In a world often characterized by excess, there’s a growing appreciation for the simplicity and sophistication found in balance. This Swedish term lagom encapsulates the pursuit of life’s equilibrium, sought after in various facets such as work, home life, and even in the realm of architectural elements. Specifically, principles of lagom decor advocate for a deliberate pace, encouraging individuals to patiently seek out the ideal piece for each space, embracing the notion of taking one’s time.


Beyond a mere aesthetic choice, lagom is an art form that transforms spaces into havens of tranquility and refined elegance. Join us on a journey through the art of lagom in architectural design, where just the right amount isn’t enough—it’s a statement of style and a celebration of the essentials.


The Essence of Lagom

Lagom is more than just a trend; it’s a design philosophy that focuses on the balanced use of space and the elimination of unnecessary elements. This philosophy guides our architectural approach, creating functional and visually stunning spaces.


Simplifying Space

Explore the impact of lagom on spatial design. Discover how open layouts and strategic placement of windows and glass elements allow natural light to become a primary design feature. The result? Interiors that feel expansive, airy, and effortlessly sophisticated.


Photography: Corey Gaffer 


Lagom in Practicality

Dive into the principle of “form follows function” within lagom architecture. Through this principal, every design choice serves a purpose, creating a harmonious balance between aesthetic appeal and practical functionality. The beauty of simplicity emerges when unnecessary ornamentation is stripped away.


Monochromatic Magic

Delve into the elegance of monochromatic color schemes. Neutral palettes, dominated by whites, grays, and earth tones, create a timeless backdrop that allows architectural elements to shine. We are able to experience the serene beauty that emerges when color takes a back seat to form and texture.


Photography: Wing (Ta) Ho 


Embracing Quality Over Quantity

From natural stone to sleek metals, the curated selection of materials in lagom design help us to understand how a focus on quality over quantity enhances the tactile experience of a space. The lasting beauty of materials chosen for their inherent richness and simplicity.


Decluttering the Mind

Uncluttered environments have been shown to reduce stress and promote mental well-being. Our architectural designs contribute to creating havens of calm and tranquility, fostering a sense of peace within the home.


Photography: Corey Gaffer 


Less Stuff, More Meaning

Step into the world of lagom through furnishings and decor. By mastering the art of editing and carefully selecting pieces that are characterized by clean lines and functional design, we are able to discover how a few well-curated elements can make a powerful statement.


As we navigate the intricacies of modern living, the art of lagom offers a refreshing perspective – an invitation to find balance and embrace the beauty of simplicity. At A&H Architecture, we celebrate the elegance that emerges when every design choice serves a purpose. Join us in the pursuit of balanced spaces where lagom truly becomes a guiding principle and where the essence of balanced design transforms living spaces into timeless works of art.