Step aside Hygge, there is a new interior trend in town – Lagom.
This season, The Home Company, Skipton’s long established furniture and furnishings store is bringing lagom into the home. Pronounced ‘lar-gom’, its core belief is about everything being ‘not too little, not too much – just right’. It’s about making life easier, happier, and more balanced.
Linda Lee, the lifestyle store’s manager said: “Lagom is a way of living so it’s about saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint but also allowing yourself a bit of luxury now and again.
“Keep living space minimal and understated with multifunctional furniture and attractive space-saving storage and opt for natural sustainable materials and good quality products that will last.”
Simple living room designs that create calm and tranquillity will make you feel more relaxed. Himolla’s sofas and recliners are the ultimate in style and comfort and are available in a wide range of different sizes, colours, leathers and finishes.
Kick out the clutter and get organised. Start with the home office and select a piece from the Malvern collection. The solid oak furniture includes a large range of cabinets, cupboards, bookcases and desks.
Choose furniture and furnishings that bring you joy such as the beautiful Chamonix painted dining collection, available in seven naturally inspired finishes including white, cotton and buttermilk. Each piece is styled with limed oak tops and a choice of handles.
Rather than accessories that survive just one season choose elegant, classic pieces that will stand the test of time. There is a Newgate clock to suit every room, with styles such as classic, vintage and retro and a range of colours, cream, black, chrome and wooden.
Energy-proof your home – get your loft insulated and your walls too – save all the heat you can. One of the ways to save on electricity and gas is to layer up – stay warm on the sofa or in bed with a cosy throw in silver, aubergine, green, scarlet, teal or taupe.
Said Linda: “Living more simply and saving money will help you to improve your work/life balance, reduce your stress levels and spend more time doing the things that you enjoy – now, that’s lagom!”