Lagom is a concept promoting plainness and balance in all areas of life and an important part of life in Scandinavian countries. You can start by decorating your house to learn and adopt Lagom philosophy.
Lagom, a term in the Swedish language, means “sufficient”, “right on the bottom”, “neither much, nor less” in English. A cider brand in Sweden, Rekorderlig’s experts state the following for Lagom: “Everyone who gets a handful of Lagom from the life will be happy. Lagom encourages us to create a happy life by choosing a balanced and productive existence.”
Therefore, Lagom represents maintaining a thrifty and plain life with sufficient belongings rather than adopting “Carpe Diem”. A balanced life, in which everything is functional…
Lagom is generally confused with “hygge” movement, which recently has become the trend. However, even though there are similarities, these two concepts are different from one another. Hygge signifies the lifestyle of Danish and its main purpose is to create a warm and intimate environment where people will feel happy. On the other hand, Lagom is more about finding a comfortable and a balanced way to make thing easier. Accordingly, you can have more time for more important things in life.
In order to feel the harmony and balance coming with Lagom, you can change your environment in both your house and your workplace according to Lagom. Remember, what is important is to think practical and not to confuse things.