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Rituals for a new home: how to create a happy space

By Rachel Wallace

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make – from furniture to decor to how you want to use your space. And don’t forget the most important part: creating a home that makes you happy.

As we are spending more time than ever in our homes, home ownership is not only about a physical space, but also about creating a sanctuary for personal growth, health, and happiness, for all the family.

Everyday routines for a happy home

Embracing routine and rituals can help you to establish a home that’s a haven. They can help you to build a sense of stability, increase your confidence, reduce stress and anxiety as you relax and focus on the present moment, and enhance your self-care so you don’t forget to take care of you. We took a deep dive into the one stop shop, IKEA to bring you our favourite pieces for a calm mind and relaxing home.

Whether you are setting up a new home or renovating your current pad, exploring IKEA’s Everyday Rituals as part of your planning process can help you create a happy space, with moments of joy and connection for you and your loved ones.

Read on for five everyday rituals and routines to embrace, along with the updates you can make to bring you more happiness at home.

Tidy wardrobe, tidy mind

Piles of clothes around the room and a full-to-bursting wardrobe do not make for an organised space or a clear mind. Paring back your belongings and storing everything in a chic, minimalist open wardrobe, such as the IKEA NORDKISA, means you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for quickly and easily when you’re getting ready, without feeling rushed.

The IKEA NORDKISA wardrobe is inspired by classic Scandinavian style.

The ritual of tidying your space can be a mindfulness task and a confidence boost, too. When you see your clothes organised and looking their best, it can make you feel good about yourself. You’ll be more likely to reach for the clothes you love, and you’ll feel more confident in your appearance.

Create a family art wall

All too often photos stay on our smartphones and treasured pictures are crammed into a kitchen drawer. If you want to display your family pictures, art and special moments, an art wall is the way to go, and it’s a great inspiration to make even more memories with your loved ones. It’s a chance to bond over this creative, homemaking task.

The IKEA MOSSLANDA picture ledge makes creating an art wall easy.

By using the IKEA MOSSLANDA picture ledge, you can change up your display as often as you like. Commit to a monthly or seasonal refresh with the family and come together again to revamp your display.

Work from home your way

Setting up the ideal work from home space can do wonders for your productivity and creativity. And once you have your desk and chair sorted, adding a little music to the mix can turn your happiness factor up a notch.

The IKEA ENEBY Bluetooth speaker brings music to your desk life.

Whether you prefer streaming your favourite tracks, listening to a podcast or singing along to your favourite radio station, a chic speaker like the IKEA ENEBY Bluetooth speaker will elevate your listening experience.

Happy hour at home

Creating a bar area at home can feel like a little luxury and it can become both a ritual and a retreat for you and your partner. It gives you time and space to connect after days at work or with the kids.

These IKEA SÄLLSKAPLIG Champagne coupes bring added elegance to your home.

Building out the perfect bar starts with getting the glassware right. These IKEA SÄLLSKAPLIG Champagne coupes will add elegance to your home, and taking the time to match your glasses to your drinks helps make this ritual feel extra special.

Connect over a hobby

Creating a dedicated area where you (and the kids) can enjoy your favourite crafting pursuits gives you space to make a mess and let your creativity run wild. Take time out to bond while you make and create and connect with your loved ones over your favourite crafts.

Keep your crafting neat and tidy with this IKEA LUBBAN trolley.

Keep your supplies handy – and tidy when not in use – with the IKEA LUBBAN trolley. The four castor wheels make it simple to move from room to room and the deep rattan baskets can hold all of your hobby essentials.

Ritualistic living can be a powerful way to improve your life. By incorporating regular, intentional actions into your everyday, you can create a sense of peace, wellbeing and focus. Start practicing the art of ritualistic living with IKEA Everyday Rituals today.

Brought to you by IKEA.


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