21 ways to give your home a mood-boosting makeover

January is a famously miserable month, but this year’s cost of living strains and a sub-zero cold spell has made it feel worse than most. At Ideal Home, determined not to be defeated by the winter blues, we’ve rounded up our favourite ways to give our bedroom, kitchen and living room ideas a mood-boosting makeover with the help of a few experts. 

 Our homes are crucial to our happiness, research by The Happiness Research Institute (opens in new tab) in 2019 revealed that our homes account for 15% of our total happiness. To put that into perspective, general health and fitness accounted for 14%, earnings 6% and employment just 3%. The report also found that 73% of people who are happy with their homes are happy in life.