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A quick scan of the flights to Sweden and you will see that you may need to save a little, but its worth it as I am a firm believer as absence makes the heart grow fonder. A visit every now and then is perfect.
But how do we define “every-now -and-then”? Too much of a good thing is never good and too little leaves us craving more. Now when it comes to matters of the heart, this rings particularly pertinent. You want to spend every aching moment with someone or you may just burst, then you decide to go away for a week together and next thing you find yourself sprinting down some side alley in Stockholm trying to lose the very person so you can just have ten minutes to yourself!
All being said, a beautiful Blue eyed Swedish lady is not on the cards for me (yet), but that certainly does not stop me inheriting the Swedish psyche that is lagom.
I first heard of this unspoken custom a few years ago. This untranslatable ethos called lagom (pronounced law-gum) is associated with, and runs deep into, most facets of Swedish life.
It can be loosely translated as “just the right amount”. Just the right amount of downtime. Just the right amount of socialising. Just the right amount of work. Just the right amount of time spend with your loved one without running off. The Swedes certainly have it right.
Here are some Scandinavian Lifestyle trends that are certainly ready to connect us back to how it was meant to be;
Tech free spaces – Create a personal sanctuary to switch off from being constantly connected
Create storage décor – Create the boring storage piece into a focal point. That jacket rack you normally hide in the back of your spare room should be placed pride and centre in a minimal space
Bring back big lights – we have seen the trend of Edison bulbs run the course so replace these with giant paper lanterns grouped together to create an ethereal feel.
Scandinavian Pink is the obvious go to colour choice when thinking of painting furniture. This vibrant Annie Sloan colour mixed with cool pastel tones create a wealth of sophistication and indulgence. Finished in a Black Wax will give a charm that makes you feel as if you are in the heart of Nature.
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