Stave off the blues by interspersing vibrant hues. Alicia Adams alpaca throw blanket, $415, at Shoppe Marché, Kennett Square.
Your home is your personal sanctuary. When you surround yourself with objects you love, it instantly enhances your well-being. This is especially true if said objects are connected to memorable travels or occasions. Oaxacan-made shot glass and drinking mug, $20 and $50, at Shoppe Marché, Kennett Square.
Houseplants not only remove air pollutants but they’re also thought to boost mood and creativity. Not sure what varieties will thrive in your home? Consult an expert at Old Country Gardens, Wilmington; Gateway Garden Center, Hockessin; or Richardson’s, Newark.
When it’s too cold to invite fresh air through open windows, light a candle that’s reminiscent of nature, made with health-friendly soy or beeswax. Linnea “Wood House” Candle, $38, at Terrain, Glen Mills.
This trusty doodad does the work for you. iRobot Roomba i1 (1158) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum, $459.99, at Kohl’s.
Quick, think about all the places those new winter boots took you today. Now, do you really want whatever’s on your soles in your house? Lucy Shoe Rack, $149, at Pottery Barn.
Small enough to fit in a cup holder but powerful enough to cover 160 square feet, the Clean Light Air Purifier ($109, at Pottery Barn) removes dust, smoke, pet dander and other pollutants using UVC rays and a HEPA filter.
For everything from bed sheets to dish towels, choose natural materials—organic cotton, linen, wool—free of harmful dyes and chemicals. Tulsi Floral Linen Napkin, $28, at Terrain, Glen Mills, and Textured Rug, price upon request, at New Moon Rugs, Wilmington.
In some cultures, smudging with sage, marigold, cedar and other plants is believed to help push out negative energy and clear your space for good vibes only. Crystals like black tourmaline, amethyst and selenite also help pull in the positive energy. Find it all (starting at $8) at Mandie’s Magical Marketplace, Lewes and Wilmington.
Want to improve air quality, physical energy and mood? Himalayan salt lamps are said to do all three, plus reduce asthma and allergies, balance electromagnetic radiation (put it next to a TV or computer) and help make your mind sharper. $34, at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, Newark.
Incorporating warm wooden furnishings and accents—especially in their raw form—enhances the nature experience in the coziness of your home. Carved stump, starting at $240, at Indwell Designs, Chadds Ford. (indwell-designs.com )
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