30 Nov Interior Design Trend: Lagom
Last year, you could not log on to Instagram or Pinterest without seeing the word ‘Hygge’ everywhere.
It was, and still is, a humongous interior trend.
If you are still unsure as to what on earth the word means, according to Wikipedia,
Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.
That aside, more recently a new trend has emerged, with the internet stating that it is the new Hygge.
Introducing Lagom, which is the Swedish word for ‘Just the right amount’.
In essence, the word lagom means enough, sufficient, adequate and just right.
In an interview with the BBC, Kathleen Bryson – a PhD graduand in evolutionary anthropology at UCL
– described ‘lagom’ as a state of having ‘not too much of one-or-the-other, but more a Goldilocks ‘just right’.’
The lagom trend is not just only for interiors and home décor, it’s a lifestyle.
It is our approach to life, achieving a work / life balance and financial stability.
These might not seem like interior design trends, however people have adapted these ways into their home by
de cluttering and minimising accessories around the house to make way for a more minimal, simpler style.
Read on to discover how you can incorporate the lagom trend in to your home!
Lagom is all about products that are durable and of high quality, designed to be unalterable over time.
The idea is that items in your home should be sustainable, simple, and functional.
Fabrics should be made from Linen, cotton or wool for extra durability and quality.
It is more environmentally friendly to purchase items of a higher cost and higher quality
than something you will probably have to repurchase again in a couple of years or less.
Wooden flooring is also great for lagomer’s. Not only is it renewable and sustainable, it looks great
and is easy to keep clean!
For this trend, you want to create a warm and cosy environment, which you will achieve from using
these fabrics and materials.
2. Neutral Colour Schemes
To make your home a tranquil and inviting space, you want to chose neutral, soft colours that won’t be too harsh.
Grey’s and white’s are perfect for this theme, and will ensure the ambience of the room is relaxing.
Dark hues will also work too, when paired with the correct furniture.
If you have wooden flooring in your home, then this will act as another colour, not to mention
that it is environmentally friendly too! Grey and dark blue or green walls look
exquisite with wooden flooring.
If neutral colours aren’t your thing, then pastel hues will work equally as well. For this to work,
add in dark furniture to make a stunning contrast.
For the lagom theme, you don’t want your home to be completely sparse of decoration or accessories.
Instead, chose ceramic ornaments and delicate glass wear to be the centre pieces in your home.
Even better, is to purchase items that are of use to you.
That way, not only do they look gorgeous in the room, but will also serve a purpose.
The decoration must be in moderation, so that it doesn’t clutter up the room
and if you can, ensure that they are sustainable / eco friendly.
Place plants, flowers or any type of greenery that you may like around the house for that finishing touch.