C&G's Guide to the Newest Lifestyle Trend: Lagom

The newest lifestyle trend to emerge from the lips of interior designers is Lagom. Following on from its predecessors – Hygge, minimalism and Lykke – Lagom is the latest Swedish term to have gained a following in the design world. In today’s blog, C&G explain the concept of Lagom and how you can embrace it in your home.

From the happiness of Lykke and the cosiness of Hygge, what has emerged as the latest lifestyle trend is the beautiful balance of Lagom. Not only is it easier to pronounce, its concepts may be easier to live by.

Lagom is all about embracing balance, and the idea can actually be applied to all areas of your life – finance, food, style. You name it, you can Lagom it.

When it comes to interiors, the Lagom trend is all about finding that sweet spot between ‘not enough’ and ‘too much’. It’s that step further than minimal, where you keep the style simple, but allow personality to shine through.

For your home, that could mean sticking to a neutral, minimal colour palette throughout the home, except for a few ‘outlaw’ colours or patterns that really reflect who you are and what you love. It’s in fact a beautiful opportunity for interior lovers to put their own stamp on minimalism. The minimal trend can have a tendency to feel a little faceless – a little run-of-the-mill. With Lagom, you can put a subtle twist on your existing minimal base. Think carefully chosen artwork and well thought-out trinkets or ornaments.

Storage will be key in your pursuit of Lagom. While the very image of every Swedish lifestyle trend looks like it’s been plucked straight from an interiors magazine, it often doesn’t account for that annoying everyday clutter that’s simply unavoidable. Nothing ruins your Lagom-inspired bathroom than nappy bins and dental floss. By sourcing stylish storage and giving those everyday items a place, you can bring a room’s feel right back to calm.

Ambience is everything when it comes to Lagom. Experts recommend playing by the Swedish rule of never having the lights on full. Set the mood with dimmer switches and candles to create a calm space where things are under control and in order.

If your pursuit of Lagom means moving on to a new property, speak to Chisholm & Gamon about how we can assist with your sale and relocation.


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