A recent Huffington Post article explored the concept of ‘lagom’, and how antique furniture is the perfect fit for this lifestyle.
‘Lagom’, a Swedish word meaning ‘just right; not too little, not too much’, is concerned with moderation, sustainability and balance. It involves abolishing excessive clutter while retaining a few quality items.
According to lifestyle expert Janette Ewen:
“Lagom has been rapidly adopted in homes across the world. Everywhere you look, people are willingly ditching the excess, clutter and chaos in favour of a more understated style.”
A typical home that conforms to the lagom lifestyle will have a few high-quality wooden antiques, some plants, and warm or neutral colours.
Lagom is concerned with reducing carbon footprint too. This includes energy saving measures such as using rechargeable batteries and low energy LED lights.
Antique furniture fits into the profile of the Lagom lifestyle. Purchasing antique dining tables , antique chairs and antique settees provide well-made and beautiful looking furniture. Antiques can be regarded as an upmarket form of environmentally friendly recycling.
Lagom encourages buying locally; for example, for those who live in the Ribble Valley, there are lots of places to purchase local food products. Shopping locally can involve purchasing antique furniture from a quality antique dealer in the Lancashire area.
The concept is not about acquiring more, but is concerned with the environment and populating the home with quality items that are made to last, such as solid wood antique furniture that has already stood the test of time.
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