Hygge & Lagom: What Can We Learn To Make Positive Changes To Our Lives?

Let’s make this clear: hygge and lagom aren’t design trends, they are a way of life. Unless you were hiding under a rock last year, you’ve probably encountered hygge. It’s the Danish lifestyle concept that doesn’t really have a single translation. It celebrates life’s simple pleasures, such as family, happiness and cosiness. Lagom, on the other hand, is a Swedish word which loosely translates as ‘just the right amount’. It encourages balance in all things, from interior design to relationships.

In this post, we want to share three of the biggest lessons we’ve taken from hygge and lagom that have helped us make positive changes in our lives. We’ve also selected some of our best Scandinavian-inspired home décor pieces for you to enjoy. We hope you’re inspired to embrace the laid back, uncomplicated philosophy behind hygge and lagom, and have a healthier, happier life as a result.

Lesson One: Simplicity is King

At Grace & Glory, we embrace simplicity. That’s why we love finding understated interior design pieces that perfectly blend the essence of both hygge and lagom. 

Aston Pendant Light


Simple yet stylish, this brass plated pendant light is perfect for adding a subtle touch of glamour. In fact, there isn’t a room in the house that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of this bronzed beauty. As an added bonus, the 2.5 metre cable makes these lights perfect for use in rooms with high ceilings.

Brass Bowl Pendant Light

Brass Bowl

Hygge and lagom embrace the simply joys of life. The clean lines and silhouette of this brass bowl pendant light exude the kind of understated charm that has made Scandinavian home décor a staple in homes across the globe. This design comes with a 3 metre cable and a matching ceiling rose.

Lesson Two: Take pleasure in the small things

We live in a fast-faced world and sometimes it can be hard to take a step back and reflect on what’s great about our lives. Hygge and lagom teach us to appreciate the small things in life, whether that be a Sunday afternoon nap, the feel of a soft rug underfoot, or the way the room looks and smells when lit by candlelight.

Denim Throw

Denim Blue Throw

If you’re searching for cosy Scandi-inspired accent pieces for your home, you’ll love this blue denim throw. Scandinavian interior design is famously modest, homely, and comfortable, and this generously-sized pure new wool throw ticks all the boxes.

Star Tealight Holder

Star Tealight

Star light, star bright, we really love this tealight! Pick from three sizes – small, medium and large – and create a cosy and calming atmosphere in your home all year round.

Kuba Rug

Kuba Rug

A new addition to our homeware collection, this beautiful white and black striped rug is already a firm team favourite. Made from 100% cotton and designed with simplicity in mind, it will make the perfect addition to any Scandi-inspired design scheme.

Lesson Three: Bring the outside in

Nothing beats the look or feel of real wood, or the simple pleasure that comes from knowing an item has been made by hand with love. Bring the outside in and rediscover the calming beauty of nature.  

Oak Picture Ledge

Oak Shelf

Real wood is a design staple in Scandinavian homes. This solid oak picture ledge embodies the fuss-free nature of lagom and hygge. There are no limits to how you can use it; display books, herbs, stationery –  get as creative as you like. Available in three sizes, you’re certain to find the perfect length for your needs.

Woven Basket

Woven Baskets

These woven storage baskets are available in two sizes – medium and large – and are fantastic for storing bulky household items, such as rugs and blankets.

Embrace simplicity with Grace & Glory

At Grace & Glory, we like to keep things simple. If you love Scandinavian-inspired home décor, you’ll love our stylish and functional homewares and accessories. Take a look at our homeware bestsellers for more hygge and lagom design inspiration. 

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