01
Feb 19

10 Sources for Good, Cheap Rugs on a Budget

I need a rug to ground a room, bring together a design, reduce echo, and keep my downstairs neighbors from hating me. It’s a lot to ask from this one important accessory, but I have to ask it for even more. This rug also needs to be well-made, beautiful, and cheap. Luckily, good, cheap, beautiful rugs aren’t actually that hard to find. It’s so nice when a seemingly impossible task turns out to be pretty easy! Here’s a list of 10 places to find your own stylish rug that won’t break the bank.

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30
Jan 19

9 Places to Find Inexpensive, Modern Furniture

Of course we all love IKEA, but sometimes you want something just a little different (or something that all your neighbors don’t already have). The trick, of course, is that finding beautiful, modern furniture at inexpensive price points is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’ve got champagne taste and a beer budget, take a look at this list of eight retailers where you can satisfy your design craving — while still being able to pay the rent.

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Jan 19

The 10 Best Organic Bedding Sources — Shopper's Guide

If you’re striving to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life, a natural place to start is in the home. Aside from more obvious changes like using eco-friendly cleaning supplies and being more mindful of waste, another step is to buy organic bedding. Since we spend so much time in our beds, it makes sense to seek out products that are free of chemicals and potentially harmful substances. But it’s not enough to just buy sheets (or any fabric) simply labeled “organic.” While the FDA regulates organic labeling on food, there are currently only voluntary certifications when it comes to textiles.

There is, however, a global certification you can look for. GOTS, or Global Organic Textile Standard, not only certifies manufacturers are using eco-friendly, sustainable techniques but also fair labor practices. While organic bedding tends to be more expensive, the trade-off is certainly worth it. Below, ten bedding sources that are, at a minimum, GOTS-certified.

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Jan 19

Your Best Sleep Ever: We Snooze-Tested Amazon's Top 5 Best-Selling Pillows…And Discovered the Perfect Pillow for All Types of Sleepers

We’ve all had those moments where we lie awake in bed, finding it impossible to find any semblance of comfort. Every glance at the clock that’s quickly approaching the dreaded hour you’re supposed to be waking up leads to a count down. “If I fall asleep right now, I can get 5 hours…4 hours…3 hours…” ::cue sounding : If you find yourself in this tortuous predicament often, it might be time to rethink your sleep strategy…or at the very least, your pillow.

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30
Sep 18

9 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? That’s a cool game to play, right? IKEA, arguably Sweden’s finest contribution to the 20th and 21st century (I kid…?), has become a mecca of sorts for the broke-twenty-something-who-has-no-furniture folk to the high-caliber tastemaker fold, and for good reason: there is literally something for everyone.

If you’re like me and get your kicks from decor guessing games, then you’ll probably be interested to know what pieces interior designers turn to time and time again, whether to meet a budget or because the pieces themselves really are that good (hello, the Stockholm Series!). Here, eight interior experts share their IKEA go-tos and weigh in on why they just can’t quit these perennially versatile and accessible staples.

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15
Aug 18

7 Smart Space-Savers To Steal From Tiny Houseboats

If you want to know about rhinestones and country music, ask Dolly Parton. For insight into small spaces and storage, go straight to boat owners and people who live year-round on houseboats. They’ve got tons of solutions to suit even the tiniest spaces, and we could all stand to pick their brains for a minute or two. Here are seven products you regularly find on boats that even land lovers can put to good use at home.

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09
Aug 18

The Best Desks for Small Spaces

Whether you’re looking to economize space in the workplace or an at-home office, selecting a functional and stylish desk is a must. The standard office desk runs about 30″ deep though, which might be more space than you’re able, or want, to spare (especially if you don’t need room for much more than a laptop and some novelty desk toppers) so here are some skinny desk options to slip into any small workspace.

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13
Jun 18

Hang It: Best Sources for Cheap Frames

This is a problem we always seem to struggle with…finding a way to display artwork without paying huge amounts of money for framing. Since the type of framing we choose usually depends on the artwork, we’re always having to come up with new solutions to the problem. Along the way, we’ve found a few cheap sources for frames that we keep coming back to. Read on to check them out.

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01
Jun 18

15 Online Sources Perfect for The Art Lover on a Budget

I wish I had the kind of disposable income that allowed me to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the work that I love right off the walls, but let’s be real, that’s just not gonna happen anytime soon. So instead I will rely on the next best (read: affordable) thing: the Internet.

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16
May 18

IKEA's New Credit Card Is Now Available

If you fly a lot, it makes sense to get a credit card with airline rewards. Now, if moderately priced Swedish furnishings are your thing, IKEA just released a card for you.

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