'Lagom': What is it? And How Do You Achieve It?

The past 12 months has been about reaching the pinnacle of cosiness and warmth carried by the Danish term 'hygge'. Now there's a new Scandinavian lifestyle trend taking over - 'Lagom'. 

Translated as 'just the right amount', 'lagom' is thought to relate to being frugal, fair and creating balance.

It directly translates as 'Not too much, not too little. Just right'.

How it is different to Hygge?

Elliot Stocks, the co-editor and creative director of Bristol-based magazine Lagom, told the publication that 'hygge' is a momentary state of bliss while 'lagom' is a way of living.

'I think hygge captures a moment in time, whether that be a short break in the day or something you try and work into your life every day.

'Lagom is an overarching concept behind your life in general. Rather than fitting a bit of lagom into your day, it's more about your approach to your life as a whole,' he added.

Permanent work/life balance, happiness and frugality? Now, this is something we can get on board with.

How do you achieve 'Lagom'?

In terms of interiors and fashion, it's about using more natural textures and materials that create a sense of balance. People are opting for simpler color schemes, more natural materials - such as woods, wools and natural fibres - and less fuss and embellishment. 

In with: muted tones, natural materials, rustic textures and simple angles. 

What we love:

The perfect balance of functionality and aesthetics 

Balancing natural textures such as wood, linen and incorporating plants and flowers

Using other objects for a different purpose, such as this ladder as a towel rack

Lagom can be incorporated into all aspects of life, and indeed that's what it is - a lifestyle trend, but by drawing on certain aspects of this Scandinavian way of life, it's possible to create well balance and inspiring interiors.

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

Want to know more? This article has been edited from the original article by Elle UK

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