So first we had the Swedish hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) meaning to “enjoy life’s simple pleasures” and now we have lagom (pronounced “LA-gom”) another Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”.

The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable”. Taking this meaning literally we can see where the style came from.

Lagom is more about ‘a way of living’ rather than just creating a look, think about what it would take to create a balance between work and play as an overarching concept behind life in general. Wouldn’t you like to create and ‘have’ that balance? I know I would! Do you have any tips? How do you balance work and play? Do we need to ‘make like the swedes’?

Be great to hear your thoughts! Do you feel like we are quick to embrace other cultures terms and use them to shape our lives?

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  1. July 1, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I definitely think we need this, we tend to do things to the extreme in ireland. A land of excesses!

    • July 1, 2017 / 9:02 am

      I think life is so busy Nadia that we all end up accumulating things and before you know it, it’s out of control x

  2. aimz18
    June 4, 2017 / 7:47 am

    I wish I had the time to actually plan our interiors, unfortunately it’s usually “slap some paint on” which is a shame. Maybe when we move house I can start a fresh!

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Hi @aimz18 it’s all about knowing the ‘feeling’ you want in each room as a starting point, maybe you can get an interior designer involved? Hope your move goes well x

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