantastic.loving the ideas of urs,i think these are the brilliant ideas to make a lagom house interiors.Thanks for such an brilliant article.

  4. February 8, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Wow!! Those pics are so adorable. All the things are so perfectly arranged. Would love to follow your Lagom ideas in my home. Thanks and keep writing.

  5. March 21, 2019 / 9:44 am

    What you have done! Uhh…? Really informative well done. There is no secret that Scandinavian interiors are some of the most elegant, simplistic, and practical interiors in the world.

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