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Here's How You're Going to Make Your House Happier This Year

Sometimes you need a dose cheerful decor to subconsciously make your home base a little happier.

By Katie Leahy

Let's face it: Our lives are on an insanely fast-paced schedule and packed with activity and obligations. Because of that, I treasure my time at home to relax with my family. It's where I can push all the frenetic energy out and it's where I start and end my days with a feeling of contentedness... which can be difficult when the days are dreary and cold! The winter months are, um, a little depressing. Which means we need to fill our rooms and walls with vibe-boosting items that can subconciously brighten our spirits (even when the weather outside is as gloomy as can be).

In order to create a happy atmosphere we took inventory on some cheery decor for the home that will up your positive energy, put a little pep in your step or just make you smile. Some items are more obvious than others, like a sign telling you to simply be happy, but others include a cheerful rug or beautiful plant that can also create an uplifting feel that pushes the stress of life to the side. Here's to all of us making our homes happier this year!

Cinematic Light Box

Display this marquee sign to share uplifting phrases using the 200 reusable letter, number and icon tiles. Good vibes only, friends!

Illume Happy Go Lucky Oil Diffuser

This diffuser kit includes a small glass jar, scented oil and five reed sticks that absorb and release the light scent of pineapple, cilantro, rose petals, and vanilla bean. The soft smell brings an aroma that is both peaceful and uplifting into your home.

Wicks and Stones Wanderlust Crystal Candle

These hand poured candles are created with essential oils that create a zen atmosphere often used during meditation. Once the candle is fully burned a surprise crystal remains at the bottom which is hand picked to “remind you of your intention.” 

Emuna Mirror

The Emuna Mirror is a burst of sunshine that is sure to brighten up any room. This welcoming piece is made from rattan and is able to be cheerful but sedate all at once.

Birdie Throw Blanket

Can a blanket look happy? Well the Birdie Throw is as close to a cheerful blanket as you get. Made from cotton, wool and acrylic pom poms, the machine washable blanket has soft stripes with a colorful pom fringe that will is going to make you as happy as can be to snuggle up with.

Nothing But Happiness Wall Art

The name says it all! This 13-inch square art piece by Mayako Nakamura uses beautiful color and technique to bring a burst of cheer to your walls. Perfect for essentially any room in your home, this piece is going to brighten your day every day.

Costa Farms Peace Lily

Plants in general bring a happy vibe to any room. The Peace Lily is known for being a natural air purifier removing VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air in addition to growing beautiful white blooms. Because if we're going to work on our happiness... we might as well simultaneously remove toxins from our air, right??

'Choose Happiness' Textual Art on Canvas

Just say it like it is! This wall hanging gives a not-so-subtle reminder, but sometimes that's exactly what we need to hear.  The wrapped canvas is a 12-inch square that is a perfect bookshelf accent or will look adorable hanging in your mudroom.

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation

We can all relate that waking up to a blaring alarm clock is one of life’s least enjoyable experiences. The Phillips Wake-Up Light, however, is changing everything. Providing a light therapy lamp along with a simulated sunrise alarm clock, the device is clinically proven to wake you up feeling more refreshed... which means you will always wake up on the right side of the bed!

Gammage Be Happy Vinyl Backed Coir Doormat

A friendly reminder to anyone who crosses through the door into your home that it’s a happy home.  Made of natural fibers from corn husks and a non skid backing, this mat is sure to warm the entrance of your home.

Happy Spring Novelty Rug

This bright and cheery rug is sure to add some pep into your home. Perfect for an entry way, living room or nursery, it comes in two sizes and is machine washable.

Instant Happy Journal

We sometimes need to work at happiness and this journal is your perfect helper. Keep it on your counter, night stand or coffee table to reflect daily with quotes, questions or facts to keep happiness at the forefront of your mind.

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