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.
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The Lagom Collection
Inspiration for living sustainably without extra cost
Lagom means using just the right amount to live. That’s why our new Lagom Collection is filled with ideas, inspiration and tips to give things you already own a new lease of life. Reduce waste, save money and be more sustainable.
Bottle plant pot
When buying a single-use bottle is your only option, save it from landfill by cutting a hole in the side and filling it with soil. Plant your favourite seed and follow the growing instructions on the pack. You could even mount a wire trellis to the wall and attach the bottle with gardening wire.
Stitch tea towels, old shirts and bits of fabric you no longer need together in a patchwork to create curtains you won’t find anywhere else. Draw them in the evenings to keep heat in and lower your energy bill.
Collect jars from jams, marmalades and cooking sauces. And use them to grow spring onions, lettuce and celery from the bits at the end you might usually throw away. Soon enough, they’ll start to regrow.
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.