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Quick fix: how to bring some lagom into your home this spring

Translating as 'just the right amount', lagom is all about bringing moderation into the home
   Catharina Bjorkman  |  written on: 07-03-2019 14:00pm

In case you haven't already heard about it, 'lagom' is a Swedish term that describes balance and moderation.

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It’s a lifestyle choice, of not having or taking too little or too much of anything. As well as being applicable to work-life balance and frugality, the term defines a sustainable way of living, which can translate aptly into the context of homes and interiors.

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Upcycling, recycling and using sustainable materials where possible is the lagom way to enjoy the home comforts you love, without taking too much from the planet.

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In the kitchen...

Turning off appliances such as the toaster, kettle and microwave can help save you up to £30 a year on energy bills.

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When cooking, choose stainless steel or cast iron pots and pans as these are highly durable, absorb heat well and retain it for longer, and switch to energy-saving induction hobs for quick, economical cooking.

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In the bathroom...
Try to take short showers (less than five minutes) whenever possible, as a bath typically uses around 80 litres of water.

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Choose natural, organic bath products that won’t harm the environment, you could even have a go at making your own soaps or bath bombs as these make great handmade gifts and also help you save money of expensive toiletries.

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To achieve a lagom look in your bedroom, combined calming, neutral colours with simple accessories, and add indoor plants for an element of nature.

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Choose pared-back design pieces such as a statement chair or lighting, and don’t be tempted to add lots of items as this will make the room feel cluttered – with lagom, less is definitely more.

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