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Finding mindful moments in a busy schedule

In the rut of everyday life, brief pauses of calm can make a big difference. Here are some easy tweaks that can help you enjoy summer, even when you (almost) don’t have the time.

Two beige, side-by-side KIVIK chaise lounges by a sunlit window. Bedspreads and a book on them, a SOLIG net draped over.
Two beige, side-by-side KIVIK chaise lounges by a sunlit window. Bedspreads and a book on them, a SOLIG net draped over.

Create a balcony feel by the window

Grab the opportunity after the kids have fallen asleep, but while there’s still a bit of summer sun outside. Slide some seating together over by the light, drape a net over it all and feel the relaxation spread. And since you’re there, why not take turns reading to each other?

Make laundry time me time

While chores don’t take summer vacation, you can still turn them into sunny moments with a bit of self-pampering. Set up a provisional vanity corner with nail care, an herbal hand bath and some time to yourself in-between everyday cycles.

Lean back in your garden nook

When a busy day hasn’t allowed time for getting out, arrange a bit of nature time on your own. Gather your greenery to a spot by the window, sink into your seating of choice, and enjoy a soothing cup of tea surrounded by your floor garden.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA limited warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.