This time of year, Chicago always feels a little sad to us. The holidays are over, and winter stretches out in front of us until April (at the earliest). Since the weather keeps us cooped up inside, doing a few small things to happify a home can help. Lighting is key. We like the small dose of color in this Rise and Fall Lamp from Marston & Langinger. Click below for the complete list... Add light. For people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), special light therapies can sometimes help. Even if you're just fending off winter blahs, try to have 3 light sources in each room. Full spectrum light bulbs (available in normal and compact fluorescent models) appear more natural than standard bulbs by enhancing blues and reds.
Click here for tips from AT on how to create a one-pot indoor herb garden in winter.