How do we experience our homes? Five trends from IKEA

Is our home the most important space in our lives?  Swedish furniture and decoration multinational IKEA has been publishing their Life at home report for five years.  through a study of IKEA’s sales, the report demystifies the way that we think about our living spaces.  Here, we’re highlighting five conclusions made in their latest published report:

  1. One in three people say there are places where they feel more at home than the space that they live in
  2. Our five emotional needs are: privacy, security, comfort, ownership, and belonging
  3. 44% of the people that feel relaxed and happy in their homes also believe that their community is an extension of their home
  4. 47% of us look for experiences outside the home that will help us grow as a person
  5. Changes to home habits: 1 in 4 of us work from home. More than 1/3 bathe outside of the home the majority of the time, and almost 1/4 of those who live with strangers use AirBnB to make money from their home.