Another year, more Scandinavian trends. Can we really be surprised? Unlike other minimalism trends, Scandinavian actually are here to stay because they are far from stale, they don’t bring about monotony, on the contrary, they add to the warmth of a home, and they make for ground-breaking lifestyle changes (for the better, of course!). The embodiment of all these together can be seen in the late lagom trend, emerging from Sweden, from the famous phrase “lagom är bäst”.
How can one best incorporate lagom at home? There are many ways, actually. Knowing lagom, as part of the phrase, means “the just right amount” of things, and since the primary aspect of Scandinavian design is comfort, you can begin by bringing the right amount of comfort in your interior, starting from the addition of Scandinavian arm chairs.
The reason they can be considered the embodiment of comfort is because of the design: the perfect combination of aesthetics, with the choice of superior materials, such as solid timbers, and organic fabrics – elements that are sustainable. This makes Scandinavian arm chairs versatile, and suitable for any occasion; if you’re up for an open-space living room, you can use a pair of them instead of a sofa, or you can use them as a reading nook, as well as additional seating.
Speaking in the “just right amount” aspect, adding something in also requires eliminating something else in return. Yes, decluttering is another essence of lagom, and it can teach us how to only make room for the things we care about, and need, and learn to get rid of everything else. This goes for furniture, as much as it does for objects in the interior, and even memories. You can enjoy your space and life more when they’re clutter-free.
It’s all about keeping things simple, the interior spacious, yet still elegant without calling out for attention. This is where you can also count on the help of nature, and bring about some green elegance in your abode, using plenty of plants knowing they add to the sustainability aspect as well. Besides, planters and pots can serve as décor pieces too, and there’s the role of plants in bringing energy to the interior, while removing pollutants.
And of course, colours. One of the important keys in achieving a lagom look is the choice you make when it comes to colour. You can create a sense of serenity as long as you stick to the light and calming neutrals – the colours that make it easy to live with. They are the perfect match for organic materials. Remember, filling the space with all-things harmonious and beloved, you can only expect to adore your abode.