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5 Inspiring Philosophies That Will Make Your Life Better
Your home is your sanctuary. It's where you go to escape the world and recharge. But in order to make your home truly feel like a safe haven, you need to have a philosophy that guides your decorating choices.

There is no one-size-fits-all philosophy that will make your life better. But these five philosophies—Lagom, Hygge, Minimalism, Ikigai, and Wabi-sabi—can all contribute to your happiness and help you create a more peaceful home. They can teach you to see aesthetics in everyday life, make your home cozier, and live more freely and happily.
01

lagom

Sweden
Lagom is the Swedish word for "just enough". Lagom is all about finding balance in everything and taking the time to appreciate what's in front of you, with no distractions. It encourages you to embrace the moment, instead of always looking ahead or behind at what's already happened. Whether it's spending time with friends or reading a book in the park, lagom allows you to focus on what matters most.
02

HYGGE

Denmark
The Danish word hygge is all about feeling cozy and warm, regardless of your situation or surroundings. Hygge is being with friends, family, and loved ones; it’s also about enjoying simple pleasures like candlelight or hot cocoa on a cold day. You can create hygge by lighting candles at home or trying out new recipes that make your mouth water just thinking about them.
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minimalism

Japan
The Danish word hygge is all about feeling cozy and warm, regardless of your situation or surroundings. Hygge is being with friends, family, and loved ones; it’s also about enjoying simple pleasures like candlelight or hot cocoa on a cold day. You can create hygge by lighting candles at home or trying out new recipes that make your mouth water just thinking about them!

04

IKIGAI

Japan
You know that feeling of coming home. Home at last. Wonderful. Now, as the House of Gärsnäs opens on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, it is that sense of homecoming that sets the tone and characterises the work. Call it both a source of inspiration and a meeting place; the main thing is that Gärsnäs feels at home.
Images by Arina Voy
05

WABI-SABI

Japan
You know that feeling of coming home. Home at last. Wonderful. Now, as the House of Gärsnäs opens on Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, it is that sense of homecoming that sets the tone and characterizes the work. Call it both a source of inspiration and a meeting place; the main thing is that Gärsnäs feels at home.
Images by Arina Voy
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Arina
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