The small changes you make can have a big impact – that’s the philosophy that powers our Live LAGOM community.
The Swedish phrase “Lagom är bast” means “the right amount is best” and we believe that’s the key to sustainable living. Use just the right amount of what you need – whether it’s food, energy or water – and leave the rest for the planet.
We’ve been supporting IKEA customers and co-workers in the Live LAGOM community with products, workshops and advice to help them lead healthier and more responsible lives without sacrificing what they love.
If you’re inspired by their experiences, join the community and find out how easy and rewarding it is to #livelagom
The Live LAGOM community
With LAGOM in mind, we think you can live a more sustainable, healthy and cost-conscious life at home without a dramatic upheaval. Small changes that add up to a big impact. Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth, switching to LED light bulbs - you'd be surprised how much small tweaks to the everyday can impact both the world and your wallet.
As part of our Live LAGOM community, we supported IKEA customers and co-workers with products, workshops, bespoke advice and an active community to help save energy and water, reduce waste and promote a healthy lifestyle. Through their experience, we wanted to learn how to make sustainability affordable and easy to achieve. We hope you will be inspired by their successes to find your own LAGOM!
Small changes with a big impact
Food fresh from the garden
When Ana joined the Live LAGOM community, she soon proved that you don’t need to have much outdoor space in order to grow your own fruit and vegetables.
She started planting in pots on her windowsill in Glasgow and now that she has a garden, she and her family enjoy cherries, lemons, olives and tomatoes that they grow themselves.
At IKEA, we have loads of products and solutions to help you save energy and water, reduce waste, live more healthily and save money. They may seem like small things, but that’s the beauty of small actions – they all add up.
The oven that made Jackie’s cakes better and her bills lower
We’re serious about helping you cut your energy usage. Our range includes LED lighting and solar home solutions, while energy-saving appliances like induction hobs, washing machines and fridges mean you can keep your costs down as well as reducing your impact on the planet.
The simple change Lauren says saves money and her marriage
Our Lagomers discovered all sorts of ways to use less water, making small adjustments to everything from brushing their teeth to doing the washing up. At IKEA, all our showers are energy-efficient, helping you save up to 30% more water compared to regular showers, without noticing a difference in water pressure.
How Indy got her five-year-old into recycling
Reducing how much waste you produce is easily done and can have a huge impact on the planet. Create customised recycling solutions that suit your home and lifestyle by using sorting bins from our PLUGGIS and SORTERA ranges. This will allow you to get organised and recycle without too much effort.
Dean’s breakfasts are healthy for him and his bank balance
Eating well doesn’t only have a positive impact on your mind and body – it can help the environment, too. Choosing sustainably sourced meats and opting for more plant-based products benefits the planet because these foods require fewer resources to make and have a smaller carbon footprint.
IKEA live LAGOM year 1 report
We are evaluating the impact that the Live LAGOM project has so we can understand the barriers that prevent people from living more sustainably, and how IKEA can help people overcome them. Our research partner is the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environmental Strategy, experts in understanding sustainable behaviour change. Have a look at their interim findings from year 1 in this report. And watch this space for more information, and the full project report, due Winter 2018.