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Five surprising ideas to increase creativity at home: summer 2022​

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A few touches can go a long way toward transforming any space into the ultimate space that fosters creativity. From the scents of burning palo santo wood to customizing light therapy lamps to improving your indoor air with integrated sensors on air purifiers to being cozy with a luxurious and chunky weighted blanket. Her’e our 10 creative ways to make your space ready for an open mind for the rest of the summer. 

Start with the right light

Light therapy boxes can offer an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), says the Mayo Clinic that describes the ideal purpose for light box as, “A light therapy box mimics outdoor light. It’s thought that this type of light may cause a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood and eases other symptoms of SAD, such as being tired most of the time and sleeping too much.”

Among these top-rated light therapy lamps on Amazon, one stood out with one of the highest customer reviews: 

Verilux HappyLight Luxe – UV-Free LED Therapy Lamp $69.99

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From the creator of the original HappyLight with 60 years of business experience, bright light therapy improves sleep, boosts mood, increases energy, and enhances focus, leaving you feeling revitalized.

A few reasons why this LED therapy lamp can increase the creativity of your space:

 

(1) The detachable stand allows you to use your HappyLight Luxe wherever you need it, or mount it on the wall in a convenient spot for your daily light therapy routine.

(2) Evenly distributed bright light from 168 LED lights is UV-Free with no glare, flicker, or hot spots to provide you with an enjoyable light therapy experience.

(3) 10,000 lux, full-spectrum light helps your body function properly and ensures you can feel focused and revitalized.

these low light-tolerant plants will have a similar impact. If you have the space, you can also opt for a bigger collection of potted plants to create a visually arresting green corner.

A zen space—complete with wild pillows, a tea table and maybe a speaker or two—can completely transform a dull corner into a creative space. Succulents are bright, colorful and hard to kill, even in the dead of winter. This cheery assortment from The Sill is sold in sets of three, six or 12, perfect for sprinkling on your windowsills and other sunny spots to add pops of green for a more soothing vibe.  

Padded Japanese Floor Mattress 

MAXYOYO is a professional Japanese manufacture of floor mattresses that are suitable for adult and children to pets. They are also easy to fold and carry into other places of your space. Imagine being able to lay down to read with comfort while knowing you can roll it up for the weekend camping trip. You can purchase this today on Amazon.

 

The Cover is high-quality polyester, the inner filling is polyester and memory foam. A layer of additional padding sewn on top of a mattress to make it soft and improve circulation by reducing pressure points. 

Marshall Portable Speaker

Music can follow you around the spaces you create with the Marshall Kilburn II portable speaker. This Bluetooth speaker offers 20+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge and only 6 lbs. It produces a clear midrange, deep bass, and extended highs that are unrivaled for a speaker. Its multi-directional sound will immerse you in your music, indoors or out. You can explore more on Amazon.

Dream Color’s LED Lamp

This color-changing corner lamp has 300+ lighting effects, allowing you to switch to fit theme lighting according to different scenes. You can create visit mood lighting with a built-in high-sensitive mic. The LED lamp can sync to any music type and the light pulsates to the rhythm of your favorite song, all greatly enhancing your movies, karaoke nights, or gaming nights. Explore the settings on Amazon here.

Go all out…
If you have bad allergies, you may be able to use your FSA funds to purchase an air purifier to help improve your indoor air quality (note: This purchase does require a note from your doctor, though, so consult with yours first). The Dyson Pure Cool Link is an air purifier and desk fan in one, and it uses a combination of activated carbon, which removes odors and gases, and a HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns in size, including pollen, bacteria and pet dander. The sleek unit has integrated sensors that monitor air quality, and you can control it from anywhere using the Dyson app.
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