It's this year's hottest home trend, so would you buy a property that fits with lagom? (That's Swedish for just the right amount)

  • Lagom is the latest Scandinavian trend for interiors, focussed on simplicity
  • It follows the popularity last year of Danish term hygge for cosy living
  • We select four houses that showcase the lagom trend

Last year, it was all about the Danish art of hygge, which focuses on the art of cosy living and enjoying life's simplest pleasures.

Now there's a new kid on the Scandinavian block of interior terms. The Swedish art of lagom is the hottest new trend - and broadly translates as just the right amount. 

This is something that is being adopted by design-conscious homeowners across Britain, and getting on-trend with lagom could help sell your home.

The Swedish art of 'Lagom' is the hottest new trend in the world of interiors, following on from last year's popularity of the Danish art of 'hygge' 

The Swedish art of 'Lagom' is the hottest new trend in the world of interiors, following on from last year's popularity of the Danish art of 'hygge' 

So what do you have to do? Lagom is a Swedish word meaning just the right amount - and one that's used in many aspects of life. 

When it comes to interiors it is all about simplicity, sustainability and balance.

Interior designer Sarah Ward, of InteriorsbySarahWard, suggests: 'Whether you are looking at flooring, lighting, heat or choosing taps - there are plenty of products around to help you live the lagom way with a focus on sustainability.'

To highlight what lagom could do for your home, we asked Zoopla to pick four properties for sale that epitomise the trend.

Lawrence Hall, a spokesman for Zoopla, said: 'Those looking for a home that complies with hygge values might search for a cosy property with a warm fireplace, while those who aspire to the lagom lifestyle are likely to seek a more simple, sustainable, and balanced environment.'

Homes for the lagom lifestyle 

Battersea, south west London, £2.6million

The first property chosen by Zoopla is a four bedroom terrace house near Battersea Park in London, listed with estate agent The Modern House.

It has a simple white interior with symmetrical furnishings, and it is on the market for sale for £2.6million.

This London property was designed by the distinguished art and architecture patron Doris Saatchi, one of the founders of the celebrated Saatchi collection

This London property was designed by the distinguished art and architecture patron Doris Saatchi, one of the founders of the celebrated Saatchi collection

There is underfloor heating throughout the property and a climate controlling system has been installed

There is underfloor heating throughout the property and a climate controlling system has been installed

The house is near Battersea Park and is set back behind a residential street on a quiet and private gated mews

The house is near Battersea Park and is set back behind a residential street on a quiet and private gated mews

Poole, Dorset, £650,000

The second property that reflects the concept of Lagom is this four bedroom house in Poole, which is on the market for sale for £650,000.

It includes 'eco' solar panels, has an electric charging point for cares in the garage, and is listed for sale via estate agents LeaderFox.

Eco-friendly: This four bedroom house on the south coast has an electric car charging point in the garage

Eco-friendly: This four bedroom house on the south coast has an electric car charging point in the garage

The kitchen includes a breakfast bar with a sink, granite worktops and integrated appliances

The kitchen includes a breakfast bar with a sink, granite worktops and integrated appliances

The spacious living room has french doors that open onto a easterly facing Juliet balcony

The spacious living room has french doors that open onto a easterly facing Juliet balcony

Derwenthorpe, near York, £410,000

Next is a four bedroom house in Derwenthorpe, which is two miles outside of York city centre.

It is for sale for £410,000 and comes with increased insulation and draught proofing. It is available via Green estate agents.

 The four bedroom eco-home in Derwenthorpe has been designed to a high standard

 The four bedroom eco-home in Derwenthorpe has been designed to a high standard

The award-winning property was built in conjunction with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

The award-winning property was built in conjunction with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

Patio doors in the dining room lead out to the enclosed garden at the back of the property

Patio doors in the dining room lead out to the enclosed garden at the back of the property

Truro, Cornwall, £750,000

And finally, there is this four bedroom, 'zero-carbon' home in Truro, in Cornwall, which is for sale for £750,000.

It includes under floor heating and a fashionable wood-burner in the living room.

It is the first time that the property has come onto the market for sale since its construction in 2002, and is on the market via estate agents Lewis Haughton Wills.

The eco-friendly property in Truro is available to buy for the first time since it was built in 2002

The eco-friendly property in Truro is available to buy for the first time since it was built in 2002

The vaulted dining room has been described by estate agents as something that looks like it would appear on the TV show Grand Designs

The vaulted dining room has been described by estate agents as something that looks like it would appear on the TV show Grand Designs

The modern staircase rises from the hallway to a landing featuring a mezzainine area

The modern staircase rises from the hallway to a landing featuring a mezzainine area

 

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