Is This Ikea-Approved Home Trend The New Hygge?

Hygge — or the conscious pursuit of a cozy lifestyle — is everywhere these days. The Danish buzzword is all about appreciating the smaller moments in life that bring you joy, from lighting a few candles before a bath to curling up with a book on a rainy day. The trend has become a highly efficient marketing tool, adopted by home brands, retailers, and even coloring books. But, this Nordic phenomenon might soon be dethroned by another emerging trend.

"Lagom" is the Swedish practice of "having just the right amount". In other words, it's a way of thinking that fosters happiness and contentment by achieving balance in your life. That can mean anything from simplifying your home to only a collection of things that bring pleasure to enjoying a gentle atmosphere. Ikea, arguably the most famous brand hailing from Sweden, has even released a Lagom-themed project on reducing household waste.

With a new year and a long winter ahead of us, we've decided to pick out a few home products that encapsulate the spirit of Lagom — and help usher in a sense of balance. Click on to find out the secrets to a more balanced home in 2018.

Home fragrances are a big deal to us: If you want your home to feel like a sanctuary, lighting up a candle is the easiest short cut. Keap Candles are hand-poured in Brooklyn and made with sustainable coconut wax (the most Lagom-y combo, if you ask us). The scents, created with the help of master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, are enticing without being overwhelming. Go for the cotton magnolia scent for the feel of falling into a clean pile of laundry and freshly cut flowers.

Keap Cotton Magnolia Candle, $35, available at Keap
This stamped tea spoon is a reminder of the things in life that are actually important.

Impressions Stamped Tea Spoon, $13.89, available at Etsy
When dealing with mounting stress, this print reminds you of the most important coping mechanism to take, in order to snap out of it.

Good Vibes Digital Art Print, $2.24, available at Etsy
A rug is not only pretty dressing for your floors: They also help define an area and absorb noise. This shaggy cotton rug adds a prefect, neutral touch for the living room.

CLM Boho Shag Rug, $39.99, available at C21
When it comes to seating arrangements, you really can't get any cozier than a soft beanbag chair. This lounger features a plush material that will make napping, reading, or taking five all the more relaxing.

Urban Outfitters Aspyn Faux Fur Shag Bean Bag Chair, $198, available at Urban Outfitters
Lagom is all about investing in things that are built to last. With a galvanized zipper and a down and feather filling, this throw pillow totally fits the bill.

Hedgehouse Blue Sur la Mer Throw Pillow, $144, available at The Maryn
Let this neon light be the first thing you see when you wake up.

PBteen The Emily & Meritt Relax Neon Light, $129, available at PBteen
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