You’ve found the perfect sofa. You’ve figured out just where to put it. Now what? Many people feel intimidated when it comes to decorating their special space and put off adding a personal touch to their private corner. Here are a few easy tips for inserting a little colour and a lot of fun to your sofa space!

Bring the fall season indoors with tasteful table decorations

Decorating the dining room table for a dinner party is becoming so popular that it even has a name: tablescaping—creating a landscape for your table that will set the tone and make your guests feel special and welcome.

Fall is a great theme for a tablescape, since it’s filled with bright colours, fun textures, and lots of delicious scents and smells. Where do you start? Try right outside your front door!

Discover four ways to go rustic—and love it!

Discover four ways to go rustic—and love it!

Rustic décor is everywhere you look these days, and with good reason. This shabby-chic approach to decorating uses raw materials, repurposed items and a solid colour palate to bring the outside in for a warm and welcoming look that doesn’t have to cost a lot.

Thinking of adding a rustic touch to your living space? Here are four ways to achieve rustic’s natural look while preserving a style all your own.

We’ve narrowed down six categories for roommate living bliss

Communicating with other human beings is one the most confusing things about being a human being. I mean, it’s at least in the top five because each of us is so unique! And depending on how your family life was, and who did what in your household, expectations for roommate behaviour will vary for each person. To each their own, you know?

So if you’re about to live with other human beings whether they’re your friends or total strangers, best to have “the talk” early on so some basic ground rules can be set.

We’ve narrowed down six categories for roommate living bliss:

Back to School for Moms

Back to School for Moms

It’s back to school time and that’s a big shift in the ol’household. How can you ease back into the hustle and bustle in ways that don’t leave you even more exhausted? We’ve got some simple tips on staying chill this school year.

Declutter Your Life! We’ve got small tips to help you out.

Declutter Your Life! We’ve got small tips to help you out.

The Journey of 1000 Decluttering…

It often feels like we don’t have time to organize, especially when we share spaces with other people, but honestly, all you need is to find 20 minutes in your day to finish up one project or space. Pick a place like your desk that needs to be tidied up and quickly break it up into categories: File, Toss, Recycle, and To Do. Finito!

Furniture As Storage: An ottoman to store linens, a bed with drawers underneath or at least enough height to store some under-the-bed bins. If you’re buying a new one, think about whether one with shelves and/or drawers might work for you.

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Want more storage, more space and more style all in one? Our Cambridge bed with gas lift storage does all the heavy lifting for you!

Cambridge Upholstered Bed with Storage

 Shelves, shelves, shelves: In small spaces, you’ve got to maximize ALL of the space. Can you hang shelves above your desk for extra books, papers or pictures? If your desk is too small, maybe a hanging shelf in another room can handle the extra load. Bulletin boards and magnetic boards are also great places to put school reminders, travel plans etc. These don’t require a lot of space, but can be super helpful for getting things off surfaces.

Get Rid of Things: Chances are you don’t need most of the papers that are piled up everywhere. If you haven’t worn that _______ for three years, give it to someone who will! Clearing out even a few items will make you feel so much calmer.

Downsizing for College

Downsizing for College

The funny thing about moving and packing is you always think you have less stuff than you actually do. Always. The logical reason is you’ve likely hidden things away in closets, under the bed, in dressers, high up on shelves, and if you live at home and are making the transition from parental digs to dorm room or small apartment, you may even have serious hidden-in-basement stuff worth investigating. So, what should you bring along with you and how can you make this whole moving away for college thing more efficient?

Once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?

Once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?

Maybe it’s the wide open spaces where tons of people gather each summer that encourages special connections and fast friendships, or it’s the effect of bouncing around beside a stranger at an outdoor concert and hanging for the whole festival, or swaying to an acoustic tune with someone you just met at a folk fest. Or it’s the person you fell hard for at your summer job cause there’s just things only you two share…those summer loves are truly special connections and once the hot season winds down, and autumn approaches, how do you keep in touch?