If you're a fan of hygge, the Danish lifestyle approach that took the world by storm last year, then you'll love lagom, a Swedish lifestyle and decor trend very much in line with hygge.
Lagom means "not too little, not too much."
It's about moderation in all areas of your life; splurge on your favorite sweet treat, but only occasionally, allowing yourself to fully appreciate the flavors.
Though there is no right or wrong way to approach lagom, there are a few decor concepts you can apply to embrace the moderation this lifestyle exudes.
I've shared my favorite lagom ideas below:
A clean and clutter-free home is crucial to healthful living. Doing simple things like cleaning one drawer a day can help contribute to a tidied home. For every item you buy, make yourself get rid of something else to avoid clutter. You can slowly transform practical shelving and storage into stylish pockets throughout your home. (Like a closet/reading nook!)
Nature & Natural Light
Natural elements are essential to achieving lagom. Plants, wooden and wicker furniture, stone elements, anything that resonates with nature will add a natural quality to your home. Naturally (no pun intended), elements that are in tune with the outdoors bring us greater peace.
Most importantly, let the natural light flood in as much as possible. Where curtains are necessary, choose natural tones, and keep them drawn as often as possible. Wooden pull-down shades are also lovely, but they can block natural light (something to consider). Privacy is definitely important, but natural light is crucial to the life of your home.
Rugs are certainly more beautiful than carpet, and they add the perfect amount of cozy over a wooden floor. Rugs create spaces throughout your home, and add character and depth. While it's expensive to replace flooring and purchase rugs, consider budgeting for this large project. Put the "decor" budget towards something lasting versus random shopping trips to purchase disposable Target decor.
Old & New
Mix vintage and modern. Every piece in your home should have value, tell a story, and be connected to your family and you. Over time the vintage and modern blend will happen, because with the passing of time modern becomes its own type of vintage. An essential lagom principle is being patient as you find the best option for your space. There is something magical about waiting for the right piece to come along for the right space. Perhaps it's an old chair inherited from your Grandmother after a trip to visit her last summer, and perfectly completes the empty corner in your entryway.
Embrace patience in your home, home is a work in progress, always changing. Home is like life, it's fluid, rather than static, it's a dynamic place, full of life.
*This is a collaborative post.