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How to keep cool on your staycation

Get inspired by our simple tips on how to beat the heat at home without resorting to energy-draining fans or air conditioners.

Set up a relaxing nook

Create some shade by hanging up a pair of thick curtains that you can adjust to let some sun in. They will also keep out the heat. Use an LED lamp that doesn’t generate warmth as reading light.

Get refreshed with a summer ice drink

Sometimes the simplest things are the most pleasurable. Create an energising beverage by mixing ice with some berries, freshly-squeezed lemon juice and a hint of fresh mint. Then sit back and enjoy.

Make a revitalising mist

Hydrate your skin while in front of the computer or writing at your desk. Fill a spray bottle with sliced cucumber and ice-cold water and spritz your face and décolletage every time your skin needs a boost. Use a bottle with an adjustable jet for a soft and even sprinkle.

Create a cooling footbath

Enjoy a frosty, spill free footbath by filling plastic bags with ice cubes (these bags are made from mostly renewable materials). Place them inside a basket for a more stylish look. Then sink down onto a couple of pouffes, plunge your feet in and relax.

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 commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior designer: Saša Antić
Photographer: Måns Jensen
Writer: Anna Blom

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