No matter the size of your space, finding a little zen at home is easier than ever. We’ve put together a simple checklist along with our favorite local shops to help transform your space into a tranquil retreat. 

Home Décor- More Important Than Ever Before

Feel like you are staying home a lot more?  We are all observing and reflecting more on our personal surroundings than ever before. So how do we bring a little chill to our space? It’s surprisingly simple to transform your home into your sanctuary.

Our homes reflect our personalities and even affect our moods. In fact, how our homes are arranged, decorated, furnished, and organized contributes more to how we feel than we might realize. Your surroundings can either aid in your mental health or on the flip side block creativity and productivity. 

Where do you begin?

To determine how to make your home a zen space, it takes a little time and focus up front but is all reward when it’s done.

Consider these factors:

  • Color palette: Is your home dark and dreary or light and bright? How do the colors make you feel?
  • Plants and greenery: Letting the outdoors in is huge to our sense of well-being. No green thumb? Even faux plants will help.
  • Wall art: Are your walls empty? Or are they full of the scenes, people, and images that make you happy?
  • Scents: Does your house smell good? Diffusing essential oils is a great way to freshen the air and make it smell good (but get a high-quality brand with no added chemicals).
  • Lighting: Just like plants, humans need natural light to thrive. What are some solutions for the winter months when natural light is scarce?
    • Indoor lighting, like lamps, lanterns, and candles
    • So-called “happy lights” that expose you to sunlight that’s missing during winter

Where can you find what you need?

Keeping this in mind, we’ve rounded up a variety of local businesses in Montgomery County bound to have items that appeal to both your sense of style – and your sense of calm. From unique home décor and contemporary and traditional handcrafted works of art to floral arrangements, candles, and diffusers, you’ll find everything you need to make your space warm and inviting.

Montgomery County:

Artisan Marketplace

60 James Way, Southampton

267-989-1481

Veterans Lane & Atkinson Road, Doylestown

215-230-0204

Artisans Nest

4033 Skippack Pike, Skippack

610-584-4647

Designed Treasures

2749 West Main Street, Norristown

610-631-9781

European Antiques & Design Center

2700 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn

215-938-8532

Fabulous Folks

1814 South Valley Forge Road, Worcester

610-584-5410

Home Grown

393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford

610-642-3601

Nest Home Decor

1238 Egypt Road, Oaks

484-392-7578

209 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

484-584-0584

Paper Source

103 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore

610-580-0771

Primitive Blessings

279 Maple Avenue, Harleysville

215-256-1224

Scent & Sip

323 West Main Street, Lansdale

267-663-7017

Serendipity

33 South Main Street, Doylestown

267-406-4129

8506 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill)

267-368-5002

Studio 882 Furniture & Design

101 Applied Bank Blvd, Glen Mills

610-314-8820

The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse

308 N. Main Street, Chalfont

215-716-3077

The Little House Shop

503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne

610-688-3222

This Little Gallery

617 West Avenue, Jenkintown

215-885-3181

Trace

80 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore

[email protected]

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Or check out these shopping spots in Bucks County:

Allora Gifts & Home Decor

156 West State Street, Doylestown

267-406-4171

Artisans Gallery at Peddler’s Village

Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska

215-794-3112

Artisan Marketplace

60 James Way, Southampton

267-989-1481

Veterans Lane & Atkinson Road, Doylestown

215-230-0204

European Antiques & Design Center

2700 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn

215-938-8532

Heart of the Home

30 West Bridge Street, #3, New Hope

215-862-1880

33 Race Street, #1, Frenchtown, NJ

908-628-0347

Lma Mineral Float’s Gift Shop 

715 Cherry Lane, Suite 100, Southampton

267-982-5871

Peace Valley Lavender Farm

802 New Galena Road, Doylestown

215-249-8462

Pineapple On Main

123 North Main Street, Dublin

610-751-2220

Red Tulip Gallery

19C West Bridge Street, New Hope

267-454-0496

Serendipity

33 South Main Street, Doylestown

267-406-4129

The Craft Boutique at Moyer Farmhouse

308 N. Main Street, Chalfont

215-716-3077

The Paper Unicorn

2 South Main Street, Doylestown

215-345-8655

The Salt Cave’s Salty Shop

46 East State Street, Doylestown

10 South State Street, Newtown

215-515- 7258

The Yellow Door House & Home

130 Doyle Street, Doylestown

267-880-6611

Topeo Gallery

35 North Main Street, New Hope

215-862-2750

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